Safety Engineer I

Posted: Sep 01, 2017

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Job ID#



General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


Safety Engineer

Internal Title

Safety Engineer I






Regular Employee


Full-Time Salary

Job Summary

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a Safety Engineer to join our team in the High Desert and Utah facilities. Under general direction, this position is responsible for providing safety engineering in identification and appraisal of loss-producing conditions and practices. Implements and recommends modification to accident prevention and loss control procedures; develops programs and conducts safe work and environment procedures training. Ensures workplace conditions comply with applicable federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard provisions, ensuring that all required records are prepared and maintained; coordinates and participates in OSHA or other outside agency inspection(s) and in any procedures that may follow a citation.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies and analyzes accidental loss workplace conditions; independently conducts safety investigations and recommends corrective action where occupational hazards exist; provides input for projects regarding safety and health issues.
  • Develops, maintains and conducts safety training. Tailors training for individual departments and work areas and includes, but is not limited to: ergonomics, hazardous materials, right to know, material handling, CPR/First Aide, AED, Personal Protection Equipment and Emergency Procedures.
  • Recommends procedures and responsible for detection, prevention and elimination of hazardous materials and waste; performs industrial hygienist and environmental management.
  • Develops and implements corporate Employee Health and Safety programs; maintains safety manuals and documentation.
  • Participates in any regulatory inspections; investigates, prepares and forwards reports on injuries and fatalities; completes required federal and state reports relating to safety.
  • Ensures compliance with government and state health and safety regulations that meets both budgetary and compliance requirements.
  • Advises line management concerning compliance with applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards.
  • Acts as a liaison to remote facilities and ensures that all company sites adhere to safety policies and procedures; coordinates safety, health and environmental programs with safety representatives at remote sites.
  • Assists in monitoring pollution prevention activities as well as environmental compliance and auditing efforts.
  • Is familiar with environmental documentation issued by the federal EPA, state and local regulatory agencies, some of which may be highly complex. Coordinate with Environmental Staff to determines impact on company operations, and develops compliance strategies and requirements.
  • Approximately 80% of duties are field tasks; 20% is office work related to recordkeeping
  • Responsible for hazardous waste operations including the collection, packaging and proper disposal of hazardous waste
  • Responsible to conduct life safety inspections including fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, spill kits, first aid kits, and automatic external defibrillators
  • Responsible for continuously monitoring each site to improve hazardous waste collection efficiency
  • Assists in development, implementation, and consultation on environmental programs in accordance with company and governmental requirements.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, occupational safety or related technical field. Additional professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must demonstrate a complete understanding of industrial hygiene and/or occupational safety principles, and environmental compliance, concepts, theories, regulations and practices; and comprehensive skills including organizing, planning, scheduling and coordinating workloads to meet established deadline or milestones.
  • Must possess the ability to resolve moderately complex technical problems.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and present findings as well as have strong presentation skills in order to conduct training for all levels of employees.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees, senior management and outside representatives.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Must have strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must have experience in air pollution, hazardous waste, storm water, and industrial waste water regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • Travel required – responsible for safety and environmental tasks at Adelanto, Gray Butte, El Mirage and Spanish Fork locations.
  • Must be able to operate a forklift.

Travel Percentage Required

0% – 25%

Clearance Required?