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EHS Specialist



Alameda, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Environmental, health, and safety (EHS) is mission critical to Astra's success. Our team partners with key shareholders across different lines of business, operations, and manufacturing to safely achieve Astra’s mission.
The EHS Specialist is responsible for supporting complex technical work within a wide range of EHS disciplines and managing various EHS programs and policies. EHS Specialists play a key role in managing safe workplace operations, ensuring compliance, and enhancing the safety culture at Astra. They work closely with engineering, production, and leadership to develop and implement functional and scalable EHS programs and policies at Astra.

How You'll Fulfill Your MIssion:

  • Manage day-to-day EHS operations at Astra in Alameda, and Atwater California
  • Administer the implementation of environmental health and safety programs
  • · Compile, analyze data, and present findings to leadership regarding EHS metrics, measures, and statistics
  • Improve Astra operations and workplace design to minimize hazard potential.
  • Develop and maintain strong communication between teams within the Astra organization
  • Lead EHS programs such as hazard communication, emergency response, life safety, ergonomics, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, lock-out/tag-out, machine guarding, fall protection, electrical safety, risk assessments, incident management, hazardous materials hazardous waste, and spill prevention
  • Lead incident/accident analysis to determine root cause(s), prevention, and corrective measures
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal EHS requirements
  • Develop and conduct EHS training
  • Advocate EHS by bolstering a strong and committed safety culture throughout Astra
  • Perform fast-paced with self-motivation, strong initiative, and creative problem-solving

Why We Value You:

  • 4+ years of experience within an EHS role or an equivalent combination of formal education and the following job-related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, environmental studies/science or a related field preferred
  • Subject-matter expertise in specific EHS disciplines
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal EHS regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and manage EHS programs and policies
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to obtain buy-in for safety initiatives across an organization
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to perform both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize activities according to changing needs in a dynamic environment

Desired Multipliers:

  • Master’s degree in occupational health and safety or a related field
  • ASP/CSP-certified or other industry certifications (CIH, CHMM, etc.)
  • Experience in aerospace and/or manufacturing
  • Experience with environmental cleanup sites
  • Experience working with ITAR-compliant facilities