Affirmative Action No.:: 16P069
Department:: Environmental Health & Safety
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: $43,000
Assist with EHS metrics, performance indicators, policies, and procedures. Ensure compliance with university procedures as related to local, state, and federal regulations, guidelines, policies, and standards.
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, microbiology, chemistry, environmental health and safety, or other related discipline and one year experience in the field of laboratory safety, hazardous material management.
Advanced degree in biological sciences, microbiology, chemistry, environmental health and safety or other related discipline.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, email/internet, and other software programs.
Formal courses, documented training, and/or experience in industrial hygiene and safety desired.
Previous experience in developing, implementing, or directing compliance programs in laboratory safety or hazardous materials management.
Be able to respond to the campus in less than 40 minutes for emergencies.
Experience performing audits, documenting results, and recommending corrective actions. Experience in laboratory environments.
Must be able to work independently.
Work collaboratively as a team member.
Plan decisions and practice good judgment.
Build excellent working relationship to attain goals. Creative approach to problem solving.
Strong analytical skills and ability to disseminate, interpret, and communicate data. Ability to be innovative and flexible.
Proven philosophy to service and diversity. Acute attention to detail.
Ability to multitask, organize multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
Skills in the application of department rules and regulations.
Understand the requirements of benchmarking and it applications in comparing best practices.
Ability to work in a high stress environment with conflicting deadlines and demanding customers.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
75% Perform assessments and audits (facilities, labs, new buildings, etc.). Perform industrial hygiene, radiation, and/or environmental monitoring, sampling and/or testing. Communicate corrective actions, perform follow-up investigations and root cause analysis, prepare internal reports, communicate findings, and maintain documentation. Assist with EHS initiatives, participate in EHS committees, interact with/support administrative, academic, research labs, offices, and other departments. Assist in the development, management, delivery, and documentation of EHS training. Assist in the collection and record keeping of data for university-wide inventories. Assist in preparing permits, plans, policies, procedures, and reports required by applicable governing agencies Provide communications, announcements, and other awareness tools to university customers. Research, monitor, and evaluate current trends (both regulatory and best management practices) to ensure program success. Assist with the university's various chemical, infectious, or radioactive waste programs.
Individual will be working with biological, chemical, and physical (ionizing and non-ionizing radiation) hazards in the course of daily duties and during emergency response. Individual will be working outdoors, in labs and research areas, in an office setting, or combination thereof. Will be required to wear air-purifying respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as well as other personal protective equipment such as level A/B/C suits, safety glasses, safety goggles, steel toed shoes, and gloves.
This position requires occasional physical labor; including kneeling, crouching, and climbing stairs. This includes, but not necessarily limited to, lifting of containers up to 65 pounds in weight, maneuvering 55 gallon drums and boxes of various waste materials weighing up to several hundred pounds by the use of both manual and mechanical equipment. The position will also perform physical tasks in the clean-up and decontamination of hazardous materials and other tasks as they arise.
Individual must be capable of driving a vehicle, or university owned vehicles, while performing duties. Individual must have the ability to climb ladders and enter confined spaces where required.
The workplace may be hazardous to pregnant employees and/or their unborn children.
Must have and maintain a valid Ohio State driver’s license and successfully complete the Defensive Driving Course provided by the university within 6 months of hire.
Must complete a WSU Medical Questionnaire, enroll, and participate in the university’s occupational health program. Annual medical examinations and approved Fit for Duty status is a condition of hire and continued employment. Required to wear respirators, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and other PPE as necessary.
Must have documentation of the completion, or otherwise complete the 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) course within one year from the date of hire.
Maintain HAZWOPER certification and provide on-call services.
Strong interpersonal (written and verbal) skills in order to communicate effectively with people within and external to the department/organization.
To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations).
Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at http://www.wright.edu/human-resources.