Skills Inc.
  • Auburn North- Quality
  • Auburn, WA, USA
  • Full Time


The Chemical Maintenance Technician will maintain production baths and waste treatment system to ensure the compliance of all industrial and regulatory requirements.


  • Order, receive, handle, store, and inventory all wet and dry chemicals for anodize process.
  • Handles hazardous materials safely - add waste to containers, transfer waste to accumulation bins and label containers.
  • Responds to spills or other dangerous waste emergencies.
  • Inspects dangerous waste accumulation bins, manages chemical manifests and other critical DW records and makes arrangements for off-site waste transport.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.
  • Collect and record data in accordance with applicable instructions and log sheets.
  • Maintains process baths according to procedures and working instructions.
  • Treats regulated wastewater to meet KCIW, DOE, OSHA and other applicable standards.
  • Prepares required reports to all regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for proper packaging, labeling, manifesting and coordination of hazardous waste transportation.
  • Responsible for daily measurements and readings of environmental control equipment to fulfill regulatory agency requirements for reporting.
  • Assesses available hazardous waste treatment and disposal alternatives, and costs involved, to compare economic impact of alternative methods.
  • Participates in developing comprehensive spill prevention programs and reviews facility plans for spill prevention.
  • Participates in developing spill reporting regulations and environmental damage assessment programs.
  • Provides technical assistance in event of hazardous chemical spill and identifies pollutant, determines hazardous impact and recommends corrective action.
  • Travel between facilities to complete assignments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • U.S. Person status required due to export control.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and to take appropriate action
  • Ability to plan and organize work so that it's completed according to work instructions
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Accepting of criticism and ability to deal calmly and effectively with stressful situations.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Person of high integrity and ethical decision making.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, email, and other computer skills.
  • Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and      transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to      problems.


Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, or equivalent work experience.


  • Ability to read and understand documents written in English such as procedures, working instructions, forms, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively with representatives of regulatory agencies.


  • DOT HM-181 Basic Hazmat Certification.
  • OSHA HAZWOPER Certification (40-hour).


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Constant periods of standing.

  • Ability to constantly move around, including reaching with hands and arms, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling. 
  • Frequent ability to lift or move up to 35 pounds. Occasional ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. 
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment. Must be fit to wear a respirator.
  • Frequent exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, caustic chemicals, fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions.
  • Frequent handling of toxic or corrosive chemicals with proper safety equipment and personal protective equipment.
  • Constant exposure to moderate noise level.


Constant (5-8 hrs. /shift)          Frequent (2-5 hrs. /shift)          Occasional (Up to 2 hrs. /shift)


ABOUT SKILLS INC. Skills Inc. is a self-supporting Social Enterprise and is organized as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. We have four lines of business; Aerospace Manufacturing, Aerospace Finishing, Technical Services, and Business Solutions, operating in 4 locations. Skills Inc. employs over 700 people and our social mission is to train, employ and serve persons with disabilities. We accomplish our mission three ways; direct hire, vocational programs and services, and as a resource to the community.



Skills, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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