Under direct supervision, assists with the collection, consolidation, packaging, and treatment of regulated or hazardous chemical, radioactive, and Special Medical waste. Performs a wide range of routine assignments associated with the Hazardous Waste Management program.
1. Inspects points of waste generation in laboratories and satellite storage areas prior to hazardous chemical, Special Medical, and radioactive waste pick-ups and records inspection. Prepares and labels waste containers for pick-up.
2. Inspects waste accumulation facilities to determine that containers are not leaking. Inspects safety equipment such as showers and eyewashes. Records inspection and reports inconsistencies or spills.
3. Assists in the collection, segregation, and packaging of hazardous waste materials.
4. Maintains records such as pick-up requests, waste disposal manifests, and waste material inventories.
5. Assists with various treatment activities such as incineration, compaction, neutralization, and autoclaving.
6. Participates in institutional response to emergency situations.
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
OTHER: Valid Maryland driver's license
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate computers and other standard office equipment; to work in, on, around, under and over fixed equipment and machinery; to lift and transport assigned tools and equipment; to operate a variety of treatment 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.
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 asbestos, radioactive, and hazardous materials and to obtain special training and/or certification needed to fulfill the duties of the position where assigned, such as, incinerator operator or hazardous materials technician. Employees may also be required to be available for emergency response at any time; and to obtain a Commercial Driver's License with Hazardous Materials
Endorsement and a State of Maryland CHS (Controlled Hazardous Substance) Vehicle Operator's Certificate. If required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License, employees will be subjected 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 medical staff.