Job Description

Facilities Maintenance & Construction

Industrial Hygienist 2

Job Code: 8526 – Contract Classified

Department Introduction:

Facilities Maintenance and Facilities Construction are responsible for general maintenance, repair, alterations, and renovations of all campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds.

Job Purpose:

Develop and implement asbestos sampling and inspection plans and procedures for complex or large inspections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Expand training curriculum

Perform good faith inspections for hazardous materials in preparation for remodeling, maintenance and/or emergency activities

Perform environmental assessments concerning hazardous materials including asbestos, lead, PCBs, heavymetals, mold and water damaged materials

Expand training curriculum to include custom curriculum for internal and external clients involving a variety of health and safety topics including regulated building materials

Conduct in-house regulated building materials training as well as training for UW Tacoma, UW Bothell,

Harborview, UW Medical Center and Friday Harbor Labs

Expand cross-training in the Regulated Materials Management Office in all areas of information management including the development of a “materials abated” database

Continue updates and development of all Hazard Review Checklist guidelines

Conduct routine compliance inspections

Collect, document and track Negative Exposure Assessments on a recurring basis for employees conducting <1%

Asbestos removal practices

Collect bulk and surface samples of hazardous materials according to state, local and federal regulations or recommendations as necessary, i.e. determine what to sample, then according to AHERA certification protocols, do the sampling

Read/understand/interpret sampling results, using AHERA certification and technical experience; communicate results to affected parties

Interpret existing UW Facilities Maintenance & Construction Hazardous Materials inspections for potential application to proposed project work

Interpret and create CAD or other computer program drawings for maintenance, alterations, and operations personnel as needed to convey and illustrate information in an intelligible format

Review drawings and specifications with project managers and make changes and recommendations as needed

Research databases from previous inspections performed by multiple consultants for inclusion into database network for all buildings owned by the UW

Develop database system that is user-friendly and can be interpreted by a variety of UW personnel

Assess and verify the laboratory reports of hazardous materials samples to determine the accuracy and proficiency of the laboratory and analyst

Develop and implement sampling and inspection plans and procedures for complex or large inspections

Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment needed for hazardous materials inspections

Manage design inspections in accordance with construction specifications, documents, and drawings as required

Develop and compose specification sections as required for advertised bid project work

Work closely with Facilities Construction project managers and shop supervisors

Support increased workload at UW Tacoma, UW Bothell, UWMC, Real Estate Office, Capital Projects,

Information Technology and Friday Harbor Labs

Comply with all University and Facilities Services policies and procedures, Facilities Maintenance & Construction

(FMC) protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP)

Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC

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Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives (Balanced Scorecard, Lean, Ideas


Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community

Actively participate in meetings and trainings as scheduled

Perform other duties as assigned

Regular and predictable attendance is required

Core Competencies:

Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness

Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively

Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems

Be responsible and accountable

Use organizational skills and provide attention to details

Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude

Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous

Exhibit a professional work ethic

Continuously promote a safe work environment

Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

 A Bachelor’s Degree with major study in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, biological or physical science, or closely related field; and three years of professional experience in industrial hygiene programs

 A Master’s Degree with major study in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, or closely related field may substitute for two years of the above professional work experience requirement

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all the minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license / certification / registration

Certification as an AHERA Building Inspector and AHERA Asbestos Project Designer

Thorough understanding of State and Federal safety and environmental regulations governing asbestos, lead, and other environmental contaminants/hazards

Knowledge of asbestos sampling techniques; ability to read/interpret asbestos regulations; ability to communicate technical information to affected individuals

Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team

Demonstrated successful experience in computer technology

Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies

Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required

Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures

Desirable Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

 A Bachelor’s Degree with major study in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety or closely related field; and five years of professional experience in industrial hygiene programs

NIOSH 582 certification to demonstrate knowledge/experience with microscopic analysis of asbestos air samples

Experience using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software

OSHA compliance training as well as extensive training knowledge in all aspects of training curriculum development

Conditions of Employment:

 A valid driver’s license recognized by the State of Washington is required

Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment

Must be able to be respirator certified

May be required to accept variable work shift

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire

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