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Hazardous Materials Specialist


Under general supervision, develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive hazardous materials control, mitigation and response program.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Enforces appropriate regulations, codes and laws and acts as liaison with regulatory agencies.
  • Evaluates hazardous materials packaging, transportation, treatment and disposal vendors for acceptability.
  • Monitor and update (DG) shipping processes, guidebook(s) and work instructions as appropriate.
  • Responds to hazardous materials spills and prepares reports to management on investigations and evaluations of hazardous waste materials.
  • Maintains records such as hazardous and non-hazardous waste manifests and associated documents.
  • Administers hazardous materials minimization programs, provides training, and develops and maintains quality assurance programs.
  • Conducts inspections and investigations of facilities and sites where hazardous materials are stored and used.
  • Responsible for lithium ion battery recycling and DDR requirements and programs
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or related discipline highly preferred or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of related compliance/regulatory experience is preferred. 
  • IATA/IMDG/DOT Certified
  • Knowledge of transport and disposal procedures for safe handling of hazardous materials, namely Li-Ion batteries, materials of trade, and limited quantity shipments.
  • Skill in performing safety inspections and ensuring compliance with PHMSA/DOT/IATA/IMDG standards.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach