Chemical Inventory and Waste Technician
Competition 750

Department HRHSE - Health Safety & Environment
Hourly rate $22.06
Hours per week 35
Grade 3
Posted date
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time - Operating Funded


This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This posting will be used to fill two positions. Please indicate in your cover letter which position to which you are applying.

Position 1 has a term length of four months

Position 2 has a term length of eight months. 

Location -  Work takes place at the following locations:

  • North Campus, Edmonton;
  • South Campus, Edmonton; and 
  • Cloverbar Hazardous Waste Management Centre, Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for Health, Safety and Environment

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) offers the following services intended to facilitate safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible research and learning at the U of A:

  • Training and Competency: online and in-person learning
  • Inspection and Maintenance: Equipment and space inspection and certification
  • Hazard Management advice and support
  • Regulatory compliance advice and support
  • Incident Management: reporting and investigation

HSE has expertise in chemical, biological, radiological, and physical safety; hazardous materials and waste management; HSE regulatory compliance and consulting, field research safety; contractor safety; and environmental protection.

Position Summary

This opportunity will support the rollout of the U of A’s new Chemical Inventory and Waste Management Software. The role will include working with the project team and laboratories, shops, and other spaces to prepare for, reconcile, update, and maintain their chemical inventories in the new software.


  • Assist in developing the implementation plan for the Chemical Inventory and Waste Management Software
  • Visit laboratories, shops, and other spaces to help them prepare for the switchover.
  • Assist laboratory personnel with reconciling current inventories
  • Assist with submission of materials for waste pickups
  • Barcode chemical bottles
  • Enter the current inventories into the new software
  • Revisit the work area to assist with implementation of their new inventory
  • Train lab users in using the software for both inventory and waste management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Highschool Diploma
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Adaptable, agile and technologically savvy; advanced capability with MS Office suite, Google Applications and other software.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and high levels of accuracy Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills including strong ability to demonstrate professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomacy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in, or having completed, a bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • Previous experience in inventory management 
  • Previous experience in a research environment.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.