Los Alamos National Laboratory Industrial Hygiene & Safety Prof 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the IH/S Professional 2/3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for nation's security? If so, we are seeking a highly motivated Industrial Hygiene and Safety (IH/S) Professional with experience implementing IH/S requirements and working in a complex technical environment. You will play a key role as you help build a strong and healthy safety culture at the Labs. In this position, you are responsible for performing a variety of safety and occupational health related functions. This is a fast-paced job that offers a great deal of IH/S project diversity.
IH/S Professional 2 $75,400 - $122,900
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Assist management in implementing and assuring IH/S performance and compliance.
Identify and analyze hazards and risks that may create an unsafe worksite.
Develop, implement and communicate organization-specific IH/S policies, processes, hazard controls and tools to help staff and management meet performance expectations.
Perform technical analyses and evaluations and advise management on practices to resolve IH/S performance and compliance issues.
Conduct regular facility and work area walk-throughs and inspections.
Review work plans and hazard controls to determine reliability and effectiveness.
Develop and implement risk mitigation plans and strategies.
Provide support during IH/S audits and assessments.
Document and report customer concerns, findings, non-compliance issues corporate data systems and through appropriate channels.
Cultivate effective communications and relations with organization leadership, IH/S organization, and IH/S Coordinator community.
Participate in IH/S operations committees to address concerns and issues, share lessons learned and best practices, and develop corporate solutions and implementation plans.
Make recommendations for development of policies, processes and tools that contribute to improved safety practices.
Implement corporate safety initiatives and regulatory and policy updates.
Support management with IH/S related events, occurrences or emergencies to ensure they are adequately investigated, tracked and corrected.
Compile and analyze data from incidents, accidents, and near misses to identify causes or trends in support of investigations and ongoing prevention efforts.
IH/S Professional 3 $91,800 - $151,400
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level:
Provide technical advice to management for implementing and assuring IH/S performance and compliance.
Act as a subject matter expert for the development, maintenance, and implementation of IH/S programs and services.
Lead the development and tracking of program- or activity-specific performance metrics.
Leads the investigation of events to determine causation factors and /or improper work/behavioral practices.
Mentor entry-level or junior IH/S professionals to develop skills and abilities in the field.
Serve as a lead person or technical expert on a variety of industrial hygiene and safety-related special projects.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Working knowledge and experience with DOE and regulatory requirements related to industrial hygiene in a industrial environment.
Working knowledge and experience with industrial hygiene/safety-related risk assessments and corrective actions.
Working knowledge and experience with application of techniques and procedures for industrial hygiene exposure assessment (both qualitative and quantitative), to include sampling and sampling techniques/instrumentation, sample analysis, and selection/implementation of controls.
Working knowledge and ability to apply the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or mitigate hazards while ensuring mission success.
Working knowledge, experience, and skill in the preparation and communication of industrial hygiene technical information to technical and non-technical personnel.
Additional Job Requirements for IH/S Professional 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Advanced IH/S knowledge, skills, and abilities in supporting construction projects in a fast paced environment.
Ability and experience in mentoring entry-level or junior IH/S Professionals.
Advanced knowledge and ability to promote professional relationships between and among other disciplines (i.e., procurement, finance, engineering, personnel, medical, etc.).
Advanced knowledge of job requirements listed for the lower level professional.
Training/Certifications: OSHA 510, Certified Safety Professional or eligibility to sit for the exam or Certified Industrial Hygienist or eligibility to sit for the exam.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to meet and adapt to changing deadlines and priorities.
Professional certification in a relevant discipline (e.g., Certified Safety Professional).
Demonstrated project management skills and experience.
Familiarity with 29 CFR 1910 and 1926.
Accident investigation experience.
Demonstrated experience facilitating root cause analyses.
Lean six sigma, ISO, or equivalent quality experience.
Previous experience at a Department of Energy or Research and Development facility.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):
Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Ability to climb stairs, ladders, and scaffolding.
Ability to bend, stoop, crouch, kneel, twist the trunk or back.
Ability to lift and carry materials that weigh 20 to 35 lbs.
Work in confined spaces/areas.
Work in a wide range of ambient temperatures.
Work swing or night shifts.
Complex facilities with laboratory chemical hazards.
Work near ionizing radiation hazards.
Use safety glasses or eye protection, hearing protection, hand protection, wear safety shoes.
Ability to wear a full-face air purifying respirator.
Note to Applicants:
Ability to obtain and maintain a Q Clearance
Travel not required for this position.
Must be able and willing to work shifts other than a day shift.
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J
Work Telephone 505-667-8695
Vacancy Name: IRC81396
Organization Name OSH-DS
Req ID: IRC81396
Category: Env Safety Health