The Chemical Waste Handler will be responsible for collecting, sorting, and packaging chemical waste and will serve as backup for collecting and processing biological waste. This includes the collection of properly labeled waste from the laboratories and physical plant facilities, the sorting, and processing of the waste, combining bulk liquids, packaging biological waste, assisting in maintaining the chemical waste processing areas in a safe, clean, organized manner, labeling waste for in-house storage as well as commercial disposal, moving and managing waste drums.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Biological Waste Handling (primary backup):
High School diploma, or equivalent, is required. Associate's degree preferred or successful completion of college level chemistry courses. HAZWOPER 24-hour training/certification (Rockefeller University will provide initial and annual refreshers). Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability and willingness to wear a respirator. Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Ability to Knowledge of laboratory hazards, exposure control, and hazardous waste disposal methods a plus.
Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on various factors, including but not limited to organizational budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range provided represents The Rockefeller University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.