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"Hazardous Materials Removal Worker"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, contaminated soil, etc. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Hazardous Materials Removal Worker"

1) Load and unload materials into containers and onto trucks, using hoists or forklifts.

2) Mix and pour concrete into forms to encase waste material for disposal.

 

3) Operate cranes to move and load baskets, casks, and canisters.

4) Operate machines and equipment to remove, package, store, or transport loads of waste materials.

5) Record numbers of containers stored at disposal sites, and specify amounts and types of equipment and waste disposed.

 

6) Apply chemical compounds to lead-based paint, allow compounds to dry, then scrape the hazardous material into containers for removal and/or storage.

7) Construct scaffolding or build containment areas prior to beginning abatement or decontamination work.

8) Manipulate handgrips of mechanical arms to place irradiated fuel elements into baskets.

9) Organize and track the locations of hazardous items in landfills.

10) Package, store, and move irradiated fuel elements in the underwater storage basin of a nuclear reactor plant, using machines and equipment.

11) Pull tram cars along underwater tracks, and position cars to receive irradiated fuel elements; then pull loaded cars to mechanisms that automatically unload elements onto underwater tables.

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12) Remove asbestos and/or lead from surfaces, using hand and power tools such as scrapers, vacuums, and high-pressure sprayers.

13) Clean contaminated equipment or areas for re-use, using detergents and solvents, sandblasters, filter pumps, and steam cleaners.

14) Drive trucks or other heavy equipment to convey contaminated waste to designated sea or ground locations.

 

15) Follow prescribed safety procedures, and comply with federal laws regulating waste disposal methods.

16) Identify asbestos, lead, or other hazardous materials that need to be removed, using monitoring devices.

17) Unload baskets of irradiated elements onto packaging machines that automatically insert fuel elements into canisters and secure lids.

Job Description for "Hazardous Materials Removal Worker" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Hazardous Materials Removal Worker"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  47-4041.00


 

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