Household Hazardous Waste Technician

  1. Clean Earth
  2. San Jose
  3. Operations

Company Description

Tuesday through Saturday 6am-4:30pm. Pay starting at $19 an hour

Are you looking for an opportunity that is more than a job?  Plant your roots and grow with Clean Earth.  Here at Clean Earth, you will have the opportunity for a career in the growing field of environmental sustainability. Clean Earth provides waste solutions to retailers, pharmacies, hospitals, government operations, harbors, manufacturers, and consumers. Clean Earth ensures a cleaner, greener planet for generations to come.  You could be part of the solution!  

Why join Clean Earth?  

In addition to competitive pay, we also offer:  

  • Health benefits available Day 1  

  • 401k available Day 1  

  • 10+ paid holidays/year  

  • Free HAZWOPER training and certification  

  • Overtime opportunities  

  • Ability to be cross-trained into different roles  

Clean Earth is a leading provider of environmental services with over 60 facilities throughout the U.S. We are a division of Enviri, a global powerhouse with over 11,000 employees. And we were recently named as one of America's Most Loved Workplaces 2022 by Newsweek!  

Job Description

The Household Hazardous Waste Technicians work in a team environment and independently using judgment, and initiative in operation of  the Permanent Household Hazardous Collection Facility (PHHWCF). This position requires a working knowledge of hazardous materials management and governing federal and state regulations. The HHW Technician has a primary role in operating at a PHHWCF and THHWCF and may experience extended exposure to conditions that require Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, skin and respiratory protection.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Opening and closing a PHHWCF on Saturdays or working at a THHWCF. 

  • Unloading hazardous waste from customers' vehicles. 

  • Segregating wastes by hazard classification. 

  • Using  hazardous categorization test methods to characterize unknown waste and determine hazard classification. 

  • Bulking liquid hazardous and non-hazardous waste (used motor oil and antifreeze. 

  • Packaging hazardous and non-hazardous (latex paint) waste for onsite storage and eventual transport for offsite disposal or recycling. 

  • Labeling waste containers. 

  • Completing inventories of wastes stored onsite.



  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a Valid state drivers license 
  •  Has the ability to operate a powered industrial truck, e.g., forklift and possesses safe driving record.
  • Effectively use tools and equipment necessary to perform duties including, but not limited to, combustible gas indicator (CGI), hazard categorization instruments, hazardous categorization kits, scales, hazardous materials research literature and PPE.
  • Ability to wear company-provided personal protection equipment including eye protection, steel-toed shoes, hard hat, gloves, Tyvek coveralls, and respirator
  • Ability to move or lift 50lbs 
  • 40hr HAZWOPER certificate 
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions


  • Demonstrates knowledge of Hazardous Materials and OSHA Regulations
  • Knowledge of OSHA, DOT, and RCRA Regulations
  • Basic chemistry knowledge

Additional Information

Clean Earth offers competitive benefits including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance plans starting on the first day of employment; paid time off, wellness benefits, employee discount program, tuition assistance, and a 401k with company matching. 

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

If you have a difficulty applying for any job posted on Enviri Clean Earth’s website because a disability prevents you from using the online system, Clean Earth offers the following alternate application procedure: Call toll free (833) 209-2659 and leave your name, phone number, city and state of residence.  Clean Earth will arrange for an alternate method of applying and will consider your application together with all other applications received for the job.  This line is dedicated to disability applications only.  No other inquiries will receive a response.  

Military veterans encouraged to apply.  


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