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EHS Technician - EHS-Hazardous Waste Management

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Minimum Qualifications:

High School graduate or GED and three years of related experience, or equivalent. May be required to maintain a Texas Commercials Driver's License with hazardous materials endorsement.

Job Description:

Provides basic technical assistance and services following policies, standards, and regulations relating to environmental health and safety under general supervision.

Primarily works in the Environmental Protection Management group of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department, responsible for ensuring that hazardous materials, including chemical and radioactive wastes and other materials generated by UTMB are handled, managed and transported according to strict internal procedures. - Will also periodically work with other groups within EHS as needed to accomplish common goals.


Department Overview:

The Environmental Health and Safety's (EHS) Environmental Protection Management team provides the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) campuses and clinical facilities with hazardous materials disposal and environmental-related services.

The EHS team of safety, health, and environmental professionals work to protect the health & safety of faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors at UTMB as well as ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Our mission is to work with our customers to provide a workplace free of recognized hazards in support of the UTMB mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. - -

Essential Job Duties:

Supports customers regarding environmental, health, & safety related compliance. -
Collection, segregation, and overall management of hazardous wastes (Chemical, Radiological, Regulated Medical). -
Coordinates work duties within program areas and with contractors.
Provides technical support on safety assignments within established time frames.
Assists in the development and delivery of safety training programs.
Assists in the development and implementation of new/improved work processes.

Marginal or Periodic Functions:

  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
  • Performs related duties as required.

    Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

    • Must be moderately proficient in personal computer usage, using MS Word, basic Excel and ability to learn to operate other compliance tracking software.
    • Knowledge in or ability to learn and understand environmental health & safety regulations
    • Ability to inspect, test, monitor, or measure safe environmental levels
    • Ability to drive/operate pickup truck safely.

      Working Environment:

      • Standard hospital, clinical, laboratory and/or office environments.
      • Potential exposure to hazardous conditions and/or materials. May involve strenuous activity such as walking, lifting, and moving of material. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as respiratory protection, chemical resistant clothing, etc.
      • Standard office equipment and equipment used to ensure safe environmental levels.
      • Position may be subject to DOT regulations which include drug and alcohol testing. Testing includes pre-employment, random and for cause.
      • May be required to pass the "Basic Radiation Safety in the Laboratory" course within the first 6 months of employment.
      • May be required to achieve or maintain Hazardous Waste Operations certification according to 40 CFR 1910 requirements within first 6 months of hire.
      • Ability to drive UTMB vehicles.

        Salary Range:

        Actually salary commensurate with experience.

        Work Schedule:

        Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, and as need on occasion.

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , EHS Technician - EHS-Hazardous Waste Management, Executive , Galveston, Texas

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