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Hazmat Facilities Coordinator Duties

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The purpose of this position is to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations pertaining to the management of hazardous wastes at a state permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility. Position has supervisory responsibility, has full/final responsibility ensuring compliance with safety/health regulations. Position is responsible for managing special projects through use of diverse resources. Participates in discussion/decision job actions (e.g., new hires, promotions, demotions, transfers, discipline, terminations), schedules/assigns work, and sets production goals or job expectations, trains, assesses performance, and completes formal performance evaluations, coaches/counsels, and directs/coordinates. Activities and decisions are varied in nature, requiring the solving of both common and unusual problems. This position's supervisor or other appropriate position is consulted for clarification of policies only where needed.


Manages the daily activities of a state permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, disposal facility per regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, 40 CFR (EPA)

Packages, transports, and removes containers of hazardous waste from various research and teaching labs per U. S. Dept of Transportation regulations.

Coordinates with hazardous waste disposal vendors the removal of wastes for university's hazardous materials treatment facility.

Interacts with faculty and staff to resolve issues related to proper management of hazardous wastes (via email, lab consultations, or training)

Develops and implements operating procedures and guidelines pertaining to the treatment, consolidation, and storage of hazardous wastes.

Consolidates and/or treats hazardous wastes to reduce disposal costs and minimizes amounts of waste shipped off-site for treatment.

Maintains wastes characterization data, sampling, and analysis records. (Reflecting volume and type of wastes received.)

Manages special projects through use of diverse resources.

Provides input into the proper expenditure of resources.

Participates on the Hazardous Materials team with the ability to respond to releases for the purpose of assessment, stabilization and remediation.

Bachelor's degree and four years experience. Requires expertise in the areas of biological, chemical, and radiological emergency response. Experience using technical equipment, and respiratory protective equipment. License: Driver's license, 40 hours Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Training (HAZWOPER); Hazardous Waste Management Training Department of Transportation Training (Rules and Regulations Pertaining to shipping hazardous materials/waste.)

Ability to write reports, and procedural manuals

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from faculty and staff

Ability to develop ideas that will result in major improvements in existing methods, services, and programs.



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