1. Identifies and safely handles classes of regulated waste. Collects and transports, via hallways or vehicle, regulated waste from generators to a storage area or treatment location. Follows EHS standard operating procedures and all applicable local, state and federal requirements. 2. Lab packs chemicals according to DOT specifications and fingerprints unknown chemicals. 3. Interacts with faculty, staff and vendor employees regarding the compliant collection and storage of regulated waste. Assists in setting up and maintaining RCRA satellite accumulation areas. Provides oversight of RCRA 90-day storage areas. Provides specialized information and training when necessary. Provides direction to other technicians in waste management tasks. 4. Ensures proper packaging and arranges for biomedical waste disposal via a commercial vendor. Treats biomedical waste using autoclave/shredder unit. Schedules timely waste pick-ups and treatment. Ensures proper temperature and pressure performance of autoclave unit on a weekly basis. Ensures timely preventative maintenance for both autoclave and shredder units. With supervisor, evaluates handling of biomedical waste and operation of autoclave/shredder unit ensuring that proper technique and personal protective equipment is used. 5. Performs radiation surveys and conducts inspection of EHS-EAS waste storage facilities. Develops awareness of principles regarding the decay and survey of radioactive materials. Surveys and disposes decayed waste. Prepares and maintains documentation. Prepares radioactive waste packages and documentation for off-site disposal. 6. Delivers supplies to laboratories and other areas as required. 7. Assists with environmental compliance programs and performs other functions as needed and identified by the section manager or supervisor in support of other EHS programs. 8. Creates and maintains databases and documents in support of various EAS programs. Maintains all waste paperwork and reporting. 9. During work hours, participates as a member of the EHS on-call emergency response team. 10. Maintains all required licenses, certifications, and trainings. 11. May perform other duties as requested.
Preferred Education: BS in Chemistry, Biology or Environmental Sciences; 24-hour OSHA certification; Department of Transportation HM-181 training; commercial driver's license (CDL) with hazardous materials endorsement.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: BS in Chemistry, Biology or Environmental Sciences; 24-hour OSHA certification; Department of Transportation HM-181 training; commercial driver's license (CDL) with hazardous materials endorsement.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated broad based computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
Posting Position Title: Health & Safety Technician 3, Lab Pack
Required Skill/ability 3: Responsive to conflicting demands, deadlines or emergencies, including spill response.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Environmental Affairs Technician
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to pass DOT required background check. Ability to pass required DOT physical examinations and drug/alcohol screenings to include pre-employment and continuing throughout your employment at Yale.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to recognize classes of chemicals and those which can become unstable during extended storage.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to work well with others with demonstrated well defined customer service skills.
Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Knowledge of chemistry, biology and physics to perform necessary tasks and recognize potentially dangerous situations. At least one year work experience segregating and lab packing chemical hazardous wastes according to DOT requirements for disposal, and managing a chemical hazardous waste program.
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