Essential Functions: Coordinate and participate in the collection, transportation, recycling and disposal of hazardous waste to ensure compliance with government regulations, laws and University health and safety standards. Utilize knowledge of hazardous waste and government regulations relating to its disposal. Oversee collection and transportation of hazardous materials e.g. solid, liquid, chemical and biological wastes from University hospitals, industry and neighborhood clean-ups.
Develop and implement emergency response procedures for disposal of hazardous materials and handling chemical and biological spills or contamination. Repackage, neutralize, or otherwise render hazardous waste appropriate for disposal. Organize emergency response team as needed.
Perform laboratory analysis on chemical wasted in accordance with State and federal regulatory agencies to identify and verify hazard classes or regulated substances. Prepare various activity and statistical reports.
Conduct surveys of University laboratories using chemical and biological materials to ensure compliance with safety regulations and accuracy of safety equipment and instruments. Design and develop standard operation procedures for laboratory personnel. Develop and deliver training on a wide range of laboratory health and safety programs.
Develop new programs for and contractual relationships with campus organizations and provide advice and consultation to all industrial or environmental organizations. Monitor hazardous waste budget expenditures.
Hire, train, supervise, evaluate and recommend termination of subordinate technical and temporary staff. Coordinate and participate in training of new University employees and students on safety and proper procedures for handling and disposing of chemicals and other hazardous waste to ensure safety and compliance with State and federal regulations.
Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry or environmental health sciences or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Reasonable knowledge of and experience in the safe handling of chemical, biological and radioactive and materials.
Considerable knowledge of federal, State and institutional health safety regulations relative to the use and disposal of hazardous materials.
Reasonable experience in the disposal of hazardous waste.
Ability to perform standard chemical analysis and tests.
Possession and maintenance of a valid vehicle operator's license.
Previous scheduling and supervisory experience preferred.
Typically, incumbents have held lower level technical positions such as Health Physics Assistant or Technician.
Internal Number: 76_206484
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.