Wednesday, February 20, 2008


ESH&Q Specialist II - Health & Safety
Requisition #: E1900-1720
Posted: 10/11/07

Provide direct Health and Safety technical expertise and support to Laboratory and subcontractor staff. Work under indirect supervision on selected programs and projects to provide Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) guidance and support for research and facility operations. Functional assignments will be in areas of occupational safety and industrial hygiene.

Serve as the ESH&Q Office Point of Contact (POC) for assigned R&D and support organizations. Interact directly with researchers, support personnel and line management. Assist and participate in risk assessment activities including hazard analysis, Safe Work Permit and Safe Operating Permit development, conduct Readiness Verifications and ergonomic evaluations. Respond to requests for guidance or assistance related to any ES&H program and coordinate response by other required ESH&Q Office staff.

Maintain, implement changes, provide training and guidance on specific ES&H Program for which you are the designated subject matter expert.

Assist in the maintenance and presentation of specific ES&H training programs such as new employee orientation, construction safety, lockout tagout, confined space, emergency response, powered industrial trucks, chemical safety and ergonomics.

Participate in the development, implementation and administration of ES&H Programs and procedures within defined areas or responsibility.

Qualify respirator users to wear air purifying and air supplied respiratory protective equipment by conducting quantitative fit tests and providing hands on training.

Conduct basic industrial hygiene surveys for agents including noise, non-ionizing radiation, ionizing radiation, gases and vapors, metals, and other particulates.

Conduct accident/incident investigation and root cause analysis as needed. Follow up on corrective action implementation.

Act as a member of the NREL Emergency Response Team for low to moderate spill response. Responsibilities include: participating in drills, classroom training, wearing SCBA, and maintenance of required certifications.

Maintenance and inspection of health and safety equipment including industrial hygiene sampling equipment and respiratory equipment including SCBA.

Participate on safety panels and safety subcommittees within areas of expertise.

Act as a backup to other ES&H POCs.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in ES&H field, or equivalent relevant experience and professional certification, and a minimum of five years of relevant ES&H experience. Demonstrated knowledge of ES&H practices and ability to implement ES&H programs. Advanced written and verbal communication skills and the ability to lead and participate on both intra-office and cross organizational teams. Ability to simultaneously plan and manage multiple complex tasks. Demonstrated proficiency with basic computer software, e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Ability to perform occasional site work that can involve extreme weather conditions and moderate physical exertion. Ability to travel on occasion.

Certified Safety Professional and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist. Ability to walk one mile continuously; able to stand continuously for two hours; able to lift and carry forty-five pounds.

Pre-employment drug testing required.

Submit Your Resume
Please submit your resume and cover letter by email (single document if possible), fax, or mail to:

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Human Resources (Requisition #E1900-1720)
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401
Fax: 303/384-7570 (use only for incoming resumes and cover letters; no inquiries)
Please be sure to reference the requisition number for the specific position in which you are interested.

NREL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and a drug-free workplace.

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