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Environmental Health & Safety Technician

Job Summary
Under the supervision and/or direction of the EH&S Manager, assist with the implementation of EH&S programs within the Institute. This includes maintaining EH&S programs in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, and within the inspection criteria of appropriate government agencies. Perform regular hazardous, bio hazardous and radioactive waste support. Responsible for inspections and maintenance of safety equipment. The ability to effectively communicate with research staff and employees is essential.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Collect and consolidate hazardous, radioactive, and bio hazardous wastes in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
• Maintain physical chemical inventory and databases
• Maintain Safety Data Sheets to assure compliance with DEH, Fire Code, and OSHA requirements.
• Assist with equipment and facility decontamination activities
• Assist with various radiation safety program elements (radioisotope packages, dose surveys, wipe testing, waste accumulation, recordkeeping and distribution)
• Assist with updating the radiation databases including material and waste.
• Conduct monthly safety equipment checks including fire extinguishers, eyewashes, safety showers, Central Accumulation Waste Stations, elevators, EBA, SCBA, and AED.
• Assist in semi- and annual equipment certifications and recordkeeping
• Assist with quarterly lab inspections and corrective actions
• Participate as a member of the Environmental Health and Safety Committee
• Assist with accident investigations and recordkeeping
• Serve on the Emergency Spill Response Team, ability to be on call 24 hours/day
• Maintain employee file folders and filemaker database
• Perform filing activities for training records, medical documentation, certifications, permitting, accident reports, etc.
• Other duties as assigned
• Must pass pre-employment physical assessment.
• Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Leveling Requirements
0-2 years experience in the Environmental Health & Safety field. B.S. degree with science background preferred. 40 Hour HAZWOPER training preferred. Familiar with Federal, State, and local regulations including OSHA, DTSC, and the CA Health & Safety Code. Effective communication skills are key. Computer literacy, proficient in File Maker Pro desired. Demonstrate flexibility, time management, organizational and teamwork skills. Familiar with laboratory operation preferred. Demonstrate good judgment, and provide excellent customer service. Ability to work with minimal supervision, and independently on some assigned tasks necessary. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Available to be on call for 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter. Please enclose the documents within a single attachment. To apply, please click HERE

About LJI
In 2016, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 24 world-renowned faculty and over 70 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 21 different countries. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer.

Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.