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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist III (EHS)

Sierra Space

Sierra Space

merritt island, fl, usa
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Sierra Space Careers: Dare to Dream

We honor those that are not afraid to dream big dreams, those that tenaciously chase their dreams even when others say it cannot be done, those that achieve big dreams and change everything. Those are Dreams Worth Chasing.

At Sierra Space we envision a future where humanity lives and works in space, on moons, and on distant planets. Our mission isn’t restricted to the few, instead we see a future where all people can choose to live, work, discover and explore beyond our planet. Our company is building a platform in space to benefit life on Earth and together we will alter the course of humanity.

We have a bold mission. We are a bold company. Together, we are an extraordinary team.

About the Role

If you are a seasoned safety professional looking to make an impact in a rewarding industry, join our team!

As a Safety Specialists III at Sierra Space are responsible for a range of technical work across HSE disciplines, focusing on engaging stakeholders, reducing risk, and maintaining related assigned HSE programs. You'll be working individually and in teams to develop, implement, and address employee and stakeholder concerns. Your technical responsibilities will be to ensure program compliance to federal, state, and local HSE regulations and standards.

Key Responsibilities:

The EHS Specialist will demonstrate leadership in all aspects of EHS. This includes engaging our team members, speaking up with ideas or concerns, and ensuring that EHS is a partner to all aspects of the business.

This person must possess a wide array of EHS expertise: OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, EPS, DOD, ASTM, etc. This role will help manage day to day EHS requirements such as emergency response, incident management, program development, employee engagement, assist in job hazard assessments, inspection of personal protective equipment, evaluation of procedures, and other EHS functions. This role will be responsible for gathering and maintaining EHS records and data as required by the EHS management system.

***This role may require travel (up to 30%) to other Sierra Space locations. ***

About You
Our mission is driven by the unwavering passion to push the boundaries of what is possible. We seek those who Dare to Dream — to envision the extraordinary and pursue it relentlessly – to join us on this transformational journey.

We’re looking for dreamers who align with our values, vision and audacious goals – while also meeting the minimum qualifications below. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in safety engineering, industrial hygiene, or related field of study and typically six (6) or more years of safety experience in aerospace, military, aviation, or general industry; higher education may be considered in lieu of experience.

  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of education. Knowledgeable with a variety of occupational health & safety standards, EPA, OSHA, and NFPA regulations

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a job hazard analysis, site audits, and incident root cause analysis

  • Fluency with data capture, data analytics, spreadsheets, and presentation


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of 29 CFR and other EHS related regulations and standards

  • Understanding of basic industrial hygiene and chemical management requirements

  • Experience developing or using EHS Management Systems such as ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and/or ANSI Z10

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and administrative skills

  • Creative and innovative thinking

  • Self-accountability and dependability

  • High degree of ethics and integrity

  • Able to work with minimal supervision

  • Adept at collecting and maintaining EHS data with a high level of accuracy

  • Able to build productive relationships with all levels of the organization

  • Highly proficient communicator, both written and verbal

  • Technical knowledge of EHS topics

  • Comfortable responding to EHS related events/emergencies (incl. off-hours & holidays) if they were to occur

Additional Requirements:
  • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps

  • Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity.

  • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.


Working Conditions:

  • Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)

  • Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials

  • Rarely exposed to loud noises

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

Elevate Your Career

At Sierra Space, we are committed to your personal and professional development. We empower you to make profound and meaningful contributions and foster a vibrant culture of collaboration, where teamwork ignites breakthrough innovations.


Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

We also offer a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Estimated Starting Salary Range:

$72,059.06 - $99,081.21

At Sierra Space we are at the very doorstep of unlocking the future and the work in front of us is hard, but it is truly important and meaningful. Achieving our mission requires dedication, relentless pursuit of a dream and an unwavering passion for pushing the boundaries to accomplish what others might believe to be impossible. We seek those who too, Dare to Dream and will join us in a pursuit to achieve the extraordinary.

Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates are identified.