Hazardous Materials Removal Workers:

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $43,570.00
Average Time to Fill 59 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,449
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 17.81 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Pour materials into or on designated areas
Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Decontaminate equipment or sites to remove hazardous or toxic substances
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection
Stack containers, materials, or products
Place radioactive waste in disposal containers

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Operate crane in construction, manufacturing, or repair setting
Recover underwater material or objects
Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment
Drive automobile, van, or light truck

Handling and Moving Objects

Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Don/Doff security, law enforcement, or protective services related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Package goods for shipment or storage

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Project Management
Commercial Driver's License
Supervisory Skills
Hazardous Materials Certification

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