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Jacobs Hazardous Waste Handler in Silverdale, Washington

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Pay rate $29.42/hr (Union position)

We are looking for an experienced Hazardous Material and Waste Handler. This position supports Naval Kitsap Bangor near Silverdale & Poulsbo, Washington. Rewarding work with purpose – over 50 employees with 20+ years longevity proves it!

Competitive pay and top-shelf benefits package supporting our national defense. Our facilities team supports a diverse range of high-value national strategic missions.

Benefits package with United Steelworkers valued at over $10+ / hour includes:

  • Paid vacation. Two weeks at one year, grows to three weeks after five years and four weeks after ten

  • Personal Leave 1 hour of paid Personal/Sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked.

  • Pension and 401K

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • 11 Paid Holidays

Summary/General Description Of Job:

Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

§ For Waste retention and Transfer (WRT), performs the duties associated with the collection, consolidation, packaging, labeling, and transporting of hazardous and regulated substances. Duties may include assisting in operating the Oily Waste Retention and Transfer Station; performing cargo tank transfers; cleaning stationary retention tanks and mobile tankers; inventorying wastes; and housekeeping duties to keep facilities clean and orderly.

§ For Industrial Waste Treatment Plant (IWTP), assists in performing treatments of hazardous waste and operating the solvent recovery stills and bio-reactor. Assists in the marking, labeling, and tracking of hazardous waste. Assist in operating chemical laboratory test equipment and gas detection instruments.

§ As a Hazardous Substance Spill Response Team Member, provides support to the Spill Response Team which may include recording radio and phone messages, delivering equipment and materials, or assisting in the cleanup of spills. Is on call for hazardous substance spill control, containment, and cleanup, including providing backup for the Fire Department as required. As needed, functions in LEVEL A-D Protection, sets up and operates various compressors, pumps, valves, and fittings. Operates a five‑ton trucks, cargo tanker trucks, forklifts, and various communication systems.

§ Periodically, the Hazardous Waste Handler will be rotated between assignments at WRT IWTP, Bremerton Naval Hospital, PSNS, Naval Station Bremerton, and other locations.

§ Performs other related duties as assigned.

May perform work in other classifications when incidental work is necessary to the accomplishment of the work assignment. Significant work in another job classification may be required if accompanied by any wage adjustments applicable.

Accountable For:

• The proper use of tools and equipment commonly used in the hazardous materials and waste handing field.

• Completing all mandated training requirements per government and management directives.

• Timely and cost-effective performance of duties.

• Timely completion and accuracy of all departmental work.

• Dealing with a variety of people in a professional, courteous manner in diversified situations.

• Adherence to established company safety policies and good industrial and office safety practices.

• Compliance with company Standard Operating Procedures and Personnel policies and procedures.

Having the ability to work well under pressure.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Professional Associations):


• High school education or equivalent.

• Minimum of 1 years experience as a hazardous material handler trainee or equivalent preferred.

• Is capable of using and skilled in the use of full face respirators, SCBA, and safety equipment; pumps and compressors; cargo tanker trucks, five‑ton trucks, and forklifts.

• Must be able to follow written and oral instructions in dealing with toxic chemicals and under hazardous conditions.

• Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State class "B” commercial driver's license with a (H) Hazardous Endorsement within 6 months.

• Must meet and maintain company physical and security requirements, including respirator qualification, and clearance eligibility when required.

• Must possess good communication skills for a service team environment.

• Valid state issued driver’s license with acceptable driving record

• Ability to successfully pass any background checks and/or drug testing required on the contract.

• U.S. Citizenship.

Must pass a pre‑employment physical examination qualifying the employee for various training and use of SCBA, air‑purifying respirators, asbestos handling, CDL requirements, and handling of 55‑gallon drums. Must be able to lift 50lbs. Must pass an annual medical examination, which may include screens for toxic and heavy metals exposure.

Specific Qualifications:

• Any person performing the duties indicated in this job description will possess or obtain the training listed. The following training must be completed before assignment to the position: 40 hours Hazardous Waste Facility Operations; SCBA Training; Respirator Training; CPR/First Aid Training.

• The following training must be accomplished within 6 months after assignment to the position: Fire Extinguisher Training; Forklift Operation; SWFPAC General Explosive Safety Training; DOT Hazardous Material Training; Confined Space.

• In addition, must meet all applicable training requirements specified in or added to SUBASEBANGORINST 5100.7A, Industrial and Hazardous Waste Disposal Manual, or any other Navy instruction referenced in the contract, or in written Company policy.

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