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Safety Technologist

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job no: 775085
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 11
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Environmental Health And Safety 10059708
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Police/Health and Safety, Research/Scientific, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Position Summary

This position is primarily responsible for conducting laboratory inspections. Will also provide support for all aspects of Environmental Health and Safety including radiation, chemical, and biological safety programs and operations; collect and report on compliance data; maintain inspection files and documentation; and assist in maintaining compliance with federal and state licenses and permits, safety rules, regulations, and guidelines. Position responsibilities are expected to include inspection and risk remediation in laboratories and other facilities governed by provisions of the Arms Export Control Act, the Export Administration Regulations, and/or by government grant terms and conditions imposing citizenship restrictions on project participants.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired by completing a four-year college degree; six months to one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an environmental specialty related to the area of employment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

One to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in laboratory safety, safe experimental design and/or facility compliance inspector. A broad foundation in the physical or life sciences or engineering, the fundamentals of chemistry to understand research processes and materials, and their related health hazards. Professional knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, principles and practices applicable to the performance of industrial hygiene inspections. Demonstrated experience in report writing, record keeping and interpretation of compliance standards; four-year college degree; six months to one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an environmental specialty related to the area of employment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Six months to one year of related work experience in industrial hygiene, biological safety or infection control, which may include work in conducting site audits for compliance with written occupational
safety and health or infection control programs, recommending and assuring implementation of PPE and controls as well as disinfection strategies, or developing and/or performing training to all levels of workers; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials
  • Resume
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Hours


Description of End Date

This is an off dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Summary of Physical Demands
  • Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions
  • Wear a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort).
  • Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas
Summary of Health Risks
  • Lifting of up to 25 pounds from floor to waist is required
  • Carrying 30 pounds for 15 feet is required
  • Pushing/Pulling 50 pounds for 50 feet is required
  • Climbing stairs and ladders with 5 pounds is required
Bidding eligibility ends on 5/10/2022 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: May 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 17, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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