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Industrial Hygienist - Req 167

Job Title:                     Industrial Hygienist

Job Location:             NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL

Job type:                     Regular, Full-time

Job Classification:   Exempt

Where to apply:




Provides technical expertise for planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting of environmental health programs, where programs are usually grouped to specific disciplines in industrial hygiene.  Ensures compliance with Federal, state, local or NASA regulations, programs or contractual requirements as related to the business of the unit or section, working within the limits of established policy.


  • Implements designated industrial hygiene programs involving the recognition, evaluation and control of potential health hazards to personnel in an aerospace / spaceport industrial complex.   Programs include, but are not limited to: asbestos; bulk sample analysis; indoor air quality; confined space access; sample and analysis of air contaminants associated with hazardous operations; hypergolic propellant transfer and storage; exhaust ventilation system evaluation and testing; hearing conservation and noise hazard assessment; heat stress; biological safety; and ergonomic consultation.  Communicates program requirements and related regulations to staff and coordinates with other organizations to ensure that all assigned program responsibilities are accomplished.


  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and working groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies. May include leading KSC teams or working groups to enhance various IH programs, including Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention, Respiratory Protection, Ergonomics, Indoor Air Quality and Laboratory Safety.


  • Monitors and participates in field activities, responds to technical inquiries and prioritizes operations as required to comply with program responsibilities of existing circumstances and conditions.


  • Provides IH support for NASA and Air Force Rocket Launches.  Participates in contingency planning.


  • Identifies, documents, and investigates unusual conditions or environmental concerns and initiates or recommends required corrective action.  Monitors and performs report preparation ensuring report and program documentation accuracy and completeness.  Ensures that customer and all appropriate internal authorities are aware of conditions representing potential health or safety hazards, associated regulations and most effective recommendations for resolution.


  • Coordinates and plans industrial hygiene emergency response to incidents including launch support, spills, hazardous operations, hurricane or other potential emergency incident.  Participates in center-wide contingency exercises.  Provides technical information and assists in developing program responses or recommendations.


  • Assigns and instructs employees engaged in technical data collection, analysis, reporting or abatement activities, respond to inquiries, assist to resolve problems, check work, and provide job training. Monitor test results, data, reports and recommendations.


  • Ensures that staff members are fully trained in all elements of survey operations, sample collection preparation and preservation, equipment utilization, calibration or sterilization as may be required, data collection and reporting, program and regulatory requirements and safety precautions related to job assignments.


  • Assists in active implementation of company initiatives to ensure compliance with OSHA, VPP, ISO, JCAHO and other mandated regulatory or conformance regulations/standards.




    Education / Training:


    This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a specified scientific discipline such as industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, chemistry or biology.  In lieu of the degree, Industrial Hygienists must possess greater than five years of industrial hygiene technical experience.  Certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene is preferred.   At least three years’ experience in an industrial hygiene discipline is preferred. 


    Experience in managing and overseeing technical field activities is preferred.  Strong technical writing skills are a must.


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:


Requires the ability to read and interpret written information and effectively communicate verbally and in writing where information includes scientific terminology.

Position may require employee to be screened for and be found eligible for a government security clearance.

Experience in working with customers and managing multiple job requirements is vital.


Working Conditions:


Must thrive in a team atmosphere and effectively work with all levels of employees.  Employee must be able to successfully complete Occupational Health Physical Assessments and conduct field activities in an active Spaceport as routinely required.  General office environment may require minor lifting and bending.


Normal daily work week schedule with the ability to work evenings, weekends when necessary.


Complies with all Company safety policies and site-specific safety procedures. Must be willing to ensure safe operating conditions within all areas of responsibility and identify, act and report on areas of safety or hazard concerns.




 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


IMSS is a drug-free workplace.