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Gain Experience Across Different Areas of Our Business

The objective and purpose of the Leadership Development Program is to recruit, train, and develop high-potential college graduates to create a pipeline of talent for Heritage as well as provide each participant with the ability to accelerate their career growth and help determine their ideal fit within the organization. Each of these programs consists of three 9 – 12 month rotational assignments over the course of two to three years. These rotations are focused on offering participants a variety of assignments while providing the exposure and hands-on training necessary to advance and add value throughout their career.

Leadership Development Program employees will also:

  • receive one week of training in leadership and business skills as they complete each of their three rotations.
  • work on both functional specific and cross-functional projects with a team of Leadership Development Program participants that will expose them to current Heritage business issues while partnering with high level managers and executives

Ideal candidates for any of our entry level Leadership Development Programs will possess the following capabilities:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to Learn
  • Customer Focus
  • Networking Skills
  • Ability to Analyze
  • Initiative, Organizing & Quality Oriented
  • Results Oriented

Potential Tracks

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Throughout the course of this track, you will relocate to three Heritage Environmental Services facilities in the U.S. These locations will be determined by leadership to ensure the most appropriate experience during your program duration. The locations include, but are not limited to, Indianapolis, IN, Kansas City, MO, East Liverpool, OH, Benton, AR, Albany, NY, Lemont, IL, and Louisville, KY.

You will learn about each facility’s capabilities and gain valuable experience into our business. For the most well-rounded experience, you will spend time at our service centers and plants, learning from our excellent employees in roles such as plant engineers/scientists and technical/area managers.

At the service centers, you will learn about our technical services offerings supported by traveling teams of chemists that visit our industrial customers each day to pack chemicals for Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant transport and provide environmental assistance (such as RCRA inspections and waste consolidations/profiling). You will also learn from our logistics managers who coordinate the shipments of waste coming in and out of our facilities. In addition, you will learn from our project managers and upper-level management about how our work impacts the economic drivers of our business.

Finally, at our plant facilities, you will learn more about how we accept and process waste. Depending upon your degree, you may work alongside our engineers to assist on capital projects to upgrade existing or install new plant processes. You will also be provided with training in multiple areas within the plant, such as the lab, maintenance, control room, container, bulk storage, and much more!


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In the finance and accounting program track, you will be immersed in three different roles where you will be able to provide valuable support to the business while gaining well-rounded experience in corporate finance, accounting, and transactional business fundamentals.

The rotations are designed to provide an opportunity for you to have direct responsibility and on-the-job experience in financial analysis, business partnership, internal controls, risk management, transactional accounting/financial reporting, and ad-hoc projects/analyses to provide insights to the business. Throughout the program, you’ll have dedicated rotation managers and mentors who will provide an unmatched level of technical and leadership development with the goal of setting you up for early career success!