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Chief Operations Officer – Hazardous Waste

Waste & Recycling

George Thomas are working in close partnership with one of the leading Hazardous Waste companies globally.


We are presently recruiting for a Chief Operations Officer for a leading Hazardous Waste business based in the USA.


The client has a well-established reputation within the sector and are looking to further strengthen their stance in the sector.


Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Full responsibility for multiple sites and transportation throughout the USA.
  • P&L responsibility.
  • Oversight for all Operations throughout the USA.
  • Services are mainly: Heavy Industrial Jetting, Spill Response, Chemical Disposal, Tank Cleaning, Gully Cleaning amongst other Industrial Services.
  • Technical and operational oversight for a sizable headcount both indirect/direct reports.
  • Reporting directly to the CEO for the USA.


To be considered for the role you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must live in USA and willing to travel.
  • Must have strong background within the Hazardous Waste / Industrial Services / Wet Waste / Cleaning / Related sector.
  • A technical degree is preferred but not essential.
  • It is crucial that the applicant must have a sound operational understanding, having managed KPI’s.
  • Strong leadership, influencing, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
  • Must be a solid problem solver, being able to react quickly to resolve issues to a good standard.
  • Relevant computer systems proficiency in a manufacturing environment as well as with standard desktop computer software applications
  • Experience utilizing maintenance/reliability strategies and related metrics.

This is a C-Level position, therefore offers a compensation package to match with excellent benefits.

Job Reference: OP20COOHZMWUS1