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This position performs daily collection and processing of laboratory hazardous waste and daily maintenance of hazardous chemical inventory database. Assists with the lab safety audit and fire and life safety programs. The incumbent reports to the Facility & Safety Manager and works independently in performing daily responsibilities according to established policies, procedures, and regulations.
Pick-up hazardous chemical and radioactive waste from laboratories on a daily basis
Segregate waste into hazard classes and package for off-site disposal. Consolidate waste solvents into 55 gallon drums
Monitor and rotate radioactive waste for decay. Survey and dispose of radioactive waste
Bar-code chemicals as they are received daily. Rinse, dispose, and delete empty bottles from inventory. Maintain and update laboratory chemical inventories periodically.
Conduct laboratory safety audits and hazardous waste compliance inspections of laboratories and other departments
Maintain hazardous waste storage facility and inventory of hazardous waste and spill supplies
Assist with development, implementation, and presentation of hazardous waste and EH&S policies and training programs
Respond to chemical spills as required
Maintain Center first aid kits as required
Perform other responsibilities as required
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or closely related scientific field with college-level chemistry and laboratory experience OR equivalent working experience
Ability to push heavy carts, lift 50 lb / 5-gallon carboys, and move 500 lb / 55 gallon drums using drum dolly
Ability to wear personal protective equipment including a full-facepiece respirator
Previous experience in hazardous waste handling and chemical lab-pack procedures is desired
Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite and other databases
Current 24 hr. HAZWOPER, RCRA and DOT certifications are desired
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.