Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Technologist

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
26 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity. 

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY (EHS) TECHNOLOGIST, Environment, Health and Safety Office, to assist with and provide advice in support of Institute academic and business objectives with due consideration of occupational health laws, federal and state regulations, and good practices.  Responsibilities include providing advice to faculty/staff/students; supporting the control of health hazards in the workplace at the DLC (department, lab, center) level; assisting EHS coordinators with implementing the EHS management system; providing interim coordinator coverage for DLCs when needed; assisting with development of and conducting trainings, organizing DLC EHS rep meetings, and implementing DLC-specific EHS programs; keeping abreast of pertinent EHS regulations/developments; performing level-2 lab inspections; serving in a support role to develop the necessary expertise in broad application EHS programs; conducting EHS evaluations, providing feedback to DLCs, and performing special investigations/projects; and performing other duties as requested.  May work in other areas and assist other EHS programs as skills develop. 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in EHS-related discipline, engineering, physical science, and/or biological/chemical science; at least one year of relevant experience in EHS programs; general knowledge of the recognition, evaluation, and control of hazardous materials and conditions and physical agents; general knowledge and basic understanding of EHS programs including basic knowledge of regulations specific to federal, state, local, and consensus standards; expertise in at least some and  a basic knowledge of most of the following: NRC, OSHA, EPA, DOT, Massachusetts’ DPH and DEP, Massachusetts’ fire prevention regulations, Massachusetts’ building code, NFPA codes, OSHA regulations and Cambridge municipal code; proficient computer skills; and ability to make effective oral presentations, work as part of a team, and obtain appropriate certifications (CHMM, CSP, etc.).  Job #18905-5


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. 

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply. 

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