Environmental Control Coordinator,

United States, Illinois, Waukegan

Business unit: Speciality Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.



To oversee, all satellite and 90 day waste collection sites throughout manufacturing site, to keep material stored and prepared for disposal using selected hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal partner, approved and audited by HSE. This role will also assist in managing the collection and discard of all corrugate, spent pails, drums, cans, batteries, electronics and other recyclable material. Will prepare all waste loads making sure labels are present, the containers are sealed, clean and ready for transport. Pump all liquids to the waste storage tanks, and load bulk waste tankers. Perform daily inspections of waste and satellite areas. Complete daily and weekly inspections of regulated waste areas. Inspect and test eyewash stations and safety showers according to schedule.


Essential Functions:
• Using safe work practices inspect, maintain and keep in orderly condition all solid and liquid waste at all satellite and 90 day accumulation points throughout the site. Inspect and test eyewash stations and safety showers.
• Manage and oversee all corrugated and solid waste discarding to prevent unsightly and unsafe accumulation. Maintain orderliness, housekeeping related to said tasks
• Prep all loads and material handle where necessary using approved material handling equipment to be ready for collection. Insure all labels are in place, containers are properly dated, stored in accordance to EPA rules and all manifests are filled out and handled in accordance w/ RCRA and DOT regulations, etc.
• Other work related with waste collection, management, opportunities to minimize and housekeeping associated with these tasks and duties.
• Comply with all HSE policies.
• Filter and fill containers (2 oz bottles to 350 gallon totes) as required from the information on a batch ticket, as directed by a supervisor, or by the Standard Operating Procedure.
• Set up the necessary filtering/filling equipment per SOP.
• Follow Quality Control instructions for cleanliness checks and sampling.
• Collect appropriate containers to fill batch, checking all containers for cleanliness.
• Label appropriate containers as required from information on batch ticket.
• Complete the required paperwork (filling checklist, move slip, equipment check list, fill tickets, etc.)


Secondary Functions:
• Other duties as assigned.
• Calculate the correct number of containers, add weights, be able to work with a variety of waste streams that require protective clothing, gloves, etc.
• Time management

Contact Frequency Purpose
Operations Daily x 2 Satellite collection areas
Warehouse Daily Waste collection
R&D Daily Satellite collection areas
Laboratoires Daily x 2 Satellite collection areas
Facilities Occasionally Disposal of pallets, misc. trash, compactor scheduling for replacement

Material Handlers will be working very closely with the Plant and Lab associates who will depend on them to keep waste areas and disposal areas in a neat, orderly and compliant manner.

This position requires the incumbent to maintain an awareness of the relevance and importance of the above listed responsibilities and how they contribute to the achievement of quality objectives and personal, property and site protection, compliance. The incumbent is expected to successfully attend outside training and adhere to all rules for safety and health and to the site’s environmental policies, rules and regulations. 

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Speciality Coatings

Sub business unit

Speciality Coatings_North America

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Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• High school graduate or equivalent
• Must be capable of wearing a respirator and passing a written and hands-on fork truck test and be able to handle moving materials that sometimes might approach 50-60 lbs
• Basic math skills required
• Capable of successfully completing courses for RCRA, DOT and OSHA
• Familiar with handling flammable liquids
• Legible handwriting skills
• Exceptional organizational skills, able to work in self directed manner, where it is understood work tasks and daily routines will be clearly defined and checked against periodically throughout the day
• Job requires employee to walk or stand frequently throughout the day
• Must be able to do work on an as needed basis; overtime in many cases will not be recognized until the day of the event, as it relates to loading waste trucks which may come in later than anticipated
• Must be able to follow written instructions and SOP’s
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)