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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$70,000 - $75,000 
Cullman, Alabama
United States
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EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Advanced Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Environmental Health & Safety Specialist.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The EHS Specialist will report directly to the East Region Senior EHS Manager.

Key EHS Functions and Responsibilities

  • Multi-site EHS responsibility
  • Developing, managing, and seeking to continually improve all required EHS programs in order to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal EHS regulations, including but not limited to US EPA, US OSHA, and Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), including all required company programs, processes, instructions, and best practices.
  • Maintaining site environmental permits and sampling complying with all reporting and permit application requirements.
  • Managing and continually evaluating the following key EHS programs:Performing weekly inspections of entire facility insuring continual audit-ready compliance with EHS policies including operating procedures and personal protective equipment requirements
    • Air Permitting / Air Emission Reporting
    • Chemical Handling and Management / Chemical Use Inventory
    • Hazard Communication / SDS management
    • Emergency Response
    • Hazardous and Universal Waste Handling and Management
    • Waste Minimization
    • Machine Safety / Machine Guarding
    • Job Hazard Analysis
    • Employee Exposure Monitoring / Indoor Air Sampling
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Material Handling
  • Conducting accident / incident investigations using root cause analysis and corrective / preventative action
  • Performing risk assessments to evaluate hazardous conditions and practices to develop control solutions utilizing Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  • Developing and leading EHS initiatives and training programs
  • Leading monthly Executive Safety Committee including managing / resolving all team action items
  • Successfully managing all aspects of an ISO 14001 / OHSAS 18001 EHS Management System 


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

In addition to the above, working knowledge of environmental health & safety management systems standards and related auditing is strongly desired (ISO14001 / OHSAS18001), but not required, provided candidate is capable of learning those aspects of the position.

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred Years of Experience

  • 5+ years working within an Environmental Health & Safety role preferably within a Manufacturing environment


Required Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science and/or Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent
  • Practical experience in identifying and preventing safety hazards
  • Working knowledge of EHS Management Systems preferred
  • Working knowledge of machining operations preferred
  • Exceptional organizational, time management, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to understand and effectively relate to employees at all levels while promoting a climate of positive employee relationships throughout Manufacturing floor
  • Skills in projecting confidence, working collaboratively, and earning trust
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead change throughout continuous improvement programs
  • Highly effective interpersonal communication skills required
  • Excellent Verbal & Written Communication skills including the ability to create and update documentation such as audit reports, procedures, presentations, and training materials
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task effectively, and deal professionally with internal customers and co-workers
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Proficient in computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Office Suite
  • Periodic travel required; must be willing to travel up to 10%


Our ideal candidate has a strong work ethic and is an innovative but decisive individual who can work effectively and flexibly in a highly collaborative, team-based Manufacturing environment; has the ability to set and meet goals and expectations; can encourage others; is approachable, empathetic and outgoing; can quickly gain trust and respect; and is able to establish and maintain relationships.

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