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Full-time Environmental Technician

at Covanta in Kitchener


SIGN-ON BONUS - $ 2,500 **

Who we are:

Covanta Environmental Solutions offers comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today's most complex environmental challenges. With a nationwide network of treatment, recycling and energy-from-waste facilities, Covanta Environmental Solutions enables customers to mitigate risk and reach their sustainability goals. For more information, visit www.covanta.com/Our-Solutions

The Environmental Technician is responsible for the sorting and handling of hazardous and nonhazardous waste products to ensure proper identification, treatment and processing of waste in the facility. Additionally, the Environmental Technician is responsible for the proper loading and unloading of vehicles including van trailers, vacuum trucks and tankers.

The Environmental Technician will coordinate sampling and analysis to determine the correct course of treatment for hazardous waste, as prescribed by standard procedures and operational permits. The Environmental Technician will treat waste by adding materials necessary to alter the chemical nature of solid and liquid waste in a manner that is always safe and secure.

The Environmental Technician will maintain all necessary records to support safe and compliant operations. The Environmental Technician will ensure strict operating procedures and safety standards are always followed.

Key Job Activities:

  • Perform Hazardous and nonhazardous waste treatment methods and processes
  • Perform or coordinate sampling, lab analysis and data-entry
  • Loading and unloading hazardous and non-hazardous waste from tankers, totes, vacuum trucks
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationship with other departments and teams to determine treatment courses for all waste.
  • Forklift operation
  • Operating and maintaining plant equipment
  • Lab Packing, Sorting, Dumping and Packing of waste items by hazardous and non-hazardous categories.
  • Data entry
  • Completion of production reports
  • Other tasks as required

Key Competencies:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in related field
  • Knowledge of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods preferred.
  • Knowledge of provincial, Canadian, and US Hazardous waste regulations preferred.
  • Degree or diploma in Chemistry, environmental sciences, waste management or related studies is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to positively execute the services of the business.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make sound decisions after considering all facts, potential risks, customer needs, and alternative solutions when dealing with all types of issues.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a safe, responsible, and ethical manner either alone or under direct supervision.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent / Days

Salary: From $23.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday with occasional overtime


  • Waste processing: 3 years (preferred)
  • Hazardous waste: 1 year (preferred)

How to Apply: Click apply now or

Submit your Resume by: 

Email: EmploymentOntarioJobDevelopment@regionofwaterloo.ca   Please add "Environmental Technician"   the subject line as we have multiple employers and jobs posted.   

Thank you for your patience during this difficult and challenging time.  We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected  will be contacted for pre screening.

Job Developer: Pat B

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Published at 28-03-2022
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