Republic Services HHW Chem Tech in Bloomington, Minnesota

About Us

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here., our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Why Work with Us Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index.

Job Description

The Non Core Helper – Chemical Technician is responsible for managing collection, segregation and commingling of household hazardous waste (HHW) at the Bloomington, Minnesota collection site.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation training.

• Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard certification/training.

• OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Safety certification/training.

• Good written and oral communication.

• Excellent Customer service skills.

• Computer literacy with Microsoft applications.

• Ability to adhere to work schedule and follows through on challenges as they arise.

• Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules.

• Ability to promote the Company’s safety standards and not take inappropriate risks.

Preferred Qualifications

• Forklift certification/training.

• First aid/CPR certification/training.

• Previous experience working with the public.

Principal Responsibilities

• Receives and sorts HHW, problem materials and recyclables.

• Lab packs HHW for shipment.

• Identifies unknown HHW.

• Segregates and tracks free products.

• Answers phone calls/disseminates program/waste information.

• Labels, marks and updates drums for shipment, logs and documents.

• Bulk latex/oil based paints and flammable liquids.

• Ensures and maintains cleanliness of facilities, including spill cleanup in accordance with all safety procedures. Ensures compliance with all safety practices, rules, regulations, permits, contracts and county program policies.

• Assists with maintaining compliance records.

• Participates in and complies with all site, facility and waste inspections.

• Operates a forklift and floor sweeper.

• Interacts and cooperates with the public, county vendors and other employees.

• Performs other duties as assigned. The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


• Associates degree from an accredited program in Applied Science or Chemical Technology which included 6 chemistry classes; or a four year degree with 6 chemistry classes from an accredited college; or 5 years of work related experience.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.