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Hazardous Materials Technician ensures and assists with the safe handling, transportation, and storage of all university hazardous (chemical and radioactive) material and waste according to established safety procedures and regulations, and assists in responding to hazardous material incidents.
- Working knowledge of chemical, biological, and/or radiological principles - Knowledge of proper chemical handling/disposal procedures and emergency response techniques - Working knowledge of computers and software - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - Valid drivers license and ability to obtain Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with hazmat endorsement within 6 months of employment - Ability to provide emergency response assistance to university personnel - Ability to work independently - Ability to safely move and handle items weighing up to 75 lbs - Ability to wear personal protective equipment
- HAZWOPER certification - Degree in chemistry, biology, engineering, or related science - Training in hazardous material handling - Experience with hazardous waste management and safety procedures - CDL with hazmat endorsement
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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