Why Work at BNL?
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied sciencefrom the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.
A Health and Safety Professional position is available. This position requires knowledge and skills to generate and promote a positive health and safety culture and represents a key role in controlling occupational risk at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.
The candidate will serve as a Safety and Health Representative to advocate and provide technical resources on matters of health and safety. Primary responsibilities include providing professional knowledge and expertise in the administration, support and implementation of health and safety programs to assure compliance with regulatory agency guidelines, consensus standards and institutional policies.
The work involves partnering with line management representatives, employees, senior staff and trade unions. Various venues include: laboratories (chemical, biological, physical, nanomaterials, etc.); construction sites; physical plant (infrastructure and maintenance) and large experimental equipment.
Duties include: identification of job hazards, exposure evaluation and development of controls; preparation of written training material and job procedures; preparation and presentation of briefings, classes and seminars on health and safety topics; consultation with others on compliance with Department of Energy, OSHA and national consensus standards and requirements; conducting health and safety inspections and tracking remedial efforts; and conducting project design reviews, work planning, construction/experimental reviews, fabrication and operations activity reviews.
Requires use of equipment designed to inspect, test, monitor and measure safe levels of environmental and safety hazards. Work locations may include: chemical laboratory, research, clinical facilities; construction projects; roof work; and field conditions in or adjacent to chemical, radiological, biological and/or hazardous material work areas. As the Health and Safety Representative, the candidate will act as a technical resource to recommend and conduct: general safety reviews (e.g., fall protection, scaffolds, etc); industrial hygiene monitoring for health and safety compliance (e.g., chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic stressors); and chemical hazard awareness for hazardous and flammable chemicals in laboratories and other areas.
Position Requirements Holidays Dental Plans Life Insurance 401(k) Plan Retirment Paln On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requires a Bachelor's degree with major course work in industrial engineering, safety engineering, occupational health, industrial hygiene, chemistry or a closely related field.
Must have three years minimum work experience showing increasing independence in responsibility as a practicing health and safety professional in an industrial, pharmaceutical or research laboratory setting.
Must demonstrate ability to present ideas and concepts orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner to communicate technical information and interact with individuals with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding including: senior management; line workers; engineers; chemists; trade workers; etc.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
Professional experience must demonstrate the ability to effectively initiate and lead projects or programs with minimal supervision.
Be qualified to submit for certification as: Associate in Risk Management, Associate Safety Professional, Certified Safety Professional, or Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Possession of a valid New York State driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.
- Knowledge of: principles and practices of industrial and occupational safety/health programs; pertinent local, state and federal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; principles and techniques of employee training; and report preparation and statistical analysis.
- Must demonstrate a broad knowledge in and familiarity with mechanical systems, including test equipment
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Environmental, Safety and Health Requirements:
Must be capable of climbing ladders and scaffolds to perform inspections and tests, and must be able to perform visual examinations of mechanical devices and test articles.
Frequently is required to stand; walk for extended periods; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include color and close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
- Required to wear respiratory protection, hearing protective devices, basic construction personal protective equipment and other safety equipment.
- Must be able to operate a motor vehicle for travel onsite.
The position may require working after hours or occasional weekends to respond to emergency or non-emergency situations.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:
Medical Plans Vacation
We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
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