Safety/Facilities Coordinator

Newark, DE
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

Job Title: Safety/Facilities Coordinator
Job ID: 104404
Location: Newark, DE

Pay Grade: 30E

Safety and Facilities Coordinator in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a safety and facilities coordinator. This individual will provide oversight and management of Departmental space for the safe, reliable conduct of chemical research and instruction.

Major responsibilities include the following:

Manage laboratory safety:
  • Coordinate safety related training throughout the department.
  • Assist preparation of emergency placards and signage for teaching and research laboratories, provide training and assist disposal of chemical waste.
  • Coordinate and assist EHS with annual laboratory inspections. Assist faculty, students and staff to identify and resolve safety issues, prepare incident reports, and recommend corrective action and follow-up inspection.
  • Develop and maintain a chemical inventory for the Department, serve as point-of-contact with EHS on matters involving chemicals and other hazardous materials, and assist faculty and staff in the development of standard operating procedures for use of chemicals and other hazardous materials.

Manage space and facilities:
  • Coordinate planned service and utility outages.
  • Coordinate and assist disposal of surplus equipment and trash, coordinate acquisition, movement and disposal of furniture, coordinate special custodial and maintenance activities, and coordinate major deliveries and shipments.
  • Review and interpret proposed designs, architectural drawings, and building specifications to meet required functions and institutional standards, requests revisions were appropriate.
  • Participate in planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions for minor and major construction projects. Lead renovation and fit-out of highly sophisticated chemical laboratories.
  • Coordinate efforts and monitor progress of CBC personnel, facilities personnel and/or outside contractors to complete the project in a timely and effective manner that meets user needs.

Coordinate response to emergencies:
  • Serve as primary after-hours emergency contact and Departmental liaison with Public Safety, first responders and other personnel.
  • Represent the Department in building safety and security issues, fire and police issues, environmental health and safety matters and ADA accommodations.
  • Oversee evacuation during fire alarms and coordinate re-entry once authorized by Public Safety, coordinate fire alarm testing, and develop Department emergency response plans and procedures.

Manage infrastructure for safe use and storage of compressed gases and cryogens:
  • Inspect liquid nitrogen tank and fill system, provide user training for dispensing liquid nitrogen, and inspect and arrange for calibration of gas sensors.
  • Inspect and provide training for safe storage and use of compressed gases.

This position requires a Bachelor's degree preferably in a chemistry related field and four years related experience. Applicants should have experience with materials that represent chemical, biological and/or radioactive hazards. Applicants should have a technical aptitude and basic understanding of building infrastructure, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to organize and coordinate the activities of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

To apply, go to and submit a one-page cover letter, your resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references as a single document. Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

How To Apply

When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


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