Safety Specialist

Requisition # 2022-15948
Date Posted 2 months ago(11/22/2022 9:46 AM)
Department
PPPL ES&H
Category
Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
Job Type
Full-Time

Overview

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is looking to fill a Safety Engineer position in the Employee Safety & Health department. This position will provide technical consolation and contribute to solutions for occupational safety and health issues site-wide. The PPPL Safety Engineer will assure that all work conducted for the Laboratory is done in a manner that does not compromise the safety and health of it's staff. This position will support and oversee safety programs to assure effectiveness and compliance with regulations.

 

Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!

Responsibilities

Core Duties: 

  • Oversee PPPL’s machine guarding and shop safety program, including development, implementation and support of associated policies, procedures and training.
  • Conduct periodic assessments to assure program effectiveness, including evaluating positive or negative safety trends and needed corrective measures.
  • Support and at times, lead, the site wide ergonomics program including development/updates of policy, procedures, and training. Provide ergonomic evaluations of employees and assist with work modifications to enhance safety.
  • Support PPPL efforts to assure ADA compliance. Conduct periodic assessments to assure program effectiveness, including evaluating positive or negative safety trends and needed corrective measures.
  • Support and oversee PPPL’s Occupational Safety and Health programs to include protective equipment use, as well as the development, implementation and support of associated policies, procedures and training. Work with PPPL Material Services and suppliers to assure proper PPE available for employee use. Conduct periodic assessments to assure program effectiveness, including evaluating positive or negative safety trends and needed corrective measures.
  • Provide professional oversight and implementation of additional safety programs including, but not limited to; scaffolds, ladders, office safety, fall protection, hoisting and rigging, aerial lifts, forklifts, compressed gases, and other general industrial or construction safety topics. Assist in conducting periodic assessments to assure program effectiveness.
  • Conduct field surveys associated with assessing and maintaining workplace safety conditions. Results of assessments will be communicated to affected employees, as applicable. Utilize PPPL HPI program to enhance this effort.
  • Participate in Industrial Hygiene cross-training and conduct monitoring for physical stressors.
  • Assess confined space conditions and prepare confined space entry permits.
  • Create and provide training and information to workers on safety related topics, including instructor-led classroom training and leading of small group safety meetings with other PPPL organizations.
  • Participate in incident/injury investigations involving safety related issues and willingness to draft pairing reports.
  • Review and assist in preparation of Job Hazard Analyses as needed for PPPL activities.
  • Participate in pre-job briefings and project design reviews to assure safety is considered as part of process.
  • Some participation with construction safety oversight as well as participating in job walkdowns as necessary.
  • Perform or assist in other safety activities as directed by the Safety Division Head or the Head of the ES&H Department.

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health or 3-5 years of experience in lieu of degree 
  • 1-3 years Industrial Safety experience at commercial facilities and/or DOE facilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health regulations is required.
  • Knowledge of construction safety standards highly preferred.
  • Some experience in the detection and control of occupational hazards
  • Ability with computer, verbal, and writing skills to communicate via email but also for report generation. 
  • Ability to be a self-starter and intrinsically motivated. 
  • Ability to communicate site safety concerns to management and/or employees in a clear and professional manner, along with suggestions of appropriate corrections/control measures.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be capable of accessing all work areas to physically view work practices and conduct inspections. This will involve bending, climbing, and kneeling.
  • Must be able to periodically lift up to 25 lbs and wearing a variety of Personal Protective equipment (PPE). 

Working Conditions: 

  • Most duties will be in an industrial/dry research laboratory environment.
  • Occasional work outdoors, in varying weather, to include heat and cold may be required.
  • Flexibiltiy with remote work after incumbent has show proficiency in work responsibilities post probationary period and when remote work is available. 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS


Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

Standard Weekly Hours

40.00

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver's License Required

No

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