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Certified Industrial Hygienist

at CTEH

Posted: 4/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: ded8f3d4-a640-41ce-8dc4-8d16c0f2ea15
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Job Description

A Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) at CTEH, LLC participates as a member of the Industrial Hygiene (IH) group. The incumbent will perform and/or manage personnel who will perform industrial hygiene activities including qualitative and quantitative IH/safety surveys, air sampling/monitoring, noise and indoor air surveys, reviews of SDS, and preparation/review of site-specific health and safety plans. The CIH may serve as a project manager or project technical director, based on project needs and resources. Utilizing his/her knowledge of various scientific disciplines, he/she may collect, synthesize, study, report, and act based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. The successful candidate will apply scientific methodology for analysis of risk assessments and industrial hygiene applications to ensure client's expectations are met. A successful candidate will be able to provide training to junior industrial hygienists and environmental scientists as needed. This position requires a current and active CIH certification. The CIH will report to the Director, Health & Safety and may also perform business development activities as warranted for regional and national clients.

Activities/Tasks/Scope

  • Perform duties safely to minimize threats to self and others in work settings with potential chemical, physical, biological, and safety hazards;
  • Perform industrial hygiene activities, including, but not limited to, qualitative and quantitative IH/safety surveys, air sampling/monitoring, noise surveys, review/preparation of SDS, indoor air quality surveys, and preparation/review of project- or site-specific health and safety plans;
  • Provide data management and evaluation support to fellow CTEH staff in the areas of IH, toxicology, litigation support, risk assessment and emergency response with minimal direction;
  • Understand and communicate to staff the basic industrial hygiene concepts of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards to workers, the general public, and the environment;
  • Solve problems and make accurate and informed decisions regarding IH and safety;
  • Compile, review and summarize scientific/technical data and literature;
  • Support other service areas as assigned and under the appropriate supervision;
  • Perform all duties according to the ethics of the IH profession;
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude toward clients, customers and co-workers which reflects favorably upon the company;
  • Be available to travel when required for project demands at client’s request; and,
  • Perform such other duties as assigned.

Smart Performance Measures

  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully complete a project and coordinate and manage resources and other staff on complex projects. Essential elements of a project may include:
    • Initial client contact
    • Development of project scope
    •  Staffing
      • Number of personnel
      • Skills needed
    • Determine equipment needs
    • Logistics
      •  Travel
      • Scheduling
    • Performing work at a high competence level
    • Data management and analysis
    • Reporting & Technical Reviews
    • Follow-up

Other Desired Competencies

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a matrix reporting structure;
  • Ability to develop business and maintain contact with new and existing clients;
  • Ability to communicate the basic concepts of relevant OSHA regulations, other occupational health and safety standards and guidelines, including those of the ACGIH; mentoring of staff in these areas may apply;
  • Ability to conduct basic IH training for staff;
  • Active involvement in industry and/or professional organizations;
  • Demonstrable ability to solve problems and make accurate and informed decisions;
  • Ability to draft articles and scientific papers for publication and presentation; and,
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

Education/Experience

  • 5 years as a practicing Certified Industrial Hygienist (required);
  • Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, toxicology, or a related science field (preferred) or,
  • Bachelor's degree in the above referenced sciences with multiple years of experience in addition to CIH certification;
  • Advanced computer and data management skills in a Windows-based platform (required).

Certification/Other Skills

  • CIH certification (required)
  • HAZWOPER certification (required, provided)
  • DISA clearance (required, provided)
  • TWIC clearance (required, provided)
  • Current driver’s license (required) with ability to operate noncommercial vehicles (desireable)
  • Ability to obtain a passport (required)
  • Completion of all job specific OSHA training (required, provided)
  • Ability to comply with all job specific OSHA requirements, including the wear of a respirator (required)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting, standing, and walking
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds several times a day
  • Overhead lifting of over 20 pounds
  • Bending, stooping, climbing ladders and crawling
  • Long hours involving overtime and weekends as necessary
  • Keyboarding/typing
  • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen, sampling device and/or a paper copy
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Frequent, unscheduled travel for extended periods of time
  • Rarely may work shifts of up to 24 hours in duration
  • Dress out in physically demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) for site entry at HAZWOPER sites as required under 29CFR 1910.120
  • Wear half-face and full-face air purifying respirator (APR) as well as supplied air respirators in the form of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and hose supplied respirator with medical clearance as required under 29CFR 1910.134
  • Wear partially or totally encapsulating personal protective equipment

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works in an office environment when not deployed on an emergency response;
  • May work outdoors and may be exposed to hot and cold environments and extreme weather conditions, including sunlit, rainy and windy conditions;
  • May occasionally work shifts up to 24 hours in duration;
  • Encounter environments presenting physical hazards of uneven ground, standing water, ditches, dusty conditions, rapidly moving transportation and remediation equipment, and physical stress associated with the wear of personal protective equipment;
  • May work at altitudes greater than 5000 feet above sea level;
  • May work on land, sea or air;
  • May work in a setting with potential physical and chemical hazards; and
  • Frequent, extended travel.