Primary Location: UNITED STATES-CALIFORNIA-CHINA LAKE
Security Clearance: Secret
The Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist provides oversight of all environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs and works with managers to ensure employees are complying with all applicable government, corporate and customer policies and procedures. Serves as the focal point for site environmental and safety compliance and as a resource to management to provide scientific or technical guidance for EHS programs.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
- Performs regular safety inspections and surveillances, and formal environmental and safety audits to ensure contract requirements are met or exceeded.
- Evaluates violations or problems discovered during inspections to provide advice to management on implementing changes to be compliant with corporate and government EHS policies. Follows up to make sure they are effective and being followed by employees.
- Reviews the site-specific EHS plans and procedures to establish validity and any need for amendment.
- Investigates spills and accidents and prepares reports for submission to the customer.
- Investigates personal incidents and aircraft/vehicle accidents to determine root cause and any corrective actions to prevent a repeat occurrence.
- Manages and administers compliance with all federal, corporate and customer environmental protection programs including required OSHA specific programs.
- Recommends, implements, and assists in the execution of a variety of workplace safety, industrial hygiene, and safety training programs to prevent injury and occupational illness.
- Coordinates safety committee meetings. Produces and disseminates safety committee meeting minutes and tracks action items to completion.
- Monitors the use and storage of hazardous materials in the work place and researches the practicality of environmentally friendly alternatives. Monitors the generation, storage, and turn-in of regulated wastes.
- Responsible to administer the Environmental Protection Program and the Respiratory Protection Program.
- Collates the site Hazardous Material Report and Safety Report for submission as required.
- Performs other qualified duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
- Working knowledge of US EHS regulations and standards, especially RCRA and OSHA Part 1910
- Detail oriented, self-motivated, and willing to continuously improve site EHS processes
- Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access & Power Point.
- Security clearance is required.
Experience & Education
- High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates Degree in industrial hygiene, environmental, health and safety management or other associated discipline preferred.
- 40 Hour HAZWOPER training. OSHA 30 Hour training is desirable.
- Two (2) to four (4) years’ experience in a similar role.
- Previous supervisory experience in an EHS discipline is desirable.
- Specialized training may vary by assignment and will be listed separately.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Must be capable of routinely working in a harsh outdoor environment where temperatures can reach 130 degrees.