AECOM Waste Operator in Pueblo, Colorado

Business Line Government

Position Title Waste Operator

United States of America - Colorado


Job Summary


  • Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.

  • Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations.

  • May be required to work overtime or varying hours.

  • Be at work when scheduled and maintain a good attendance record.

  • Work in close proximity to and or in a chemical demilitarization facility.

  • Performs hazardous waste worker duties in permitted or regulated facilities. Duties may involve one or more of the following: Movement, containerization, storage, identification, record keeping, emergency response and/or disposing of hazardous waste.

  • Operates local and remote controlled equipment used in the movement of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

  • Operates and monitors instrumentation i.e., flow meters, temperature/pressure gauges and control panels, assesses data/conditions, and acts accordingly to perform assigned duties to meet regulatory, waste management, safety, environmental, and operations requirements.

  • Performs system/equipment reviews, valve/switch alignments, and operational documentation as required for waste transfer through tanks, pumps, and filters.

  • Processes agent contaminated and non-agent contaminated secondary waste (including sludge) through the Toxic Maintenance Area (TMA)

  • Performs field-testing of waste streams as necessary for characterization using pH meters and hydrometers.

  • Performs and documents inspections of all hazardous waste storage areas. Implements corrective actions, as necessary, and makes notifications to management in areas needing attention.

  • Loads and unloads hazardous and recyclable waste. Operates vehicles and heavy equipment to transport hazardous waste as required. Packages and repackages/overpacks hazardous waste.

  • Using a forklift, load and unload pallets of packaged explosives onto trucks for storage and transportation.

  • Coordinates with other plant personnel (Operations, Maintenance, Laboratory, etc.) for pickup / transfer of hazardous waste. Works with other plant personnel to ensure that hazardous waste is correctly labeled, packaged, loaded, stored, and transferred/transported.

  • Participates in the HAZMAT/Decon teams, as necessary.

  • Participates in Waste Management and Environmental surveillances and audits.

  • Reviews plant operations, waste management data, and waste management reports to assess and recommend improvements in the areas of waste minimization and environmental compliance.

  • Represents the Waste Management organization as a technical expert concerning waste management activities.

  • Wears various levels of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) in the performance of job duties.

  • Works in close proximity to hazardous chemicals, chemical agents and decontamination solution. Must be able to acknowledge and respond to emergency situations.

  • Works extensively in environments with elevated temperatures.

  • Maintains accountability of property.

  • Assists with the development and/or review of standard operating procedures and maintenance procedures associated with the operation and maintenance of assigned systems as required.

  • Prepare work authorizations and safety permits pertaining to Operations Waste Management (OWM) tasks.

  • Make exclusion area and toxic entries as required.

  • Complete all associated logbook entries, decontamination certification data sheets, DD Form 2271, sample transfer forms and other documentation as required.

  • Prepare hazardous material classification documentation as required to support material transfer to waste management areas.

  • Maintain modified Level A certification.

  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly RCRA inspections.

  • Prepare work permits, safety permits, and work authorizations.

  • Conduct waste sampling as required.

  • Assist Process Supervisor - Waste in maintaining waste accumulation areas.

  • Must obtain/maintain RCRA Hazardous Materials Management training certification.

  • Must obtain/maintain current lift truck license and overhead crane certification.

  • Operate Secondary Decontamination Unit (SDU) and Autoclave


This position is designated as a chemical duty position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program. As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulation 50-6.

Require routine access to chemical surety materials.

Are authorized to escort visitors to areas containing chemical surety materials.

Control direct access to chemical surety material.

Are operators of equipment that disassembles chemical munitions/containers or handle chemical surety materials during demilitarization operations.

This job description outlines the principal duties and in no way states or implies these are the only duties to be performed in this position.

Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/equivalent and 1 year industrial Plant Operator or Hazardous Waste/Materials handling experience


  • Certified chemical demilitarization Munitions Handler or ESA/DPE Tender with 1 year in the position.


  • Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment

  • Heavy Truck experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a US or naturalized citizen able to obtain and maintain PCAPP site access

  • Knowledge of operations in areas exhibiting chemical contamination, including contamination control and decontamination practices

  • Ability to exercise good judgment in performance of duties

  • Ability to operate forklift/forktruck or material handling lifting devices

  • Demonstrated experience working in a procedurally compliant environment

  • Demonstrated experience working in an environmental and safety compliant environment

  • Hazardous waste or hazardous materials experience


Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver's license

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184789BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.