Hazardous Substances Advisor

University Services
Palmerston North

The Health, Safety and Well-being team is looking for a Hazardous Substances Advisor to join us in a permanent capacity on our Manawatū campus. The Health, Safety and Wellbeing team sits within our University Services Group.

About the role

The purpose of this position is to provide support and advise the University on safe and compliant life-cycle management of hazardous substances and laboratory good practice to comply with all relevant legislation and standards to ensure the safety of staff and students. Additionally, the role provides oversight of inventory management and disposal systems.

There is plenty of opportunity to interact with staff and students through delivery of training, practical support, and further developing the existing hazardous substances systems, resources, policies and procedures to enhance safety and compliance in this area.

About you

You’ll have experience working in a chemistry type laboratory, preferably within a university, other tertiary teaching environment or an industrial setting. Laboratory safety is always top of mind for you. You will have the ability to think and act calmy under pressure. We are looking for an innovative thinker, as compliance is not always black and white.

Additionally, you’ll have the following:

  • A natural ability to relate to a wide range of people, lab staff, students, and senior managers
  • Previous experience delivering training to a wide-ranging audience
  • Experience with or a good understanding of hazardous substance disposal
  • Competence with computer systems generally and ability to quickly learn new software
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or similar

If you think you will enjoy influencing and partnering with staff and managers to achieve the best outcomes for Massey University, then this position could well be for you!

Seeking work/life balance?

If you are not familiar with Palmerston North, it is a family-friendly, eminently bikeable, compact city of approximately 82,000 people and is centrally located in the North Island. There is easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, road and mountain biking clubs, outstanding golf courses and surfing. The city has a vibrant café culture, abundance of restaurants, diverse community group and large cultural city events

For the right applicant we may contribute towards relocations costs to the Manawatū.

Live & Work

What is in it for you? In addition to your salary:

  • Up to 6.75% employer contribution to the UniSaver Superannuation Scheme
  • Five university holidays per year in addition to your annual leave
  • Subsidised Southern Cross Healthcare plan for you and your family
  • Discounted membership to our fully equipped recreation centre and gym facilities
  • Comprehensive professional development and training programme
  • University staff study provisions.

To find out more about this position please contact in confidence, Brian Best, Health and Safety Advisor, (06) 951 7988 or b.c.a.best@massey.ac.nz

Applications close Wednesday, 6 October 2021.

Note – all completed applications must please be submitted online rather than emailed to Brian Best.

Closing date: 6 October 2021
Reference number: US_HSW_1188_09/21

For further information and to apply online, visit: http://masseyunicareers.nga.net.nz