EHS Specialist - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree is required or equivalent experience.
Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an EHS Specialist. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
The EHS Specialist will report directly to the East Region Senior EHS Manager.
Key EHS Functions and Responsibilities
Multisite EHS responsibility
Developing, managing, and seeking to continually improve all required EHS programs in order to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal EHS regulations, including but not limited to US EPA, US OSHA, and Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), including all required company programs, processes, instructions, and best practices.
Maintaining site environmental permits and sampling complying with all reporting and permit application requirements.
Managing and continually evaluating the following key EHS programs:
Air Permitting / Air Emission Reporting
Chemical Handling and Management / Chemical Use Inventory
Hazard Communication / SDS management
Emergency Response
Hazardous and Universal Waste Handling and Management
Waste Minimization
Machine Safety / Machine Guarding
Job Hazard Analysis
Employee Exposure Monitoring / Indoor Air Sampling
Respiratory Protection
Material Handling
Performing weekly inspections of entire facility insuring continual audit-ready compliance with EHS policies including operating procedures and personal protective equipment requirements
Conducting accident / incident investigations using root cause analysis and corrective / preventative action
Performing risk assessments to evaluate hazardous conditions and practices to develop control solutions utilizing Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
Developing and leading EHS initiatives and training programs
Leading monthly Executive Safety Committee including managing / resolving all team action items
Successfully managing all aspects of an ISO 14001 / OHSAS 18001 EHS Management System
Preferred Years of Experience
2+ years working within an Environmental Health & Safety role preferably within an Manufacturing environment
Required Skills and Abilities
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science and/or Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent
Practical experience in identifying and preventing safety hazards
Working knowledge of EHS Management Systems preferred
Working knowledge of machining operations preferred
Exceptional organizational, time management, and decision-making skills
Ability to understand and effectively relate to employees at all levels while promoting a climate of positive employee relationships throughout Manufacturing floor
Skills in projecting confidence, working collaboratively, and earning trust
Demonstrated ability to develop and lead change throughout continuous improvement programs
Highly effective interpersonal communication skills required
Excellent Verbal & Written Communication skills including the ability to create and update documentation such as audit reports, procedures, presentations, and training materials
Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task effectively, and deal professionally with internal customers and co-workers
Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
Proficient in computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Office Suite
Periodic travel required; must be willing to travel up to 10%
Our ideal candidate has a strong work ethic and is an innovative but decisive individual who can work effectively and flexibly in a highly collaborative, team-based Manufacturing environment; has the ability to set and meet goals and expectations; can encourage others; is approachable, empathetic and outgoing; can quickly gain trust and respect; and is able to establish and maintain relationships.
Company Overview
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran