This position provides technical safety office and field support for the Environmental Health and Safety responsibilities of the unit. This would include testing of laboratory safety infrastructure such as eyewashes, safety showers, and chemical fume hoods, addressing indoor air quality concerns, monitoring and documenting asbestos abatement activity on campus, auditing campus storm sewers for proper function, and providing guidance and training on hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation and shipping. Select Responsibilities:
- Test eyewashes, safety showers, and chemical fume hoods, and maintain performance data on this equipment. Work with Facilities Management personnel to see that safety infrastructure that is not operating at desired specifications is repaired.
- Assist with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments as necessary using monitoring and testing equipment, interviewing staff, and assisting with planning to address the issues.
- Provide guidance and training on hazardous materials/dangerous goods shipping using Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) requirements.
- Maintain professional competency and education requirements of the position
- Assist with the development and delivery of various topics of safety training.
- Be able to provide backup and support for hazardous materials response and disposal, assisting with spills and incident mitigation when requested.
- Provide basic laboratory safety training to visiting university and high school students.
- Work safely at all times, following all safety rules and guidelines, identify unsafe working conditions and provide guidance and encouragement to anyone working in an unsafe manner.
32 hours per week. Emergency responses or extraordinary events my entail being called upon occasionally after normal working hours or on weekends. Advertised Salary:
Commensurate with experience Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, or other natural science
- Working knowledge and understanding of chemistry, radioactive materials, working with biohazards, or hazardous materials management
- Must possess a valid driver's license with no more than three moving violations in the past two years
- Must be able to successfully complete the NDSU Radiation Safety Short Course, the 40 hour HAZWOPER training, DOT and/or IATA Dangerous Goods Shipping training, and 24 hour Asbestos Inspector training within six months of hire and periodic refresher training as a condition of continued employment
- Ability to understand and use technical equipment associated with the areas of responsibility of the position
- Ability to research new technologies and their related safety issues
- Ability to pass a fit test for respirator usage
- Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
- One or more years of directly related experience in a full-time capacity or equivalent
- Knowledge and understanding of the NDSU campus and facilities
- Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of applications, especially Outlook and Excel
- Familiarity with chemical inventory software systems
Must frequently be able to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear, climb stairs, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste and smell, and be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Applicant Materials Required:
- Cover letter
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university
- with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans. About Us:
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.
NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.
NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live. No Smoking Notice :
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10. EO/AA Statement:
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. Veteran's Preference Notice:
This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.