• Environmental Technician - Kent, WA
  • Ingenium in Kent, WA, United States
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

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Position Summary

The Environmental Technician is charged with independently carrying out routine hazardous waste disposal projects and onsite services. They charged with safely operating with and around hazardous materials adhering to local, state, and federal regulations. Environmental Technicians are often the individual who directly interfaces with the Ingenium’s clientele during... projects.

Why YOU want to work with Ingenium -
• Competitive wages
• We love to promote from within- Ingenium has great opportunities to grow within the company
• HAZWOPER certified preferred but paid on the job training available for qualified applicants
• 401K and matching
• Employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance Benefits
• PTO, Sick and Holiday pay (including paid birthday off!)
• Employer paid Costco membership and extremely subsidized 24-hour fitness membership
• Team culture - inclusive, accountable, supportive

At Ingenium, we pride ourselves on being the industry leader in providing sustainable hazardous waste management solutions. We go beyond traditional transportation and disposal with a commitment to being a responsive and accountable partner to our clients by working together to increase sustainability and reduce cost and liability in every possible area.

Ingenium has been one of the fastest growing companies for the past seven years and we want YOU to join our rapidly expanding team!

We thank all those interested in joining the Ingenium team; however, only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.

Are you IN? Apply today!


Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Essential function(s)
• Environmental Technicians spend a percentage of their time packaging and transporting hazardous and biological waste shipments. They must ensure all shipment are properly packaged, marked, and labeled, and manifested per state and federal regulations. Technicians oversee load transfers between vehicles and at disposal facilities to ensure all packages are accounted for.
• Environmental Technicians perform onsite services at various locations. This involves the collection of hazardous and biological wastes from laboratory areas and the safe consolidation of these wastes in a centralized location. They ensure that containers that are returned to the labs are properly labeled to meet local, state, and federal regulations.
• Environmental Technicians also assist Chemists and Project Managers in other hazardous materials projects where chemicals need to be inventoried and packaged for disposal or relocation.
• Environmental Technicians will perform other duties as assigned such as projects involving decontaminating lab equipment and areas and assisting with inventory and equipment upkeep.

Non-Essential function(s)
• Environmental Technicians will perform other duties as assigned such as projects involving decontaminating lab equipment and areas and assisting with inventory and equipment upkeep.

Qualifications And Experience
• 0-2 years’ experience in the Environmental/ Hazardous Waste Industry
• Good communication skills
• Courteous, attentive, and punctual
• Demonstrate an understanding of safe work practices while working with chemical, radiological, and biological agents
• Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
• Trustworthy, honest, respectful, and flexible
• Safe driver, and clean driving record

Education and Certifications
• 40hr HAZWOPER certified
• DOT Hazardous Materials Handler certified
• Forklift certified
• Clean DMV Driving Report
• Must pass pre-employment physical, respirator qualification test and drug-screening
• Able to lift 40 pounds
• High School Diploma or Equivalent

Core Competencies

Time Management

Environmental Technicians use time to their advantage. They schedule specific times to complete tasks, avoid procrastinating, prioritize their tasks in line with department deadlines and goals, start their most difficult tasks first thing in the morning, follow up on requests, and use downtime for planning and preparation. They break up projects into specific action steps and keep the process moving. They keep organized records for quick reference when completing tasks. A large part of time management for employees is to understand the scope of a project before beginning work on it. Top employees understand their tasks, why they are performed, and how they fit into the big picture.


Performs job in a manner that minimizes hazards to oneself, others, as well as the environment. Keeps work areas clean and safe and takes action to remove or remediate safety hazards in own work area and within the organization. Follows appropriate hazardous waste management procedures. Knows the departmental emergency plans for fires, disasters and campus emergencies. Recognizes and acknowledges safe behaviors exhibited by co-workers. Regularly communicates safety and environment awareness as a priority. Considers impact on environment as practices and procedures are developed and work is delegated.


Environmental Technicians have strong communication skills. They provide regular updates to their managers and communicate the status of their projects to both managers and coworkers. If they discover an issue, they ask for help when necessary and present potential solutions while discussing with their manager. They have strong verbal and written communication skills and are adept and knowing which form of communication should be used in each situation.

Customer Focus

Cares about customer needs and meets customer's expectations. Responds to issues in order of priority, timely and accurately. Enhances client service delivery systems and processes. Anticipates clients’ upcoming needs and concerns.

Team Work

As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team.


Performs tasks precisely and according to standards and procedures, and without errors. Proof reads work produced and/or checks products and services delivered thoroughly before handing it on to others, in order to eliminate waste. Maintains complete and precise records of work produced. Evaluates all data used in producing work thoroughly, in order to ensure reliability and accuracy. When issues present themselves, consults with others in order to ensure he/she has resolved them in the appropriate way. Enhances and/or maintains quality and service


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