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Senior ESH Professional Semiconductor Job Req #R2514
Job Summary Advanced level ESH Point of Contact providing support for three research facilities within the Materials and Chemical Science and Technology (MCST) Directorate at NREL. These facilities support research that ranges from foundational science to industry-relevant applied R&D for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Research focus areas include: Materials Science and Characterization, Chemistry and Nanoscience, Photovoltaics, and Fuel Cells and Hydrogen.
Interacts with researchers, support staff, senior managers, and DOE on a regular basis.
Provide support as an ESH Point of Contact (POC) for assigned R&D and support organizations. Support will include:
- Conducting advanced risk assessments
- Responding to staff inquiries and requests for assistance on ESH matters
- Completing code compliance reviews
- Reviewing plans and drawings for future research projects, including performing design reviews
- Presenting ESH information at meetings
- Assisting in resolution of ESH concerns and problems
- Reviewing safe operating procedures
- Developing and implementing workplace exposure monitoring plans
- Performing safety assessments and readiness reviews prior to operation of new/changed research experiments
- Interacting with researchers, line management, research operations managers, and senior management
Serve as a POC for building-related ESH issues which may include ESH support for construction and maintenance activities, fire and life safety assessments, and indoor air quality assessments.
Provide guidance to NREL staff on implementation of various ESH programs.
Apply advanced ESH technical skills to tasks within areas of expertise such as industrial hygiene, occupational safety, emergency response and others singly or in combination.
Lead/facilitate Process Hazard Analyses or other complex hazard/risk assessment processes for research operations involving highly toxic or pyrophoric hazardous production materials as well as for other hazardous materials which may be used under extreme vacuum, high pressure and high temperature conditions.
Implement and administer assigned NREL ESH programs and Office Desk Procedures.
Perform special project technical work, individually and as a team member or team leader.
Develop plans for and conduct ESH inspections, audits and oversight assessments.
Support and participate in Safety & Security Council/Safety Panel activities.
Develop and provide ESH training to various organizational units. The training may be formal scheduled classes or informal, on-demand training on special topics.
Act as backup for ESH programs assigned to other ESH&Q Office members. These programs will be assigned based on the needs of the ESH&Q Office and the expertise of the individual.
Conduct accident/incident investigation and causal analysis as needed. Follow-up on corrective action implementation.
Act as a member of the NREL Emergency Response Team for spill response. Responsibilities include: participation in drills, classroom training, wearing SCBA and maintenance of required certifications.
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Pre-employment drug testing required.
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Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Considered internal subject matter expert.
Extensive knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. -Excellent leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs.
Five or more years of ESH experience working in a semiconductor fabrication/foundry cleanroom, Semiconductor R&D environment (industry or academia), or related industry that utilizes toxic and/or pyrophoric gases for semiconductor materials growth and processing applications.
Ability to work in highly dynamic team environment.
Experience with fire and building codes as they relate to H5 occupancies
Experience working with portable or fixed toxic gas monitoring equipment for highly toxic gases
Experience in applying equipment engineering standards to design builds of research equipment (i.e, SEMI S2)
Strong chemical safety background and ability to recognize and specify requirements for controlling hazards from a large diversity of chemicals.
Ability to give, receive and comprehend directions of a complex nature.
Proven ability to analyzing situations, exhibiting a positive approach to problem solving and achieving quality, accurate results.
Experience working with or participating on an emergency response team
Ability to build effective professional interpersonal relationships, and manage through others to achieve results.
Demonstrated leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to independently perform duties.
Advanced technical knowledge of ESH practices, procedures and techniques.
Excellent interpersonal and oral communications skills.
Excellent technical writing skills.
Ability to perform site work that can involve extreme weather conditions and moderate physical exertion.
Ability to walk one mile continuously, able to stand continuously for two hours, able to lift and carry 45 pounds.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 7 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant PhD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant JD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Considered internal subject matter expert. Extensive knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Excellent leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Master's degree in environmental health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene or other relevant discipline.
Experience conducting hazard/risk assessments and specifying control measures for the use of hazardous production materials (HPM's).
Experience conducting safety assessments and applying hazard control techniques in semiconductor or other micro-electronics production or R&D environments.
Strong chemical safety education and/or experience background – such as a chemistry or chemical engineering degree or minor, or experience as a chemical hygiene officer.
Experienced and/or trained as a Process Hazard Analysis facilitator.
24 Hour Hazardous Materials Response Technician.
Ability to lead and participate on both intra-office and cross-organizational teams.
Ability to travel on occasion.
Ability and willingness to work weekends and/or evenings on occasion as need arises.
Proficient computer skills, including MS Office Suite, e-mail and ability to quickly learn database software applications, such as FileMaker.
Familiarity with DOE 10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program and Integrated Safety Management Systems.
Experience working in a research and development environment – such as a laboratory or university.
Ability and willingness to occasionally wear respiratory protection, including a full-face respirator.