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NREL Senior ESH Professional - Material & Chemical Science Technology in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Senior ESH Professional - Material & Chemical Science Technology

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Regular

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Description

The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

  • Collaborates with research and operational staff to proactively implement continuous environmental, safety and health improvements.

  • Assists in the development of hazard identification and control documents as part of the research/operations project or activity life cycle. These include safety/risk assessments, safe work permits, safe operating procedures and readiness verifications prior to operation of new/changed research experiments.

  • Performs and manages industrial hygiene monitoring and complies industrial hygiene reports and recommends corrective measures accordingly as it relates to air sampling, noise level studies and monitoring, medical surveillance, and ergonomic assessments.

  • Conducts or participates in advanced risk assessments which may include process hazard analyses or other complex hazard assessments for research operations involving highly toxic or pyrophoric hazardous production materials as well as for other hazardous materials which may be used under extreme vacuum, high pressure and high temperature conditions.

  • Completes regulatory and building code compliance reviews including design reviews for future research projects.

  • Provides ESH oversight for construction, service or maintenance activities for areas of support.

  • Develops plans for and conducts ESH inspections, audits and oversight assessments.

  • Develops and provides ESH training to various organizational units. The training may be formal scheduled classes or informal, on-demand training on special topics.

  • Supports the implementation of Environmental Programs in areas such as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), air quality, water quality, chemical and waste management, natural resources, storage tanks, spill prevention, construction, and Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

  • Acts as a member of the NREL Emergency Response Team for spill response. Responsibilities include: participation in drills, classroom training, wearing respiratory protection and maintenance of required certifications.

  • Conducts accident/incident investigation and causal analysis as needed. Provides follow-up on corrective action implementation.

  • Develops, implements and administers assigned NREL ESH programs and Office Desk Procedures.

  • Responds to staff inquiries, concerns and requests for assistance on ESH matters including guidance on ESH program implementation and/or interpretation.

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Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, chemistry or engineering and 9 or more years of related experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree in Safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, chemistry or engineering and 7 or more years of related experience. Or, a PhD Safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, chemistry or engineering and 4 or more years of related experience. Or, relevant JD and 4 or more years of experience or related experience.

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Additional Qualifications

  • Advanced level ESH Point of Contact providing support for research facilities within the Materials and Chemical Science and Technology (MCST) Directorate at NREL.

  • Provide hazard identification and control technical guidance for research and operations on new or modified work conducted in these organizations.

  • Capable of working independently through frequent interactions with researchers, support staff, senior managers, and Department of Energy (DOE) counterparts.

  • Interacts with researchers, support staff, senior managers, and DOE on a regular basis.

  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.

  • Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Considered internal subject matter expert.

  • Extensive knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field.

  • Excellent leadership, project management and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in highly dynamic team environment.

  • Strong chemical safety background and ability to recognize and specify requirements for controlling hazards from a large diversity of chemicals.

  • Proven ability to analyzing situations, exhibiting a positive approach to problem solving and achieving quality, accurate results.

  • Demonstrated leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently perform duties.

  • Advanced technical knowledge of ESH practices, procedures and techniques.

  • Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.

  • Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards.

  • Considered internal subject matter expert.

  • Extensive knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field.

  • Excellent leadership, project management and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong chemical safety background and ability to recognize and specify requirements for controlling hazards from a large diversity of chemicals.

  • Proven ability to analyzing situations, exhibiting a positive approach to problem solving and achieving quality, accurate results.

  • Demonstrated leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently perform duties.

  • Advanced technical knowledge of ESH practices, procedures and techniques.

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communications skills.

  • Excellent technical writing skills.

  • Ability to perform site work that can involve extreme weather conditions and moderate physical exertion.

  • Ability to walk one mile continuously, able to stand continuously for two hours, able to lift and carry 45 pounds.

  • Five or more years of ESH experience in a semiconductor fabrication/foundry cleanroom or related industry (Semiconductor R&D or manufacturing environment).

  • Experience with fire and building codes as they relate to H5 occupancies

  • Experience working with portable or fixed toxic gas monitoring equipment for highly toxic gases

  • Experience in applying equipment engineering standards to design builds of research equipment (i.e, SEMI S2)

  • Ability to give, receive and comprehend directions of a complex nature (e.g., supporting process engineering systems using hazardous chemistry).

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

  • Master’s degree in environmental health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene or other relevant discipline.

  • Experience conducting hazard/risk assessments and specifying control measures for the use of hazardous production materials (HPM’s).

  • Experience conducting safety assessments and applying hazard control techniques in semiconductor or other micro-electronics production or R&D environments.

  • Strong chemical safety education such as a chemistry or chemical engineering degree or minor.

  • Experienced and/or trained as a Process Hazard Analysis facilitator.

  • 40 hours HAZWOPER training.

  • Ability to lead and participate on both intra-office and cross-organizational teams.

  • Ability to travel on occasion.

  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and/or evenings on occasion as need arises.

  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office Suite, e-mail and ability to quickly learn database software applications, such as FileMaker.

  • Familiarity with DOE 10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program and Integrated Safety Management Systems.

  • Experience working in a research and development environment – such as a laboratory or university.

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally wear respiratory protection, including a full-face respirator.

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