Rockefeller University Chemical Waste Handler | Laboratory Safety and Environmental Health in New York, New York
Laboratory Safety and Environmental Health's role at The Rockefeller University is the development and management of the University's environmental health and safety programs. LS&EH works with the University's researchers, other departments on campus, and a wide range of outside regulatory and advisory agencies to ensure that the University is a safe and compliant place to work. In addition to providing support and services to the University, LS&EH conducts research in the health and safety fields. Aimed at minimizing waste, environmental impacts, and laboratory hazards, the staff's research spans the radioactive, biological and chemical aspects of laboratory safety and has resulted in the publication of two books and numerous journal articles.
The Chemical Waste Handler will be responsible for collecting, sorting, and packaging chemical waste and will serve as backup for collecting and processing biological waste. This includes the collection of properly labeled waste from the laboratories and physical plant facilities, the sorting, and processing of the waste, combining bulk liquids, packaging biological waste, assisting in maintaining the chemical waste processing areas in a safe, clean, organized manner, labeling waste for in-house storage as well as commercial disposal, moving and managing waste drums.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Collection of properly labeled wastes from the laboratories and physical plant facilities
Sorting waste by category
Labeling, consolidation and packing of waste for in-house storage and off-site disposal
Maintaining the chemical waste processing and storage areas in a safe, clean, and compliant manner per RCRA regulations
Assisting the Assistant Waste Manager in all aspects of the chemical management program and management of waste facilities, database and record keeping
Spill cleanup - emergency response
Assist in laboratory clean outs
Biological Waste Handling (primary backup):
Pickup biological waste from laboratories
Scan biological waste for radioactive contamination
Prepare waste for shipment as Regulated Medical Waste
Maintain a clean biological waste room
Maintain documentation and archive green biological labels
High School diploma, or equivalent, is required. Associate's degree preferred or successful completion of college level chemistry courses. HAZWOPER 24-hour training/certification (Rockefeller University will provide initial and annual refreshers). Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability and willingness to wear a respirator. Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Ability to Knowledge of laboratory hazards, exposure control, and hazardous waste disposal methods a plus.
Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.
Compensation Range: Min
Compensation Range: Max
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Category Waste Management Services
Position Type Regular Full-Time