Job # 1001588, Field Services Technician

Title: Field Services Technician
Location: Onoway, Alberta
Expires on: 8/19/2017
Reports to: Manager of Field & Technical Services

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The Position

The Field Services Technician (FT) position with GFL Liquid West is responsible for providing on-site services and technical assistance for all aspects of hazardous waste management.  The role is to respond to customer telephone or electronic enquiries, assist sales with inventory and on site classification of special waste, record and schedule waste projects and subsequent shipments into various disposal facilities, provide support in relation to invoicing questions MSDS acquisition/review, completion of safety paperwork & TDG documentation and waste classification & labelling.  Because this position provides a critical role in achieving our customer satisfaction targets (both internal and external), this position establishes the public impression of GFL and becomes a reflection of who we are and what we stand for.


  • Actively participate and contribute to GFL’s Safety Program

  • Communicate all safety concerns immediately to Supervisors

  • Attend Safety Meetings

  • Complete and submit Daily Toolboxes, FLHA’s and Near Misses/Haz ID’s

  • Select and Utilize appropriate PPE for the task at hand

  • Sample / test waste to determine transport, packaging, and / or disposal requirements

  • Ensure waste is classified and disposed of in accordance with regulatory bodies

  • Complete appropriate manifest / TDG paperwork to accompany the waste pick up

  • Evaluate customer needs and communicate back to the Sales or Technical team

  • Respond to and contribute to all Incident Response work

  • Provide facility support and process work when required

  • Operate small equipment such as, skid steer, forklift, man lift, transfer pumps etc.

  • Supervision of project work ensuring all activities adhere to GFL’s safety program

  • Conduct field work in remote project locations on an as needed basis


  • Education, post-secondary, in environmental sciences, chemistry, biology or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a related field

  • Must be willing and able to work through difficult weather conditions and challenging work site environments

  • Must be willing and able to work flexible shifts, long hours, weekends and travel away from home as business demands

  • Regulatory and technical knowledge with respect to the Hazardous Waste Management Industry is a definite asset

  • Ability to perform physical tasks including shoveling, lifting, moving containers and other heavy materials

  • Good computer skills including effective use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Windows
  • Fit for work every day including being clean shaven
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, problem solving, time management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with a strong work ethic and proven track record for success
  • Reliable team player that is supportive of co-workers
  • Ability to work at heights or in confined spaces
  • Additional training and experience such as First Aid / CPR, H2S Alive, Fall Protection awareness, NORM Awareness would be an asset


GFL Environmental is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  


If you would like to learn more about this position, please email your questions to GFL Human Resources.


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