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Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated Industrial Hygiene Specialist to contribute to our mission supporting our work at Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, SC.
L&A is a woman-owned small business and trusted partner enabling critical missions across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex for more than 30 years. We contribute to DOE’s nuclear security and environmental remediation enterprise by providing the highest-caliber staff and experts.
L&A is unconditionally committed to mission success and the well-being of employees, the nation and the environment. Our team members are passionate about building a healthier environment for generations to come. We are a community that interfaces and effectively communicates with all levels of management and government. If you have a passion for excellence, seek opportunities to engage in mission critical work, and consistently exceed expectations, apply now to join our professional family.
The Industrial Hygiene Specialist will provide support to National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Capital Projects for, Construction Programs throughout the totality of the NNSA Capital Projects. This support is in the form of safety, health and industrial hygiene oversight for all assigned projects and supporting the agencies. This support ensures each job is completed safely, within cost and schedule requirements. Safety is a primary responsibility for all employees working on and off SRS. Subcontractor shall obtain safety training, obey safety rules, and make safety an integral part of each task.
The position will perform conventional practices of industrial hygiene (the science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace that may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort and inefficiency among workers) in an operational facility. This position may work closely with more senior safety and health staff while performing their roles.
The primary focus of these support efforts will be to assist in the development, preparation and operation of the safety processes associated with NNSA Capital Projects. SRNS will draw on the support personnel’s experience and expertise. Personnel must ensure inclusion of all necessary health and safety program needs related to program materials, hazardous materials, occupational injury/illnesses, and OSHA regulations.
Typical Duties Include:
• Technical responsibility for implementation of an Industrial Hygiene (IH) Program within operating organizations/facilities.
• Perform conventional and increasingly complex practices of IH by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling environmental factors or stresses in the workplace.
• Cooperate with other Industrial Hygienists performing related phases of the program.
• Accept the delegated technical responsibility for design, application, test or the preparation of specifications for systems, materials, equipment, components, or the review of any of same.
• Perform assessments of work exposures; designs and conducts exposure monitoring strategies.
• Apply technical knowledge toward the reduction of cost and improvement of the processes where possible.
• Incorporate new ideas resulting from progress in the field of industrial hygiene.
• Prepare technical reports and procedures.
• Develop practical, implementable policy when new and emergent issues occur; seeks programmatic review and approval.
Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with specialized technical training. Equivalency Requirements, may be applied in lieu of education.
Minimum 10 years in supporting commercial or federal science, nuclear engineering or other task relevant programs or projects; typically, 5 to 10 years in a management role.
• Industrial Hygiene Certification, Eligibility for Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, Construction Health and Safety Technologist, or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager preferred.
• Demonstrate a sound base of technical knowledge of safety and health regulations, standards, concepts, practices, principles, and techniques
• Experience conducting safety inspections in the industrial and field settings
• Experience in hazard analysis processes and related documentation
• Experience in reviewing and implementing OSHA standards and other health and safety documents
• Ability to identify and quantify potential hazards/exposures
• Experience determining applicable limits and implementing control schemes that protect the work force
• Prior Health and Safety experience at a DOE site is preferred.
• ABIH certified - Understands and applies advanced IH theories, concepts, and art, working knowledge of related disciplines.
• Certified Industrial Hygienist by the American Board of Industrial Hygienists in comprehensive practice or specialty area preferred and may decrease experience requirement by two years.
• Certification as Certified Safety Professional, Certified Ergonomist
Savannah River Site - Aiken, SC. Position will be primarily performed at SRS and various off-site locations as needed.
The Savannah River Site (SRS), a 310 square mile (198,046 acres) Department of Energy site, is located in the sand-hills region of South Carolina. It encompasses parts of Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale counties and is bordered on the west by the Savannah River and Georgia. SRS is close to several cities, including Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina. It is also within a few hours of Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, Greenville and Charlotte.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Successful candidates will be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation. This job posting reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and the descriptions listed do not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
A 40-hour work week is scheduled. SRS utilizes various work schedules, including 5/8s (8 hours/day; five days per week), 4/10s (10 hours/day; four days per week), and a 9/80s (9 hours/day, five days on week A and 4 days on week B). The work week excludes SRNS holidays. Each workday has a 30-minute lunch. The period of performance shall be for a period of one year base period and an additional one-year option. An active DOE clearance is not initially required to perform assigned duties. Subcontract personnel must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE "Q" security clearance. After award, the selected uncleared candidate may be required to apply for a DOE clearance. Must be a US Citizen.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
As an L&A employee, you will be eligible for a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (medical and dental), 401K plan, and paid time off. We believe in investing in our employees beyond compensation and as an L&A employee, you will have access to in-house training, career pathing, mentoring, award programs, tuition reimbursement and much more.