Environmental Tech I

  • Charleston, SC, USA
  • May 15, 2019
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Asbestos - Lead - Mold

Job Description

Job Description

Reports To: Foreman/Project Supervisor

Primary Purpose:

Under general supervision, performs a range of task required for industrial service operations to
include but not limited to, tank cleaning, pipeline maintenance, manual remediation services, waste bulking, and/or
demolition services, in accordance with established company policies and procedures. 

Essential Functions:

  • Follow applicable safety rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, and site specific safety plans when performing cleanup activities and donning protective gear 
  • Load and unload equipment from vehicles, trailers and watercraft
  • Perform physical labor associated with cleanup activities, sample collection, waste removal and other remediation services 
  • Operate routinely used tools and equipment to include, but not limited to steam cleaners, water lasers, cascade systems, chemical mixers, generators, air saws, drills, grinders, cutting torches, etc. 
  • Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or needed repairs to supervisor
  • Warehouse maintenance, stock supplies, building maintenance 
  • Complete required paperwork, forms and records as required 
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required 


  • Must be able to interpret and follow written and oral instructions and assignments
  • Must demonstrate general knowledge of operations and ability to safely operate assigned equipment
  • High school diploma or GED preferred / Not Required 

Job Requirements

Required Training:

8-hour safety orientation, 40-hour HAZWOPER training 

Physical Demands:
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a pre-employment and annual physical examination as required under HEPACO’s
Medical Surveillance Program. Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, running, climbing, squatting, and
kneeling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to
100 pounds or more with assistance.

Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. Frequent work
outside and in inclement weather conditions is required, including heat, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or
airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective
Equipment as required by established Company Safety standards, including the occasional use of a respirator. Must be
able and willing to enter into and work in confined and dark spaces, as well as in small boats, and at heights in excess of
18 feet for prolonged periods of time. Frequent travel is required. 

HEPACO is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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