Material Handler

  • Navasota (Grimes County)
  • 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

Targeted Hourly Pay Range : Minimum of $20 to a maximum of $22 per hour.


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: 

Responsible for performing a variety of routine hazardous and non-hazardous waste tasks in the movement of solids and liquids. Under direct supervision, tasks could include all types of manual labor in cleaning and decontamination operations, vacuum projects and handling, packing, re-packing, unloading and loading containers for processing at site or transportation to appropriate facilities.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

·  Load and unload various size containers (totes, drums, tankers, trailers. etc.).
·  Construct boxes and/or fiber containers and stacks, labels, and loads containers.
·  Use a variety of tools such as impact wrenches, shovels, jackhammers, etc.
·  Transport hazardous waste materials from storage facilities within the facility as directed.
·  Decontaminate and dispose of empty drums and/or containers according to RCRA and disposal guidelines.
·  Assist in completing all necessary paperwork for processing materials to include transportation of materials to and from various locations.
·  Perform general housekeeping duties.
·  Maintain a clean, organized and safe work area.
·  Inspection material handling equipment as directed.
·  Assist in the loading/unloading of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials at designated sites utilizing appropriate equipment for which you are appropriately trained.
·  Other duties as assigned.



·  High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) preferred.
·  Prior work experience of 3 to 6 months in the hazardous waste or chemical industry in a related position with proficiency in handling forklifts and a variety of tools preferred.


·  Ability to communicate through reading and writing.
·  Trained in the use of material handling equipment.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

·   40-Hour HAZWOPER training preferred.

Physical Requirements:

·  This position requires continuosly standing and walking with occasional sitting.
·  The candidate must be able to frequently bend and twist, with occasional climbing/working aloft and the ability to reach above the shoulder level.
·  Must be able frequently use eye-hand coordination and occasionally use fine finger movements.
·  The noise level is moderate.
·  Must be able to handle hazardous materials while handling drums, waste processing and consolidation, waste sampling and handling, and household hazardous waste.
·  Must be able to continuously lift up to 20 lbs; frequently be able to lift up to 50 lbs; and occasionally be able to lift up to 100 lbs.
·  The position requires continuous work outdoors, with exposure to weather conditions such as sun, rain, snow/ice, wind, and temperature ranges between -20F to 110F. Occasionally, work indoors is required.
·  Must be abe to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on a continuos basis such as safety glasses, hard hat, steel-toed boots, apron, gloves, Tyvek coat, a full face respirator, powered air purifying respirator (PAPR), a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and the occassional use of hearing protection.

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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