Environmental Professional II, Environmental Health and Safety - 25363
Washington University in St. Louis 197 reviews - St. Louis, MO

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Essential Functions

  • Collects, classifies, packages and manifests hazardous waste, infectious waste, universal waste, white goods and recyclable materials throughout the School of Medicine campus. Responsible for RCRA/DOT compliance during collection and storage of hazardous waste or materials. 65%
  • Organize shipments of hazardous materials from university sites including Tyson Research, Cortex, West Campus and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators in clinics. 15%
  • Serve as a member of the WU Hazardous Materials Spill Response Team. 5%
  • Maintain inventory and records including data entry and chemical waste database management. 10%
  • Provide education and information to lab personnel on proper labeling and disposal requirements. 5%
Required Qualifications

Degree Experience in EH&S or related field

  • B.S. with coursework in chemistry > 1 year
  • Associates in Science with directly related job experience > 5 years
  • Oral and written (business and technical) communication skills, ability to make sound judgments and facility with Microsoft Office applications are essential skills.
  • Individual must be physically able to wear personal protective equipment and lift and move while wearing self-contained breathing apparatus and fully encapsulating suits.
  • Knowledge and ability to prepare hazardous waste manifests and shipping documents. - General knowledge of aspects of environmental health & safety.
  • Will use pallet lifts or drum dollies to move 55 drums weighing 300-400 pounds.
WORKING CONDITIONS / EQUIPMENT

Potential exposure to chemicals, radioactive materials, and potentially infectious materials in a laboratory and hazardous waste facility environment. Will need to carry an on-call (24/7) phone for spill response approximately once a quarter. Need to wear personal protective equipment during inspections, spill remediation, routine hazardous waste operations, and biological safety laboratory disinfection procedures, including encapsulating suits, gloves and boots, powered air purifying respirators, full face respirators, and self contained breathing apparatus. Occasional lifting >30 pounds. Use of specialized equipment (mercury vacuum, SCBA, air monitoring equipment, etc.).

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

CHMM or ability to obtain CHMM preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification and research laboratory experience are strongly preferred.
  • Environmental Regulation knowledge.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Hazmat (H) endorsement or ability to obtain CDL with H endorsement within 3 months of hire.
  • Chemical spill remediation experience.
Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $18.34 - $21.87 per hour.

Department Summary

This is a full time position in the Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) at Washington University (WU) in St. Louis, Missouri. This position assists the Environmental Health and Safety Department in providing a safe work environment, fostering a safety culture among University staff and helps to maintain the institution’s compliance with federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations. This position is expected to: Collect, classify, package, store, manifest, and ship hazardous chemicals and hazardous waste on the Medical School campus. This position also requires collection and management of infectious waste, universal waste, white goods and recyclable streams. Serves on hazardous materials emergency spill response team. Must be able to work independently without direct supervision and also in team situations.

EOE Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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