Environmental Supervisor (Knoxville, TN)

Supervisor (Environmental)

Full Time Direct

Requisition ID: 4625

Salary Range:$19.00 To 22.00 Hourly

HEPACO is the premier environmental and emergency services company in the Eastern United States with coverage across 45+ regional locations. We specialize in emergency response, remediation, and industrial, marine, and waste services. HEPACO services a multitude of industries including transportation, utilities, energy, environmental consultants, industrial facilities, terminals, environmental service companies, general contractors, property owners, and the public sector through our Environmental and Remediation Services divisions.

As an Environmental Supervisor, you’ll be a valued member of our field operations team. You’ll perform a variety of tasks associated with industrial, emergency response, and remediation projects. As you gain experience, you’ll find many opportunities to grow and develop your career within HEPACO.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a team-player with a focus on safety and quality
  • Be comfortable operating a variety of tools and equipment including steam cleaners, water lasers, cascade systems, chemical mixers, generators, air saws, drills, grinders, cutting torches, etc.
  • Be capable of performing physical labor associated with clean-up activities, sample collection, waste removal and other remediation tasks
  • Be able to successfully complete an OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER training program (company-paid)

Primary Purpose: Responsible for supervising and performing a full range of task required for industrial service operations to include but not limited to, tank cleaning, pipeline maintenance, manual remediation services, waste bulking, and/or demolition services, in accordance with established company policies and procedures.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor and enforce compliance with DOT, OSHA, HEPACO safety rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, and site specific safety plans when performing cleanup activities and donning protective gear
  • Establish specified decontamination stations, ensure proper levels of person protection and conduct site safety meetings prior to beginning daily operations and notify management of any issues or concerns
  • Effectively manage all phases of assigned on-site projects including resource scheduling and supervision, communicating with the client, leading and instructing subordinates
  • Perform a variety of project related administrative and accounting task, in addition to maintaining the daily activities log book, ensuring that all activity is properly documented
  • Coordinate purchases with management as required
  • Load and unload equipment from vehicles, trailers and watercraft
  • Safely operate heavy equipment and routinely use tools/equipment to include, but not limited to steam cleaners, water lasers, cascade systems, chemical mixers, generators, air saws, drills, grinders, cutting torches, etc. for cleanup operations
  • Ensure that all equipment is maintained, repaired and in maximum operating condition
  • Perform physical labor associated with cleanup activities, sample collection, waste removal and other remediation services
  • Warehouse maintenance, stock supplies, building maintenance
  • Complete required paperwork, forms and records as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to interpret and follow written and oral instructions and assignments
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate with individuals at all levels
  • Must demonstrate advanced knowledge of operations and ability to safely operate assigned equipment
  • Must be able to train Environmental Technicians on Company operating and safety procedures
  • High school diploma or GED preferred

 

  • Supervises small project with single crews of 1-10 personnel
  • Requires daily PM supervision
  • Has completed HEPACO Frontline Supervisor Training
  • Demonstrates safety as a priority, communicates to team; can perform all safety-related job requirements; promotes near miss reporting
  • 1 year supervising crews and/or equivalent level of responsibility

 

Physical Demands:

Must be able to satisfactorily pass a pre-employment and annual physical examination as required under HEPACO’s Medical Surveillance Program.  Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, running, climbing, squatting, and kneeling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds or more with assistance.

 

Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  Frequent work outside and in inclement weather conditions is required, including heat, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment as required by established Company Safety standards, including the occasional use of a respirator. Must be willing and able to enter into and work in confined and dark spaces, as well as in small boats, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.  Frequent travel is required.

General awareness of hazardous materials communication standards and regulations, knowledge of emergency response information related to hazmat loads, HAZMAT policies,  security awareness and possible security threats.

HEPACO is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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