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Specialist EH&S Engineer (Safety, Health and Environment)

Specialist EH&S Engineer (Safety, Health and Environment)

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Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E)

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


We are seeking a Specialist SH&E Engineer to join our team at Redmond, WA. This individual will work under minimum direction to develop solutions to assigned technical problems. Work is reviewed for sound technical judgment and overall adequacy. In this role, you will use your experience to build a strong understanding of environmental, health and safety aspects as they relate to rocket engine testing, support and engine processing including assembly & disassembly operations, including critical lift operations.


This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

20% - Works with management, employees, & customers in applying occupational health, facility safety, construction safety, ergonomics, environmental and health disciplines. Activities are performed in accordance with organization & program standards & procedures.


10% - Performs health and safety evaluations, investigations and methodologies for continual improvement and prevention of employee injuries/illnesses and hardware/process problems throughout the site.


20% - Plans, develops, directs, and assesses programs to achieve and maintain a safe and healthy work environment, with emphasis on facility safety programs, contractor safety program, and associated monitoring.


20% - Evaluates the impact of emerging issues and regulations on company operations, conducts problem investigation and coordinates resolutions, evaluates engineering design, and performs safety analyses, ensuring appropriate selection of control measures and hazard mitigation.


20% - Evaluates existing or emergent risk management control technologies and provides information, regulatory interpretation, and technical expertise to management and employees.


5% - Works regularly with regulatory agencies, and other Aerojet Rocketdyne site and external occupational safety professionals.


5% - Requires daily interface the NASA-SSC and NASA-MSFC Safety and Mission Assurance Offices.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and 9 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. Candidate must be able to successfully complete the NASA Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) screening. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information.


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (written & oral), with an ability to resolve conflict, flexibility & adaptability, problem solving & analytical skills needed. Excellent communication skills when working with internal & external customers.
  • Initiative & ability to perform work assignments with direction in a team environment.
  • Full understanding of OSHA General Industry Safety and Health and Construction standards is required.
  • Certified Safety Professional certification preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to travel approximately 10%.
  • Potential employees are expected to comply with Aerojet Rocketdyne’s “Code of Ethics,” and be knowledgeable of safety programs, Safety, Health and Environment Management Systems, and physical and health hazard control programs/methodologies associated with the work place, work practices or equipment.
  • Computer skills, MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.



Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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