Take Your Next Step at Elk Environmental

Ready to join a company that values you, gives you room for advancement, and has a tangible impact on the environment and local businesses? Explore current openings at Elk Environmental.

Available Job Openings

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Environmental Compliance & Approvals Specialist – Wysox, PA
  • Senior Lab Pack Chemist – Reading, PA

Please send your resume and cover letter to Tonia Carlile at tcarlile@esreading.com.

Enhance your college career with an Elk internship!

Elk Environmental Services, a division of Empire Group in Reading, PA, is looking for a few students to participate in their summer internship program. Students will gain hands-on experience and make valuable connections in the environmental services field. It runs for the course of summer break Monday through Friday 8 AM – 5 PM with potential for overtime. The pay rate is $12-$15 an hour.


  • Current student or 2024 graduate looking for an excellent internship opportunity.
  • Student should be looking to pursue a career in environmental services or chemistry.
  • Must be able to commute to our Reading, PA office daily for the duration of the summer internship; this position is not remote.

Job Tasks:

  • Ensure that Health and Safety is number one priority by complying with all safe work practices, policies, and processes and always acting in a safe manner.
  • Directly interfaces with clients to ensure customer satisfaction by understanding each customer’s specific disposal and packaging requirements.
  • Administrative tasks and paperwork as it relates to transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes (packing lists, waste characterization forms, land disposal restriction forms, manifests, etc.).
  • Research customer inventory: profile and characterize hazardous and non-hazardous waste according to RCRA and DOT regulations and obtain MSDSs and samples as necessary to facilitate appropriate disposal approval.
  • Coordinate with outside laboratories for sample analysis.
  • Prepare manifests and supporting documents for waste transportation and disposal in accordance with RCRA, State, and DOT regulations.
  • Maintain database to track disposal information including customer, generator, job number, type and amount of waste, disposal facility, manifest number, ID number, and approval number.
  • Provide technical assistance and pricing to Sales staff and customers as necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating truck scheduling for pick-ups and deliveries with Sales, Dispatch, and Field Services.
  • Maintain stock of manifests, labels, DOT boxes, and any other supplies necessary for the disposal process.
  • Be able to do “field” work up to 20% of the time. Characterize, segregate, pack, label, and prepare waste drums for pick up and transportation from customer locations.
  • Maintain database to track disposal information including customer, generator, job number, type and amount of waste, disposal facility, manifest number, ID number, approval number, and delivery dates.
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks required by the Technical Manager.

Please send your resume and cover letter to
Tonia Carlile at tcarlile@esreading.com.

Why Join Elk Environmental?



Excellent Health, Vision and Dental with low deductibles. Plus 401K, paid vacation and paid holidays.


Sign On Bonus

$1,000 sign on bonus for all current positions!


CDL Sign On Bonus

$2,500 sign on bonus! Home every every night. Overtime available!


Paid Training

Paid CDL training (Class A) and paid endorsements.

What It’s Like Working at
Elk Environmental?

The work culture at Elk can be described as challenging and engaging. Every project is different, and regulations are always evolving so there is always something new to learn and accomplish. Our work requires the entire team to work together, while also providing the experience necessary to develop your own individual career.

High Praise for Our Team

“Another job well done! Always professional, courteous, and thorough. To Russ Mountjoy and the team at Elk Environmental… thank you for all you do!!!”​

Franchesca T.

“[Jamie Caron] kept the information/material fresh and gave great real-world scenarios from his experience. Overall, a great training!”

Jarrod M.

“Your team is worth every single penny!”

Todd B.

Affiliated Companies with The Empire Group

Get Expert Help with Your Environmental Needs

Reach out to Elk Environmental to discuss your environmental waste remediation, transportation, and disposal needs. Our team will discuss your options, answer any questions, and give you a quote for your project.