Hazardous Materials Inventory Supervisor

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Aug 2022


Campus: Tempe

Hzrdous Materials Invntry Supv

Job Description

Under direction, plans, organizes and supervises the daily operation of the chemical inventory management system and safety operations at the chemical intake facility. Provides consultation, recommends policies, and generates innovative ideas to support pollution prevention, recycling, reduction and re-use of hazardous materials. Reports to EHS leadership.

Job Family

Environmental Health/Safety

Department Name

EHS Chemical Inventory



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$54,000 - $70,000 per year; DOE

Essential Duties

  • Responsible for the supervision of staff involved with chemical inventory efforts from chemical receipt to inventory to disposal and removal from inventory management system.
  • Supervises efforts to minimize chemical purchase and usage, and promotes reduction and reuse (surplus) of chemicals.
  • In partnership with Materials Management ensures all chemicals arriving at ASU are barcoded and inventoried.
  • Schedules inventorying efforts on campus with a team of staff and student workers.
  • Ensures that proper protocols are in place to track and monitor particularly hazardous substances, controlled substances, and other particularly hazardous chemicals on campus.
  • Serves as a representative at state, regional and national organizations, boards councils and committees as assigned.
  • Ensures educational and/or training sessions are held for faculty, staff and students on the chemical inventory program and subsequent chemical exchange program.
  • Ensures staff involved with the chemical inventory program are properly trained in using the chemical inventory database system to be able to quickly provide regulatory and compliance reports as needed.
  • Oversees and plans the roll out of the chemical inventory program to the various ASU campuses.
  • Ensures expectations and work assignments to staff are clearly communicated and that there is open dialogue; encourages staff and monitors progress of work.
  • Oversees and develops the inventory verification inspection process to verify that the chemical inventory process followed.
  • Supervises the registration of laboratories and shops on campus.
  • Ensures that registered laboratories and shops on campus have compliant globally harmonized system door signage for each space.
  • Supervises and coaches staff on the safe handling of hazardous materials, and of the safety precautions associated with laboratories.
  • Serves as the technical safety resource for the chemical intake materials team for all hazardous materials being received.
  • Develops processes to incorporate gas cylinders and any other atypical hazardous materials into the inventory.
  • Meets and provides exemplary customer service to faculty, staff and students to explain and introduce the chemical inventory system and teach the importance of having an accurate chemical inventory.
  • Supervises, coaches and trains staff to provide excellent customer service to the university community.
  • Works closely with the Senior Safety Partners and Safety Support Staff and is a resource to principal investigators and laboratory personnel.
  • Drives Arizona State University leased, owned or rented vehicles and carts to various ASU locations to perform work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Safety or Industrial Engineering or related field AND four (4) years experience in hazardous materials management and sustainability practices which includes one (1) year of supervisory experience; OR, Eight (8) years experience in hazardous materials management and sustainability practices, which includes one (1) year of supervisory experience; Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Candidate must possess a valid Arizona State Drivers License.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master’s degree or PhD in chemistry.
  • Experience working in higher education. (3 years)
  • Experience managing a large chemical inventory program. (3 years)
  • Experience managing a diverse workforce. (3 years)
  • Experience as part of a chemical spill team. (3 years)
  • Evidence of effective customer service skills.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse (75 percent); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10 percent).
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. 
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (15 percent). 
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts. 
  • Works in highly dangerous area with uncontained or spilled hazardous materials (1 percent).
  • Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Department Statement

With more than 100,000 students, Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. ASU's historic Tempe campus is home to research-based academic disciplines. At the West campus, ASU offers students interdisciplinary programs for broad learning experiences. At the Polytechnic campus, students approach professional and technological programs through project-based learning. The Downtown Phoenix campus, the university's newest location, is focused on programs with public purpose. 

As one of the fastest growing research universities in the United States, ASU offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals. In a leadership role, EHS works with the research and administrative communities to develop sound, cost effective solutions to the challenges associated with the development of compliance strategies and good health and safety practices. For more information about EHS, please visit our website at: http://cfo.asu.edu/ehs. 

Diversity is a core value in EHS at ASU. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. 

ASU offers tuition waivers (to include yourself, spouse, and dependents), paid vacations and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities to prepare you for the challenges ahead. 

The position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona and provides support to all ASU locations.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will not be a sponsor for this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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