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Laboratory Inspector

Engineering, Other


Laboratory Inspector

  • 520719
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Engineering
  • Other
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Reporting to the Chemical Hygiene Officer, the Laboratory Inspector will ensure safe laboratory operations by university personnel by assisting in the annual laboratory inspection process. Assist with the administration of the laboratory safety, radiation safety, shipping, fume hood, and safety shower programs. Interpretation and application of the regulations. Assist in the operation of existing safety programs, and assist in the enforcement/promotion of university policy.

Required Qualifications

Advanced degree or Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field and/or equivalent level of related work experience. Working knowledge of OSHA Laboratory Safety Standard. Working knowledge of radiation standards and regulations. Working knowledge of DOT and IATA shipping regulations. Demonstrated effective communication skills. Knowledge of computers and software. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

An advanced degree with an emphasis on science, engineering, or health physics. Laboratory safety experience in an academic environment. Radiation safety experience in an academic environment, radiation safety experience with nuclear medicine, and x-ray producing equipment. Familiarity with the Virginia Tech campus. Chemical shipping experience.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience. 

Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

Must be able to move and handle up to 50 pounds unassisted safely. Must be able to walk/stand for long periods. Must be able to travel to work sites and stand, lift, reach, push/pull, walk, climb, stoop, and bend during site visits. The work environment may involve some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following established safety precautions. Ability to use PPE (including wearing a respirator) as required per safety procedures. Repetitive movement through the use of computer/keyboarding. Must have a criminal background check. Must have a driver's license check. Emergency Personnel health &; safety-related. Eligible for telecommuting. Must have an acceptable and safe driving record. Must be able to perform job duties beyond the normal work schedule, as needed. On occasion, may have off-campus travel that may require an overnight stay.

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 Dee Perkins at deperkin@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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