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Hazardous Waste Technician
Kansas State University

  • Apr. 28, 2017
 
  • Hazardous Waste Technician
  • Kansas State University
    United States
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
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  • Professional Staff
  • Chemistry - Physical
    Chemistry - Organic
 
 
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Manage hazardous materials, waste, related documentation, and databases. Characterize hazardous waste classes and associated risks. Manage and transport hazardous waste (chemical and medical/bio-hazardous). Lab pack and bulk hazardous chemical waste. Assist with ensuring compliance with environmental protection regulations for campus facilities. Read and interpret related state and federal environmental regulations (including but not limited to 49CFR172.101 and 173.12, 40CFR260-279, 21CFR) and understand basic concepts of related environmental acts. Perform basic chemical analysis to characterize unknown compounds. Handle, transport, package and profile regulated waste streams (chemical/pharmaceutical, mixed, biological, asbestos, pcb, and lead waste) in accordance with internal procedures and regulatory requirements. Coordinate with hazardous materials brokers/contractors. Respond to campus hazardous materials incidents (spill response and clean up).

Required Minimum Qualifications:
BS/BA in chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental science, chemical engineering, or closely related degree. Education must include chemistry coursework in physical and organic chemistry. Eight or more years of directly related work experience in the management of hazardous materials/waste may substitute for required BS/BA degree.

One to two years of directly related work experience in the management of hazardous materials/waste. Work experience in environmental compliance or industrial chemistry, particularly in higher education or research settings, may substitute for directly related experience in hazardous materials/waste management if education requirement is met. A related graduate level degree may substitute for 1-2 years job-specific professional work experience.


 
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