Under limited supervision, the Industrial Hygienist III is responsible for implementing and administering project industrial hygiene programs affecting employee, public safety and occupational health. Serves as a resource for line management to administer a proactive prevention program for occupational accidents and illnesses; under limited supervision performs moderately complex technical work in a wide range of industrial hygiene disciplines to achieve compliance with ES&H standards along with federal and state regulatory requirements; exhibits knowledge and applies advanced concepts, practices and procedures of industrial hygiene; develops, implements and maintains industrial hygiene programs, systems and procedures; monitors and prevents hazards and diseases that could be found in the work area; investigates accidents, injuries, and complaints concerning hazards in the workplace; recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures and operating equipment to minimize hazards; develops and conducts employee training, emergency preparedness and assures the quality of programs; provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice; may provide guidance for a team of ES&H specialists and/or support personnel. This position may require shift work to support plant operations.
• Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment.
• This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.
• Provides technical assistance to office and field operations to ensure compliance with applicable international, Federal, State, and/or Company health and safety regulations.
• Conducts compliance evaluations of equipment, structures, and work in progress to ensure that regulatory environmental, safety and health standards of the Company and all applicable codes are followed.
• Recommends facilities and technological specifications to carry out programs that fulfill the organization's overall objectives.
• Prepares and reviews technical reports, correspondence and program compliance documents.
• Establishes and maintains permits as required.
• Meets applicable regulatory codes and standards where required.
• Develops and implements IH programs including IH processes, procedures and/or specifications.
• Develops IH training programs and conducts IH training meetings as necessary.
• Performs statistical analysis of IH data.
• Trains and assists subordinate industrial hygienists in sampling and assessment methodologies.
• Conducts and assists projects with sampling, monitoring, data interpretation and occupational health surveys to ensure compliance with established programs.
• Industrial Hygienists III are expected to pursue and/or complete an ABIH Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH).
Education: BS/MS in Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, or related science or engineering field.
Experience: Minimum 7+ years or MS degree + 3+ years experience in a nuclear, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment. ABIH Certification (CIH) Preferred.
Experience in a nuclear, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment is preferred.
• Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
• Upon reporting, must be able to complete and pass a medical evaluation for badging purposes. Must have full mobility, be able to walk on uneven or broken surfaces (rocks, gravel, etc.). The examination includes, but is not limited to ability to pass blood pressure test, able to bend, twist, pull, push, climb, and lift more than 20 lbs.
• Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.
• Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.