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Industrial Hygienist - Req 197
Title: Industrial Hygienist
Location: NASA’s Kennedy Space Center,
type: Regular, Full-time
to apply: imssfl.com
The Industrial Hygienist provides technical direction and directs
the activities of field technicians, with responsibility for planning,
training, and technical direction of industrial hygiene program areas
supporting aerospace activities at the Multi-User Spaceport. Ensures
compliance with Federal, State, local, or NASA / USAF 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.
Program areas 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.
Manages a wide range of industrial hygiene consultation services,
which includes planning, conducting, and reporting the results of exposure
assessment projects. 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
Establishes project objectives / methodologies; provides direction
to field staff; reviews project field data; and prepares final reports for
safety / industrial hygiene-related projects.
Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and working
groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve
problems and maintain a 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, Hazard Communication, Ergonomics, Indoor
Air Quality and Laboratory Safety.
Provides Launch Emergency Operations Center IH support for NASA,
Air Force, and commercial rocket launches.
Participates in launch emergency contingency planning and training.
Coordinates and plans
industrial hygiene emergency response to incidents including spills, hazardous
operations, hurricane or other potential emergency responses. Participates
in center-wide contingency exercises.
Assigns and instructs employees engaged in technical data
collection, analysis, reporting or abatement activities, responds to inquiries,
assists to resolve problems, and provides job training. Monitors 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, 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
This job description is not intended to include every duty, task
or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be
assigned, based on business needs and the department manager’s request.
BS/MS from an accredited university or college in health and
safety, industrial hygiene, or related field (preferred) or;
In lieu of the degree, Industrial Hygienists must possess 3-5
years of position-related experience.
Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to
prepare technical reports
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
Established project management skills
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH); CSP or similar designation (preferred)
/ Skills / Abilities:
This position requires comprehensive knowledge within assigned
specified technical discipline areas with regard to meeting Federal, state,
local, or NASA regulations.
Requires the ability to read and interpret written information and
effectively communicate verbally and in writing where information includes
scientific or technical 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.
Maintains relevant database systems including Maximo.
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. Will perform
occasional on-call duties.
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
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.