Field Chemist

US Ecology in Detroit, MI

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Chemistry/Material Science
  • Type: Full Time
  • $88,075.00 - 145,170.00
position filled
About You

The person we're looking for is a motivated team-player who enjoys discovering the safest way to resolve a potential setback for a customer. You enjoy working outside in the fresh air on a daily basis. You manage your time wisely and feel accomplished after a hard day's work. You're a service-oriented individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

Position Snapshot

Field Chemists are responsible for providing environmental compliance solutions to our clients. This includes waste identification, sorting, packaging, labeling and manifesting. Field Chemists are also responsible for the transport of waste materials to the final disposal facility or transfer station. All activities are performed in compliance with Federal, State, and local environmental, health and safety and transportation related laws. There is occasional overnight travel with this position.

Day in the Life
  • Sort, package, label and manifest waste materials
  • Profile wastes for proper disposal
  • Transport, load and unload materials
  • Answer customer inquiries and assist in the development of solutions to customer concerns
  • Operate and maintain all equipment
  • Operate in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations as well as processes and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


What you need to apply
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Sound understanding of basic mathematics
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to wear appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background checks, physical and drug screening
  • A valid driver's license with the ability to obtain a CDL with hazardous material and tanker endorsement
US Ecology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, among other factors.
Associated topics: biochemistry, ceramic, chemistry, coating, glass, latex, material, material science, polyurethane, rubber

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