Hazardous Waste Operator

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: High Point, NC, US

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 


© 2024 Akzo Nobel N.V. All rights reserved.

Pay Rate and Schedule

For this position you must have Wastewater Treatment Experience

Hourly Wage $23-$25 hourly depending on experience 

Shift Schedule: Day shift M-F /with OT as needed.  

Job Purpose

The Hazardous Waste Management Specialist will oversee the proper management of hazardous waste in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations. This role is responsible for ensuring compliance with all laws governing hazardous waste generation, storage, transportation, and disposal. Maintain detailed record-keeping and procedural development which are critical to meet regulatory requirements and maintain operational integrity.

Key Responsibilities

•  Ensure compliance with safety rules, procedures, and company Code of Conduct.
•  Manage hazardous waste in accordance with RCRA regulations.
•  Complete hazardous waste manifests and ensure accurate documentation.
•  Coordinate hazardous waste pickups and maintain communication with environmental coordinators.
•  Conduct weekly inspections of hazardous waste storage areas and maintain compliance records.
•  Coordinate non-hazardous waste shipments to landfill and ensure compliance with landfill requirements.
•  Operate wastewater treatment plant as directed by plant operator.
•  Maintain knowledge of plant personnel and waste generating processes.
•  Perform general housekeeping duties to ensure cleanliness and safety standards are met.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Experience in hazardous waste management required. Must have wastewater treatment experience.
Knowledge of RCRA regulations and hazardous waste handling procedures required.
Previous experience in a heavy manufacturing environment is preferred.

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow safety instructions and guidelines.
  • Forklift certification or ability to pass certification test.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.
  • Strong multitasking and prioritization abilities.
  • Dedication to safety leadership and adherence to safety protocols.
  • Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Physical capability to climb stairs, stand or walk for extended periods, and work in varied environmental conditions.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II license.

Physical Demands:
The role requires physical capabilities including standing or walking for long periods, ability to operate a forklift, and work in hot/cold environments.

Work Environment:
Work may involve exposure to chemical agents in a heavy manufacturing environment. Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.


Benefits:  Medical insurance with HSA • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits • Annual bonus • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay • Paid Parental leave • Hybrid work for most exempt roles • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks • Career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale • Tuition Reimbursement • Career growth opportunities • Employee referral bonus •


If you are a safety-conscious individual with a strong commitment to environmental compliance and possess the required qualifications, we encourage you to apply for the position of Hazardous Waste Operator and become an integral part of our team dedicated to maintaining a safe and sustainable workplace environment.

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 41383 



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