Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Chemical Management Specialist in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Division. This position will provide technical consultation and EHS program assistance to support the implementation of Berkeley Lab's chemical management program. Daily responsibilities involve providing field support to internal customers in managing their chemical inventory, providing quality assurance review of chemical inventory data, and providing assistance to EHS Division staff to ensure the Laboratory's mission meets applicable EHS related DOE orders, performance measures, and other regulatory requirements. This is a great opportunity to be a key contributor to a high-profile EHS program and build a rewarding career at a world renowned research institution!
What You Will Do:
Assist Berkeley Lab in the day-to-day management of the Chemical Management System (CMS) program, including assigning and maintaining chemical hazard classifications, performing validations of inventory data, and generating reports.
Assist laboratories with chemical inventory activities (e.g., input, hazard classification, reconciliation) and chemical labeling, segregation, and storage, including management of time-sensitive chemicals.
Establish understanding of each Division's work activities, personnel, and associated hazards. Assist in hazard identification, hazard evaluation, and development of controls appropriate to the work being performed.
Develop and maintain a working relationship with customer Division Safety Coordinators, safety committee, scientists, building managers, and engineers, maintenance, and Facilities Division personnel in both individual and group settings.
Coordinate with Chemical Hygiene Officer, Waste Services Team, research staff and other stakeholders to facilitate the disposition of high hazard chemicals.
Provide user support and training on the CMS database and the CMS mobile system, including development and update of CMS training materials.
Conduct routine chemical safety inspections in laboratories, shops, and other assigned areas. Document and communicate results to internal customers and applicable technical program managers.
Evaluate and interpret current regulations and assist in compliance efforts.
Provide health & safety and EHS Division support in accordance with Berkeley Lab and EHS Division Health & Safety Policies, and contribute to Performance Indicators and reporting in Health & Safety CHESS database.
Provide essential support services during localized or site-wide emergencies, including those that relate directly to the health, safety, and welfare of Berkeley Lab, ensure continuity of key operations and maintain and protect Lab properties.
What is Required:
B.S. in Chemistry or a closely related field, and 5 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Solid understanding of chemistry and ability to independently assess and identify a variety of chemicals and hazards.
Basic working knowledge of safety regulations, recognition of workplace hazards, and evaluation techniques.
Proficiency with standard business software, including word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets.
Ability to perform the physical requirements of this position, including field activity and ability to work in all weather conditions. Involves minor lifting up to 25 lbs; extensive walking and climbing; moving in confined spaces; inspecting equipment using hands and arms; working at various heights, on construction sites with poor footing, and other construction hazards.
Experience working in a Department of Energy or national laboratory environment preferred.
Professional certification, registration, or equivalent preferred.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.