Environmental Technician

  • Austin, USA
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

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Company Description

About Veolia North America

A subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water, and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education, and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website

Job Description

This position is located at a Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility in Austin, Texas


Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. 

Position Purpose: 

Work is performed in industrial settings including: assembly plants, metal fabrication plants, refineries, and power train plants. Collect, sort and transport disposables and recyclables including: trash, hazardous waste, scrap metal and other waste streams throughout a facility to designated container and location.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

·  Perform job duties in a safe manner compliant with policies, procedures and practices.
·  Maintain a safe, neat and clean work environment this includes: work area, equipment, locker rooms, break rooms, and office areas.
·  Model professional behavior at all times; report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to work.
·  Collect trash, recyclables and hazardous waste from various locations throughout the facility.
·  Breakdown scrap parts for repair or recycling.
·  Transport waste/recyclables to disposal container and/or storage location.
·  Load semi-trailers and roll-off boxes for shipment to landfill or recycling center.
·  Maintain storage areas, and drum pads in accordance to regulations.
·  Document and inform the manager or designated person of any contamination in recycling containers.
·  Complete reports and documentation correctly and submit timely as directed.
·  Participate in meetings to access the work environment for safety and effectiveness.
·  Operate equipment safely and compliant with policies including: fork-trucks, tuggers, and transport carts.
·  Perform preventive maintenance (PM) and safety checks on mobile equipment before and after operating; report any defects appropriately and timely.
·  Demonstrate a commitment to learning and development; stay current of safe work practices, policies and regulations.
·  Work effectively in a team environment and provide support and assistance to others.
·  Commitment to promoting and creating a safety culture and positive work environment.
·  Perform other job duties as requested to support the business operations.

Work Environment:

Must be able to work in loud, cold, hot, wet, and dry environments.



·  High School diploma or GED.
·  Experience operating a forklift or similar equipment desired.


·  Able to read and understand instructions in English.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

·  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

·  Push/pull and frequently lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
·  Manual dexterity to manipulate small hand tools, pick up and sort small parts.
·  Lift, carry, push or pull equipment of various size, shape, and weight.
·  Able to sit periodically and for extended periods of time, climb ladders/stairs, reach below knees and above shoulders, kneel and crawl to access work areas.
·  Frequent standing, walking, bending, and stooping, able to reach forward and grasp equipment
·  Ability to balance and walk on wet and slick surfaces, metal grates, narrow platforms, and uneven surfaces.
·  Successfully complete drug screen and pre-employment physical, safety sensitive background check.

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

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