Safety Technologist

Michigan State University

This position provides support for all aspects of Environmental Health and Safety including radiation, chemical, and biological safety programs and operations; collects and reports on compliance data; performs laboratory inspections; detection equipment maintenance and calibrations; hazardous material shipment monitoring and transportation; assist with incident response; maintain files and documentation; assist in maintaining compliance with federal and state licenses and permits, safety rules, regulations, and guidelines. Position responsibilities are expected to include inspection and risk remediation in laboratories and other facilities governed by provisions of the Arms Export Control Act, the Export Administration Regulations, and/or by government grant terms and conditions imposing citizenship restrictions on project participants.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired by completing a four-year college degree; six months to one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an environmental specialty related to the area of employment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

One to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in analytical methods and instrumentation, chemical calculations, industrial hygiene monitoring techniques. A broad foundation in the physical or life sciences or engineering, including the fundamentals of chemistry to understand research processes and materials, and their related health hazards. Professional knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices applicable to the performance of industrial hygiene inspections. Demonstrated knowledge and experience determining appropriate OSHA/NIOSH/ASTM air sampling and analytical methods. Skill in calibrating and using a wide variety of industrial hygiene sampling instrumentation.