Location: Luckey, Ohio
Title: Waste Management Specialist
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Portage, Inc., is a technically diverse company providing consulting and project execution services to clients on their environmental, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Since its establishment in Idaho Falls in 1992, Portage has completed over $1.2 billion of projects focused primarily on investigations, remedial/response actions, and removal of radiological, hazardous, and toxic waste for federal, state, tribal, and local governments and private industry clients. Portage is ISO9001 certified and has an active NQA-1 compliant Quality Assurance Program. Portage is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with satellite offices throughout the country. On January 20, 2017, Portage, Inc., was acquired by North Wind Group.


  • The Waste Management Specialist will support the Waste Manager in the overall management of wastes generated at the Luckey site, including waste characterization, waste packaging, and activities in support of waste shipping/disposal.


  • Assist the waste manager in completion of curie calculations and analytical data to determine DOT classification of the material in accordance with 49 CFR 173.2a.
  • Support waste manager in disposing of waste generated by the on-site laboratory.
  • Support waste manager in transportation and disposal efforts to the identified landfills.
  • Assist the team in receiving waste packaging on-site, performing inbound inspections, staging containers to be loaded/containers that are loaded.
  • Coordinating with the motor carrier to receive trucks on-site, stage trucks for loading, etc.
  • Provide shipping papers signed by the client to the drivers and obtain their signature.
  • Maintain the waste tracking field log.
  • Establish RCRA 90-day storage areas as required in accordance with site policies/procedures.
  • Label containers with non-hazardous waste or hazardous waste labels as required.
  • Prepare shipment documentation as needed.
  • Compile waste management reports and submittals as directed by the Waste Manager.

Accountability and Authority:

  • Accountable and reports to the project Waste Manager.

Education and Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ of equivalent work experience, OR
  • A combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position’s duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal, state, and local legislation, regulatory frameworks, and policy, and experience applying it to achieve practical outcomes
  • Possess or have the ability to acquire Advanced Mixed Waste Shipper Certification
  • Ability to perform basic mathematics.
  • Experience working in a quality-oriented environment requiring a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a team environment with a strong safety culture.
  • Knowledge of transportation and disposal of LLW, MLLW, and hazardous materials/waste.
  • Ability to work within established policies and procedures.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.


  • Proficiency in computer use; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented.
  • Ability to keep all business and operations information confidential.
  • Desire and ability to be a team player.
  • RCRA Generator Training
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, squat, climb and talk or hear. The employee is often required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds as required.


  • The work is conducted both indoors and outdoors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to extreme weather conditions (heat and cold) while outdoors. The noise level in the work environment is normally mild to moderate. The employee will be exposed to moving mechanical equipment, machinery, and vehicles carrying waste/hazmat material. The employee must be able to stand for long periods and walk across uneven terrain.

    North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

    North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

    Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.