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

Date Posted May 5, 2022
Title Hazardous Materials Technician
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
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Position Summary
The Hazardous Materials Technician performs a wide variety of duties for Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S). The Hazardous Waste Technician has frequent oral and written communication with professional staff (Ph.D., MD, Senior Researchers, Lab Technicians), clerical staff (secretaries and clerks), physical plant staff (cleaners, shop personnel, etc.), graduate and undergraduate students, most university departments and outside vendors. Thus, the Technician must:
Communicate well with individuals.
Independently recognize potentially unsafe conditions.
Act accordingly to correct the situation.
The Hazardous Materials Technician reports directly to the Hazardous Materials Supervisor.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UBF 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 UBF benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
An Associate’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related scientific area of study with a Chemistry concentration, or two years of college education with a Chemistry concentration.
Excellent customer service skills and good interpersonal communication skills.
Detailed knowledge and use of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc..
A valid New York state driver’s license.
The incumbent must pass a US DOT physical and obtain a CDL license with HAZMAT endorsement upon employment.
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in science major with Chemistry concentration.
Two to three years’ experience in a hazardous waste management environment.
Creative problem solving skills are desirable.
Physical Demands
The ability to routinely and regularly lift heavy items up to fifty (50) pounds without assistance and up to 400 pounds with mechanical assistance is also necessary to perform the job requirements. The incumbent must be medically cleared and physically capable of wearing respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment.

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