University of Missouri-Kansas City, Environmental Health & Safety Department
This position serves as the hazardous waste program manager for UMKC and exists to ensure the safe and legal management and disposal of regulated materials (including hazardous waste, radioactive waste, universal waste, and regulated medical waste). The successful candidate will manage hazardous wastes for two generator sites – one Large Quantity Generator (LQG) site and one Small Quantity Generator (SQG) site. The successful candidate may exercise supervision over one technical or professional employee and may be assigned additional duties within the Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS).
Nature of Work
Manage the collection, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials. Physically handle and manipulate hazardous materials (including bulking and lab packing). Evaluate, classify and segregate hazardous materials appropriately within chemical storage areas. Respond to hazardous chemical releases. Serve as the lead on special projects including laboratory cleanouts and reactive chemical determinations. Provide professional knowledge and expertise in support of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) programs.
Analyze potential solutions using experience, judgments and precedence, providing input and recommendations.
Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with Principal Investigators, researchers, administrators, and regulatory personnel.
Resolve conflicts that are likely to compromise compliance or safety.
Explain complex information to others, ensuring understanding.
Facilitate team development and team dynamics.
This position serves as the department's subject matter expert (SME) for hazardous waste compliance and is responsible for identifying conditions and/or practices that do not meet local, state, or federal regulations. The position involves the management of waste materials generated from a variety of sources including laboratories, shops, studios, and construction sites.
Perform generator knowledge assessments.
Possess knowledge of hazardous waste chemistry.
Prepare waste profiles. Assists with waste pick up request forms and procedures revisions.
Transport hazardous chemicals as permitted by law.
Ship hazardous materials for researchers meeting all DOT/IATA requirements.
Utilize and maintain the hazardous waste management database.
Query the database for waste pickups, disposal information, and inspection results,
Prepare lab pack inventories and assign waste and shipping codes.
Present EHS education and training on existing and new EHS programs.
Provide input on facility operations and construction and renovation projects.
Perform other related duties as required.
A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Environmental Science.
Two years of supervisory experience.
Current HAZWOPER training.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a full time position.
$47,476 - $52,964
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Open until filled, review of applications will begin immediately.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.
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Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.