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at Arizona State University

Depends on experience
Posted: 2/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 49890BR

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Hazardous Materials Handling Officer, MegaSys Supervisor
Arizona State University
Campus: Tempe
Knowledge Enterprise Facilities

Job Description:
ASU's Knowledge Enterprise (KE) in partnership with ASU's MacroTechnology Works (MTW) is seeking an experienced and driven MegaSys Supervisor to join the Knowledge Enterprise. The MegaSys Supervisor plays a critical role in the safe operations of the facility by helping to maintain safer environments through the developing, planning, instructing, implementing, managing and training of staff. The MegaSys position will be in ASU Research Park at the ASU MTW Facility, but is not limited to that location as there are needs for toxic or flammable gas and chemical changes on the Tempe campus; so travel by ASU vehicle will be necessary.

Salary Range:
Depends on experience

Close Date:

Essential Duties:

  • Participate in ISO 9000 (2000) Quality Program (Management Review and Contract Review sessions, Document Control Standards, all Operational control elements (reference "ISO 9000 (2000) Tier 2 Procedures for detail. Coordinate/participate in ASU FEDC's quality audits and programs
  • Develop and maintain site-specific operating procedures in accordance with ISO 9000 (2000) requirements
  • Maintain appropriate Site Work Instructions for Scope operations - i.e. cylinder change-out instructions, cabinet maintenance instructions, inventory and material management instructions, inspections, operations management safety
  • Maintain Document Control and Quality Record filing systems for specialty gas inventory/product acceptance and systems operation; chemical systems; life safety systems; and bulk gas operations.
  • Perform routine safety and operational audits BSP guidelines. Communicate results and status of corrective action completion to ASU FEDC EH&S, Facility Operations and affected departments. Attend periodic safety and operations meeting (ASU FEDC).
  • Maintain any site-specific Personnel Protective Equipment. Maintain MSDS library for gases and chemicals (Paper & Electronic copy). Administer site-purchasing system. Maintain all purchase orders/logs as quality records
  • Complete daily inspections for all gas cabinets, wall panels, VBMs, chemicals, and Life Safety Systems. Document and provide maintenance or repair.
  • Purchase consumable items for cylinder changes and equipment maintenance
  • Review, communicate and control gas and chemical system changes made through the Management of Change program
  • Provide new technician and continuous improvement training to technicians. Complete required safety and performance metrics - include in Monthly Operational Reports
  • Oversee the hazardous waste operations through the setup, monitoring, and coordinating pickup of all waste cans in all areas required for collecting hazardous waste. Assist in determining the disposal process for special applications. Provide maintenance and repair to site collection units.
  • Document all usage, deliver and track deliveries of all chemical and gas products
  • Provide customers with gas/chemical operation information that would assist in continuous improvement of gas/chemical system operations.
  • Act as a contributing member of the site emergency response team. Provides inputs into planning for and responding to chemical and gas emergencies. Supports the Site Emergency Response Team at the first responder awareness or operational levels.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation for site call out alarms/faults with all gas and chemical-related incidents.
  • Other job-related duties as required by the business

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Safety or Industrial Engineering or related field AND four (4) years experience in hazardous materials management; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.Satisfactory medical certification for hazardous waste activities must be received from an employer selected physician upon employment.Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience handling chemicals, gases, and waste in the semiconductor environment and have reached a level 1 or senior technician status preferred. (10 years)
  • Experience with gas monitoring, abatement systems, and fire alarm systems.
  • Experience managing staff. (5 years)
  • Experience developing Standards of Practice
  • Evidence of certificates or up-to-date training in of the following a plus, but will be provided to the right candidate:
  • Forklift
  • Respirator
  • 40-hour HazWoper
  • RCRA
  • LOTO, Lock out tag out
  • PPE selection/Use
  • FGM/TGM maintenance/operation/repair
  • ASU Lab Safety, Fire Safety, hazardous waste handling, and shipping.
  • Compressed Gas training

Working Environment:

  • This position is required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Additionally, work in a chemical storage facility and travel to various campus locations where handling hazardous materials and working with hazardous waste is daily.
  • Possibility of being exposed to air contamination or hazardous materials in the case of a spill or accident.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Some activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone, and associated computer/technology peripherals.
  • Drives university vehicles including trucks with power lift gates; also uses hand trucks and various other material handling equipment.
  • Responds to chemical releases using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, respirators, and specialized metering equipment.
  • Receives regular guidance and review of performance for the achievement of established objectives.

Department Statement:
ASU Knowledge Enterprise (KE) advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, economic development, and international development. Creating new knowledge through research is just the beginning. We are successfully bringing our ideas and inventions into the marketplace and using them for the benefit of society. We offer services and support to faculty throughout the entire research life-cycle—from locating funding opportunities to commercializing new technologies.

In addition to advancing research, the Knowledge Enterprise trains and supports entrepreneurs, leads the university's economic development activities, engages with corporate partners and international development agencies, and facilitates technology transfer. Learn more about ASU Knowledge Enterprise at

ASU's MacroTechnology Works (MTW) is an advanced semiconductor research center. The operation is utilized by ASU and private companies to perform research and development utilizing a wide variety of hazardous substances. MTW operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year, although it is staffed only limited hours.

The site is comprised of offices, dry/wet labs and cleanrooms (class 10, 100, 1000) in both B and H occupancy. A wide variety of chemicals and gasses are utilized to include at a minimum, inerts, flammables, toxins, poisons, pyrophoric, oxidizers, corrosives, mutagens, carcinogens and other hazardous substances.

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 80,000 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

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Arizona State University is committed to providing safety and security resources and information for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), ASU publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes safety and security policies and procedures, crime and fire prevention information, crime and fire statistics, and numerous resources for current and prospective students and employees. To access the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report online, visit A hard copy of this report may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456 or by visiting the ASU Police Department at 325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona, during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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.

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.

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

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply please go to click "External Applicant" under Jobs at ASU enter Req Id# 49890BR

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