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Hazardous Materials Technician


Carry out the functions of UF’s program for collection, processing, and disposal of chemical and radioactive wastes per established standards and procedures and in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Participates in a program to pick-up, segregate, and dispose of chemical waste from UF research labs and auxiliary operations; ensures compliance with local, state and federal regulation.
  • Maintains knowledge base regarding waste regulations.
  • Collects and analyses samples for chemical or radiological content.
  • Performs inspections of waste handling and storage areas.
  • Responds to chemical spills.
  • Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of facilities and equipment.

Education and Experience

A high school diploma and two (2) years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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