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Chemical/Waste Program Lead

ERM Newark, DE
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $50 to $60 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical, 401k

ERM is hiring a Chemical/Waste Program Lead in Newark, DE. This key role provides leadership for managing and handling of waste at various client sites. This is a full-time contract position through December 2020.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Provides guidance to researchers and site personnel in all questions related to waste, ranging from non-hazardous to hazardous waste collection, packaging, and shipping.

· Close collaboration and communication with R&D researchers and managers is essential to success, understanding needs and priorities across multiple businesses.

· The workload and activities are diverse and require the ability to adapt to new challenges on a routine basis.

· Coordinates waste shipments at various client sites; signs manifests; this may involve multiple waste/recycling vendors for cost savings and waste reduction.

· Ensures all waste is shipped offsite within the 90-day limit.

· Completes required documentation including waste manifest logs and manifest tracking. Documents all requirements are met for each material/ shipment, including EPA/RCRA, DOT and OSHA.

· Oversees waste vendor providing waste consolidation/lab packing services and 90-day area inspections for various client sites.

· Determine appropriate waste streams for consolidation based on goals and site needs. Work with Sourcing and vendors to determine most cost effective and environmentally friendly means of removal.

· Review, approve and sign profiles – determining best processes for recycling/ disposing of materials

· Completes annual and biennial waste reports.

· Contribute with corporate and recycling reports, as required

· Responsible for writing, simplifying and maintaining the waste procedures for the client, including requirements for various client sites.

· Updates and maintains waste training packages.

· Determines resource needs (contractor/vendor staffing) and provides technical guidance and leadership related to all site waste matters.

· Track waste invoices for all services.

· Provide budgetary input to Environmental Leader.

· Monitors and evaluates waste program through audits and attending DNREC inspections/audits.

· Drives continuous improvement initiatives to benefit quality of work, timeliness of shipments, safety of personnel/contractors, as well as overall effectiveness of the waste program.


· Minimum of 5-year experience in a waste program role either in R&D or in a manufacturing environment.

· 2-year degree in a scientific discipline. Equivalent experience will be considered.

· 8-10 years of applicable experience in the chemical/waste industry.

· 1910.120 HAZWOPER Training, Hazmat Technician certification.

· Six Sigma certification (Green Belt or Black Belt)

· Familiarity with EPA, DOT and applicable federal, state and local regulations.

· DOT Manifest training (manifest, packaging and shipping), RCRA McCoy Training or similar. Proficient in Excel

· Must be extremely familiar with all aspects of site waste program and regulations, including generation, packaging/shipping, manifesting and reporting.

· Expertise with handling highly hazardous materials, HTMs, DEA, CFATS chemicals and related waste streams.

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with all levels of personnel (e.g., from entry level to PhD, engineering consultants, and crafts personnel).

· Strong organizational, multi-tasking and planning skills to manage competing priorities.



Why Work Here?

This is an excellent opportunity for to work with an expert consulting team and a global environmental leader.

ABOUT ERM: Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing. For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet. Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Newark, DE 19716
Newark, DE

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