Requisition Id 13010


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.

We are seeking an experienced Health and Safety Professional for the Safety and Operations Support Division’s (SSD) Mission Support Safety Services Group. This position will provide safety and health guidance and leadership in support of the Facilities and Operations Directorate, Facilities Management Division.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

Primary roles will include:

  • Provide Health and safety support and oversight of operations and maintenance activities.

  • Build and sustain an environment that supports cooperation and cohesiveness between health and safety and operations and maintenance staff.

  • Exert health and safety influence in the oversight of activities; set performance standards and expectations; cultivate organization input to anticipate and plan needs for program support

  • Evaluate activity hazard analyses and daily tasks to identify hazards and recommendations for controls.

  • Perform periodic surveillances and assessments to verify compliance and program effectiveness.

  • Evaluate work practices, controls, and corrective actions for effectiveness and compliance.

  • Use industrial hygiene practices and equipment to conduct qualitative and quantitative exposure assessments to monitor chemical and physical hazards.

  • Assist with the implementation of Integrated Safety Management (ISM) into the work planning and execution process with the support of an interdisciplinary construction team.

  • Provide technical support in the application of regulatory requirements, procedures and standards for health and safety including 10 CFR 851.

  • Participate in incident investigations, incident critiques, inspections, and audits, and advise management on regulatory requirements.

  • Provide professional health and safety support to all levels of management.

  • Obtain participation from ORNL staff and other resources for the implementation of lab-wide safety initiatives and programs in support of SSD.

  • Abide by the principles of Safe Conduct of Research including being personally responsible for ensuring safe operations by raising safety concerns, using a questioning attitude, considering hazards for every task, and never stop learning.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in industrial hygiene/construction safety/industrial safety or relevant technical field, with a minimum of 5 years of industrial hygiene/industrial safety experience (or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and specialized training are required).

  • Experience in field oversight/assessment of industrial hygiene/industrial safety performance and compliance with applicable OSHA, local, state, and federal industrial hygiene and safety standards and regulations.

  • Knowledge and background in chemical/material identification and analysis along with experience in hazard analysis/exposure assessment activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working as a team player in an ever-changing, multi-discipline, multi-task and integrated/functional organizational environment which requires interfacing with management, construction and a union workforce.

  • Knowledge of asbestos, silica, beryllium and lead safety requirements and legacy hazards at DOE facilities.

  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Experience working in multiple industrial hygiene and industrial safety areas.

  • Knowledge in performing calculations to determine exposure potential.

  • Experience with work control processes in a research and development environment and/or industrial environment.

  • Experience working with personal computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as industrial hygiene sample data management systems.

  • Detailed knowledge of Integrated Safety Management and 10 CFR 851.

  • Previous health and safety experience in a DOE complex.

  • Technical knowledge of IH instrumentation including calibration, usage, limitations, and calculations/interpretations of results.

  • DOE or other work experience with facilities and processes involving radiological hazards.

  • DOE Security Clearance.

Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.

Visa Sponsorship:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Benefits at ORNL:

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.

Other benefits include the following: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.

If you have difficulty using the online application system or need an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email: [email protected] or call 1.866.963.9545.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email [email protected].

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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