Industrial Cleaning Technician


The Industrial Cleaning Technician is responsible for the performance of tasks associated with hazardous waste clean-up, site-remediation, equipment decontamination and handling of hazardous materials. Performs labor and helper functions as directed for all services provided by Arrowhead Environmental Services These services include, but are not limited to, hydro blasting, pressure washing, chemical cleaning, vacuum truck operating, tank cleaning, confined space entry and other work assignments. Performs work with a positive attitude and in a professional, safe manner. All Arrowhead Environmental Services personnel have a direct and important role in ensuring that all work is performed in a healthy and safe manner. The health and safety of all personnel, subcontractors and clients is a primary responsibility of all personnel and cannot be delegated. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility shall be considered as part of the of all employees’ performance appraisal.


  • Engage in strenuous physical labor including lifting, pulling and pulling heavy objects.
  • Operates light and heavy equipment including, but not limited to: pumps, vacuum equipment, oil spill boom, generators, bobcats, etc.
  • Performs emergency response activities including, but not limited to chemical and water spills, etiological and biological contamination, tank cleaning, equipment decontamination, etc.
  • Responsible for quick and immediate response when on call, secure coverage for shift and communicate your replacement's name to the coordinator.
  • Adheres to and ensures constant compliance with Health & Safety Compliance and regulations.
  • The ability to wear and properly use a variety of Levels A, B, C & D personal protective Equipment (PPE). This includes respirators, skin, face, hand and foot protection in a multiple number of combinations.
  • Works in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions: including extreme heat and cold while wearing various levels of personal protective equipment.
  • Loads hoses, chemicals and other equipment required for assigned job Assist in the operation of equipment or power tools as directed and in accordance with established company and customer plant safety rules.
  • Operate high pressure water shotguns (up to 40,000 PSI) with back thrust up to 6o pounds of thrust.
  • Handles up to a 6 inch vacuum hose (with up to 6,500 cubic feet of air moving thru the hose per minute, traveling at speeds of up to 160 MPH).
  • Cleans up work area and equipment after work is completed.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe, clean work place, change room, locker area and customer’s plant.
  • Assist in the inspection of equipment, hoses, connections, pumps and general work area prior to starting any job.
  • Reports to work on scheduled time. If unable to show up for assigned work, notifies supervisor no less than two (2) hours in advance of scheduled time.
  • Performs confined space entry.
  • Promotes safety through own actions and work habits. Reports all accidents and near misses, involving self, company vehicles or other job personnel to supervisor immediately.
  • Complies with all applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the company and customer.
  • Inspects company vehicles, equipment and tools before leaving the yard and after returning to the yard.
  • Reports deficiencies to appropriate management personnel. (Pre and post trip inspection reports)
  • At times, must be able to work with little or no supervision.
  • Employee will be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

Works extended (> 8 hrs.) time periods. Note that in emergency response situations these periods can extend beyond 8 hours, up to 12-24 hrs.; Because of the emergency response and operational nature of the position, a continuing condition of employment is that the applicant/candidate acknowledges and agrees to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and on occasion will require work during week-ends and holidays.


  • High School diploma or equivalency. (preferred)
  • Complete confined space entry (CSE) training.
  • Complete 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training.
  • No serious moving violations in past 3 years, i.e., Reckless driving, Driving to endanger, Open alcohol containers, etc.
  • Valid drivers license required as a continuing condition of employment.
  • Understand verbal and written instructions
  • Knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waste codes, manifesting and Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) (preferred).
  • Knowledge of chemicals.

Physical Requirements:

  • Pass a medical and drug test.
  • Physically capable of performing all duties and responsibilities assigned. Specifically, lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in adverse work conditions, varying from very hot to very cold.
  • Able to work in very wet environments as well as very dry environments.
  • Physically capable of standing, shoveling and performing other types of physical work for long periods of time.
  • Capable of working long shifts under adverse conditions (up to 16 hours a day, and up to 14 days in a row).
  • Ability to safely perform work using high pressure water shotguns (up to 40,000 PSI) with back thrust up to 6o pounds of thrust.
  • Ability to safely handle up to a 6 inch vacuum hose (with up to 6,500 cubic feet of air moving thru the hose per minute, traveling at speeds of up to 160 MPH).
  • Medically and physically capable of wearing respirator while performing the above listed work.
  • 100% ability to stay focused on surrounding hazards at all times while performing job requirements in extremely hazardous work environments (i.e. steel mills, power plants, refineries, chemical plants, etc).

Requirements to Advance

  • 90 days of satisfactory service with documented performance evaluation.
  • Will have successfully completed Hazcom, Respirator, PPE, Hearing Conservation, Lockout/Tagout, Fall Protection, Confined Space permit, Housekeeping, Fire Extinguisher, Ladder Safety, Incident Reporting, Job Safety Analysis, Driving and Alcohol Awareness, Defensive Driving, Bloodborne Pathogens, Heat and Cold Stress, and Primary skill testing.
  • Has no more than 1 unexcused absence in the 90 day period.
  • Has no serious safety violation in the 90 day period. (i.e., confined space, horseplay, Lockout/Tagout)
  • Recommended by assigned sponsor and supervisor(s) with a documented performance evaluation.
  • Pass a written proficiency examination demonstrating knowledge for the Laborer position. This exam will be administered at the end of the 90 day period. Failure to satisfactorily pass exam can be grounds for termination.