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.
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, heavy metals, 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 Systems) 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
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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