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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Be a part of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Department of Environmental Services. We are recruiting a Waste Manager to manage hazardous and non-hazardous waste programs, provide expert guidance and technical leadership regarding applicable regulatory requirements related to storage, transport and disposal of all UMHHC wastes, and develop and implement monitoring procedures to ensure compliance with regulations, policies and procedures, and reporting requirements.

General supervision is received from the Director, Environmental Services. Independent judgment and discretion in the execution of responsibilities is exercised within established policies and procedures. The salary range will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Responsibilities*

  • Design, direct and conduct response for hazardous material complaints, spills and releases. Oversee mitigation and site remediation plans, collaborating with all internal and external agencies as necessary.
  • Compose and submit all required waste reports for UMHHC, including but not limited to Tier II chemical reporting, HazMat business plans and annual chemical reporting. Ensure data integrity and accuracy, ensuring uniformity and compliance with all pertinent regulations.
  • Manage supplier contracts related to waste operations and oversee the repair and calibration of all waste handling equipment such as compactors, bicron monitors, trash/recycle carts, etc.
  • Select, train, evaluate and develop employees
  • Assist with the development, review and delivery of policies, procedures and training related to waste management and sustainability programs. Provide consultation regarding storage, transport and disposal to vendors, leaders and faculty and staff.
  • Develop control and cost containment measures associated with waste management, product handling and damages, spills and emergency situations.
  • Develop and conduct training with customers including corporate officers, clinical leadership, administrators, and faculty and staff
  • Design and develop waste reduction/sustainability initiatives, monitor and analyze results, apply process improvement methodologies and report progress and recommendations to leadership.
  • Contribute to, lead and develop Environmental services waste management efforts, including but not limited to;
  • Site inspections for risk assessment/compliance.
  • Monitor for and advise concerning potential impacts of changes in federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • Attend and present at conferences, workshops and meetings.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Hazardous Materials/Waste Management, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry or related field.
  • 8-10 years of experience managing HazMat or hazardous waste programs, including direct interaction with federal, state and local regulatory officials is required.
  • Must be familiar with MIOSHA, OSHA, DOT and compliance regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of state and federal regulations (such as MDEQ, EPA, SARA, RCRA, CERCLA and SPCC) along with the ability to interpret and apply regulations to varied operations.
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated in oral, written and presentation/teaching formats are necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (including coaching and feedback) as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with individuals and/or teams, across disciplines, are necessary.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Hazardous Materials Management certification is strongly desired (CHMM or equivalent).
  • 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response Operations (HAZWOPER) certification with current 8-hour refresher certification.
  • Demonstrated time management, organizational and project management skills are desired.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.