Environmental Health & Safety Technician

SpaceX - McGregor, TX (30+ days ago)3.8

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Technicians are responsible for regulatory requirements relating to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT). They work with engineers and technicians daily to ensure our testing facility can support manufacturing goals while meeting all environmental, health, and safety objectives.

Ensure environmental compliance with hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, including DOT shipping manifest and tracking of hazardous waste shipments
Perform weekly storm water inspections per the storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP)
Enforce RCRA regulatory hazardous waste handling requirements
Manage spill response and prevention activities
Perform environmental compliance and due diligence audits
Perform other environmental tasks as assigned
Health and Safety
Identify, report, and mitigate workplace hazards, and unsafe conditions
Monitor employee exposure to job and chemical hazards
Assist in the implementation and compliance of site specific safety policies
Coordinate with the EHS Manager and Lead to develop and implement new safety policies as required
Assist in the creation of job hazard analyses
Conduct and/or coordinate employee safety and environmental training programs and assist with emergency response training drills
Perform safety surveys using inspection forms to ensure employees are utilizing safe work practices such as utilizing proper personal protective equipment (PPE), minimizing trip hazards, wearing fall protection, etc.
Conduct daily health and safety oversight
Assist with accident/mishap investigations when necessary
Assist in the respiratory protection program
Perform inspections to ensure people are utilizing respirators properly and have appropriate cartridges for their task

2+ years of experience implementing and overseeing environmental, health and safety policies

Experience implementing/developing health and safety plans and policies
Experience with emergency response crews in incidents involving hazardous and non-hazardous material releases to air, soil and water
Experience using Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
Demonstrated strong propensity for hands-on work and attention to detail in either academic or career pursuits
Ability to multi-task, to manage shifting priorities, and to follow through on projects with minimal supervision
Ability to work in a construction/industrial environment
Ability to communicate well with technicians and engineers
Strong organizational and communication skills

The ability to work in a high-concentration, fast-paced environment
Able to lift at least 30 lbs.
Able to work overtime when necessary
Position is subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export 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. Learn more about ITAR here.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.