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Parsons Corporation Hazardous Waste Shipping Specialist in Richmond, Kentucky

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Want to be a part of history and help make the world a little bit safer? Join us at BGCAPP (Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant) where we will design, build, systemize, test, operate and close the plant whose mission is the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) in Richmond, KY. The 15,000 acre depot stores mustard and nerve agent in rockets and projectiles. Our design concept for the pilot plant maximizes the use of existing technology from other successful chemical demilitarization facilities and well as First of a Kind (FOAK) technology. Parsons is currently seeking a Hazardous Waste Shipping Specialist .

This position will safely, compliantly and efficiently manage hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated during the systemization, operations and closure phases of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP). Cradle to grave management of wastes includes characterization, collection/accumulation, containerization, storage, packing, labeling, and shipping of BGCAPP generated waste to the appropriate treatment/disposal facility. The position is also responsible for hazardous materials tracking to provide reporting data for EPCRA.

Ready to put your skills to work on Technical or Engineering projects? Are you great with people and have willingness to work hard to get the job done? Parsons is seeking a candidate with a desire to enhance the fabric of our community.


Preparing and arranging materials and products in bulk and non-bulk forms for distribution or storage; moving and loading or unloading equipment, materials, and products; operating or tending pipelines pumps and valves to transfer liquids; driving forklifts and related material-handling machinery and equipment; and using scoops, hand trucks, and wheelbarrows to load and move materials.

The Shipping/Receiving Clerk performs clerical and physical tasks in connection with shipping goods of the establishment in which employed and receiving incoming shipments. In performing day-to-day, routine tasks, this worker follows established guidelines. In handling unusual non-routine problems, this worker receives specific guidance from supervisor or other officials. This incumbent may direct and coordinate the activities of other workers engaged in handling goods to be shipped or being received. Shipping duties typically involve the following: verifying that orders are accurately filled by comparing items and quantities of goods gathered for shipment against documents; insuring that shipments are properly packaged, identified with shipping information, and loaded into transporting vehicles, and preparing and keeping records of goods shipped, e.g., manifests, bills of lading. Receiving duties typically involve the following: verifying the correctness of incoming shipments by comparing items and quantities unloaded against bills of lading, invoices, manifests, storage receipts, or other records, checking for damaged goods, insuring that goods are appropriately identified for routing to departments within the establishment, and preparing and keeping records of goods received.

This position is responsible for the hazardous waste characterization, management, storage, transportation and disposal functions during systemization, operations and closure phases of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) and supports the Waste Manager in the proper


  • Promote BGCAPP world class safety culture by working safely in accordance with established procedures and supporting fellow workers as a 'brother's keeper'

  • Actively promote BGCAPP safety culture and contribute to BGCAPP VPP Star status through a proactive approach to personal safety and that of co-workers

Waste Management

  • Monitor and inspect BGCAPP waste storage and accumulation areas for compliance with regulations and project procedures. Verify waste containers are authorized IAW RCRA and DOT regulations.

  • Perform material/waste evaluations as necessary to properly identify materials for/as reuse, recyclable or waste. Properly characterize waste as non-Hazardous, Universal or Hazardous IAW KDEP solid waste regulations.

  • Create, update and maintain hazardous and non-hazardous waste profiles for BGCAPP and off-site TSDFs as necessary.

  • Determine proper packaging, marking and labeling requirements for storage, transportation and disposal.

  • Determine analytical testing requirements for waste evaluations as appropriate.

Waste Storage Areas

  • Responsible for hazardous, universal and non-hazardous waste accumulation and storage areas (SAA, permitted and 90 day) in compliance with applicable regulations and BGCAPP permits.

  • Assist in ordering and maintaining and adequate inventory of supplies: containers for hazardous waste, spill kits/supplies, appropriate fire suppression, PPE, eyewash supplies, etc. for waste storage areas.

  • Receive hazardous waste in Storage Areas: ensure proper storage by verifying, completing and maintaining waste evaluation/characterization forms, container storage receiving forms, Waste Inventory Tracking.

  • Perform daily/weekly Waste Storage Inspections IAW project procedures.

Waste Shipping

  • Duties include writing/revising hazardous waste management shipping procedures, desktop instructions, and operator aids

  • Develop and assign DOT shipping descriptions for BGCAPP wastes in compliance with all RCRA, DOT regulations and DOD requirements

  • Ensure wastes are properly packaged, labeled, marked and manifested for transportation IAW 40 & 49 CFR regulations, Army and project requirements.

  • Prepare and or verify accuracy of all hazardous material and waste shipping documents: BGAD Hazardous Waste Turn In Memorandum, DRMS

  • Form 1913 Hazardous Waste Profile Sheet, DD Form 1348-1A Issue, Release/Receipt Document, uniform hazardous waste manifest, Land Disposal Restriction notice, non-hazardous waste manifest, Bills Of Lading etc. Transmit and transfer all associated documents to BGAD Environmental Office for processing as the generator of record.

  • Assist BGCAPP subcontractors with and review of hazardous waste generating activities, evaluation, characterization, profile development and approval, manifesting, disposal and transportation.

Hazardous Materials

  • Assist warehouse and medical with hazardous material shipments, assignment of DOT shipping descriptions, manifesting marking and labeling etc.


  • Assist in drafting scope statement for any hazardous waste subcontract necessary in coordination with the field procurement group, and may serve as a subcontract technical representative for any awarded subcontractor.

  • Assist Waste Manager in coordination with, BPBGJV personnel, ACWA, BGAD, KDEP, EPA and other agencies as req'd, to identify/resolve issues and improve project performance.

  • Direct the actions of Waste Operators in regards to management of waste in waste storage and accumulation areas. Also responsible for directing Waste Operators actions in regards to waste shipment preparation etc.

  • Work closely with the project environmental department and provide support as required on project environmental issues (e.g. review regulations, permit issues, procedures and other documents, providing input as appropriate).

  • Assist in cost control for budget expenditures (material and equipment procurement and waste disposal).

  • Other duties, as assigned


Computer Applications:

Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, Power Point - Intermediate level user


High School graduate


  • Minimum 1 - 3 years of environmental management experience. Examples include large scale construction hazardous waste disposal, performing waste management functions at a permitted TSDF, chemical/petrochemical, refinery waste disposal.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of RCRA waste regulations, hazardous material regulations and other commonly used environmental regulations (e.g., 29 & 40 C.F.R.).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) placard, packaging, and waste transportation regulations (e.g. 49CFR).

  • Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.

  • Self-starter that can develop, implement and follow written procedures/guidelines.


  • 2 or 4 year technical college degree

  • 3 to 5 years experience

  • Experience in handling hazardous waste on a Department of Defense Facility

  • Knowledge of Kentucky hazardous waste regulations (KAR/KRS).

  • Experience working at a chemical demilitarization facility highly preferred.

  • HAZWOPER certified

BGCAPP is subject to the Army Regulations (AR 50-6 Chemical Surety and AR 190-59 Chemical Agent Security Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship and the ability to successfully complete a National Agency Check with Local Credit Check. (NACLC).

BGCAPP is a Drug Free Workplace. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment.

This position may also require use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and personnel must pass a respirator fit test and pulmonary function test.

Lifting/Carrying: Occasionally, up to 50 lbs. Climbing: Occasionally. Bending/Kneeling: Occasionally. Sitting: Infrequent. Walking/Standing: Frequently. Hearing: Able to hear audible alarms. Vision: Able to see/read/understand warning lights/signs.

Ability to obtain and maintain Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) site access is required. Access requirements include completion of a local records check and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check.

BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule including weekends and holidays. Ability to work a flexible schedule may be required.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.