Environmental, Health & Safety Principal Specialist

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Huntsville, AL 35801
This position is for an Explosives Safety and Operations Engineer who will be located in the Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility (RRMIF), Huntsville, Alabama. He/she will report to the Explosives Safety and Operations Manager within RMD Operations, Environment, Health and Safety. RRMIF is a state of the art explosives factory that focuses on explosives integration, testing, packaging, and shipping a multitude of weapons to the war fighter. RRMIF emphasizes mission assurance by encouraging initiative at all levels and manages customer commitments through quality, cost and schedule. The RMD Operations and RRMIF goal is to achieve No Doubt solutions and instill confidence in our customers by producing and providing consistently reliable products in a safe and efficient manner.

Job Summary:
The Explosives Safety and Operations Engineer will perform a variety of technical and business tasks, as well as apply extensive Explosives Safety and Operations knowledge and experience in support of production and engineering activities. The individuals responsibilities and tasks listed below are paramount to continue safe and efficient operations, prevent a work stoppage, or a slip in schedule, all of which would have a significant impact to program or operational costs and schedule requirements.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Conduct safety audits/inspections on explosives transportation operations, missile integration and test operations, and explosives storage magazines to ensure compliance.
  • Chair daily Tier II and Tier III management meetings to address explosives safety areas of concern and brief personnel on trending policy changes and mishap information.
  • Develop and review concept designs, explosives safety site plans, final safety submissions, final design submittals, and hazard analyses for facilities in which explosives or ammunition are utilized.
  • Conduct explosives storage license inspections with the U.S. Army Aviation Command Safety Office to ensure compliance with magazine courtesy storage agreements.
  • Organize, coordinate, develop and deliver material for EH&S councils and team meetings.
  • Chair weekly facility project meetings to ensure explosives regulatory compliance items are identified for all planned construction projects.
  • Conduct Contractor Explosives Safety Training for all contractors working within close proximity of explosives. Identify all exposure types and potential hazards.
  • Act as ATF Responsible Person ensuring that newly hired individuals transporting, shipping, receiving, or possessing explosive materials in the course of employment with Raytheon, 20-Manufacture of Explosives, are vetted and reported to the Federal Explosives Licensing Center (FELC).
An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for 2 additional years of experience.
A PhD can account for 5 years of experience as required for this position.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)

  • Five (5) years experience with DoD or Defense Contractor Explosives Safety policies and procedures such as DoD 4145.26-M, NAVSEA OP 5, DA PAM 385-64, AFI 32-1065 and/or DSER 6055.09_AFMAN 91-201.

  • Experience evaluating explosives and energetics processes to identify risk and mitigate hazards utilizing methodologies such as qualitative, quantitative, generic, site-specific or dynamic risk assessments.

  • Experience providing explosives safety technical assistance and communications to senior management as well as junior and first line leaders.

  • Experience preparing explosives safety site plans and risk analysis documentation in accordance with DoD 4145.26-M, NAVSEA OP 5, DA PAM 385-64, AFI 32-1065 and/or DSER 6055.09_AFMAN 91-201.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Value:
  • Experience in implementing and sustaining an Explosives Safety program in a manufacturing and engineering environment.
  • Generalist in Environmental, Health and Safety disciplines with a stronger knowledge of safety requirements outlined in OSHA 1910 or military service equivalent regulation.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Project. Project and people management skills.
  • Ability to prepare and conduct training, explosives safety reports, and presentations for explosives safety program elements.
  • Formal training in DoD explosives safety policies and procedures in a military and/or defense contractor setting.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to all levels of organization, from executive management to production workers.
What We Offer:
Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

This position requires either a U.S. Person or Non- U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


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RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Huntsville, AL 35801

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