The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Safety Specialist III - Senior Lab Safety Specialist

Hiring department Envir Health & Safety
Monthly salary $4,167+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 12-05-01-01-6617
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

May occasionally work evenings, weekends, or holiday hours. May be required to pass a physical examination. Accuracy in all phases of work performed.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

To provide professional knowledge and expertise in the operation and support of laboratory safety programs and ensure compliance with regulatory agency guidelines and institutional policies. Responsible for the coordination and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

Essential Functions

Perform inspections of high priority laboratories to assess health and safety conditions. Work with lab personnel regarding necessary corrective actions. Consult with faculty, research staff, and students to ensure compliance with safety regulations and institutional policies and procedures. Provide expertise for highly specialized hazardous materials and operations in labs such as facility design, handling procedures for hazardous materials, and occupational exposure issues. Develop and conduct educational programs relating to hazardous operations in labs. Perform incident response and accident investigations and complete necessary reports. Develop standard operating procedures and other written guidelines for hazardous materials/operations in research facilities.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned. May occasionally work evenings, weekends, or holiday hours. May be required to pass a physical examination.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Master's degree in natural science, environmental science or related field or a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Two years of experience in environmental, health and safety or related experience with a master's degree and four years of experience in environmental, health and safety or related experience with a bachelor's degree. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Chemistry degree. PhD in Chemistry, or less favorably, another closely related major. Experience in a university setting, work experience in chemistry laboratory settings, experience performing inspections or audits, experience working with chemicals.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders More than average exposure to hazardous material or equipment. Considerable walking, standing, squatting, stooping, occasional moving of heavy materials and equipment. Be able to wear respiratory protection and personal protective equipment

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