Chemical Hygiene Environmental Chemist

Apex Systems
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
May 08, 2021
May 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Apex Systems is looking for a Responsibilities Chemical Hygiene Environmental Chemist near Pittsburgh, PA. Incumbent will be responsible for managing chemical hygiene practices and serving as the TSCA Coordinator.


* Manage chemical hygiene practices
* Bi-annual Fume Hood Face Velocity Testing
* Annual Glove Box Inspection and Testing
* Industrial Hygiene Monitoring (chemical and noise)
* Chemical Spills (spill kit inspections, cleanup and disposal)
* Conduct environmental related 5S Inspections
* Identify and select proper PPE for specific chemicals
* Initial and annual training on Chemical Hygiene Plan and Hazard Communication Plan for all team members

* Serve as the TSCA Coordinator
* Manage TSCA requirements for any chemicals requiring R&D exemption or special requirements associated with TSCA SNUR/SNUN or consent orders
* Responsible for the TSCA 8c/8e allegation reporting

* Manage the NCAP 2.0 (New Chemical Approval Process)
* Manage the entry of chemicals into inventory and maintain the system for accuracy
* Safety info
* Regulatory (including satisfying all annual reporting requirements)
* Chemical properties
* Chemical location
* Periodic inventory verification

* Manage import and export of all chemicals, materials, samples to and from ITC and guide Shipping/Receiving Clerk on the actual shipments from the ITC
* Procure and restock chemicals as needed
* Train new team members on chemical safety and responsibilities (Team Member on-boarding)
* Address management of change of chemicals in the ITC
* Print and apply required labeling for all chemical containers as applicable
* GHS (required)
* Regulatory classification (required)
* Expiration (required)
* Peroxide former (required when applicable)

* Store chemicals in appropriate locations and equipment according to safety info
* Manage all SDS documents and update as needed
* Manage liquid and solid waste streams and disposal process along with conducting weekly inspections of all waste accumulation areas
* Manage disposal of old chemicals and samples
* Manage the off-boarding of team members leaving the company - reassignment of chemicals, samples, processes and equipment
* Manage training of new team members on chemical safety and assist with regulatory requirements as needed
* Manage Respiratory Program at the ITC
* Selection of proper respirator and cartridge
* Medical clearances (initial and annual)
* Fit Testing (initial and annual)
* Training

* Conduct periodic reviews to determine air (emissions) and water permitting requirements for the ITC
* Environmental representative on the Facility Aspect Identification Team
* Verify environmental risks are Identified for all processes and equipment
* Identify environmental risks for all new processes and equipment during the NER or MOC process
* Conduct annual review of the environmental aspects along with the team

* Environmental representative on the Sustainability Team
* Manage ITC Recycling Program (Sequoia and OMEX) including team member and janitorial training
* Manage Polymer Recycling program (Ravago and Hydroblox)

* Environmental representative on the Facility Crisis Management Team
* Manage the process for "other" waste streams
* Municipal
* Residual
* Universal

* Assist in the creation of Safe Job and Safe Operating procedures


* BS degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science or equivalent with strong chemistry background preferred.
* 3-10 years' experience with EPA regulations (water, waste and air) with knowledge of TSCA desired.
* Must be detail oriented
* Ability to assist with research chemistry projects in the lab is a plus
* Must have a proactive approach to working safely in a R&D type environment.

If interested, please send resumes to or apply at

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