Assistant Hazardous Material Supervisor

Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Job Description


Assist with managing the operation of four wastewater pre-treatment systems and acid/hydride scrubbers, hazardous/universal waste management, maintaining spill response and PPE supplies, sourcing quotes, creating purchase orders, and submitting invoices, coordinating vendors and work orders, data reporting/record keeping, etc. Order and maintain inventories for gas and chemical stock rooms utilizing SAP software. Receive calls from Alarm Control and coordinate appropriate response. Create/maintain SOPs and JHAs for technician job tasks. Perform/participate in cross training activities. Participate in inspections performed by the MWRA, Mass DEP/EPA, and other relevant agencies. Provide support for project managers and guidance to lab community regarding wastewater systems, hazardous/universal waste management/disposal, and compressed/cryogenic gas equipment/usage.


Monday - Friday  7:30am - 3:30pm





• Certifications in RCRA Hazardous Waste, OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER, DOT Hazmat, Mass DEP Wastewater Operator License Grade 2-I.

• Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or similar preferred.

• 2+ years of environmental experience.

• Strong leadership and management skills.

• Relevant work experience specific to a research and development laboratory/university setting.

• Ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate facilities work of substantial difficulty.

• Experience in supervising a union workforce, preferably in a laboratory/academic setting.

• Planning, financial management, organizational, and supervisory skills.

• Leadership of a diverse work team, with the ability to anticipate and determine resolutions to a variety of issues.

• Ability to effectively communicate and interact with a wide variety of internal personnel and outside vendors.


At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include: 

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!  

Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts, and perks.

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret-level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.



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