Hazardous Material Compliance Student Clerk (Up to 2 positions) - Health, Safety, and Environment

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Health, Safety, and Environment
Hazardous Material Compliance Student Clerk
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week
$12.01 per hour (vacation pay included)

16 weeks beginning May 7, 2018 with the possibility of part-time hours during the 2018/19 academic year

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Health, Safety and Environment Department has up to 2 student positions available for 16 weeks starting on May 7, 2018. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

We are looking for hard working, energetic people with a keen interest in science and more specifically, hazardous products (i.e. chemicals).  The Hazardous Materials Compliance Student Clerk positions will be essential in assisting UPEI in complying with the New 2015 WHMIS Regulations that come in to effect on December 1, 2018.

The position will include working in many laboratories, departments and areas where hazardous materials are handled, used and stored throughout campus.  Each area lead or supervisor will provide specific education/training to the successful candidate to ensure they are aware of the hazards and risks, how to protect themselves, what to do in an emergency and applicable policies/procedures related to the work/area.  These supervisors will be available to advise or consult with the clerk when necessary.  The key functions of this job is to update the hazardous product inventory in each area, affix WHMIS 2015 compliant labels to containers holding hazardous products, and to ensure New WHMIS 2015 compliant Safety Data Sheets are readily available to anyone who handles, uses, stores or disposes the hazardous product.

The Hazardous Materials Compliance Student Clerk positions will provide the successful candidates an opportunity to obtain a vast knowledge of UPEI’s campus including specific buildings, faculties, departments and schools while opening up opportunities for networking and learning from experts in all these areas.  These positions will be part of the Health, Safety and Environment Department Team that takes great pride to ensure that there is a healthy and safe environment for everyone that studies, works or visits UPEI.


  • Working with specific area leads/supervisors to complete inventories of hazardous products in their areas of responsibility (i.e. labs, departments, storage areas, etc.)
  • Ensure WHMIS 2015 compliant labels are affixed to all containers of hazardous products
  • Ensure WHMIS 2015 compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s) are sourced and obtained from suppliers/manufacturers to make readily available in specific areas


  • Positive attitude, energetic, courteous with good attention to detail and an excellent work ethic
  • Familiar with WHMIS and working with hazardous products in laboratory environments
  • Preference to students who have taken post-secondary courses in the field of science, particularly Chemistry
  • Demonstrated written and verbal English communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Google Applications/software (i.e. word, excel, gmail, google drive etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the Procedures manual.

Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date, via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/). Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.