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Emergency Response Supervisor

Date posted 11/10/2016

Job ID#: 10368BR
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Job Title: Emergency Response Supervisor
Job Category: Safety
City: Palmdale
State: California
Regular/Temp: Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

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 at our Palmdale Flight Operations Facility as a Safety Supervisor! This position is responsible for overseeing the environmental, industrial, health and safety, and emergency response function at an assigned facility. Plans tasks and directs subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures and policies. Recommends modifications to operational safety policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations, and represents the organization as a primary contact with appropriate agencies. Develops and maintains current accurate documentation and reports to reflect activities. Develops programs and procedures for the training of assigned personnel.

  • Supervises personnel engaged in the environmental, industrial, health and safety, and emergency response functions at an assigned facility by prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.
  • Oversees responses to emergencies, facility equipment failure, building or structure emergencies, or related situations.
  • Oversees and participates with state and local agencies during scheduled and unscheduled compliance visits.
  • Oversees routine, periodic, and special inspections. Ensures safety equipment is maintained and follow-up inspections are conducted.
  • Oversees surveys and program evaluations of facilities and operations to identify safety issues. Recommends equipment purchases and/or upgrades to ensure safe conditions.
  • Develops and conducts basic environmental health and safety training for employees, and ensures compliance with required training. Participates in updating procedures and practices.
  • May serve as a technical consultant to departments in matters of environmental health and safety.
  • Develops and maintains current accurate documentation, statistics and reports to reflect activities.
  • Participates in the selection, retention and development of personnel including interviewing, performance appraisals and promotion recommendations.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.
Highly Desirable
  • Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, and ARFF DoD certifications.
  • Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of an associate’s degree or equivalent certification and six or more years’ experience in environmental health and safety. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must demonstrate broad based experience in emergency response, associated equipment, and safety procedures, processes, practices and relevant regulations.
  • Must have leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines and milestones.
  • Must possess the ability to resolve moderately complex technical and management issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and good computer skills to accurately document, report and present findings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees, management and outside representatives.
  • Ability to work independently and lead in a team environment is essential, as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.  
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