VNS-Federal Services

  • Industrial Hygiene Manager

    Job Locations US-WA-Richland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/21/2018 7:43 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Industrial Hygiene (IH) Manager manages health and safety programs and policies that address occupational hazards and diseaases in the work environment as well as develops and implements procedures fo rmonitoring and preventing chemical, physical and biological hazards at a site or facility.


    Management responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • High level of responsibility, accountability and impact on the contract or business area they are assigned to by managing project teams and/or deliverables for customers
    • Plan for, organize, assign work, hire, evaluate performance, and determine training and coaching needs for those individuals within their task area.
    • Follow business strategy & set goals for the work group.
    • May be responsible for small scope scheduling, budgeting and task direction. 
    • Act with fiduciary responsibility towards contractual deliverables, cost consciousness and corporate goals.
    • Reports to Project and /or Program Manager. 
    • Typically has 2 or more direct reports


    Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

    • Manages health and safety programs and policies that address occupational hazards and diseases in the work environment.
    • Develops and implements procedures for monitoring and preventing chemical, physical and biological hazards at a site or facility.
    • Anticipates, recognizes, evaluates, and controls chemical substances, physical agents, and biological hazards, and makes recommendations to maintain a safe work environment.
    • Performs field and safety measurements, safety evaluations, and hazardous waste evaluations.
    • Surveys, compiles and analyzes data relating to occupational and environmental health issues, such as chemical exposure, radiation, smoke, fumes, noise, temperature, dusts, vapors, mists, gases, solvents, lighting, and ergonomics that are known or suspected of being real or potential detriments to health.
    • Establishes and reviews needed program documents to plan, implement and evaluate the industrial hygiene activities.
    • Establishes hazard and risk analysis criteria and issues appropriate documents that adequately identify site hazards and needed controls.
    • Reviews plans, procedures, design specifications and modifications to ensure industrial hygiene concerns are identified and mitigated.
    • Investigates overexposure, accidents and deviations from approved industrial hygiene practices and assists in the implementation of corrective actions.
    • Interacts with the Company’s occupational health provider relative to medical concerns and worker exposures.
    • Determines exposure sampling criteria and operating procedures that guide the industrial hygiene program and field operations.
    • Develops or provides input to hazardous material communications, including maintaining material data sheets.
    • Monitors the Company’s health standards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Provides guidance to the Company on compliance with industrial hygiene requirements and interacts with regulators.
    • Develops and facilitates training for workers on issues related to health and safety.
    • Trains and mentors more junior staff.
    • Completes Contractual required reports
    • Presents results of monitoring activities to the work force.
    • Manages project respirator control program


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Comprehensive knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in Industrial Hygiene, including use of various sampling and analysis methods, personal exposure monitoring, safety program development, and related recordkeeping. Must be familiar with OSHA, EPA and all other Federal, state and local health regulations.  Familiarity with Hanford Site Safety and Health programs is a plus.
    • Skill and ability to perform highly complex and critical tasks and to solve complex problems.
    • Ability to have major impact on organizational success and productivity, with considerable latitude for independent judgment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively at the highest levels.
    • Ability to develop and lead large sized projects, including defining scope, objectives and methods.
    • Ability to train and mentor more junior staff.
    • Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.


    Education and Experience Required:

    Must be certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Must have a Bachelor’s degree, 5 years’ experience in IH monitoring related to hazardous waste sites characterization remediation.  Responsible for reviewing, approving and signing the RPP and SSHSP.  Responsible for conducting site inspections.  Will manage junior personnel.


    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (Medium Work):

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee is regularly exposed to work in high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level may be loud due to equipment or machinery used.


    Medium Work Category - The employee exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    The employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel, to reach with hands and arms, and to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    AAP/EEO Statement

    VNS Federal Services provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to

    ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.


    Other Duties

    Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice


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