Industrial Hygienist

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Occupational Health and Safety, the Industrial Hygienist develops and implements industrial hygiene programs to address the evaluation and control of health hazards for employees of Virginia Tech. Serves as subject matter expert with regard to industrial hygiene evaluations and controls, and acts as a consultant to the university community for related issues. Uses data, interviews and worksite reviews to identify similar exposure groups, determines best sampling methodology, performs monitoring, determines best control options, and issues reports of findings to covered entities. Uses highly complex criteria, data collection, and interviewing techniques. Interprets and applies regulatory requirements, and provides guidance to staff. Recommends procedural and/or resource changes to management. Applies knowledge, training or experience to facilitate resolution of assigned cases, determine recidivism and develop appropriate action. Develops abatement procedures to remedy problems. Uses measuring devices and instruments requiring analytical skill and a high degree of judgment.

Required Qualifications

- B.S. in Industrial Hygiene, Public Health or related field or experience and training equivalent to an advanced degree.
- Working knowledge of industrial hygiene project design, evaluation, sampling, analysis and remediation practices.
- Working knowledge of the interpretations, technical principles, practices, and procedures used to comply with industrial hygiene related OSHA regulations and industry standards.
- Experience performing noise, chemical, and particulate monitoring.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to write technical reports and related professional correspondence.
- Ability to act independently and as a team member.
- Strong computer software skills.
- Must be able to obtain Industrial Hygienist Certification within 5 years of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

- M.S. in Industrial Hygiene, Public Health or related field or experience and training equivalent to an advanced degree.
- Experience providing industrial hygiene services in a university environment.
- Experience developing and providing employee training programs.
- Experience evaluating and testing ventilation systems.
- Certified Industrial Hygienist

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$58,000 - $62,700

Review Date

January 17, 2022

(Posting will remain active until the position is filled; preference will be given to submissions received prior to review date.)

Additional Information

- The work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. Moderate physical activity.
- Requires pushing, pulling, and safely moving and handling of objects up to 60 pounds.
- Must have a criminal background check.
- Must have a driver's license check. Emergency Personnel health & safety-related.
- Must be able to wear respiratory protection and must participate in the university medical surveillance program as needed or required.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Operations HR at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: January 7, 2022
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