Haz Mat Technician

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-31
Req: R100041403
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.


The Haz Mat Technician assists with the handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous and universal waste. Moreover, the incumbent monitors compliance of fuel storage tanks, implements waste minimization and recycling, monitors compliance of biomedical waste disposal, provides emergency response for chemical releases, and trains University personnel.


Picks up waste and surplus chemicals from generating laboratories and facilities, and delivers to assigned regulated storage areas. Performs weekly inspection of the regulated hazardous and universal waste storage areas. Maintains and controls supplies required for hazardous material management and emergency response. Performs quarterly reviews of all storage tank inspection logs and associated monitoring systems. Monitors and complies with hazardous, universal, and biomedical waste disposal procedures. Conducts clearance inspections for departing University employees. Responds to emergency chemical releases, odor complaints, and other safety concerns. Conducts training per environmental regulations for University faculty, staff, and students. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.



High School diploma or equivalent required

Certification and Licensing:

OSHA Certified

DOT Certified


Minimum 2 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

Department Specific Functions

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Knowledgeable of the principles of hazardous materials management
  • Knowledgeable of procedures and processes to be followed for the disposal of different hazardous materials
  • Knowledgeable of the precautionary measures for accidental exposure
  • Knowledgeable of the principles of radioactive materials management
  • Knowledgeable of procedures and processes to be followed for the disposal of different radioactive materials
  • Knowledgeable of the precautionary measures for accidental exposure to radiation or radioactive materials
  • Knowledgeable of procedures and processes to locate and mitigate radioactive contamination

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 9/1/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
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