Job Req ID:  3546
Date:  Jul 12, 2024
Tradebe Site:  Tradebe East Chicago

East Chicago, IN, US, 46312

Department:  Operations
Business Line:  Environmental Services & Global Functions

Lab Pack Plant Technician - 2nd Shift


Tradebe Environmental Services is a global leader in environmental services with US Headquarters in Merrillville, IN. Tradebe was founded in 1984 with the vision of helping industrial and chemical companies manage the increasing complexity of the waste they generate, ensuring safety for the people and the environment. Today, we continue to innovate and evolve as we maintain our firm commitment to propelling the circular economy and creating a more sustainable world. We actively contribute by managing all kinds of environmental liabilities in a safe and sustainable manner, focusing on reusing or recycling raw materials and energy, and being dedicated to meeting our customers' environmental goals. In the United States, Tradebe Environmental Services has 30 sites and serves customers from a broad range of markets, from petrochemicals to aerospace and hospitals, with unparalleled safety and quality standards.

Job description


Main Purpose:  

As a Lab Pack Plant Technician, you will be assisting the Lab Pack Plant Chemist in sampling, packaging and labelling hazardous wastes for transportation and disposal.  

The role

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • De-pack lab pack quantities 
  • Obtain samples from drums and sample in-house created material 
  • Load and offload trucks 
  • Pour-off/bulk up lab pack materials 
  • Complete all regulatory paperwork to ensure environmental compliance with all environmental regulations and internal procedures 
  • Respond to spills and other emergencies 
  • Other duties as assigned 

The person


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 
  • Hazardous waste experience a plus 
  • Experience operating a forklift preferred 
  • Successful completion of Hazwoper training 
  • Must have an OSHA/Hazwoper physical examination 
  • Must obtain a physician certification to wear a respirator 



Physical Requirements  

  • Walking   
  • Standing   
  • Crawling  
  • Kneeling  
  • Lifting  
  • Reaching  
  • Pushing   
  • Pulling  

We offer


Why Tradebe is Right for You

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Student loan repayment assistance
  • Generous vacation and sick plans
  • Medical (including telehealth), dental and vision
  • 401k Retirement  match
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Health savings accounts (HSA)
  • Agency paid, basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Great work environment and culture
  • And MORE!


Tradebe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago