Port Arthur, TX, United States
20 minutes ago
Expires 12 May 2018
EHS Industrial Hygiene Technician in Port Arthur, TX, United States
Port Arthur, TX, United States | N/A | Permanent
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, completion of industrial hygiene field investigations, identifying monitoring methods and media, performing exposure monitoring for hydrocarbons, particulates and other airborne contaminants, conducting noise dosimetry sampling and completing area noise surveys, assisting with indoor air quality investigations, operating and maintaining field testing equipment, and compiling data from field investigations.
Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Learns to conduct industrial hygiene surveys including, but not limited to, air and noise sampling, area noise, illumination, ventilation surveys, IAQ, ergonomic studies, and other studies as appropriate to level of expertise.
- Learns to operate, calibrate, and maintain instruments including sampling pumps, calibrators, noise dosimeters, and sound level meters, and direct reading gas meters.
- Learns to conduct safety inspections at client site.
- Collect notes on activities performed by workers being monitored and/or maintain daily log of activities related to project work.
- Complete data sheets, IH calculations, chain of custody forms, and prepare samples for shipment to laboratory.
- Learns to create data tables and drawings for reports.
- Enter field data into MedGate.
- Conduct respirator fit testing.
- Submit administrative paperwork including timesheets, expense reports, field reports, etc. on timely basis in accurate and neat format.
- Assists others as needed.
Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED plus ARSC (Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils) Basic Orientation Plus and client-site specific safety orientation. Prefer an Associates Degree in science or technology-related field such as industrial hygiene, engineering, industrial technology, environmental sciences, safety, biology, physics, or chemistry.
Required Licenses or Specific Training: Prefer training in asbestos, lead or mold. Additional training may be required depending on client- or project-specific requirements and/or company policies.
Background screening may require TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential), NABSC (North American Background Screening Consortium), or other graded background program. Drug and alcohol screening according to DISA, NASAP (North American Substance Abuse Program), or other corporate policy. Medical examination including a standardized medical questionnaire, pulmonary function test, chest x-ray, audiometric exam, and respirator fit test. Must have a valid driver license.
Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility and customer required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Trained in Respiratory Protection and fully certified to wear respiratory breathing equipment (Fit Tested).
Other Required Skills, Knowledge or Abilities: PC skills with ability to learn new software. Familiarity with OSHA regulations, ACGIH, ANSI, CGA, and other applicable EHS guidelines and consensus standards.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
Interpersonal Communications: Ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions.) Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Second language is a plus. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization preferred. Contacts with immediate associates and immediate supervisor for instructions, training and guidance. Daily customer contact.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Uses hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to climb ladders, walk over rough ground, and work in confined spaces. Must be physically able to operate the equipment used for the job (pumps, calibrators, noise dosimeters, sound level meters, direct reading gas meters, and other standard or specialized IH instrumentation) and be physically able to wear a safety equipment as appropriate (such as fall protection system and respirator without limitations). Must also be able to wear personal protective equipment, including fire-retardant clothing, steel-toed shoes/boots, gloves, earplugs, hard hat, safety glasses, or other protective equipment as appropriate for particular work site.
May be infrequently exposed to possible operations hazards or working in or visiting operational site, including dust, fumes, toxic and caustic chemicals, rotating machinery, high pressure, hot or cold work temperatures, slippery surfaces, water and electrical hazards. Exposure to extreme fluctuations in temperature may be required. May be exposed to noise at varying intensities. Exposure to outdoor environment. Work may require long hours between breaks and meals. Must be able to travel for extended overnight periods on short notice
Complexity of Duties and Decisions: Performs a variety of manual functions. Follows established procedures to perform standardized tasks. Most errors are caught during self-inspection or by higher level staff before leaving work unit. Supervisor assures that the work is technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures.
Scope and Responsibility: Works under direct supervision: Specific instructions are given on assignments or follows written or verbal instructions and established procedures and standard practice to perform assigned tasks. No direct reports, but may assist less experienced.
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