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Chemical Receiving Specialist

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Human Resources

Who we are

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Chemical Receiving Specialist, reporting to the Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management, is responsible for receiving, handling, inventory control, and timely distribution of chemicals, reagents, biological and radiological materials to laboratories on the Rensselaer campus. The Chemical Receiving Specialist may also be required to participate in physical chemical inventory.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Associate's Degree in Chemistry or another science related or technical discipline

Experience: Three (3) or more years of chemical receiving, laboratory or other related experience

Must possess valid U.S. driver’s license

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired experience:
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) training certificate
  • DOT Hazardous Materials training certificate

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations relative to laboratory safety
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lab safety practices
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Planning, organizing and effective time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals, objectives and timelines


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Application instructions


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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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