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Safety Engineer

Date posted 12/30/2016

Job ID#: 9870BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: Safety Engineer
Job Category: Safety
City: San Diego
State: California
Regular/Temp: Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Safety Engineer to work within our Environmental Health & Safety team at our facilities in San Diego.

  • Under general direction of Company environmental health and safety management, this position will function as a safety representative for one or more business units within General Atomics.
  • Interprets, develops and implements company safety programs, including technical documents such as written safety plans, manual sections, white papers, operating procedures, and other vehicles for communication of safety-related information.
  • Develops and provides safety training, newsletters, and other awareness campaigns.
  • Analyzes accidents, accident rates, and trends; conducts safety investigations and recommends corrective action plans in a coordinated team environment.
  • Provides expertise and counsels line management concerning compliance with applicable laws, codes, regulations, and standards regarding safety matters.
  • Performs risk assessments to identify risks and develop effective methods for risk control and management to achieve compliance that meets both budgetary and regulatory restrictions.
  • Participates in regulatory inspections, prepares and submits reports and follows action items to completion.
  • Acts as a liaison to remote facilities, uses technology to enhance communication and coordination of EHS programs at remote sites.
  • Will interact with a variety of team members and may provide guidance to less experienced personnel.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Utilizes MS Office Suite and other applications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Typically requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in occupational safety, industrial hygiene or a related technical field and five or more years progressively complex experience with a Bachelors or three or more years progressively complex experience with a Masters, in safety engineering. Additional professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must demonstrate a complete understanding of occupational safety and/or industrial hygiene principles, concepts, theories, regulations and practices; and comprehensive skills including organizing, planning, scheduling and coordinating workloads to meet established deadline or milestones.
  • Must possess: (1) the ability to resolve moderately complex technical problems; (2) strong verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and present findings; (3) strong presentation skills in order to conduct training for all levels of employees; (4) excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees, senior management and outside representatives; (5) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; and, (6) strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • ASP (Associate Safety Professional) certification is preferred. Knowledge of other EHS disciplines desirable.

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