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Hazardous Waste Technician

Apply now Department: 3670070010 Environmental Health & Safety
Job no: 515062
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Health & Safety
Pay Grade: 07A

About This Role:

This position supports compliance assurance efforts of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. The position exists to ensure the legal and safe management, control, and disposal of hazardous materials at Kansas State University through direct handling of hazardous materials and waste, facility compliance inspections and by providing consultation to the campus community (i.e., principal investigators, faculty, staff and students) about environmental regulatory requirements. This position is part of a hazardous materials emergency response team that promptly addresses hazardous materials incidents on campus (during and after hours) and conducts related abatement activities. This position also assists the Environmental Compliance Manager with the development and compliance assurance of environmental protection programs mandated as part of RCRA, Controlled Substances Act, CAA, CWA, and other environmental protection acts and related regulations.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires an associate’s degree plus two years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Must have/maintain 40 hour HazWoper certification upon hire or within first year of employment.
  • Computer proficiency in PC environment - Microsoft Office (using Internet browsers, Outlook, Word, Access databases, Excel spreadsheets, specialized database software).
  • Ability to use computerized data management systems.
  • Must have a valid Kansas driver's license within 3 months of hire.
  • Respond as needed for the Emergency Response Team.
  • Requires enrollment in the hazmat medical surveillance program and respiratory protection program.
  • Must be medically cleared to use related PPE, including SCBA.
  • EHS has rotating shared on-call 24/7 responsibilities.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references with contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For Best consideration apply by May 1st, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$17.69/hr to $22.11/hr

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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