Experienced Safety and Industrial Health Professional

Job Details

Job Details

Job ID: 10807

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Come join JPL’s Occupational Safety Program Office as a Safety Professional!  We are looking for an experienced Occupational Safety Professional who will work closely with the Lead Occupational Health (OH) Safety Engineer. You will provide construction and general Laboratory safety oversight, conduct Job Safety Analysis, project risk assessments, investigate accidents and implement controls to protect employees and Laboratory visitors from workplace hazards.


In this position, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in pre-construction meetings to anticipate and ensure controls are in place to protect workers against project related hazards,
  • Review contractor site safety plans, IIPP and related compliance programs.
  • Perform job site audits, issue reports, and work with field personnel to develop solutions to identified problems as required by policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Apply knowledge of NASA Standards and State and Federal regulations, and how they overlap, agree and differ, in order to appropriately respond to safety concerns.
  • Develop and provide regulatory compliance training to employees.
  • Apply knowledge of safety engineering and industrial hygiene principles and practices to the identification and control of workplace hazards.
  • Ability and willingness to take on new and unfamiliar responsibilities related to the broad field of safety and health science, as assigned.
  • Will need to periodically flex work schedule to accommodate construction project oversight.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, occupational health, safety science, industrial hygiene, chemistry or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of experience in the field of occupational safety; or Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum or 4 years related experience.
  • Solid understanding and application of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in construction safety and industrial hygiene including but not limited to: asbestos and lead abatement, laboratory safety, chemical management, indoor air quality (IAQ), fall protection, excavation, mobile crane/hoists, scaffolds, electrical safety, confined space entry, incident investigation/reporting, etc.
  • Experience reading and understanding design drawings.
  • Ability to identify, evaluate, and to correct workplace hazards that could result in injury to people or damage to equipment.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite.
  • Physically able to daily navigate hilly and uneven terrain, and congested construction sites; to climb ladders, lift and carry monitoring equipment, as necessary, weighing from 10 to 15 lbs, and to daily perform construction site audits/inspections.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and a proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Dependable, focused, detail oriented and capable of performing detailed hazard analysis in order to solve complex problems.
  • Able to exercise personal initiative, sound judgment and follow through on all assignments.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Safety Professional, Industrial Hygienist, and/or Licensed within the State of California as a Professional Engineer (PE), or possess necessary qualifications to become certified or licensed within 2 years of hire.
  • Construction safety experience.



Job ID: 2019-10807


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