US Ecology Operator in Grand View, Idaho

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Operation, care and maintenance a variety of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

Assist in the treatment and preparation for disposal of hazardous waste. Assist in off-loading trucks. Receive and interpret information for waste treatment.


Efficient operation of assigned equipment, in compliance with site's health & safety program, with much attention to safety of self and others.

Receipt, handling, recovery, and disposal of hazardous waste

Mixes waste to stabilize for proper disposal.

Sampling, shoveling, sweeping, and other general manual labor.

Operates fixed or mobile monitoring and enters data within the collection station.

Tests, calibrates, repairs and modifies control and instrumentation systems at on site locations. Maintains instrumentation logs.

Reviews incoming waste shipment documentation as needed.

May act as waste transfer agent. Involved in cleaning to control contamination.

Report equipment malfunctions promptly.

Performs minor maintenance on equipment.

Keep logs and records of waste received and shipped off-site.

Performs other, related duties as assigned.

1.Train other associates.

2.Participate in site clean-up.

3.Other assigned duties, not listed in the job description, will be within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the associate's class of work.

To perform the essential functions of the job, the associate is required to operate all equipment on site as needed: track hoe, off road dump trucks, water truck, forklifts, man lift, bobcat, wheel loaders, vacuum truck, roll off truck and site pick-ups.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


While performing this job, the associate is responsible for continuous adherence to the Company's Health and Safety Program. This includes: the health and safety of themselves and their co-workers, completing tasks in a safe manner, attending safety meetings and mandatory Health and Safety training, and reporting any unsafe conditions, acts, or unanticipated hazards to their Supervisor, General Manager, or Health and Safety Specialist. Duties and responsibilities are detailed in the Health and Safety Program Master Document and will be provided by the Health and Safety Manager and/or the direct supervisor during new-hire orientation, training sessions or upon request.


Associates are required to report any concerns associated with environmental compliance to their supervisor, or management team. Associates are also required to complete training in hazardous waste management procedures, emergency response and other topics as outlined in the facility's training program and/or an individual training matrix.


Level I: Material Handler: Entry-level position. Handles routine tasks and is requires some guidance and supervision.

Level II: Operator I: Intermediate level position. Has 3+ years of experience and/or adequate skills with appropriate training included. Development of equipment operation. Has excellent work ethic and continually works toward improving skills. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision.

Level III: Senior Operator: Functions as a resource for other operators. May act as lead of staff if Lead Operator is not present. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular area. Still working under general supervision, but has more independence than the lower level. Has completed adequate training on equipment to reach a higher level for unsupervised operations thereof.

Level IV: L ad Operator: Functions as a Lead for other operators of the area. Stays in close communication with the supervisor. Has broad knowledge of company policies and procedures and is authorized to hadnle a broader array of issues. May be responsible for training lower level operators. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. Typically reports to Operations Supervisor.


To perform the duties of this job, the associate must have the ability to communicate effectively, along with decision making and problem solving skills, to manage time and work under pressure while being tactful to work as a team and self motivated.

Required Training

Initial training will consist of 24 hours of HAZWOPER training and 8 hours field experience, in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120; additional departmental training as needed. Annual training will consist of 8 hours of HAZWOPER Refresher training, in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120; review of initial training and additional departmental training as needed.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent with 0-3 years training and/or training combination of education and experience if applicable.


Valid Idaho Driver's License.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret safety rules, shipping documents, operating and main