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Job # 1764837495 Industrial Hygienist/Chemical Safety Officer

We are currently seeking an Industrial Hygienist/Chemical Safety Officer to join our team in Merced.
Compensation: Hourly

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We are currently looking for an Industrial Hygiene/Chemical Safety Officer in the Merced area.

What You Bring/Position Requirements

  • Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field.
  • Problem-solving and analysis expertise in specific areas of workplace safety.
  • Motivated, reliable, organized, and punctual
  • Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal, verbal, and written communication
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Positive attitude and a team player
  • Strong interpersonal, operational, and organizational skills with a commitment to accuracy, detail, follow-up, and follow-through and the ability to multitask
  • Bachelors Degree with Masters Preferred

Job Description

Under direction provided by the UCM EH&S Director, the incumbent will develop, implement and maintain campus-wide plans, policies, and procedures to assure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements regarding the campus Research Safety and Teaching Laboratory Safety Compliance Programs. This position has general responsibility for the campus chemical hygiene plan, close coordination with academic EH&S coordinators, providing subject matter expertise in the areas of chemical safety, risk evaluation, and high hazard chemical research facilities.

The incumbent will also identify, evaluate, and work with laboratory PIs and professors to control chemical workplace hazards and help to develop and publish in the UCLC, chemical safety training programs for all levels of faculty, research staff, teaching assistants, and personnel performing work in UCM laboratories. The incumbent will also respond to campus emergencies involving potentially hazardous chemicals.

The position will perform announced and unannounced audits and inspections of high-risk chemical operations in research settings to ensure processes are being followed and are meeting compliance obligations as intended. This position conducts workplace safety inspections and provides written reports summarizing deficiencies and recommended corrective actions. This position conducts job hazard evaluations and establishes hazard controls following hazard control hierarchy, i.e., engineering controls, administrative controls, and work practices, and finally, the recommendation of personal protective equipment to minimize workplace safety hazards to personnel. In this position, problems can be complex and may require the design and implementation of new and creative methodologies to protect personnel and meet compliance obligations and require applying professional EH&S knowledge and/or expertise to those situations. In this position, decision-making is based upon compliance with established plans and procedures as well as professional integration/interpretation of applicable regulations, UCOP and UCM campus policies following professional best practices and considering the impact(s) to other EH&S programs along with the need for senior management approval(s) as required (UCM Campus Safety Executive Director). This position must be able to manage compliance and support, possess strong interpersonal skills, and can efficiently balance multiple priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Chemical Safety Program Management.
  • Manage the UCM Chemical Hygiene Program, Radiation Safety Program, and Laser Safety Program including conducting laboratory safety inspections, quality control, customer service, regulatory and policy compliance, serving and/or leading on committees/workgroups, completing all necessary regulatory reporting requirements, maintaining of EHS equipment necessary to conduct EHS responsibilities, conduct appropriate monitoring of laboratory workspace for safety, air quality monitoring, respiratory safety, chemical safety, conduct education program for users, conduct public general information the community. Works with campus facilities, fire marshal, capital planning design and construction, building officials, researchers, and others to meet campus growth and buildout needs, meet reporting requirements, meet compliance needs, and meet emergency response. May serve in the EOC or support the response to an emergency.
  • Develop and implement strategies and systems to promote and facilitate lab compliance with UCM’s Chemical Hygiene Plan and Federal, State, and local regulations. Build necessary process for EHS internal staff and EHS external partners to navigate in relation to the CHO, RSO, and LSO program.
  • Provide compliance support to the UCM laboratory Principal Investigators (PIs) and teaching laboratory professors recognizing compliance assistance the needs, creating and providing solutions to laboratory safety and compliance issues. Serve on campus, regional, and/or systemwide committees/workgroups as appointed/directed. Conduct fit testing and/or another operational testing as necessary to allow PIs, Staff, Students to perform their job functions.
  • Develop information and data collection methods and guide systems development to teach work practices, document effectiveness, and improve the chemical hygiene program.
  • Develop and implement chemical safety field activities on campus including writing, revising, and updating UCM EH&S chemical hygiene and laboratory safety plans, policies, procedures, operational manuals, compliance reports, and UCM and regulatory compliance correspondence. Interact with federal, state, and local authorities necessary to do perform the role of CHO, RSO, and LSO for the campus. Make decisions and/or recommendations on issues directly impacting EHS/Labs/campus as it relates to the role of the CHO, RSO, LSO for the campus.
  • Provide on-site compliance assistance for SOP prioritization, development, customization, management, and review of laboratory chemical orders including assurance SOPs are in place for the safe use of hazardous chemicals, review lab chemical inventories for accuracy and completeness.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $105,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No