• Senior Safety Technician

    Posting Date 4 weeks ago(7/20/2018 10:03 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-11309
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    Non-Exempt/Non-Union
    Department
    Environmental Health and Safety
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • ABOUT US

    Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

     

    Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

     

    Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

     

    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Senior Safety Technician must interact with all laboratory personnel in all laboratories throughout the Einstein Campus.

    Responsibilities include:

     

    Pick up chemicals, bio-hazards and radioactive wastes.

    Manage waste storage rooms; keep clean and organized.

    Consolidate chemicals and waste oils.

    Consolidate, compact, store and dispose of radioactive waste.

    Insure that waste manifests are filled out correctly.

    Conduct contamination wipes and radiation surveys.

    Prepare Geiger Counters for calibration and shipping.

    Respond to hazardous emergency spills and clean up.

    Provide safety clearance to labs and equipment.

    Assist Safety Officers with related duties.

    Assist with compiling the hazardous chemical inventory

    Emergency Response availability.

    Conduct other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Minimum of high school diploma with some chemistry background required and at least 1 year of related experience; equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. Associates degree or certificate from vocational training preferred.

    The Senior Safety Technician must possess the ability to lift 50 pounds.

    2 years of related experience is preferred for this position.

    The Senior Safety Technician must have the interpersonal skills to communicate and interact with every laboratory worker and/or PI on the Einstein Campus.

    The Senior Safety Technician should not have any unreasonable apprehensions about handling radioactive, chemical materials or bio-hazard materials.

    The Senior Safety Technician should possess good organizational skills in dealing with the scheduling of waste pick-ups throughout the Campus and must be able to perform routine tasks with great attention to detail.

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