Field Chemist in Lexington, SC at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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    Lexington, SC
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Job Description

Seeking a Field Chemist with  experience in waste management services. To be considered for this role, you must possess or be open to obtaining a class B CDL driver’s license with a HAZMAT endorsement as well as strong working knowledge of DOT and EPA environmental regulations. For immediate consideration, please send your updated resume to

JOB TITLE:   Field Chemist


  • Coordinates with clients to segregate, classify, package and transport waste materials.

Reporting Relationship

Reports to: Director of Waste Management                               

Other:  Works with Logistics Coordinators, Sales Department and Safety Department

Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions


  • Checks vehicle before driving to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Performs vehicle inspections (pre-trip and post-trip) in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Follows appropriate safety procedures (e.g., DOT, OSHA, EPA, etc.) when transporting waste materials and general freight.
  • Maintains logs of working hours in accordance with U.S. DOT Hours of Service regulation
  • Secures cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, and/or covers.
  • Reports vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations or damage to vehicles in accordance with company policy.
  • Maintains truck interior and safety of equipment and personal protective equipment.
  • Verifies manifest information including load count, quantity, shipping name, etc.
  • Communicates need for service or repair of power unit or equipment operated.

Job Functions

  • Complies with and promotes all Company safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Keeps up to date on proper procedures including, but not limited to: safety, compliance, paperwork, USDOT requirements, sampling and segregation of chemicals.
  • Works with Waste Management Project Manager to schedule client pick-up and delivery.
  • Adheres to client’s specific Health & Safety Plan and General Job Guidelines
  • Direct the work of CDL Drivers, Environmental Technicians and Lab Pack Technicians when necessary.
  • Classifies and categorizes unknown materials.
  • Conducts field sampling activities and calibration of meters and other electronic equipment.
  • Routes waste materials to appropriate landfill, treatment facility or packaging destination as required.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by management and required by the needs of the Company.
  • Professional appearance and communication skills a must.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of field experience in waste management services, lab packing, profiling and shipment of waste into hazardous and non-hazardous disposal facilities or similar service business experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of DOT and EPA environmental regulations.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb ladders, scaffolding and into and out of trucks, tanks and various other containers.
  • Must possess CDL Class B Driver License with HAZMAT endorsement.
  • Ability to wear and properly use a variety of Level A, B, C and D personal protective equipment (PPE) including respirators, skin, face, hand and foot protection in a multiple number of combinations.
  • Ability to work extended (> 8 hrs.) time periods.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours beyond the normal schedule when necessary.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 20% of the time. (Some overnight may be required)
  • Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.