Safety Generalist

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7116763 (Ref:414489)

Posted: November 23, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Our Deployed Safety Team is currently seeking three Safety Generalists to join their team. Responsibilities in this role include:

  • Functions as a member of the Laboratory deployed safety team.
  • Acts as a two-way conduit of information: communicate Laboratory health, safety and environmental requirements and programs to line management, researchers, and workers in the deployed Division(s).
  • Communicate ideas for tailored execution of programs and area safety needs.
  • Provides support to line management, researchers and workers to providing effective implementation solutions, leading/participating in work planning activities, and serving as a local safety professional resource.
  • Provides support, coordination, and guidance, as needed, to ensure that the deployed division complies with Argonne environment, safety and health (ESH) policies and initiatives and with DOE orders and OSHA regulations.  
  • With reach-back to mentor and Laboratory subject matter experts, conducts walkthroughs, reviews and provides consultation of experimental/project plans, operating procedures, and job safety analyses. 
  • Coordinates and monitors the deployed Division’s safety activities, with support of others in the deployed safety team. 
  • Serves as an integral member of the deployed Directorate’s ESH/QA team and in functional roles as assigned.
  • Acts semi-independently, under mentorship by an experienced peer.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in physical science or engineering, occupational health & safety, or environmental engineering, or related. Occupational Heath & Safety degree is preferred.
  • General knowledge in laboratory, experimental, and/or industrial facilities safety.
  • Willingness to explore alternate methods to reduce risk, with input from specialists and peer mentor.
  • Effective verbal communication skills with scientists, support staff, and division management.
  • Effective written communications skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn safety-related Argonne web applications and well versed in common productivity software.
  • Ability to acquire general technical expertise and knowledge about the operational aspects and safety challenges in the deployed division(s).
  • Basic knowledge of supporting facility operations preferred.
  • Initiating effort toward certification in ESH career field.
  • Ability to recognize work sequences requiring additional specialist knowledge and to involve these specialists to assist as necessary.
  • Ability to acquire competencies in OSHA disciplines relevant to the work in the deployed division(s).
  • Ability to provide timely and competent customer service.
  • Willingness to interact at the customer work location.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s core values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (PT1 or PT2) dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills brought to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience. The requirements of the various levels are as follows:

  • PT1 Level: Bachelor’s degree, or a Master's degree and 2+ years, or equivalent.
  • PT2 Level: Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience, or a Master's degree, or equivalent.

Job Family

Professional Technical (PT)

Job Profile

ESH Multi-Functional 1

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



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