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BGI cleaning Sac Fuel Tanks

Black Gold Industries, tank cleaning

Vacuum Truck 211

This is Vac Truck 211. He’s a sagittarius and his favorite color is blue. He likes pumping grease traps and oil/water separators.

DRUMS from Antartica!!!!! and the yard

 

 

 

Tank Cleaning at LAX

LAX BGI Tank Cleaning

Pesky Neighbors

Our team at Vandenberg AFB had a close encounter with an uninvited neighbor last Friday, a rattlesnake!

He was sleeping underneath a planter that needed to be moved, and got stepped on courtesy of size 10 boot (steel-toed, of course) worn by Mike Edwards.

After Mike stopped dancing, he called up base Fish & Wildlife, who promptly arrived and relocated the not so little guy (6-8 rattles) on the far side of the base.

It’s a bit chilly for snakes these days but just a reminder to watch where you step!

 

BGI, Black Gold Industries, Vandenberg AFB, Environmental Serivces, Hazardous Wa

BGI, Black Gold Industries, Vandenberg AFB, Environmental Serivces, Hazardous Wa

 

 

BGI, Black Gold Industries, Vandenberg AFB, Environmental Serivces, Hazardous Wa

New Rigs for the New Year

bgi, black gold industries, environmental services

 

 

bgi, black gold industries, environmental services

Jean-Claude Van Damme not included

 

Old School BGI — Black Gold’s yard truck in action

Old School BGI - the yard truck

The Aspen at Yerba Buena Island

USCGC Aspen - the Buoy Cleaner -- more info there ---->http://www.uscg.mil/d11/cgcAspen/

Buoys CGC Aspen

Very big buoys, cleaned by the crew of the USCGC Aspen, out of Sector San Francisco, aka Yerba Buena Island

Keswick Dam Sump Cleaning

BGI (Black Gold Industries) won the sump cleaning contract at Keswick Dam, located just outside of Redding, CA.

The sump was located about 100 feet down. To give you an idea of the distance, in the second photo below, where there is the gurgling of water on the bottom left side of the dam…..that’s where our guys were working.

Not a job for the claustrophobic.

Keswick Dam Black Gold Industries Sump Cleaning

Keswick Dam Black Gold Industries Sump Cleaning

 

Keswick Dam Black Gold Industries Sump Cleaning

Keswick Dam Black Gold Industries Sump Cleaning

YBI and the Bay Bridge

Delivery at Yerba Buena Island - BGI manages all the Coast Guard hazardous waste in California

Delivery at Yerba Buena Island - BGI manages all the Coast Guard hazardous waste in California (and that's the old Bay Bridge in the background).

Somewhere in Northern California

Lumberjacks Restaurant

 

 

 

Lumberjacks restaurant

Only the best eateries when BGI is on the road.
Black Gold Industries manages hazardous waste in all of California – from National City to Crescent City. We venture to Arizona and Nevada as well.

 

Bodega Bay

BGI services Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay, with one eye in the sky looking for birds.

BGI services Coast Guard Station odega Bay, with one eye in the sky looking for birds.

And on the way out to Bodega Bay, we always stop here in Valley Ford for a little bit of beef jerky, fresh made every day

And on the way out to Bodega Bay, we always stop here in Valley Ford for a little bit of beef jerky, fresh made every day

 

Way more style than a Smart Car

 

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BGI IS HIRING NOW!!!!

BGI Environmental Technician Position Opening

 

POSITION AVAILABLE

Immediate  for an ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN at various military installations in the Sacramento/Reno area.   Pay for this position is determined by the area contract regulating wage determination.

Description
The Environmental Technician is responsible for the performance of tasks associated with hazardous waste field operations, hazardous waste identification, hazardous waste classification and segregation, DOT packaging, waste profiling, manifesting and shipment. ​ Emergency Response and spill clean-up activities.  Work setting may be as part of a team or independently with little or no supervision.​

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times.​
• Engage in moderate to strenuous physical labor including lifting, pulling and pushing heavy objects.​
• Performs emergency response activities including, but not limited to chemical and water spills,  tank cleaning, equipment decontamination, etc.​
• Handles various hand tools and powered (pneumatic and electrical, hydraulic) industrial tools, including pressure washers and saws.

• Adheres to and ensures constant compliance with Health & Safety Compliance and regulations.
• The ability to wear and properly use a variety of Levels , B, C & D personal protective Equipment (PPE). This includes respirators, skin, face, hand and foot protection in a multiple number of combinations.
• Works in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions: including extreme heat and cold while wearing various levels of personal protective equipment.
• Works in atmospheres and locations with the potential for exposure to various chemical and physical agents, some of which may be hazardous, toxic or corrosive.
• Works in potentially elevated noise levels, confined spaces, including lifting in areas of low clearance.
• Assists in field sampling activities and calibration of meters.
• Climbs ladders, scaffolding and into and out of trucks, tanks, and various other containers.
• Performs other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time by management and will be required by the needs of the Black Gold Industries business.

·         Must have or obtain site specific fork truck operator license

·         Additional experience completing waste profile sheets, Field Lab packing, labeling, marking, handling and properly storing containers on DOD and Government Facilities, Commercial Driver’s License with Hazmat Endorsement  is a plus.

EDUCATION/​CERTIFICATIONS
• High School diploma or equivalency.​
• 40 Hour OSHA Hazwoper Training.​
• Clean Driving record and valid drivers license required as a continuing condition of employment.​
• PC skills; attention to detail

• Knowledge of RCRA requirements/​regulations. Knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.​ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waste codes, manifesting and Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) (preferred),  Knowledge of chemicals.​
• Able to travel, some overnight travel may be required.
• Able to take and comply with directions​ and ability to multi-task
Must pass DOD Background check for Federal Facilities Security Access.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Position involves strenuous physical exertion.​
• Requires standing, lifting up to 50lbs.​
• Requires pulling/​pushing, carrying, grasping, reaching, crawling, stooping and crouching in confined spaces; Requires walking, climbing, speaking, listening, color determination and clarity of vision at 2 feet or more (with or without lenses); Requires sitting.​
• Requires the ability to properly wear and use personal respirator equipment and other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) including levels B,C,D & E, PPE suits which can elevate body temperature substantially during strenuous exertion.

 

BGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

To apply for this position, please send a resume or questions to cmacinnes@bgi1.com

You can also download BGI’s Employment Application if you follow this link here.

Weird stuff we see

black gold industries, bgi, travis afb, grease traps, oil water Not sure if this a plane with extra storage….or a hangar with wings.

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Happy Halloween

Just a normal day at BGI, except that Bob dressed up.

Early morning at the Golden Gate Bridge

View from Motor Lifeboat Station Golden GateView from Motor Lifeboat Station Golden Gate, Black Gold Industries (BGI) picks up Hazardous Waste at this location.

Yerba Buena Island – Buoy Tender Aspen

BGI is a regular visitor to YBI, here are some of the buoys (they’re about 18ft tall) and the CGC Aspen.

Good morning from 811

BGI  services the OWS tanks at Travis AFB

Air Reserve Guard

Air Reserve Guard Station, Stockton

USCG Station Samoa

Coast Guard Station Samoa - Humbodt Bay Black Gold IndustriesCoast Guard Station Samoa is at the mouth of Humboldt Bay. BGI is up here every 6 months picking up hazardous waste.

Alcatraz

Black Gold Industries (BGI) has a team in Northern California based on Coast Guard Island, Alameda.
As well as another team located in Dixon, about an hour and a half from San Francisco.

Travis AFB oil/water separator

BGI services the OWS and grease trap systems on a weekly basis at Travis AFB

Bob K gettin’ er done

Bob K cleaning a methylene chloride tank at Fresno Army National Guard

High Noon

 

A high of 102˚F today in Fairfield and 109˚ in Dixon!!