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Environmental Field Operator / Driver

Rockford, Illinois


As a member of our elite team of drivers, you will feel like you’re a part of something bigger than yourself. Our team works together towards a common goal – cleaning up our communities while making our customer service the best in the industry. Do you have a Class A or B CDL? Does driving a local route every day sound great? If the answer is yes, then you’re who we’re looking for.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Class A or B CDL
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  • Safety Minded
  • Good Driver
  • Team Player
  • Problem Solver
  • Detail Oriented
  • Customer-Focused


  • Compensation

    Competitive Wages
    Paid Vacation Time
    Wage Increases
    401(k) with Company Match

  • Healthcare

    Medical RX

  • Perks

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Emergency Travel Assistance
    Prepaid Legal Plan
    Scholarship Program for Kids
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Employee Relief Fund

  • Insurance

    Short-term Disability
    Long-term Disability

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Environmental Field Operator / Driver

Rockford, Illinois

Job Title

Environmental Field Operator / Driver

Primary Location

Rockford, Illinois

Employee Type


Job Description

Waste Connections is not only the best waste services company in North America, it is also an amazing place to realize your potential, make decisions, have your voice heard, and partner with extremely hard working and passionate people!We seek servant leaders, mentors, top performers, and fun people. At Waste Connections, we value each individual’s unique background, experience, and passion to make us a great place to work.

Our people mean everything to us.

• CULTURE: It’s a Great place to work! We work in an environment where empowered, self-directed all-stars know what they do is important.

INTEGRITY: Our definition is “saying what you will do and then doing it!” We keep our promises to our customers and our employees.

Rock River Environmental Solutions, a subsidiary of Waste Connections, (RRES) is a full-service environmental waste contractor specializing in waste management and onsite industrial cleaning services.  RRES currently has an opening for an Environmental Field Operator / Driver to work in our special waste division.  This is a full-time, hourly paid position.

RRES is looking for Field Specialists / Driver to join our team in Rockford, IL. with at least 2 years experience in the industrial/environmental field who have an interest in the environmental industry.  The ability to travel within the Tri-State Area (IL, WI & IA) is required.


  • Load & unload, manifest and transport special waste (i.e. non-haz liquid waste) to third party entities (60-100% of the workweek).
  • Provide general labor on industrial cleaning projects, decontamination projects, and occasional confined-space work (0-40% of the workweek).
  • Operating vacuum trucks (semi-vac tanker or super-sucker) and hauling to third party entities, or loading liquid waste / sludge into vacuum boxes;
  • Operating semi-van trailers and loading with special waste in drums, totes or on skids;
  • Complete paperwork (i.e. waste profiles, job summary forms, daily vehicle inspections, manifests & bills-of-lading) to satisfy the DOT & EPA regulatory requirements


  • Class A CDL w/ Hazmat and Tanker endorsements
  • Successful completion of OSHA / DOT physical examination including pre-employment drug screen;
  • Valid Drivers License


  • Experience on industrial cleaning projects involving pressure washing and / or water blasting and at least 1 year experience operating and driving vacuum trucks is desirable.
  • Tanker endorsement (preferred) OR ability/desire to obtain;
  • DOT Hazmat endorsement (preferred) OR ability / desire to obtain;
  • OSHA Confined Space Training certified OR ability/desire to obtain;
  • Current  HAZWOPER / 40-hour OSHA Certification (or ability to obtain)
  • Basic knowledge of shipping HazMat, EPA / DOT regulated waste, or non-haz special waste using Uniform Manifests


  • Performance-based career growth potential
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance plans
  • Income Protection Plans (Life Insurance, Short Term/Long Term Disability)
  • 401(k) with a generous company match
  • Flexible Spending Account 

Apply today and Connect with Your Future

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans) 

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