Hazardous Materials Technician
VA Tech - Montgomery, VA

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The 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. Assists in responding to hazardous material incidents.

Minimum Qualifications
Working knowledge of chemical, biological, and/or radiological principles; experience with laboratory safety; knowledge and/or experience applying federal and state OSHA and EPA regulations; 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 75 lbs; ability to wear personal protective equipment.

Preferred Qualifications
HAZWOPER certification. Hazardous waste management certification. NRRT certified. Degree in chemistry, biology, engineering, or related science. Training in hazardous material handling. Experience with hazardous waste management and safety procedures. Working knowledge of operational characteristics of radiological equipment. Experience in operation of radiation detection and measurement equipment. Working knowledge of radiation standards and regulations. Demonstrated ability to maintain mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment. Previous experience working in a team-based environment. CDL with hazmat endorsement.

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