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Hazardous Materials Supervisor, Environment, Health and Safety
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 18, 2023
Title Hazardous Materials Supervisor, Environment, Health and Safety
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Environment, Health and Safety
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Industrial Hygiene
    Environmental/Occupational Health
The University at Buffalo is seeking a Hazardous Materials Supervisor to perform a wide variety of duties overseeing the day-to-day operations of the hazardous and radioactive waste programs in the unit of Environment, Health & Safety.

Environment, Health and Safety develops policies, procedures and compliance standards to ensure the safety of the university community. We are committed to protecting health and safety on campus that is conducive to the highest level of education and research.

This role requires strong oral and written communication due to frequent interaction with professional staff (Ph.D., MD, Senior Researchers, Lab Technicians), clerical staff (administrative staff), frontline facilities employees (cleaners, skilled trade shop personnel, etc.), graduate and undergraduate students and outside vendors. Individual must be able to independently recognize potentially unsafe conditions and act accordingly to correct the situation. The Hazardous Materials Supervisor reports directly to the Hazardous Materials Manager. This role has 2 Hazardous Waste Technicians that are direct reports (SL2).

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific major/discipline required.
  • Excellent customer service skills and good interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Detailed knowledge and use of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required.
  • A valid New York state driver’s license is required (or the ability to obtain such license within 6 months after hire).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Chemistry of significant college level coursework in Chemistry is preferred
  • Two years’ experience working in a lab setting, experience with hazardous materials handling or experience in occupational safety is preferred.
  • Possession of a CDL license with HAZMAT endorsement is preferred.



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