| || 10162BR |
| || Hazardous Materials Technician |
| || TBD |
| || Environment Health & Safety |
| || 1 |
| || Lawrence |
| || 1.0 |
| || Regular |
| || Nonexempt |
| || U-Unclassified Professional Staff |
| || 8-5, M-F |
| || Public Safety-KUL |
| || This individual will report to the Hazardous Materials Supervisor in HMEP program of the KU Department of Environment, Health & Safety (KU-EHS). This position has the primary responsibility of providing assistance to the Hazardous Materials Supervisor in carrying out the day to day KU-EHS hazardous materials/waste disposal program activities. This position may also provide assistance to other EHS staff/programs on an as needed basis per the direction of the Hazardous Materials Supervisor. Specific duties are outlined in detail below:|
| || 80% - Perform activities associated with the University's surplus chemical and hazardous materials waste management program, which include:|
A) Collect and remove surplus chemicals and/or hazardous materials waste from campus facilities and return to EHS facilities for further processing.
B) Sorting and redistribution of surplus hazardous materials as appropriate.
C) Identification and characterization of solid waste, used hazardous materials, and hazardous waste.
D) Handling, labeling, packaging for disposal, and transporting identified hazardous materials waste to the KU-EHS Hazardous Materials Waste Accumulation Facility.
E) Interact with personnel from contracted off-site hazardous waste disposal firm while they are on-site.
F) Perform weekly hazardous waste inspections of the EHS accumulation facilities.
G) Assist in maintaining, evaluating, improving, and recommending new procedures for the minimization and management of hazardous materials/waste generated by the University.
H) Answer questions from and aid in the training of faculty, staff, and students concerning the surplus chemical and hazardous materials waste management program. Provide informal instruction and guidance to campus personnel so they may properly dispose of hazardous materials. This includes:
10% - Perform activities associated with maintaining the HMEP vehicles and spaces (EHS central HWAF, EHS Annex, SBC waste room, LSRL waste room, other EHS waste rooms) in good condition and working order, which include:
- Standard operating procedures and on-the-job tasks for EHS personnel.
- Hazardous Materials/Waste Management manual procedures for all campus personnel.
- Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous materials shipping requirements for all campus personnel.
- Assist with documentation and record-keeping of surplus chemical and hazardous materials waste activities.
A) Keeping areas free of clutter, floors free of debris and dirt (removing stains and evidence of spills when possible), surfaces and equipment free of dust and debris,
B) Emptying trash and recycling bins.
C) Refueling vehicles as needed (kept at least half-full) and keeping them clean as needed.
5% - Participate as a member of the EHS HazMat Response Team.
A) May periodically be required to fulfill the role of "24 hour EHS On-Call Emergency Responder". This requires being responsible for the EHS emergency pager after hours and over weekends on a periodic basis. Will respond to emergency assistance pages/requests, assess the situation, implement the appropriate corrective action or contact other EHS staff for assistance.
B) Respond to hazardous materials releases, as called upon, and provide assistance with spill control/cleanup within personal capabilities and limitations of protective equipment available.
C) Assist the Hazardous Materials Supervisor and HMEP Programs Manager and in maintaining appropriate spill response control/cleanup equipment and materials.
5% - Perform other EHS duties as appropriate and assigned.
| || 1. Bachelor's Degree in a science, engineering, or related field; or four (4) years of relevant work experience. |
2. Valid driver's license.
3. Experience with Microsoft Operating Systems and Microsoft Office or other standard office software as evidenced by application materials.
4. Excellent communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
5. Ability to handle filled hazardous materials containers as demonstrated by past experience, certifications and/or training.
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT/EMPLOYMENT:
Chosen applicant must successfully complete the requirements below within the time frames specified as a condition of initial appointment/continued employment. Failure to do so will be cause for termination:
Position re-appointment each fiscal year subject to successful performance evaluation and funding.
- Successfully complete a baseline medical evaluation/examination within 90 days of initial employment, if applicable.
- Successfully complete OSHA/EPA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training within 180 days of initial employment.
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- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or Safety.
- Previous work experience involving RCRA Compliance, hazardous materials/waste disposal, safety and emergency response.
- Previous work experience in a university environment.
- Familiarity with applicable Federal and State Regulations.
| || Complete on-line application at employment.ku.edu/staff/XXXBR. Please include a cover letter and resume addressing how you meet the required and/or preferred qualifications, and the names and contact information to three professional references. First review of applications begins 10/20/2017. Applications will be accepted through 11/01/2017 or until position is filled. |
| || Kathy Stiers, 785-864-4089, firstname.lastname@example.org|
| || Starting at 37,000 |
| || 20-Oct-2017 |
| || The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses). |