Job Openings - Laboratory Coordinator and Chemical Hygiene Officer


Laboratory Coordinator and Chemical Hygiene Officer

Type: Non-Exempt
Position: Staff

Job Description:

Greenville University is looking for an energetic individual who enjoys Science, spending time in the lab, and delights in organization and attention to detail.  This is a part time position during the school year (9-10 months) working 25 hours per week and working with our awesome Chemistry, Biology and Physics departments.  

Key Responsibilities:

 Laboratory Coordinator Duties 

-       Assist with set-up of laboratory exercises.

-       Perform weekly calibration and cleaning of balances used in the laboratory.

-       Provide make-up lab instruction for students who miss class due to an excused activity or illness.

-       Arrange for the cremation of the previous year’s cadaver and the acquisition of a new one.


Chemical Hygiene Officer Duties 

-          Maintain the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) and ensure that its requirements are being met.

-       Provide chemical safety instruction to all student employees.

-       Keep up to date on OHSA/EPA regulations. Verify and improve compliance where necessary.

-       Perform at least monthly checks of laboratory eyewashes and personal protection equipment (PPE).

-       Perform check of safety showers at least once per semester.

-       Maintain personal protective equipment, spill response, and first aid inventory.

-       Maintain MSDS files.

-       Ensure appropriate Hazard Communication. This includes posting signs communicating hazards as well as making sure MSDS are readily available and things are properly labeled.

-       Conduct or arrange sampling as needed.

-       Develop and maintain hazardous chemical inventory.

-       Look for ways to improve the safety of the labs and the Chemical Hygiene Plan.

-       Maintain DOT/RCRA certification (every other year).

-       Arrange for proper disposal of chemical waste.

Other duties as assigned

Reports To:

Department Head

Required Skills:


-       Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biology or equivalent (with at least two years of college level Chemistry)

-       Commitment to serving as a role model for students within a community of Christian scholarship.

How to Apply

Compliance with University Standards.  All Greenville University employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the University, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the University's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the University Standards).

To be considered for the position, applicants must submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a current resume, and (3) the Greenville University Employment Application available at

It is the policy of Greenville University not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race, gender or prior military service in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville University is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville University performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

Complete the Employment Application

Please forward the completed application to the contact listed in the How To Apply section of each posting or to the Office of Human Resources.

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