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Environmental Health Safety Technician

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Salary based upon experience.

Job Details

Salary/Position Classification
  • $40,000 - $45,000 Annual, Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime)
  • 40 hours per week
  • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
  • Hybrid Work Availability: No
Purpose of Position

Under the general supervision of the Environmental Health Safety Manager the incumbent will be responsible to provide technical assistance to the Environmental Health and Safety Program and to the Radiation Safety Program. This position will provide assistance to and coordination of existing University Safety Programs and will assist in the development of new programs where needed. They will provide guidance and work directly with student safety assistants and provide training on safety programs at the University and other related duties as assigned.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) in the management of the Radiation Safety Program.
    • Assist with inspections and surveys of authorized radiation users.
    • Assist with management and collection of radiological waste.
    • Assist with inventory and survey of radiation sealed sources.
    • Assist with calibration of campus radioactive material survey monitoring equipment.
  • Assist with management and disposal of hazardous materials and with the Laboratory Safety and Chemical Hygiene Programs.
    • Assist with chemical, radioactive, and bio-hazardous waste collection, storage, and disposal.
    • Assist with hazardous waste reduction and recycling efforts.
    • Assist with emergency planning and response relating to hazardous material incidents.
    • Inspection and maintenance of emergency eyewash and showers.
    • Conduct laboratory inspections for safety issues.
  • Provide consultation and feedback regarding activities as they are related to safety requirements for the University
    • Provide guidance and documentation to questions related to occupational health and safety.
    • Respond to concerns related to OSHA rules and regulations.
    • Respond to concerns related to EPA rules and regulations.
Required Competencies
  • Must pass physical and wear a respirator.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and move over 100 lbs.
  • Basic computer knowledge Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Work well with others (staff faculty, students).
Minimum Requirements
  • 3 years of directly related experience or an Associate's degree related to safety or environmental
  • Chemical safety, use of monitoring equipment, HazMat experience
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identityand eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience and/or education in chemistry, safety, radiological safety or laboratories
  • Extensive computer knowledge in building spread sheets, Microsoft office and regulatory software
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Certified Assistant Safety Professional or qualified to take the exam
  • Safety Director, Certified Safety Manager or qualified to take the exam
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager or qualified to take the exam
To Apply

Please submit resume and application materials by closing date.


The University of North Dakota is one of the largest employers in the region. The University provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes full health insurance premium coverage for single or family plans, a retirement plan, tuition benefits for employees, as well as for the spouse and dependents of the employee, on-campus training programs, exclusive internal recruitment opportunities, as well as many other benefits.

Company info
264 Centennial Drive
Stop 7127
Grand Forks

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