AECOM Hazardous Materials Technician II in Columbus, Georgia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152231BR

Position Title Hazardous Materials Technician II

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Energy

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Georgia

City Columbus

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

We provide single-source, life-cycle solutions for Fortune 500 clients in industrial markets—oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, manufacturing, food, beverages, and life sciences. We’re a market leader in facility management and hold world-class expertise in numerous process engineering areas for oil/gas processing and refining. We provide facilities maintenance and management services for our clients’ industrial, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and commercial sites worldwide. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 3 weeks Paid Time Off, a 401k plan with company match, an Employee Referral Bonus program, employee discounts, and much more – and your benefits start the same day you do. Come join our team!

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a 1st shift Hazardous Materials Technician II in Columbus, GA! Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm; hours may vary based on business demand and may include an “on call” schedule.

The Hazardous Materials Technician II is responsible for assisting higher level technicians on the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) team performing a variety of duties related to handling, moving, and controlling materials that are identified as Hazardous Materials at the manufacturing and jet engine repair facilities located in Columbus, GA.

This position will be responsible for completing the required documentation and physical preparation for storage and/or shipping of both regulated and non-regulated hazardous materials, according to established procedures and appropriate regulations.

The Hazardous Materials Technician II will also perform other duties as directed by the WWTP Manager in support of daily plant operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Applies company and client hazardous materials handling and storage procedures and processes.

  • Assists the team in receiving hazardous materials from on-site customers and checks against documentation for nomenclature, identification and quantity.

  • Transports 400 gallon totes utilizing forklift or other means of conveyance on-site to facilitate processing to the on-site wastewater treatment plant or 3rd party transportation off-site.

  • Stores materials, parts and hazardous waste materials such as waste oils, solvents and industrial wastewater in proper locations according to identifying factors.

  • Prepares manifests and chain of custody forms and prepares goods for shipment.

  • Assists the team in performing internal HAZMAT inventory audits and arranges for disposal of various chemical and waste materials from the site.

  • Communicates noncompliance concerns to ensure corrective actions have taken place.

  • Assists in "Spill Response" situations along with Security and HAZMAT Teams as required.

  • Attends periodic training sessions to obtain appropriate recertification credentials.

  • Initiates the Monthly Self-Assessment for Hazardous procedures.

  • Maintains adequate hazmat shipping supply inventory.

  • Maintains current manuals, MSDS and other reference materials at all times.

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all aspects of processing, packing and shipping of hazardous materials.

  • Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tagout procedures and wearing PPE as required.

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.



Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  1. High School graduate or demonstrated equivalent.

  2. Two years of experience as a hazardous waste / materials technical specialist, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

  3. Ability to operate forklifts, pallet jacks and other materials handling equipment.

  4. Qualified applicants must submit to and pass a DOT physical examination prior to employment and be able to maintain annual positive results.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.

  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift.

  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.

  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.

  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. DOT certification (CFR 49).

  2. RCRA certification.

  3. Technical certification or specialized training preferred.

Other Attributes:

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends.

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.