EH&S Technician

Location
Hayward, CA
Posted
May 11, 2022
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Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Summary: 

Responsible for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs and compliance for the Hayward and Brisbane sites (approximately 300 employees conducting research activities, utilities/support and administrative activities). Helps enforce EH&S programs and influences employees and site leadership to assure regulatory compliance, achieve continuous performance improvement, and integrate EH&S performance objectives into standard work processes. Works with Director to develop strategies to achieve these goals in alignment with site business goals and values.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the Hazardous Waste Management Program and general compliance, as well as the Medical Waste Program and assist with the Radiation Waste Program. 
  • Identify and categorize hazardous wastes (chemical, biological and other) generated
  • Performs weekly waste inspection and schedule pick up.
  • Inspects and maintains safety equipment (Fire Extinguishers, Safety Showers/Eye Wash, Spill Clean Up Kits, etc.)
  • Supports EH&S Specialist by assisting with audits, training and EHS programs.
  • Serving on the Emergency Response Team requiring periodic 24 hour on-call availability
  • Establish a positive rapport with staff, scientists, and management to ensure a high level of customer service and serve as a primary point of contact.
  • Assist with implementing general elements of the EH&S Program, as defined by federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Collaborates with EHS team, developing standard EHS systems and processes

 

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, an Associate Bachelor’s Degree preferred 
  • 2+ years of related experience, preferably in Biopharma company
  • Experience in laboratory safety
  • Proficiency with computer-based methods and skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others in the areas of teamwork and communication

 

Working Conditions:

  • Able to handle multiple priorities and perform effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work productively with others at various technical and management levels.
  • Enhance performance level through training as required.
  • Maintain knowledge of federal, state and local regulations.
  • Be able to wear different types of respiratory protection as needed.
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of the role; standing, kneeling, ability to lift to 40 pounds, move, and pull 25 pounds etc.

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