Job Req ID:  3609
Date:  Jul 5, 2024
Tradebe Site:  Tradebe East Chicago

East Chicago, IN, US, 46312

Department:  Operations
Business Line:  Environmental Services & Global Functions

SDS Forklift Operator - 4th 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 

Safely operate forklifts in drum storage or processing areas at a Tradebe plant. 

The role

Key job responsibilities 

  • Unload incoming trailers and process waste streams 

  • Place or locate material in proper staging/storage areas 

  • Prepare material for processing operations 

  • Perform processing operations as needed 

  • Accurately track drum storage, and handle movements on tracking sheets as needed 

  • Required to perform daily inspections on the forklifts 

  • Simple maintenance activities such as cleaning and adding fluids are required 

The person


  • High school diploma or equivalent experience 

  • Experience operating a forklift  

  • Knowledge of the hazardous waste industry is a plus 

  • Ability to read, understand and apply common operational documents and SOPs 

  • Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts 

  • Ability to define problems are required. 

  • Ability to wear respirator as needed (requires face being clean shaved) 

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check is required 


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