Safety Technician III
Conducts tests and inspects working areas, machinery, equipment and working conditions for compliance with occupational safety and health regulations. Provide support to Environmental Health & Safety Research Services program by monitoring and managing research assets such as fume hoods and autoclaves.
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.
- Ensures the availability, readiness and proper use of required accident prevention procedures, safety and fire prevention equipment, protective clothing and devices, and first aid supplies. Recommends and follows up to verify the implementation of corrective actions.
- Maintains records on safety inspections, and inventory of safety and fire equipment and devices.
- Conducts autoclave monitoring to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations
- Conducts fume hood monitoring to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
- Completes other duties associated with autoclave and fume hood operation including troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment, providing training to researchers as needed, assisting with equipment commissioning, and providing immediate response to inquiries related to equipment operation/malfunction.
- Completes special projects as assigned by the Lab Safety Program Manager including space audits, tracking additional assets, scanning documents, and entering information into databases.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree plus four years of appropriate experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Licensure and Certification
May provide leadership to Safety Technicians I & II.
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