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Battelle Memorial Institute Hazardous Waste Operations Technician in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Battelle is seeking Hazardous Waste Operations Technician . This position is located in Columbus, OH .


Under general supervision uses ability as a skilled specialist to perform routine and non-routine tasks related to Environment, Safety, & Health activities such as:

On and off-site treatment, storage, packaging, transport and/or disposal of hazardous materials.

Surveillance and documentation of radiological work areas in accordance with radiological control regulations.


  • Maintains inventory and storage of hazardous materials (including radioactive and potentially radioactive substances).

  • Processes hazardous materials which includes receiving, logging, labeling, segregating, classifying, and packaging.

  • Assists in inspections to ensure compliance with the organization's policies, procedures, regulations and standards related to hazardous sites.

  • Responds to emergency situations involving hazardous materials incidents at Battelle office locations.

  • Responds to radiological incidents to ensure employee and environmental safety.

  • Assists with testing and servicing equipment and systems.

  • Performs and documents air, water, solid and surface radioactivity/radiation surveys using instruments designed to detect type and level of activity.

  • Determines usage and maintenance of nuclear containment apparatus.

  • May be required to operate tractors and other heavy machinery after training.


  • Associate degree in a technical field; 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and or experience in a related field.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact recruiting@battelle.org .

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers