Essential Functions: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSRemove hazardous wastes (e.g., asbestos, used electronic items, etc.), universal wastes, biomedical wastes, and radioactive wastes in accordance with established State and Federal regulations (e.g .Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Nuclear Regulatory Commission) and University standards for teaching and research laboratories. Process all wastes for disposal in a prescribed manner; collect and separate liquid and solid waste materials and place in appropriate containers (measure and label) for long term storage and/or commercial disposal.Issue appropriate disposal supplies, materials and equipment to laboratories to allow for efficient removal and recordkeeping of wastes and supplies. Prepare and maintain log and record of work activities e.g. mileage. Compile data on the collection, processing and commercial disposal of contaminated waste for departmental review and utilization. Maintain records to ensure compliance with agency regulations and guidelines.Monitor and maintain appropriate inventory of supplies and equipment. Interact with various faculty and student personnel answering questions regarding basic principles regarding waste handling policies and procedures. Report improper waste handling if observed.Operate motor vehicle in the pick-up and delivery of wastes, materials and related supplies. Conduct wipe tests to monitor radiation exposure. Perform basic maintenance inspection of transportation vehicle. Keep accurate log.Assist hazardous materials emergency responses, including decontamination procedures.Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSHigh school graduate or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.Basic knowledge of chemistry40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER training within six month of hire.Possession and maintenance of a valid Michigan Commercial Driver's License with hazardous materials endorsement , accompanied by a clean driving record.Certified powered Industrial Truck operator.Typically, incumbents have had experience in hazardous waste removal.
Internal Number: 76_206858
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.
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