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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 Envonment, Health, & Safety (EHS) department promotes health, safety and environmental compliance within the U-M campus community.  At the U-M, protection of the environment and safety on the job is everyone’s responsibility.  EHS provides leadership at all levels of the university to maintain a healthy workplace and to protect the environment.

The primary responsibility of the EHS Tech II is to certify and maintain various engineering controls in laboratory and clinical environments.  Controls include Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC) and various Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) like fume hoods, paint booths and point exhaust.  Additional responsibilities include developing, maintaining, and upgrading occupational health and safety related programs to ensure regulatory and quality compliance.  Perform routine surveys, audits, inventories, testing, monitoring, and sample collection.  This position may be filled at a lower technical job description (EHS Tech I).

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

The mission of EHS is to support the U-M Mission through partnership, guidance, and education in order to promote health, safety, protection of the environment, and regulatory compliance. EHS programs will incorporate the values of quality, responsibility, accountability, trust, clear communication, diversity, flexibility, and respect in all of our actions.


  • Measure and certify the performance of various engineering controls including Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC), fume hoods, paint booths and point exhausts.
  • Perform diagnostics, maintenance, decontaminations, and repairs of BSC.
  • Perform EHS equipment calibrations and maintenance.
  • Inspect, certify, repair, calibrate and maintain records of technical equipment and components.
  • Provide technical support and safety-related advice to faculty, staff and students.  
  • Summarize and record technical data.
  • Participate in data collection, database maintenance, and report generation.  
  • Assist U-M facilities management in maintaining compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Perform routine deliveries, transfers and shipments of materials on campus.
  • Maintain inventories of departmental technical supplies.
  • Conduct quality assurance audits and prepare inspection reports and maintain records.
  • Participate in emergency response activities.
  • Comply with all occupational health, safety, and environmental rules and regulations, and University policies and guidelines.

Required Qualifications*

  • A high school diploma is necessary.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a physical examination to allow for emergency response and wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) and have no lifting or breathing restrictions. 
  • Demonstrated aptitude to diagnose mechanical and electrical systems and identify problems.
  • Ability to use various electronic and mechanical devices and tools.
  • Ability to work in laboratory, clinical, and industrial environments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Awareness of occupational health, safety, and environmental rules/regulations.
  • Experience using a computer and tablet for basic functions like email, scheduling, and reports.
  • Must be able to perform all duties within the classification, with or without a reasonable accommodation. The EHS Tech II regularly positions self to inspect, repair, and test equipment, perform audits, inventories, and sample collection over and under obstacles, in and around immoveable objects, and inside equipment. The EHS Tech II frequently ascends/descends ladders, uses various mechanical devices and small tools, and occasionally moves equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience testing and certifying fume hoods, LEV and BSC.
  • Supplemental course work in biology, chemistry, mechanical design, or vocational programs.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of safety-related or analytical equipment.
  • Experience using Microsoft Access databases.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification ( EHS Tech I) depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.