Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
Posted on 3/4/2023
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Experience Level
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Registered emergency medical technician - paramedic (EMT) or registered nurse (RN)
  • 2+ years of experience implementing and overseeing environmental, health and safety programs
  • 4+ years of experience managing emergency response crews in incidents involving hazardous and non-hazardous material releases to air, soil and water
  • Current (non-expired) USCG license
  • Experience in offshore EHS and paramedic environments
  • Experience using Windows operating systems and 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
  • Ability to work in a high-concentration, fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg
  • Ability to pass relevant USCG examinations, federal facility background checks, re-certifications, and chemical testing
  • ACLS and CPR certified
  • Position is subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Ability lift up to 30 lbs
  • Willing to work in extreme outdoor environments - heat, cold, rain, wind, open ocean
  • Willingness to work overtime and extended hours when needed to meet critical deadlines
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 the ITAR here
  • Recognize requirements and ensure compliance to safety programs and standards including: hazard communication, slip/trip/falls, fall protection, confined space, hot work, respiratory protection, lockout/tag-out (LOTO), machine guarding, power & hand-held tools, electrical, emergency shower and eyewash, and chemical management
  • Experience with use of and training for scaffolding, cranes, forklifts, boom & scissor lifts, lifting straps/slings, and fall protection equipment
  • Conduct respiratory training and fit tests
  • Identify work place safety hazards and conditions for job-related tasks
  • Create and maintain job hazard analyses and personal protective equipment (PPE) assessments
  • Perform and document safety inspections
  • Assist accident/mishap investigations
  • Document and follow through with corrective actions for identified unsafe conditions
  • Perform work in an offshore/marine environment
  • Support recovery operations at sea for both Falcon 9 and Dragon. Support may include the following operations: Dragon at sea recovery operations; Dragon dockside recovery and post processing operations; Falcon 9 at sea recovery operations; Falcon 9 dockside recovery and post processing operations; Falcon 9 landing operations
  • Develop, implement and maintain SpaceX environmental policies as outlined by EPA, USCG, DOT, RCRA and any other applicable regulatory agency
  • Responsible for hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, including DOT and RCRA
  • Coordinate waste characterization and profiling
  • Monitor, track and ensure company EPA hazardous waste records are completed accordingly
  • Perform environmental compliance and due diligence audits
  • Prepare and update spill prevention control countermeasures (SPCC) plans as required
  • Conduct and monitor the NPDES and other discharge permits/plans
  • Hazardous and non-hazardous waste management including proper handling, labeling, and storage
  • Monitor waste at satellite accumulation areas and move full containers to Central Accumulation Area (CAA)
  • Maintain waste logs and conduct weekly SAA inspections
  • Recognize construction or industrial storm water requirements
  • Ability to recognize spill prevention countermeasures and control plan (SPCC) requirements and address spills in a compliant manner

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.