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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Hazardous Materials Technician

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3508

UW Job Family: 32

SOC Code: 47-4041

Pay Grade: 17

Date: March 01, 2010

Job Purpose:

Provides support in the safe collection, segregation, storage and disposal of hazardous, bio-hazardous, radioactive, universal and electronic waste under direct supervision.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's Degree


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license.


  • Department of Transportation Commercial Driver's License with "Hazardous Materials" endorsement.
  • Current 40 hours of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding safe handling, segregation, storage, transportation and proper disposal of hazardous and regulated materials.
  • Communication methods and techniques.
  • Computer applications used in area, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher).
  • Report generation and record management methods.
  • Requirements for close-out of facilities, storage sites, and field experiments involving hazardous or regulated materials.
  • Proper usage of analytical and required safety equipment.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Inspect laboratories and other campus locations for compliance with hazardous waste regulations, as directed.
  • Respond to and assist with mitigation of emergencies and spills involving chemical and biological materials.
  • Act calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Work with supervisor as directed to close-out facilities, storage sites, and field experiments.
  • Work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Use of computer system and peripheral equipment for data accumulation and reporting.
  • Identify and recognize hazardous and regulated materials; safely and accurately operate monitoring, sampling, and/or analytical equipment and instruments.
  • Safely segregate/store/transport/dispose hazardous and regulated materials.
  • Follow instructions and maintain records.
  • Work as a team member and contribute to a cooperative environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Collects and transports hazardous or regulated materials from University of Wyoming campus buildings to the Regulated Materials Management Center (RMMC) in accordance with UW safety procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.

Assists supervisor in proper safe segregation, storage and preparation of waste for shipment and disposal.

Performs assigned operational activities for the Regulated Materials Management Center (RMMC) including, but not limited to, cleaning, routine maintenance and inspections of equipment and work areas; operates analytical equipment.

Delivers chemical or other hazardous products to campus locations.

Processes requests for waste pickup and maintains appropriate records.

Inspects laboratories and other campus locations for compliance with hazardous waste regulations; assists with close-out of facilities, storage sites, and field experiments involving hazardous or regulated materials.

Responds to and assists with mitigation of emergencies and spills involving chemical and biological materials.

Participates in the correction of possible hazardous material exposure or contamination of facilities and/or personnel.

Provides other technician-level support, as directed.

Supplemental Functions:

Attends training as approved by supervisor to maintain hazardous or regulated materials safe handling required certification/licensure.

May attend meetings and discuss issues, as directed by supervisor.

Working Conditions:

Indoor/Outdoor work in various campus locations (offices, labs, warehouses, classrooms, RMMC, etc.). Regular exposure to the safe handling, removal, storage, segregation, and transportation of hazardous and regulated materials requiring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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