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This is the career you have been waiting for.
As an Industrial Hygienist for an Ivy League research university, you have the pleasure of managing compliance and risk in a variety of university operations on our 2,300-acre campus located in Ithaca, New York. For instance, main campus has 260 major facilities and over 7,000 union and non-union employees who maintain facilities, infrastructure, utilities, and support student and research operations. In this role you will manage compliance programs, perform industrial hygiene services, and collaborate with employees and leadership working in agriculture, construction, diagnostic laboratories, healthcare (animals and humans), hospitality, maintenance, research, and utilities. To cultivate success this role will also have a large support network within the Environment, Health and Safety department to help you acclimate and provide mentorship. Cornell University has a lot offer professionally, and personally and is the perfect place for a health and safety professional to continue to grow their experience.
What you will do:
With limited oversight from the Associate Director, Occupational Health, Safety and Injury Prevention, the Industrial Hygienist is responsible for the university's health and industrial hygiene programs at the Ithaca campus and outlying facilities, except for the Weill Medical College & Qatar.
The Industrial Hygienist provides technical and regulatory management for the university's health programs, and is required to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that may cause non-compliance, injury, or illness. This may include development of regulatory guidance documents, program management, conducting qualitative and quantitative industrial hygiene exposure assessments, identifying exposure-related engineering controls, and other health program support or initiatives.
Additionally, this position will perform indoor air quality assessments, respiratory protection services, noise surveys, and administration of the asbestos and lead programs. All programs under this Specialist function must be in a sustainable state of "in-control and capable" functionality. The position may manage the work of consultants, student workers, or interns providing technical services and support.
Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of collegiality, integrity initiative, excellence, civility, and stewardship as well as support university sustainability goals.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York and the successful applicant will be expected to work on the Ithaca campus immediately.
What you will have:
Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science, or in a scientific field with industrial hygiene work experience, AND at least 2 to 4 years of related work experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong knowledge and experience in industrial hygiene.
Proven track record of completing work on time.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent computer skills, including MS Office programs and database management.
Ability to interact well with all levels of personnel within an organization
Ability to wear personal protective equipment including: air purifying & supplied air respirators, hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, and protective clothing.
Must have a valid Driver's license and a good driving record.
Must be able to lift and carry 30lbs and have manual dexterity.
There are a few preferred qualifications that we would value but are not required, including:
Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) - CIH
An understanding of the specialized functions of industrial hygiene and the principles and use of specialized equipment and instrumentation. Including conducting qualitative and quantitative exposure assessments.
Deep understanding or certifications in Asbestos, Indoor Air Quality, and/or Cority EHS Software.
Strong knowledge and experience with health and safety compliance management programs.
Experience with EHS management systems such as ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ANSI Z10, or VPP.
Experience working directly with external agencies (OSHA, DOL, PESH, NIOSH, NIH, DOH, USDA).
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, accrued paid leave provisions: vacation, personnel and sick time, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
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Industrial Hygiene Specialist I
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