Industrial Hygiene Specialist

University of California, Riverside 

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Position Information

Under the general direction of the Senior Industrial Hygienist, the Industrial Hygiene Specialist serves as a subject matter expert who assists with the implementation and management of Industrial Hygiene Programs including (but not limited to): Respiratory Protection, Fume Hood and Local Exhaust Ventilation Testing, Water Intrusion and Mold Response, Hearing Conservation, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Substance Specific Exposure Monitoring, Industrial Hygiene Equipment Maintenance and Calibration, Hazardous Building Material Management, Silica, Building Ventilation Design Assessment, Wildfire Smoke/Air Quality. The primary emphasis of the job is the prevention and/or mitigation of occupational injuries or illnesses from chemical, biological, and physical stressors. The incumbent will provide consultation services to the campus on the policies, practices and procedures for the safe use of hazardous materials. The incumbent will frequently consult with faculty and staff as well as support and maintenance personnel to improve practices, procedures and control measures.
The incumbent helps the campus comply with state and federal safety regulations and provides guidance and assistance to campus employees so that they will work in accordance with applicable health, safety, and environmental laws, regulations and good practice. This position will be responsible for managing the department’s industrial hygiene equipment. This includes equipment calibration, maintenance, inventory and cross training other EH&S professionals on appropriate use and interpretation of sampling data. Incumbent will routinely use equipment for personal and environmental monitoring/sampling needs, interpret results and write reports to provide recommendations to reduce potential exposures to hazardous materials and conditions. This position will be responsible for overseeing campus respiratory protection requirements such as ensuring proper medical clearances are obtained, respirator training is provided, and the performance of qualitative and quantitative respiratory fit tests for employees and students. Incumbent will also be responsible for the management and oversite of campus fume hood and local exhaust ventilation compliance testing as well as provide support for fume hood commissioning and de-commissioning procedures. This position will support industrial hygiene related indoor environmental quality and aerosol transmissible disease issues such as; responding to and investigating room ventilation issues, performance of IEQ and mold investigations, periodic vivarium ventilation assessments, and managing the EH&S air purifier rental program. Incumbent will perform routine job hazard analyses for employees conducting potentially hazardous operations and provide technical guidance pertaining to proper engineering and administrative controls, as well as personal protective equipment. This position will also support industrial hygiene related construction issues such as; performance of dust monitoring during construction, evaluation of proper dust and hazard containment methods, and coordination with UCR project managers and outside consulting companies on routine construction related monitoring, inspections, and investigations. This hiring range for this position is budgeted up to $80,000/annually.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


2 – 4 years of related experience.

Minimum Requirements

Working skills in the appropriate use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
Solid, comprehensive working knowledge/understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields.
Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
Solid organizational skills to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects.