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Environmental Coordinator

Date:  Nov 15, 2022
Job ID:  3467
Location: 

Kent, WA, US, 98032

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

 

PSE's Environmental Services team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Environmental Coordinator position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Perform duties associated with the Company’s PCB, Hazardous Waste, Asbestos & Lead, SPCC and Remediation Programs, including: responsibility for sampling, storage and shipment of hazardous materials; assist in the operation of the Waste Management Facility in compliance with its permits, drive and operate equipment related to the operation of the Vactor truck facility. 

 

Environmental Coordinators require specialized Hazardous Waste Certifications and Training to properly handle, contain, store, sample and generate the necessary paperwork to safely transport transformers, regulators, substation bushings, capacitors and other potentially hazardous oil/gas filled equipment from PSE property for disposal.

 

Safety is the number one priority for Puget Sound Energy.  This position requires participation in safety and tailgate meetings, performing safety inspections, identification and reporting of safety incidents and unsafe conditions, obtaining and maintaining required licenses and certifications and participation in emergency response drills. 

 

Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining the on-site hazardous waste management and disposal program, which includes maintaining safe storage requirements, preparing drums/containers for wastes, labeling, and shipment preparations required by the DOT, and required facility inspections. 
  • Assist internal and external customers in the handling, storage and disposal of oil containment material and oil filled equipment ensuring environmental compliance.
  • Assist with training and informing line workers and other PSE employees on hazardous spill response. 
  • Verify all equipment shipped out of the facility has all proper documentation, labeling and is secure for travel and from the possibility of leaking during shipment. 
  • Properly complete the PSE Hazardous Material Form when applicable for shipment of damaged equipment or materials generated from the cleanup of spill sites.
  • Track, complete, and maintain survey results, inventory requests, spill records, shipping records, findings, inspections, and/or annual reporting requirements to remain compliant and support audits.
  • Maintain all recycling records for, Fleet Batteries, Anti-Freeze Used Oil, Fuel and oil filters.
  • Work closely with Environmental Program Service Department to assist generation facilities in their efforts to track and maintain environmental compliance, including proactive identification of potential issues and support in implementing corrective actions.
  • Responsible for all PCB sampling of equipment for each facility within their designated region.
  • Quarterly inspections of the Oil Trap Vault, Catch Basins and Ditches.
  • Schedule the cleaning of all vaults, catch basins, ditches of all silt/sand on an annual basis.
  • Available for call-outs to respond to emergencies. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, Forklift Operators Card and First Aid Card. 
  • Must have or obtain within 180 days, certification in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), Asbestos awareness training, and DOT Hazardous Materials training. 
  • This position requires experience/knowledge of the requirements and regulations associated with PSE’s PCB, Hazardous Waste, Asbestos & Lead, SPCC and Remediation Programs. 
  • Be comfortable with public speaking and providing training in support of those programs. 
  • Must be readily available for call-outs to respond to emergencies.
  • Eligible bidders are Warehouser III (with a minimum of 3 years’ experience), Warehouser IV or Storekeeper or other qualified applicants.

Additional Information

Job Conditions and Physical Effort
The duties and responsibilities are often performed in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions. Must be able to work alone or as a member of an emergency response team where he/she has been trained and qualified. The position involves driving, moderate to heavy lifting, bending, reaching kneeling, twisting, digging and operation of heavy equipment and machinery. The use of protective clothing (including respirators) and/or safety devices may be required.

PSE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  It complies with all applicable federal, state, and local employment laws.

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

 

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

 

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

 

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.


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