The employee will manage the Hazardous Waste Program to ensure the University's compliance as a Large Quantity Generator of hazardous waste. This employee will assist the Chemical Safety program in enhancing and ensuring laboratory safety.
Manage the University's Hazardous Waste Program. Collect, transport, and dispose of hazardous waste. Maintain appropriate, accurate, and complete documentation and/or records to ensure compliance with institutional policies, and federal, state, and local regulations. Manage operations regarding the Material Accumulation Center. Coordinate, schedule and participate in bulking of hazardous waste and other disposal activities. Manage the recycling program for mercury-containing fluorescent lamps and photographic fixer solution. Perform inspections of laboratories and maintenance shops where hazardous waste or regulated recycled materials are generated. Assist with the Hazard Communication Program. Provide guidance to faculty, staff, and students regarding hazardous waste disposal requirements and chemical and laboratory safety. Prepare and submit applicable reports and documents, such as STEERS Report, Tier II Report, and Waste Minimization Plan. Communicate with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies concerning compliance and emerging standards. Update, develop, and maintain the University’s Environmental Management System. Manage and participate in the Laboratory Safety Equipment (Eye Wash, Safety Shower, Fume Hood) Inspection Program. Manage the University’s Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure program. Assist with the University's Waste Water Discharge Permit with the City of Arlington. Develop, conduct, or assist with Environmental Health & Safety training programs as directed. Perform miscellaneous duties and assist other personnel in Environmental Health and Safety as assigned. Maintain 40-Hr HAZWOPER certification to include wearing a respirator. Manage clean-up procedures and disposal of material associated with hazardous material spills. Participate in rotating on-call duty and respond to campus emergencies including after hours, holidays, and weekends.
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, engineering, biology, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or related scientific field. Two years of experience in chemistry, biosafety, environmental science, toxicology, laboratory research, or related field.
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities: Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures. Able to understand the function and use of equipment to inspect, test, monitor, or measure safe environmental levels. Knowledge and use of personal computer. Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and other protective equipment. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Master of Science degree in chemistry, biology, engineering, natural science, or related field. Three plus years of experience in managing hazardous waste. Prior experience working in a higher education or research setting. Two or more years of experience in a safety or environmental related field. Prior experience developing and conducting safety training.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 7896
About University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impa...ct, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
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