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Environmental Health/Safety Technician II

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Public Safety, Security, & Emergency Services, Full Time

PAY GRADE: 28N

CONTEXT OF THE JOB:

Under the general supervision of the Chemical Hygiene Officer, maintains and performs duties associated with chemical waste related programs at the University to assure compliance with federal, state and local regulations and to achieve the optimal control or reduction of the hazards and exposures which are detrimental to people and / or property. Incumbent routinely interacts with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and regulatory agencies, and functions as an internal consultant to all levels of the University in matters of chemical waste management. Failure to perform tasks satisfactorily can result in liability, property damage, injury or fatality, regulatory noncompliance, and fine, imprisonment or both.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs routine duties associated with the chemical waste disposal program.
  • Performs waste pick-ups, bulks chemicals and lab packs.
  • Works with and provides input on the design and development of database management programs to increase the regulatory compliance and efficiency of the chemical waste management program.
  • Performs waste minimization activities to reduce volume and disposal costs.
  • Assists with other environmental related programs such special solid waste disposal projects, applying for and obtaining required environmental permits, prepares reports for submittal to regulatory agencies, and other environmental and occupational safety and health projects as they arise.
  • Maintains University compliance with federal and state hazardous waste regulations.
  • Maintains upkeep and operation of Materials Management Facility, Colburn Laboratory Waste Storage Facility, the Chemistry Waste Storage Facility, emergency response van, emergency response equipment and emergency response facility.
  • Provides technical information to faculty, staff and students concerning chemical waste related issues.
  • Provides training and information on a variety of chemical waste related subjects.
  • Participates in professional meetings and conferences.
  • Makes recommendations that will help maintain University compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations and codes that will achieve the optimal control or reduction of hazards and exposures as well as maintain budgetary constraints.
  • Follows and maintains existing policies and, as appropriate, makes recommendations for change/improvement to chemical waste related policies, programs, manuals and guidelines.
  • Completes tasks outside of direct responsibilities as needs arise.
  • Assists the Environmental Health and Safety Technician with laboratory ventilation surveys.
  • Provides support to EHS emergency responders.
  • Investigates OEHS emergencies and Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED and five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Bachelors degree in physical science, biological science, environmental health/engineering, occupational safety, or other related field with two years relevant job-related experience preferred.
  • Effective human relations, communication, and computing skills.
  • Experience working in an academic or research and development setting preferred.
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulations and standards such as EPA, NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, BOCA is preferred. Must be able to obtain 40 hour HAZWOPER Certification, IATA and DOT Certification.
  • Certification as a Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) preferred

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a medical examination to wear respiratory protection and work around hazardous materials.
  • Frequently requires the use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and maneuver 55 gallon drums weighing up to 600 pounds with or without accommodations.
  • Must be able to work above and below ground level and work in cramped or confined spaces.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend ladders.
  • Must be able to safely handle chemical containers of varying sizes and shapes without endangering themselves or those working in the vicinity.
  • Must be able to work with and handle shock and friction sensitive, air and water reactive, and explosive compounds and containers.
  • Must have a valid motor vehicle operator license.
  • Access to private reliable means of transportation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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