30+ days ago


Canoga Park, CA



Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.

Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks aHealth & Safety Specialist Engineerfor our Canoga Park, California facility.

The Health and Safety Specialist, will have a strong background in industrial hygiene and will be responsible for a variety of health and safety programs, such as hazard communication and safety data sheet management, office and industrial ergonomics, confined space, hearing conservation, control of hazardous energy, machine guarding, and bloodborne pathogens.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The candidate will oversee and audit all aspects of these programs to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations, and will work with SH&E management to implement best practices within the enterprise’s comprehensive safety management system. This includes:


Knowledge of:

  • Applicable local, state, and federal SH&E codes, regulations, and procedures
  • Hazard analysis techniques and methods
  • Proper use, handling, and storage of chemicals
  • Scientific methods of observation and analysis
  • Data gathering techniques and various systems for organizing and interpreting data
  • Statistical and research concepts, methods and procedures
  • Instructional training aids, and materials necessary for developing, coordinating, and implementing SH&E education and training programs
  • Communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating, and transmitting information
  • Preparation and presentation of inspection or investigative reports and research projects relating to SH&E and prevention programs
  • Various computer systems, data management, and program planning
  • Practices of budget preparation and administration

Ability to:

  • Maintain, prepare, and use monitoring equipment
  • Prepare a variety of technical reports, graphs and charts, and maintain accurate records and files
  • Perform professional work in the research, compilation, analysis and presentation of SH&E data
  • Train other employees in all aspects of assigned programs
  • Address groups and conduct SH&E trainings or workshops
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Inspect working environments, prepare technical reports, and make recommendations
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the organization and other governmental agencies
  • Conduct SH&E inspections and accident investigations
  • Analyze situations accurately and take effective action
  • Detect unsafe or noncompliant conditions and practices
  • Interpret codes and standards
  • Sustain the site’s Cal-OSHA VPP status
  • Use various computer systems to develop safety statistics for the purpose of monitoring trends and establishing appropriate corrective actions
  • Operate effectively in a team environment


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, Industrial Hygiene, or Safety related discipline and nine (9) years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.

  • 7+ years of experience within a health and safety role
  • Certifications (CIH, CSP, CHMM) are preferred
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure while managing competing demands

Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e., ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

About the Company

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Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne plays a key role in providing propulsion solutions that defend our homeland and support the space industry & communication, observation and exploration needs. We provide a wide array of products to the defense industry ranging from solid rocket motors and solid rocket propulsion systems to missile defense systems and warheads, as well as high efficiency electric propulsion, storable propellant engines, solid rocket motors, launch vehicle engine solutions to the space industry. Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding our product offerings, opening new markets in high speed strike weapons and hypersonics, as well as deploying new technologies such as additive manufacturing. Take a look at our career opportunities and find out how Aerojet Rocketdyne can LIFT your career into a higher orbit! Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding in several locations including Huntsville, Alabama! We are excited to announce that Huntsville is our new defense headquarters and we plan on hiring approximately 800 employees at that site over the next couple of years. With approximately 5,000 employees and locations across the USA, we have opportunities in the places you want to be: • Huntsville, Alabama • Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area) • West Palm Beach, Florida • Redmond, Washington • Camden, Arkansas • Carlstadt, New Jersey • Culpeper, Virginia • Stennis Space Center, Mississippi In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Company Size

5,000 to 9,999 employees


Aerospace and Defense