Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Safety Engineer (SH&E Engineer)

    Location US-VA-Culpeper
    Job ID
    Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E)
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. 


    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Safety Engineer to join our growing facility in Culpeper, VA.


    After orientation and training, the Safety Engineer is responsible for performing safety assignments under general supervision and following established policies. The successful candidate will implement the Company’s safety, health & environmental (SH&E) programs to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations, as well as requirements of the Department of Defense. The candidate will assist in investigating accidents, participate in reviews to ensure SH&E criteria are met, and conduct training on safe working conditions, practices, and proper use of safety equipment. Responsibilities will include conducting periodic audits and inspections, implementing corrective and preventative actions, evaluating workplace hazards and implementing measures to control risks. This position reports to the Culpeper Sr. Manager of SH&E and works in a team environment.


    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    20% - Performs a variety of safety engineering tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarization with manufacturing, and research and development (R&D) operations and Aerojet Rocketdyne SH&E programs, methods and practices, including assisting/supporting senior SH&E (Safety, Health and Environment) staff with projects as directed.


    20% - Participates in, supports, or otherwise assists in internal and external SH&E audits for compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations, including safety requirements of the Department of Defense (DOD).


    20% - Participates in, supports, or otherwise assists in investigating injuries and incidents, determining causes and recommending corrective/preventative actions. Coordinates with Supervisors and employees to track actions to completion.


    20% - Participates in, supports, or otherwise assists in routine audits and inspections to identify and eliminate hazards. Also supports development of job safety/process hazard analyses (JSAs/PHA's) and evaluation of managment of change (MOC) for new chemicals, facilities, equipment, or processes.


    15% - Develops and conducts training of safe work practices, proper use of safety equipment, and general compliance with SH&E regulations and company standards. Supports or leads efforts as SH&E Training Coordinator, including interacting with Facility Training Coordinator to ensure SH&E training plan/schedule and courses are implemented and records maintained in company-wide training system.


    5% - Supports emergency preparedness and assists in emergency response situations, including fire brigade and spill response.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Industrial/Occupational - Safety and Health or a related discipline and two (2) years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must be willing and available to work other shifts or overtime as needed to meet production schedules.


    U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.



    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds; will require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto.  Will require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses or goggles, safety shoes, shop coat, and respirator up to and including Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A Clearance. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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