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Magna Hazardous Waste Facilities Coordinator in Holland, Michigan

Hazardous Waste Facilities Coordinator

Job Number: 66074

Group: Magna Exteriors


Job Type: Permanent/Regular


Holland, MICHIGAN, US, 49423

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Group Summary

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


The Hazardous Waste Facilities Coordinator reports to the Environmental Health & Safety Manager and can also work under the supervision and direction of the Maintenance Manager. The Hazardous Waste Facilities Coordinator will complete recycling & waste management tasks on a regular basis. This position will primarily provide in-house waste management services through segregating and/or bulking wastes or materials, hazardous & nonhazardous waste container labeling and area container inspection, waste compaction and handling, and limited oil or industrial material spill response, or spill clean-up and disposal activities. This position will also provide general maintenance & facility services, including area & equipment cleaning, equipment and Hi-Lo operation, and general light maintenance. This position will strictly adhere to relevant health and safety, as well as Environmental Regulatory, Magna Corporate, and/or Industrial Standards, as directed to do so through supervision, or documentation including federal, state, or corporate regulations and guidelines.


  • Engages in strenuous physical labor including lifting, pulling and pushing heavy objects including full 55-gallon drums of products and/or wastes.

  • Package hazardous and other regulated shipping containers. Ensure all waste shipments are properly containerized, packaged, and/or labeled.

  • When requested or required to do so: signs waste/recycling shipping papers, bills of lading, and EPA Haz. Waste manifest (provided has obtained DOT Shipper Cert.), in compliance with relevant regulations and/or standards.

  • Performs or assist with limited scope spill response and clean up, and/or limited scope emergency response activities including cleaning up oil leaks or spills, containerizing spill clean-up materials, cleaning oil pits or containers, and decontaminating environmentally contaminated equipment or surfaces.

  • Works in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions, while wearing various levels of personal protective equipment (PPE); gloves, eye protection, aprons, or Tyvek suits.

  • Works in atmospheres and physical locations with the potential for exposure to various chemical and physical agents, some of which may be hazardous to health or the environment.

  • Works in potentially elevated noise level environments.

  • Adheres to all relevant health & safety, environmental, & quality standards, policies & procedures.

  • Performs other duties and tasks as directed.

Desired Skills, Competencies & ABILITIES:

  • Good verbal & written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions well.

  • Knowledge of how to operate motorized equipment and machinery.

  • Ability to climb ladders, scaffolding and get into and out of trucks, and/or equipment.

  • General or basic computer & smart phone skills and proficiency.

  • Exhibit teamwork skills and participate in team activities in a positive manner.

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.

  • Self-motivated – able to work without direct supervision much of the workday.

  • Must be detailed oriented.

  • Must be able to operate a Hilo/Forklift properly and safely.

  • Able to lift 15 pounds frequently, lift up to 40 pounds occasionally, and move and push drum dolly’s up to 500 pounds in weight.

  • A basic understanding of Federal, State or Local Waste laws and regulations, and how they are structured, and their intent.

  • Ability to complete relevant Waste training course work, including: RCRA Hazardous Waste Awareness training, RCRA job specific training, & DOT- Hazmat & Waste Ground Shipper Certification.


  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent education

  • 1 year or more of environmental and/or waste or recycling services experience, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial setting.

  • 1 year or more of work experience in a maintenance, facilities, or construction field.

  • Other education or work experience may be considered.

prefered Licenses/Training/Certifications:

  • DOT Hazardous Materials Shipper certified (if filling out manifests), or ability to obtain Certification.

  • Forklift Trained and Certified, or ability to obtain Certification.

  • Basic or Awareness Level Spill Responder Training – Annual Training focused on Safe Spill Response practices and methods for oils and other known materials.

  • OSHA – HAZWOPER - 24 Hour (or equivalent) Technician Level or OSHA – HAZWOPER – 40 Hour, only if assigned aggressive spill response duties, to include initial or first responder duties to spills or releases of hazardous materials (flammable, corrosive, etc.) and unknown materials or chemicals. These full scope spill response duties are not part of the regular or basic job functions of the Technician but are optional and/or to be determined at the discretion of the Maintenance, Environmental or Health & Safety Manager.

  • Position to lead and or help support the sustainability/energy champion with projects, corporate goals, and other various initiatives