Environmental Health and Safety Engineer
Los Angeles, CA, United States
14 days ago
At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!
As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will provide Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) support for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of EHS implementation and compliance programs including but not limited to: OSHA General Industry and Construction standards, hazardous materials, cryogenics, compressed gases, lasers, robotics, fall protection, PPE, lockout/tagout, and radiation safety. You must have a passion for continuous improvement of a safety culture, building agile safety processes, and for solving complex problems and providing operable solutions and be capable of acting with minimal direction on your initiative. You will be responsible for helping to maintain a culture that emphasizes accountability, discipline, and attention to detail at all levels.
We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!
- Ensure compliance with the Blue Origin Environmental Health and Safety Manual and other applicable policies and plans. Provide review and support of current policies and plans as required.
- Interpret new regulations, determine their applicability to organization procedures and standards, and devise strategies and procedures for compliance.
- Work directly with work groups to drive EHS compliance and continuous improvements that have direct positive impact on EHS culture; advise supervisors and management on the best methods to resolve EHS concerns including engineering controls, work practice controls, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Anticipate and recognize hazards, evaluate exposures, and offer control methods to protect employees from risks.
- Lead or assist in all aspects of incident reporting including initial follow-up, investigation, root cause analysis, and corrective actions.
- Perform audits as applicable and participate in pre and post meetings, review of findings and opportunities for improvement, implement approved corrective actions, follow-up for effectiveness after completion.
- Deliver virtual presentations or instruction-led to management and employees on EHS initiatives, metrics/measurements, and implementation plans.
- Serve as an advocate for the continuous improvement of comprehensive EHS processes, procedures and programs; effectively communicate challenges, successes, and areas of concern with management when potential hazards and risks are identified.
- Create, update, and coordinate emergency response plans with state and local emergency planning committees as required. Interfacing with state and federal regulatory agencies and preparing reports as required.
- Conduct routine facility inspections (i.e., emergency egress, electrical, machine guarding, chemical, working walking surfaces, etc.) to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.
- Work with hazardous waste storage and disposal
- Potential exposure to: high temperature, high pressure, high current and respiratory hazards, chemicals, flammable/toxic gases, and some radiation.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, and proven industry specific EHS experience in aerospace, chemical/delivery systems, or industrial manufacturing setting or similar; relevant certifications will be considered to support years of experience required
- Strong communication, engagement, and excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong OSHA and other safety related training and delivery
- Environmental permitting experience
- Proficient digital literacy are preferred, specifically with Microsoft products including SharePoint, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
- Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations in Los Angeles, California
- Knowledge of Process Safety Management methods, pressure systems, and chemical delivery systems
- Knowledge of close call reporting practices and processes
- Good analytical skills and attention to details, technical writing, with an ability to interpret and communicate complex technical information
- Candidate must be able to lift/carry up to fifty pounds. Must be able to physically climb multiple flights stairs, withstand prolonged standing, and work in adverse weather conditions
- Open to working a 1st shift schedule.
- Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
- Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
- 6-8 years of experience.
- Expertise in Fire/Life Safety Code (NFPA, IBC, IFC)
- Process Safety Management
- ASP, CSP, CIH, or CHMM certification
- HAZMAT and/or emergency response team experience
- Six Sigma Green belt or Black belt
Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
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Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.
Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.
Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.
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