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Job Title Industrial Hygiene Technician
Location Bakersfield, CA
Department SMS Field
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time


Industrial Hygiene Technician

The Industrial Hygiene Technicians will collect samples and compile reports on work environments for analysis and implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Test workplaces for environmental hazards, such as exposure to radiation, chemical, asbestos, lead, biological hazards, or excessive noise.
  • Verify availability or monitor use of safety equipment, such as hearing protection or respirators.
  • Supply, operate, or maintain personal protective equipment.
  • Evaluate situations or make determinations when a worker has identified that danger or potential harm exists.
  • Maintain all required environmental records and documentation.
  • Prepare or calibrate equipment used to collect or analyze samples.
  • Plan emergency response drills.
  • Recommend corrective measures to be applied based on results of environmental contaminant analyses.
  • Prepare or review specifications or orders for the purchase of safety equipment, ensuring that proper features are present and that items conform to health and safety standards.
  • Conduct worker studies to determine whether specific instances of disease or illness are job-related.
  • Collaborate with CIH, engineers or physicians to institute control or remedial measures for hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.
  • Collect samples of dust, gases, vapors, or other potentially toxic materials for analysis.
  • Collect samples of hazardous materials or arrange for sample collection.
  • Conduct audits at hazardous waste sites or industrial sites or participate in hazardous waste site investigations.
  • Conduct safety training or education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.
  • Coordinate "right-to-know" programs regarding hazardous chemicals or other substances.
  • Develop or maintain hygiene programs, such as noise surveys, continuous atmosphere monitoring, ventilation surveys, or asbestos management plans.
  • Develop or maintain medical monitoring programs for employees.
  • Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Investigate health-related complaints and inspect facilities to ensure that they comply with public health legislation and regulations.
  • Investigate the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, or other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance.
  • Maintain inventories of hazardous materials or hazardous wastes, using waste tracking systems to ensure that materials are handled properly.
  • Maintain or update emergency response plans or procedures.
  • Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers' health or safety.
  • Perform laboratory analyses or physical inspections of samples to detect disease or to assess purity or cleanliness.
  • Prepare hazardous, radioactive, or mixed waste samples for transportation or storage.
  • Provide new-employee health and safety orientations and develop materials for these presentations.
  • Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • Self-familiarize, in the field, in remote locations and during adverse conditions the proper calibration, operation, use and care of sensitive and technical electronic equipment.
  • Self-familiarize, in the field, in remote locations and during adverse conditions the proper deployment and implementation of OSHA/NIOSH/ASTM Air Sampling Methods.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Bachelors Degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Hygiene or similar science.
  • Ability to possess Industrial Hygiene certifications, i.e. CSST, CIH, or CAC.
  • Current and valid state driver’s license.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate professionally and effectively with employees and managers. 
  • Must possess the ability to write correspondence or reports. 
  • Must possess the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees and/or managers.
  • Must be knowledgeable of company protocols, operational procedures and safety policies.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or federal safety operations for the protection of people, property, institutions and environment.

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