Environmental Science and Protection Technician

Employer
Aptive
Location
Elizabeth City, NC
Posted
Aug 01, 2022
Closes
Aug 31, 2022
Ref
2022-1438
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is currently seeking a Environmental Science and Protection Technician to support our Mission Support Services business line, on a program for the United States Coast Guard (USCG)

Aptive is a modern consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement, and building trust for the next big challenge.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) provides centralized logistics support for all USCG aviation missions. As the sole industrial complex for USCG aviation, ALC provides: depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, procurement, acquisition, and information services. ALC's mission supports twenty-five (25) USCG aviation units that operate approximately two hundred (200) aircraft. These air stations are located throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Additionally, ALC supports USCG Headquarters, Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC), and USCG Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC). Technical Support Services are required to support the mission of ALC in various divisions: Engineering Services Division (ESD), Operational Division (OPS), Medium Range Surveillance (MRS), Medium Range Recovery (MRR), Long Range Surveillance (LRS), Safety and Environmental Health Office (SEHO), and the Support Equipment (SE). Other ALC divisions may be added at a later date.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Execute and maintain procedures to monitor and measure environmentalperformance while maintaining compliance with applicable laws and regulations and fulfilling a commitment to the prevention of pollution. Maintain key metrics as identified in the EMR to support ISO Make key metrics available forquarterly reporting. Key metrics may include waste generation, recycled materials, spills, etc.
  • Maintain an existing web-based Safety Data Sheet (SDS) repository for current and historical hazardous materials at Maintenance shall include routineverification of the currency and/or accuracy of SDS's posted and materials in stock.
  • Provide guidance to ALC and USCG air station personnel (as requested) onnavigation to, and basic search techniques of, the SDS repository.
  • Assist ALC personnel with initiating hazardous material requests. This includes assistance in locating the most current manufacturer's SDS for the requestedmaterial, if requested. Initiate, route and track all new hazardous material request forms as well as Authorized Usage List (AUL) addition/deletion request formssubmitted by personnel at ALC as well as other commands served by the ALC HAZMART.
  • Maintain current shop AULs on the ALC portal
  • Maintain an electronic archive of the original processed request forms forreview by SEHO staff.
  • Disseminate pertinent information via electronic means to USCG air station Hazardous Material Managers on changes in hazardous materials policies andprocedures as related to USCG aircraft and support equipment.
  • Provide guidance, in support of the continual review of USCG technical documents for changes in use of hazardous materials, to technical writers to ensure accurateprocedures, including safety warnings and application of hazardous materials asthey relate to aircraft maintenance (as requested).
  • Review draft TCTOs for the proper use and applicability of hazardous materials required for specific engineering This will involve interface with USCGBase Safety and Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO) and ALC shops to determine feasibility.
  • Develop and/or revise various environmental compliance-related ALC Instructionsand Process Guides.
  • Conduct market research to identify new items and procedures for use in ALCindustrial processes to improve processes or reduce hazardous waste generation, as requested.
  • Conduct market research to collect and assemble information including, but not limited to, technical data packages, price, availability, and quality initiatives inrelation to ANSI and ISO 9000 and 14001 requirements, as requested.
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance to ALC on chemical related topics, management of hazardous materials, management of disposal of unusableproducts and wastes, recycling efforts, air emissions and equipment, storm water and waste water management, storage tank management, ISO 14001 EMS and Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) disposal.
  • Provide guidance to ALC for collection, handling, storage, and disposal of new,routine, or non-routine waste streams.
  • Collect, arrange storage and, create documents for shipping of materials inALC e- cycling program, toner cartridge recycling program, and ODS disposal program.
  • Provide routine monitoring of shop processes to evaluate compliance withregulatory and ISO 14001 requirements, including weekly inspection of ALC's hazardous waste Satellite Accumulation Areas (SAAs), Central Accumulation Areas (CAAs), and Universal Waste collection areas.
  • Oversee performance of monthly inspection of ALC's mobile Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) IAW regulations and Base Elizabeth City's Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plan and report findings to Base Facilities EngineeringDivision (FED).
  • Utilize the SEHO ALC Hazard Identification System (AHIS) spreadsheet andthe Business System Corrective Action Report (CAR) to report and correct any non- conformances identified.
  • Support the EMR during monthly environmental inspection in conjunction with the SEHO by identifying and documenting Assist the EMR with CARresolution.
  • Assist with spill kit
  • Assist with sampling wastes for laboratory This involves usingpersonal protective equipment while sampling a variety of waste materials.
  • Support the ALC Business System internal audit process and the formal unitevaluation program as an environmental expert, when requested.
  • Participate in ALC internal auditor training (on-site during regular businesshours) to retain currency as an internal auditor, as requested.
  • Provide observations and recommendations during ALC Integrated ISO 9001/14001 internal audits and formal unit evaluations to the Government teamlead for
  • Respond to actual environmental emergency situations, spills and accidents an act to prevent or mitigate the associated adverse environmental aspect IAW OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 165.15.Once on the scene, the Contractor shall assist in containing the incident bydeploying boom, absorbent mats, etc, as long as it can be done safely. For emergencies requiring Fire Department and/or ECO response, the contractor shall act as ALC Environmental Point of Contact (POC) in the absence of the ALC EMR.
  • May be required to report to alternate work site for training or
  • Provide recurrent training necessary to satisfy these requirements andproviding substantiating documentation to the Government for acceptance.
  • Document spills and other environmental emergencies by submitting formsto the Government IAW ALC and Base Elizabeth City policies.
  • Assist in development of environmental compliance and ISO 14001 EMS training presentations. Upon Government acceptance of training materials, the contractor shall deliver environmental training to ALC The contractor shall collecta roster of personnel who attended each training presentation and submit it to the Government for acceptance within five (5) business days.
  • Participate as a member of the Basewide Pollution Prevention committee andother environmental working groups, as approved by the COR.
  • Attend the Base Elizabeth City Hazardous Waste training provided on Base Elizabeth City at no cost during normal work hours, at least annually (once every365 days). It is the contractor's responsibility to enroll in and attend this class.
  • Maintain current knowledge of North Carolina Department of EnvironmentalQuality (NCDEQ) environmental regulations as they apply to ALC. This currency shall be maintained at no additional costs to the Government by attendance at the following annual courses (or equivalent as approved by the COR) presented by NCDENR staff
    • Air Quality Course
    • Hazardous Waste Course
    • Energy and Environment, Health, Safety School
  • Maintain for Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Shipping certification through attendance of recurrent training every three (3) years, per49 CFR 172.704(c) at no additional cost to the Government.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Competence in OSHA Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200) and OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120), DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping, EPA regulations asapplicable to the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, EMS, and pollution prevention techniques.
  • Five (5) years' experience working with NCDEQ and federal EPA regulations asthey apply to:
    • Hazardous materials transportation, storage, handling and
    • Hazardous waste handling, storage, transportation and
    • Air quality as relate to emissions from industrial equipment andhazardous
    • Wastewater, including storm water and industrial
    • Spill prevention and
  • Completed no less than one (1) course/class in each of the followingenvironmental topics:
    • Hazardous materials
    • Hazardous waste
    • Air quality
    • HAZWOPER
    • Pollution prevention
    • Water quality
    • DOT shipping
    • Spill prevention
  • HAZWOPER certified, IAW 29 CFR 120(e)(3). The contractor employeeshall maintain the certification through attendance of refresher training per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(8).
  • Certified for DOT Hazardous Materials shipping, IAW 49 CFR Subpart H Parts700- 172.704. The contractor shall maintain the certification through attendance of recurrent training every three (3) years per 49 CFR 172.704(c).
  • Five (5) years' experience with aircraft, associated aircraft support systems,and the environmental aspects of aviation repair.
  • Five (5) years' experience working with environmental compliance regulations(as a minimum, those included in this section (5.8.1).
  • One (1) year experience in ISO 14001-2015 Environmental Management Systems as related to aviation maintenance and be able to write non-conformances/non-compliances that identify issues, and to respond to them with a corrective action plan.
  • Ability to perform activities related to inspecting such as walking, climbing,bending, crouching, stretching, reaching, etc.
  • Ability to move heavy items, such as waste container, with dollies, forklifts orby manually rolling place. Waste containers can weigh up to 500 pounds.
  • Ability to inspect and operate work related industrial
  • Must have a valid state driver's license


Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience with the Coast Guard highly preferred


Client Information

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) provides centralized logistics support for all USCG aviation missions. As the sole industrial complex for USCG aviation, ALC provides: depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, procurement, acquisition, and information services. ALC's mission supports twenty-five (25) USCG aviation units that operate approximately two hundred (200) aircraft. These air stations are located throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Additionally, ALC supports USCG Headquarters, Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC), and USCG Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC). Technical Support Services are required to support the mission of ALC in various divisions: Engineering Services Division (ESD), Operational Division (OPS), Medium Range Surveillance (MRS), Medium Range Recovery (MRR), Long Range Surveillance (LRS), Safety and Environmental Health Office (SEHO), and the Support Equipment (SE). Other ALC divisions may be added at a later date.

About Aptive

At Aptive, we know compelling communication motivates people and inspires acion. We know technology empowers performance and fuels change. We understand how partnerships expand an organization's reach. Our people change the way organizations operate, creating measurable value for our clients, end users and society.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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