Argonne National Laboratory Safety Specialist in Lemont, Illinois

Safety Specialist

Requisition Number: 404875 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Safety and Quality Assurance Division: HSE-Health, Safety and Environment

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PT4 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Health, Safety and Environment organization at Argonne National Laboratory is searching for a talented Safety Specialist to join its team at Argonne National Laboratory. The Safety Specialist functions as a member of the Laboratory’s deployed safety services team. Communicates and supports the implementation of health, safety and environmental requirements and programs to line management, researchers and workers in your assigned area. Works in partnership with line management, researchers, workers, and other ESH professionals providing hands-on technical assistance and consultative support to deliver best-in-class solutions consistent with Argonne’s integrated safety management processes. Participates in hazard and risk mitigation analyses, share best practices, and serve as a local ESH resource. Leads the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of programs, systems, procedures, and training necessary to ensure the overall safety and health of employees. Assignments may include: monitoring and implementing safety systems and programs to control chemical, physical, environmental, industrial, and biological hazards; incident investigations; safety assessments and reviews; and facility inspections. Leads the development of safety and work planning and control documentation; and advises on laboratory safety policies and procedures. Serves in and contributes to additional functional safety roles and activities. The Safety Specialist is the Division Point of Contact for ESH-related matters.

A successful candidate for this role would be able to identify and develop resolution to complex problems associated with safety reviews, internal/external assessments, audits, facility/equipment inspections, and hazard evaluations as well as lead or participate in incident investigations and management assessments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Ability to implement corporate environment, safety, and health policies and procedures in research and operations environments.
  • Knowledge of OSHA 1910 General Industry and an ability to learn and understand DOE, Laboratory and Division ESH/QA policies, requirements, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of formal assessments, reviews, and investigations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate problems and solutions to workers and management, orally and in writing, to make good judgments and decisions in all situations, and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to work within and effectively communicate as part of a deployed ESH team.
  • Ability to provide superior customer service.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the Deployed Division’s thoughts, preferences, and concerns to the Health, Safety, and Environment Division.
  • Knowledge in industrial safety monitoring methodologies and equipment including those associated with Industrial Hygiene and Health Physics.
  • Ability to develop innovative approaches for implementing industrial safety programs and controls that meet industrial safety regulations and requirements in a research & development environment.
  • Effective interactions with internal and external industrial safety professionals.
  • A B.S. degree in Radiation Safety, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene or a scientific/engineering discipline, with 6+ years of experience working in an R&D environment with facility oversight is preferred.
  • Certification as a Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH) is desirable.
  • Specialized expertise in radiation safety, radiochemistry, reactor accident analysis, fuel reprocessing, chemical safety, and working with unique and highly technical scientific instruments and equipment, as well as fundamental knowledge of facility oversight is also desired.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.