Job posting number: #7146526 (Ref:415904)
Posted: May 23, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Environment, Safety, and Health organization at Argonne National Laboratory is searching for a talented Safety Generalist. The safety generalist functions as a member of the Laboratory deployed safety team with an assignment as environment, safety & health (ESH) coordinator in multiple Divisions of the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Directorate (primarily, the Chemical Sciences & Engineering, CSE, and the Materials Science Divisions, MSD). ESH coordinators act as a two-way conduit of information: communicate Laboratory health, safety and environmental requirements and programs to line management, researchers and workers in the deployed Divisions; communicate ideas for tailored execution of programs and area safety needs. Supports line management, researchers, and workers in providing effective implementation solutions, leading/participating in work planning activities, and serves as a local safety professional resource. Actively contributes to a healthy safety culture that encourages openness and participation, rather than solely focusing on compliance.
Provides expertise, support, coordination, and guidance, as needed, to ensure that the deployed Divisions comply with Argonne environment, safety and health (ESH) policies and initiatives and with DOE orders and OSHA regulations. With reach-back to Laboratory subject matter experts, conducts reviews and provides consultation of experimental plans, operating procedures, and job safety analyses. Coordinates and monitors the deployed Divisions’ laboratory research safety activities. Serves as an integral member of the deployed Divisions’ ESH/quality assurance team and in functional roles as assigned. Acts independently in day-to-day tasks.
- General knowledge in laboratory or experimental facilities safety.
- Willingness to explore alternate methods to reduce risk, with input from specialists and peer mentor.
- Effective verbal communication skills with scientists, support staff, division management, and external peers in a multi-organizational research partnership.
- Effective written communications skills.
- Ability to quickly learn safety-related Argonne web applications and well versed in common productivity software.
- Ability to acquire general technical expertise and knowledge about the operational aspects and safety challenges of the research in the deployed divisions.
- Bachelor’s degree (B.S. preferred) and 4+ years of professional safety practice.
- Experience in a laboratory and/or experimental research environment preferred.
- Good knowledge in the controls of typical hazards in the deployed divisions: chemicals, lasers, cryogens, magnetic fields, X-rays.
- Ability to recognize work sequences requiring additional specialist knowledge and to involve these specialists to assist as necessary.
- Ability to acquire competencies in OSHA disciplines relevant to the work in the deployed divisions.
- Ability to provide timely and competent customer service.
- Willingness to interact at the customer’s work location.
- Willingness to be part of a team of deployed safety staff.
- Ability to model Argonne’s core values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork
- Professional certification in ESH career field preferred; alternatively, willingness to work toward such certification expected.
This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
Job FamilyProfessional Technical (PT)
Job ProfileESH Multi-Functional 3
Time TypeFull time
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