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Hazardous Materials Supervisor
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 23, 2021
Title Hazardous Materials Supervisor
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Environment, Health and Safety
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

The University at Buffalo is seeking a Hazardous Materials Supervisor to perform a wide variety of duties overseeing the day-to-day operations of the hazardous and radioactive waste programs in the unit of Environment, Health & Safety including:

Hazardous Waste/Materials Collection Management and Disposal
Radiation Safety/Waste Collection
Emergency Response
Perform laboratory safety inspections.

Environment, Health and Safety develops policies, procedures and compliance standards to ensure the safety of the university community. We are committed to protecting health and safety on campus that is conducive to the highest level of education and research.

This role requires strong oral and written communication due to frequent interaction with professional staff (Ph.D., MD, Senior Researchers, Lab Technicians), clerical staff (administrative staff), frontline facilities employees (cleaners, skilled trade shop personnel, etc.), graduate and undergraduate students and outside vendors. Individual must be able to independently recognize potentially unsafe conditions and act accordingly to correct the situation. The Hazardous Materials Supervisor reports directly to the Hazardous Materials Manager. This role has 2 Hazardous Waste Technicians that are direct reports (SL2).

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific major/discipline required.
Excellent customer service skills and good interpersonal communication skills are required.
Detailed knowledge and use of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required.
A valid New York state driver’s license is required (or the ability to obtain such license within 6 months after hire).

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in Chemistry of significant college level coursework in Chemistry is preferred
Two years’ experience working in a lab setting, experience with hazardous materials handling or experience in occupational safety is preferred.
Possession of a CDL license with HAZMAT endorsement is preferred.

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