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Title:  ChemCare Field Tech I


Portland, OR, US, 97210

Company:  Univar USA
Requisition ID:  9580

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.

Primary Purpose:

Acts as CSR/Logistics Coordinator/Waste Management coordinator/Waste Technician for customer-site work.  


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must have in depth knowledge and be able to understand and apply RCRA (Resource Conservation & Recovery Act of 1976), DOT & EPA regulations as they affect the packing, transportation, and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Work in a safe manner while constantly striving for no incidents or accidents.
  • Know and understand all rules and regulations specific for customer site.
  • Prepare or confirm accuracy of all paperwork associated with shipping hazardous waste.
  • Complete site inspections and audits.
  • Consolidation of non-hazardous and class 2 waste for roll off.
  • Arrange for samples and profiles to be submitted to TSDF (Treatment Storage Disposal Facility), coordinate expired profile program.
  • Track and maintain profiles submitted to TSDF, and make sure TSDF processes in a timely manner; resolve profile issues with Outside Sales Representative, TSDF, ChemCare Sales Coordinator, and customer.
  • Receive orders for pickup of customer wastes; develop calendar for monthly and/or quarterly pickup schedule, if applicable.  Coordinate pickups with Univar ChemCare office, transporters, and TSDF’s as appropriate.
  • Perform waste sampling and submittal to appropriate TSDF.
  •   Comply with all company policies, rules and guidelines.
  • Occasionally may load and unload company trucks and common carriers using forklift and other required equipment on customer site.
  • Prepare for shipment and load hazardous waste destined for off-site recycling/disposal facilities.
  • Prepare pickup and transport customer wastes.
  • Inventory waste materials at customer locations and prepare necessary paperwork.
  • Maintain a good driving record and obtain a CDL license if required.
  • Utilize and develop skills and/or obtain endorsements or certifications (i.e., CDL, CHMM, RCRA/DOT) that align with scope of work.
  • Perform all other duties as required.


Problem Solving:

Routine:        Customer-site duties may vary from job to job, but routine duties should include proper handling of any waste generated at particular site.  This must include working in a safe manner to protect yourself as well as co-workers while meeting all regulations including EPA, DOT, & TCEQ, as well as any customer or disposal facility requirements. 

Difficult:       Customer liaison between customer contact, disposal facility, Univar, and any contractors utilized.  Identify and inform point of contact of any unsafe work conditions or practices.  Monitor daily costs to determine if working within customer budgeted amounts. 


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft office suite, UVX, and AS400. Ability to use Access for data base management and creating tables & reports. Requires intermediate level understanding of Excel.
  • Ability to classify waste according to RCRA, EPA, and DOT regulations.
  • Ability to learn proper methods for handling hazardous materials and wastes.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to operate an industrial powered lift truck or forklift according to company procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to use and maintain respiratory protection equipment.
  • CDL License, if required.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • General college science background in chemistry, biology, Environmental Science or comparable work experience. 
  • Must have in depth knowledge of RCRA, and DOT, and EPA regulations, acquired through documented hands on work experience.
  • Current 40 hour Hazwopper .
  • Successful completion of Basic Plus (Houston Safety Rating Course), if applicable.
  • Respiratory FIT test, if applicable.
  • Function specific training.
  • Required customer-site specific training, if applicable.

Univar is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.




Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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