Industrial Hygienist II
Montrose Environmental Group Inc.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in Engineering


Job Info


An Industrial Hygienist 2 (IH II) at CTEH, LLC participates as a member of the Health & Safety Services group. As an IH II, you'll assist in performing industrial hygiene activities including qualitative and quantitative IH/safety surveys, air sampling/monitoring, and noise surveys. An IH II also performs indoor air surveys, reviews of SDSs, and prepares/reviews site-specific health and safety plans. An Industrial Hygienist II will provide data management and evaluation support to CTEH project managers in the areas of industrial hygiene, toxicology, litigation support, risk assessment, and emergency response. Utilizing your knowledge of various scientific disciplines, you may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from your measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. To be a successful candidate, you'll need to demonstrate that you can apply scientific methodology for analysis of risk assessments and industrial hygiene applications to ensure the client's expectations are met. All members of the Industrial Hygiene team maintain a response bag with required PPE and appropriate clothing and are subject to on-call rotation 24/7 for emergency response. This position reports to an IH Project Manager or another upper-level manager.

Job Type: Full-time

ACTIVITIES/TASKS/SCOPE

  • Demonstrate and apply the basic industrial hygiene concepts of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards to workers, the general public, and the environment;
  • Assist (with guidance from an IH, Project Manager [PM], or Senior IH) in the performance of industrial activities and environmental assessments;
  • Provide data management and evaluation support, under the direction of senior staff, to CTEH PMs in toxicology, litigation support, risk assessment, and emergency response;
  • Solve problems by making accurate and informed decisions regarding IH and safety;
  • Perform duties safely to minimize threats to self and others in work setting with potential chemical, physical, biological, and safety hazards;
  • Compile, review, and summarize scientific/technical data and literature;
  • Support other service areas as assigned, under appropriate supervision;
  • Perform all duties according to the ethics of the IH profession;
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude toward clients, customers, and co-workers to reflect favorably on the company;
  • Remain ready and available for emergency response upon client request, with frequent, sometimes extended, travel; and,
  • Perform such other duties as assigned.
OTHER DESIRED COMPETENCIES
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a matrix reporting structure;
  • Ability to understand and explain the basic industrial hygiene concepts of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazards to workers, the general public and the environment;
  • Ability to locate and understand the basic concepts of relevant OSHA regulations, other occupational health and safety standards and guidelines, including those of the ACGIH, and, with minimal guidance, explain such concepts;
  • Ability to calibrate and operate the following IH equipment (with training):
    • Integrated air sampling pumps and associated collection media as outlined in NIOSH, OSHA and EPA Methodologies, to include:
      • Gases/Vapors
      • Aerosols
      • Calculation of limit of detection based on method parameters and laboratory information
    • MultiRae PID/Multi Gas monitor or similar
    • Sound Level Meter or Equivalent
    • Personal Noise Dosimeters or equivalent
    • IAQCalc or equivalent
    • Quick Take 30 Pump
    • Riken Formaldehyde Monitor
    • TSI Aerosol Monitors (DustTrak or AM510)
  • Ability to explain the concepts of each piece of IH equipment;
  • Ability to select appropriate industrial hygiene testing equipment to meet project needs;
  • Active involvement in industry and/or professional organizations;
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make accurate and informed decisions;
  • Ability to function as an Emergency Response Team member when needed;
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal directions; and,
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree (minimum) in industrial hygiene or safety; or,
  • Bachelor's degree in a related science field (chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, toxicology, etc.) and completion of an approved industrial hygiene course within one year of employment;
  • Advanced computer and data management skills in a Windows-based platform.
CERTIFICATION/OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • HAZWOPER certification - Required (Can be obtained post hire)
  • DISA clearance - Required (Can be obtained post hire)
  • TWIC clearance - Required (Can be obtained post hire)
  • Current driver's license - Required
  • Ability to obtain a passport - Required
  • Completion of all job specific OSHA training
  • Ability to comply with all job specific OSHA requirements, including the wear of a respirator
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
  • 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;
  • May 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.



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