Chemists

Clean Harbors Chemical Packing Services provide technical expertise and extensive resources to handle laboratory chemicals, highly hazardous and reactive chemicals, radioactive materials, cylinders and compressed gases. Clean Harbors CleanPack® Chemists are experts in chemical recognition, categorization and packaging. They perform lab packing for schools, hospitals, research laboratories, as well as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries.

Why work for Clean Harbors? Our CleanPack® Chemists tell us that they stay with Clean Harbors for the long haul because:

  • We care about your safety.
  • We take our employees safety as our No. 1 priority whether they are at work, at home or in transit. Either if you are mandated to work at a college or university, pharmaceutical company, manufacturing form or any other location, you will be given the training on the regulations associated with the transportation and disposal of hazardous waste. Learn more about our Commitment to Safety.

  • We are a strong and diverse team.
  • Today, Clean Harbors is a diverse team that provides its customers unparalleled industry experience and leadership. Many of our management team members started their careers as a CleanPack® Chemist and today they hold several executive and senior leadership positions.

  • We provide industry-leading training.
  • Clean Harbors provides our employees with top of the line training. As a Field Chemist, you can expect to receive different types of training throughout your career including: safety training, regulatory compliance training, transportation training, job skills training to increase competency skills, and supervisor/leadership development training.

  • We establish career goals.
  • At Clean Harbors we will define together your career goals and objectives. Whether it is a career in operations, sales, environmental compliance, safety or other business departments, we can help you find the right career path for you.

  • We have a field-based work environment.
  • If you do not wish to have a desk or laboratory job, this would be the perfect role for you. As a CleanPack® Chemist, you will visit our customer’s locations and perform a wide range of tasks associated with transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.

  • We take pride in taking care of our customers.
  • Customer satisfaction is a core value at Clean Harbors. Our Chemists are the front line to assure that we meet and exceed our customer’s expectations every single time. Not only do they take exceptional care of their customers but they also go above and beyond making them feel like they are family.

A day in the life

meet some of our team

Stephen Dean

Winch Deck Trailer Operator

Clairmont, AB

Been with the Company since people.stephen.yearJoined

“Clean Harbors is truly a great company to work for. I have learned many things, such as safety—it's not just at the workplace, it's at home, too. I have had many opportunities to learn new things about Clean Harbors and what they offer as a company. I plan to spend many more years with this great company.” Learn more about Stephen...

How did you become a Winch Deck Trailer Operator?

“I have spent 11 years in the oil patch—lots of learning and training.”

What do you enjoy about your work? What is your biggest challenge?

“Every day is a new challenge. My biggest challenge is to be safe every day.”

John F. Pehowic

Oil Sales & Service Rep (OSSR)

Chandler, AZ

Been with the Company since people.john.yearJoined

“US Air Force, Administrator... this is where it all began for me. Developing a strong work ethic and passion for doing the best I can for everything I did.” Learn more about John..

How did you get to be a professional driver?

“Obtained my CDL over 20 years ago. Tried many different driver positions until I found my first tanker job. I was hauling cooking oil and tequila for a regional food grade company in the Midwest. When we moved to Oregon in 1998, I landed a job with a small 'mom and pop' environmental business. I started as a driver but moved up through dispatch/office administrator and, eventually, Plant Operations Manager.”

Why did you decide to join Clean Harbors?

“I was out of the environmental business for seven years. My wife and I were looking to make a move and Phoenix was the target. I applied at Clean Harbors (Safety-Kleen) and was offered a job with open arms. My passion for recycling and saving the environment is important to me, my kids and their kids.”

Larry Pope

Driver, National Transportation (Van Driver)

Braintree, MA

Been with the Company since people.larry.yearJoined

“I feel that you should always strive to keep growing in your job, every day life, and give back to those who are new on the job. Be a mentor. Everyone has his or her ‘first’ day. Helping them to adjust and grow is a good thing to do for them and yourself.” Learn more about Larry...

Why did you decide to join Clean Harbors?

“It was a new experience for me in the hazmat field.”

What does a typical day look like for you?

“I get up early and do all inspections for my truck, then tag and load it. Then I plan my trip to the Clean Harbors plant that I'm going to.”