Senior Safety Technician

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Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm

Ideal candidate will have strong customer service, organizational skills, inspection experience and hazardous materials knowledge.

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Senior Safety Technician position is to lead a team of Safety Technicians on short term projects. Coordinates resolution of safety issues involving laboratory environments and safety or laboratory equipment available to personnel, visitors, patients and other institutional staff and contractors. Maintains awareness as assigned or as needed to address institutional safety issues. Provides support to departmental programs ensuring adherence to institutional and departmental standards. Responds to applicable emergency situations involving hazardous materials or fire and smoke incidents. Adheres to institutional, state and federal regulations and guidelines when handling hazardous material or when exposed to hazardous situations. Prepares paperwork for maintaining state and federal agency. Adheres to requirements of department and Emergency preparedness plans.

Job Function:

Assists the Safety Managers and Safety Specialists in providing support and compliance with various environmental, health and safety programs as well as general safety policies, standards and regulations.

Recognize, Evaluate, and Mitigate Hazards:
  • Recognizes laboratory hazards by completing required laboratory-based safety trainings as required to be able to recognize safety hazards in the field and communicate them appropriately to the necessary parties
  • Evaluates laboratory hazards by participating in laboratory safety audit program.
  • Responds to internal institutional incidents such as hazardous chemical/biological spills. Generate waste request for any spill debris collected and follow up with spill incident report in spill database.

Compliance
  • Tests safety shower and eyewash units throughout MDA campuses in order to maintain proper working order. Provides backup support for weekly Joint Commission safety shower tests. Reports any malfunctions or other disabling problem and follow up on any deficiency noted to completion. Completes Mainsaver route documentation for weekly/quarterly schedules.

Program Support and Implementation
  • Provides excellent customer service to MDA employees through the safety seal and lab move program and various tasks as requested in order to fulfill the mission of MDA.
  • Conduct laboratory clearances after laboratories have relocated.
  • Provides training to safety specialist, safety technician, and customers on laboratory safety program management operations, regulations and requirements to maintain compliance.


Education Requirements:

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Education Preferred: Associate's degree in a science related field, fire protection or safety related field.

Experience Requirements:

Required Experience: Three years of experience in environmental, health and/or safety programs.

Other Requirements: Class A, B or C valid Texas driver's license depending on the type and weight of vehicle to be operated and number of passengers to be carried and eligible to drive State and institutional vehicles.

Onsite Presence: Is Required

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Deadlines
Exposure to animals
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Exposure to Radiation
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
On Call
Physical Proximity
Sedentary Environment
Traveling
Wearing Protective Equipment

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Seldom 3-10%
Frequent 34-66%
Seldom 3-10%
Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Seldom 3-10%
Frequent 34-66%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Driving
Keyboarding
Olfactory Perception
Sitting
Walking
Standing
Bending/Stooping
Handling
Squatting
Lifting

Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Seldom 3-10%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%

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20-50 lbs

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 141186
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,600
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 62,400
  • Science Jobs: No