Nov 21, 2020

Asbestos Abatement Supervisor

  • TrulyHired
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Job Summary

Directs the activities of foremen and journeyman level workers engaged in asbestos abatement projects. Responsible for all asbestos abatement work performed throughout the School District of Philadelphia. Coordinates the activities of a group of asbestos workers through the assignment of work projects to abatement foremen. Work is scheduled primarily on day shifts or as specified.

Essential Functions

  • Inspects buildings and equipment to determine the need for repair or alterations; confers with school administrators, industrial hygienists, architects, consultants and engineers concerning repairs, renovations and asbestos abatement work practices and safety standards.
  • Reviews work orders and requisitions and determines priorities; estimates project completion time and costs; assigns work projects to foremen; inspects completed work projects for conformance with accepted asbestos abatement standards.
  • Makes estimates of materials necessary for the completion of projects; contacts vendors as necessary to obtain supplies.
  • Schedules the activities of outside consultants for project design and/or quality assurance work.
  • Ensures that asbestos samplings are sent to state accredited labs for testing; reviews and analyzes data/results supplied by outside labs and consultants; may make adjustments to project specifications depending upon lab results.
  • Coordinates the activities of asbestos abatement personnel; monitors employee sick and vacation time; maintains necessary personnel records.
Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • EPA approved Asbestos Supervisor's Training Seminar.
  • Eight years of full-time, paid, journeyman level asbestos abatement experience, two of which have been supervising journeyman level asbestos abatement workers.
  • All work experience related to the position must be included on the resume.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • the principles, methods and procedures governing the repair and removal of asbestos in accordance with National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency and Philadelphia Air Management regulations (EPA).
  • the occupational hazards and safety precautions of asbestos repair and removal.
  • the materials, tools and equipment used in asbestos repair and removal.
  • supervisory methods and techniques.
Demonstrated skill in :

  • the care and use of the tools of the trade, including respirators.
Demonstrated ability to :

  • analyze and interpret data and results of tests and inspections supplied by outside consultants and to make modifications to original plans if deemed necessary by test
  • work while wearing a NIOSH approved air supplied respirator, type "C" or a NIOSH approved high efficiency air purifying respirator, type "D" for extended periods of time.
  • wear protective clothing and equipment for extended periods of time.
  • prepare records and reports of work performed.
  • accurately follow oral and written instructions.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this district, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District's commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.

Special Medical Requirements

  • Before a candidate can be employed for this position, he/she must successfully pass a physical examination as legally required by the regulations of NIOSH, the EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • Possession of a valid proper class license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Possession of a valid EPA approved asbestos Worker/Supervisor Certificate, Building Inspector Certificate and a Project Designer Certificate.
  • Possession of a valid Asbestos Worker/Supervisor license, Building Inspector license, Project Designer license and Management Planner license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia.
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Career Education > Building Maintenance
Support Staff > Maintenance
Contact Information
  • Office of Talent
  • 440 N. Broad Street
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

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