91703 Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the Hazardous Waste Technician position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 933 open jobs by clicking here.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with chemical, radiological, and regulatory reference materials.  Ability to interpret information in order to solve problems and/or complete work assignments.
  • Proficiency in using PC-based computers and related e-mail, data entry, and other basic software
  • Knowledge of and ability to select, use and maintain specialized personal protective equipment necessary for working with hazardous materials. The employee must be able to determine the proper and appropriate method necessary carrying out job assignments. Must be able to perform work in self-contained breathing apparatus.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision and perform assigned tasks from written instructions and established policies and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to respond knowledgeably, courteously, and quickly to customer concerns and needs. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences in English.
  • May work with mechanical systems (e.g. solvent bulking and waste handling systems) requiring attention to detail and mechanical ability.


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in physically responding to hazardous material releases.


Certifications and Licenses:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Non-Commercial Class C Driver’s License.



  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C driver’s license and drive day and night.
  • Frequently stand/walk, lift carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, twist/bend stoop/squat, grasp lightly, write by hand, operate foot or hand controls, use drum dolly and push/carry/lift/pull objects that weigh up to 50 pounds.
  • Rarely, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds or other), work/reach above shoulders, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts and use telephone.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, walk for up to 20 minutes 3 times/day and construct fiberboard boxes.
  • Ability to manipulate motorized and non-motorized cart, pallet jack, drum dolly, and 55-gallon drums.
  • Ability to read various labels and discern colors.
  • Ability to wear and work in a respirator.


* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.



  • May be required to respond to calls 24x7, to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.
  • May be exposed to radiation, electromagnetic fields, and/or extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • May be exposed to a variety of halogenated and non-halogenated solvents during weekly pouring activities.
  • May be exposed to any of 20,000 chemicals used at Stanford during response to a hazardous material incident. Hazardous material incidents typically involve small amounts, less than one gallon.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).



  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr- processes-policiespolicies/labor- relations-collective-bargaining.


Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:


  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!


*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Global Impact
We believe in having a global impact

Climate and Sustainability

Stanford's deep commitment to sustainability practices has earned us a Platinum rating and inspired a new school aimed at tackling climate change.

Medical Innovations

Stanford's Innovative Medicines Accelerator is currently focused entirely on helping faculty generate and test new medicines that can slow the spread of COVID-19.


From Google and PayPal to Netflix and Snapchat, Stanford has housed some of the most celebrated innovations in Silicon Valley.

Advancing Education

Through rigorous research, model training programs and partnerships with educators worldwide, Stanford is pursuing equitable, accessible and effective learning for all.

Working Here
We believe you matter as much as the work

Group Dance Class In A Gym
Nora Cata Portrait

I love that Stanford is supportive of learning, and as an education institution, that pursuit of knowledge extends to staff members through professional development, wellness, financial planning and staff affinity groups.

Nora Cata

School of Engineering

Students Working With A Robot Arm
Philip Cheng Portrait

I get to apply my real-world experiences in a setting that welcomes diversity in thinking and offers support in applying new methods. In my short time at Stanford, I've been able to streamline processes that provide better and faster information to our students.

Philip Cheng

School of Medicine

Students Working With A Robot Arm
Denisha Clark Portrait

Besides its contributions to science, health, and medicine, Stanford is also the home of pioneers across disciplines. Joining Stanford has been a great way to contribute to our society by supporting emerging leaders.

Denisha Clark

School of Medicine

Students Working With A Robot Arm
Laura Lind Portrait

I like working in a place where ideas matter. Working at Stanford means being part of a vibrant, international culture in addition to getting to do meaningful work.

Laura Lind

Office of the President and Provost

Getting Started
We believe that you can love your job

Join Stanford in shaping a better tomorrow for your community, humanity and the planet we call home.

  • 4.4 Review Ratings
  • 86% Recommend to a Friend
  • 88% Approve of President

View All Jobs