Under direct supervision, collects consolidates and treats or
disposes regulated and packaged special medical waste. Assists in
the handling and disposal of chemical and radioactive waste as
required. Participates in emergency response situations.
1. Inspects points of waste generation in laboratories and satellite
storage areas prior to special medical waste pick-ups and
prepares and labels waste containers.
2. Inspects waste accumulation facilities to determine that
containers are not leaking. Inspects safety equipment such as
showers and eye washers.
3. Collects, segregates and packages special medical waste
containers. Prepares manifests and transports special medical
waste shipments from satellite accumulation points.
4. Assists in the collection, segregation and packaging of hazardous
chemical and radioactive waste.
5. Operates the incinerator or other disposal unit for the disposal of special medical
waste. Assists in other treatment activities such as compaction,
neutralization and autoclaving.
6. Performs routine inspection and maintenance of the special
medical waste disposal units and associated pollution control
7. Maintains required records of medical waste disposal unit operations and
maintenance and assists in the preparation of mandatory federal
and state reports.
8. Logs pick-up requests, waste disposal manifests and waste
9. Maintains an inventory of materials and supplies utilized for
special medical waste activities.
10. Assists in developing recommendations for the correction and
elimination of unsafe practices and conditions associated with
the handling and storage of special medical waste.
11. Writes drafts of waste management policies and procedures.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: One year of related experience.
Ability to read, comprehend and apply federal, state and local
hazardous waste regulations, codes and requirements; to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and
students; to prepare reports and maintain records; to work in, on,
around, under and over fixed equipment and machinery; to lift and
transport tools and equipment; to operate and maintain various devices
such as an incinerator, compactor and autoclave; to wear and work in
personal protective equipment; to work in hazardous and irritating
environments; to work with hazardous materials.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees in this job class may be required to be trained to work with
bio-hazardous, chemical and radioactive materials and to obtain
training and/or certification needed to fulfill the duties of special
medical waste incinerator and hazardous material technician. Employees
may also be required to be available for emergency response; to use
personal automobile while conducting business; to obtain a Commercial
Driver's License and a state of Maryland Controlled Hazardous
Substance vehicle operator certificate; employees will be subject to
drug and alcohol education and testing as required under Federal
Highway Administration and the State of Maryland regulations.
Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and
random drug testing. Offers of employment may be contingent on
applicant obtaining medical clearance by university approved