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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

The Department of Safety Management Services at Michigan Medicine is seeking a passionate environmental professional to coordinate the solid waste and recycling programs at Michigan Medicine. This position is responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to our award-winning environmental sustainability, waste reduction and recycling programs.


  • Coordinate and monitor solid waste, recycling and sustainability operations.
  • Perform waste stream audits and work with departments to ensure proper waste segregation and recycling is occurring.
  • Maintain processes and procedures that ensure all waste stream volumes are documented and that regulatory documentation is current.
  • Create and implement programs to reduce waste production and maximize recycling efforts, monitor and analyze results, apply process improvement methodologies and report progress and recommendations to leadership.
  • Assist with the development, review and implementation of institutional policies, procedures and training related to waste management and sustainability programs.
  • Provide consultation and education regarding proper waste segregation and recycling to vendors, leadership, faculty and staff.
  • Oversee the purchase, repair and calibration of all waste handling equipment such as compactors, carts and recycling equipment.
  • Identify control and cost containment measures associated with waste management, product handling and damages, spills and emergency situations.
  • Monitor for and advise concerning potential impacts of changes in federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • Interface with vendors and suppliers related to solid waste operations.
  • Attend and present at conferences, workshops and meetings.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in Environment, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, or a related scientific or technical field.
  • 5-10 years of recent experience in the solid waste management field.
  • Working understanding of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, EPA and DOT regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated in oral, written and presentation formats.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with individuals and teams, across disciplines.
  • Skilled in using standard MS Office programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.  The salary range will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

This position reports to the Director of Safety Management Services

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.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.