Waste Management Control Room Operator in Arlington, Oregon

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

Operates Stabilization Unit by performing the following duties. Successfully moves hazardous material through the facility, and conducts material audits.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Completes all Stabilization logs, Treatment Certifications, and Transfer logs.
  • Decides order of processing of loads.
  • Tracks hazardous waste through process.
  • Operates heavy equipment as required.
  • Computes mix ratios of reagents and adds reagent mixture to hazardous waste for treatment.
  • Calculates and reports material used and hazardous waste processed.
  • Operates Program Logic Controller system, miltronic’s inputting calculated data from lab ensuring reagents added to proper vats for treatment. The functions of the augurs, air fluffers, potable water, process water, and the selections of reagents are made from this program.
  • Monitors reagents mixture, ensuring no variance plus/minus 5%.
  • Coordinates activities of Heavy Equipment Operator, Hazardous Waste Material Sampler, and Stabilization Technician during operation of unit.
  • Interprets disposal decisions on management of hazardous waste profiles and relays safety precautions to affected employees.
  • Reference site-specific procedures and more detailed site-specific job descriptions.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • Moves hazardous material through the facility with the use of material handling equipment (i.e. forklift, pallet jack, hoist, crane) as required.
  • Loads materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit.
  • Uses the computer to dispense and receive information such as part numbers, quantities, locations, comments, etc.
  • Conveys materials from storage or work sites to designated area.
  • Attaches identifying tags or labels to materials or marks information on cases, bales, or other containers.
  • Completes paperwork to properly document work performed.
  • Conducts material audits.
  • May provide support or direction to less experienced material handlers.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: None required.
  • Experience: Six months of relevant work experience.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

New Employee Training

  • RCRA
  • HAZWOPER (24 Hour)
  • DOT & M2Z (Driver Only)


  • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
  • Superfund Amendment & Reauthorization Act (SARA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  • Hazardous Waste Transportation Act (HWTA)
  • Code of Federal Regulation (CFR 40, 29, & 49)
  • Contingency Plan
  • Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan (SPCC)
  • Security Plan
  • Hazwoper
  • Standard Division Practices (per department) (SDPs)

Refresher Training As Required By Law

  • RCRA
  • Hazwoper
  • DOT
  • Forklift

Medical Exam

  • Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Test
  • Complete Physical Biennially
  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), Audiogram and Respirator Fit Test annual
  • Physical at Termination


  • Respirators – Full face OV/AG or half face with face shield
  • Full face supplied air in some areas
  • Suit – Appropriate Barrier Suite: Liquid – yellow Tyvek with sleeves, apron, booties Solid – white Tyvek
  • Gloves – appropriate to hazards present – PVC over Nitrile or Butyl (Liquid Waste) Leather Work (Solid Waste), Leather/Cloth work (when handling equipment or containers)
  • Overshoes – Vinyl Booties - Waterproof Boots – Chemical Resistant Boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Hard Hats
  • Shoes - Steel Toe

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • None required.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting and/or landfill/outdoor.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability.As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more!Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days.Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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Job: Operations

Title: Control Room Operator

Location: Oregon-Arlington

Requisition ID: 17010914