The Environment, Health and Safety Officer, Industrial Hygiene Program, to provide guidance within the specific area of expertise to support MIT’s academic and business objectives with due consideration of Federal and State occupational and environmental regulations, and good practices. This full time position will provide 75% of their time in support to MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory a center for research and development of advanced technologies in Lexington MA. The Officer will function as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary Environment, Health and Safety Office providing technical support to all EHS program areas. This position requires experience and general knowledge in multiple areas of EHS practices and regulatory compliance. As skills develop, the Officer may work in various EHS program areas other than main area of expertise.
EHS Officer Responsibilities
A Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is required. This position requires expertise in Industrial Hygiene and general knowledge in all aspects of environment, health and safety. The candidate will have a working knowledge of regulations specific to federal, state, local and consensus standards including specific expertise in at least some and a general knowledge of most of the following: NRC, OSHA, EPA, DOT, Massachusetts DPH and DEP, Massachusetts Fire Prevention Regulations, Massachusetts Building Code, NFPA Codes, OSHA Regulations, NIH and CDC Guidelines, Federal Select Agent and Toxin regulations, and Cambridge Municipal Code. A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in environment, health and safety programs and recognition, evaluation and control of hazardous materials and conditions, and physical agents. Evidence of leadership, ability to develop and implement well integrated EHS programs within the work place.
A bachelor’s degree in environment, health and safety related discipline, engineering, physical science, chemical, or equivalent experience with emphasis in environment, health and safety is required, additional experience or a master’s degree is desirable. Effective written and oral communication skills are essential as are basic computer and database skills.
Ability to collaborate with people and manage multiple projects and to appropriately prioritize heavy workload and client needs. Ability to influence and inspire staff, colleagues, and superiors. Service and team orientation. Active listening skills, bias for action, and ability to communicate for results, think conceptually and build teams. Tactical and strategic thinking and problem-solving ability. Organizational and cultural awareness, diplomacy and judgment skills. Ability to appreciate and work to achieve the “big picture” while also being detail-oriented. Organizational skills and ability to follow through and achieve objectives and tasks in a timely manner are essential.
Industrial Hygiene Program Responsibilities
Industrial Hygiene Officer, EHS