Kaman Corporation

  • Sr. Safety Engineer (EHS)

    Location : Location US-CT-Bloomfield
    Requisition ID
    2020-5684
    Segment
    Kaman Aerospace
    Shift
    Shift 1
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    2 days ago(2/14/2020 6:17 PM)
  • Overview

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    Accountable for a wide variety of technical assignments within the environmental, health and safety (EH&S) disciplines. Is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of EH&S initiatives, compliance with regulations, and property protection. Interacts effectively with environmental and health & safety agencies, customers, suppliers, site employees, corporate management, as well as site management. The Senior EH&S Engineer is actively involved with identifying and mitigating risks to employees and Kaman Air Vehicles’ property. This position will require a motivated individual who can develop and maintain collaborative relationships with management and production employees, can proactively implement robust environmental, safety and health management systems, and instill a positive safety culture in the workplace.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Effectively anticipates, recognizes, evaluates, and controls all physical, chemical, ergonomic, biological, and radiological stressors in order to prevent the development of workplace injuries and illnesses.
    • Develops EH&S programs, performing audits, and providing training to support the ongoing efforts of implementing Environmental and Safety Management Systems in the style of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z10, and/or OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs.
    • Provides safety and environmental audits of new and existing equipment and processes; identifies hazards and hazardous conditions; develops hazard control recommendations; supervises the implementation of controls; and verifies the effectiveness of controls, as authorized.
    • Ensures workplace conditions comply with applicable federal, state, and local environmental and occupational safety and health standard provisions. Extensive knowledge of EH&S regulatory agencies (OSHA, EPA, CTDEP, NFPA) and consensus standard agencies (ACGIH, NIOSH, ANSI, AIHA).
    • Coordinates managers, supervisors, and team leader Safety initiatives, such as the Monthly Safety Audits, records identified hazards or concerns in the Air Vehicles' Hazard Tracking Log, and helps identify and implement corrective actions.
    • Maintains the current online database, ensures Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are regularly updated, and employees have the ability to access those needed for their work area.
    • Performs workplace assessments, including job hazard analysis, fault tree analysis worksheets, failure mode and effects analysis, root cause analysis, in order to identify hazardous conditions and develop corrective actions.
    • Develops and presents safety-training initiatives to all levels of employees in order to proactively comply with OSHA and environmental requirements.
    • Maintains accident, injury, and illness data for the purpose of trend analysis; maintains required OSHA logs and ensures annual postings; and works with Human Resources to ensure Workers Compensation data is accurate and up-to-date.
    • Interprets applicable federal, state, and local regulations and orders as they pertain to all environmental and safety issues, and ensures compliance in all Air Vehicles’ facilities.
    • Develops, implements, and annually reviews EH&S policies and procedures that ensure proactive compliance to appropriate laws, statutes or regulations.
    • Coordinates environmental permit administration as required for new processes and equipment.
    • Directs external environmental, industrial hygiene, occupational health, and other consultant services as needed for technical support.
    • Ensures necessary and timely environmental and safety record keeping, and submits report to federal/local authorities, company management and Kaman corporate, as required.
    • Participates and respond to internal/external inspections and audits regulatory agencies and Kaman corporate EH&S.
    • Receives annual Hazardous Waste training in waste compliance, regulatory information and any other training as required.
    • Acts as a liaison between Air Vehicle's and Kaman Corporate EH&S and Risk Management departments.
    • Provides innovative solutions to continually reduce air, water, and waste reportable quantities.
    • Coordinate efforts with Risk Management and insurance carriers to eliminate any EH&S risks that may lead to increased coverage costs.
    • Publishes management updates, technical reports, and EH&S metrics designed to initiate management awareness and participation.
    • Maintains documentation for submittal of Tier II Reports, Biennial Reports, etc.
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical field.
    • Certification in areas as Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 Years of Experience
    • Broad knowledge of a general technical field such as environmental engineering, safety engineering, industrial hygiene or related field.
    • Must have fluent oral and written communication skills.
    • Working knowledge of personal computer and related word processing, spreadsheet and database application software required.

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