Engineering

EHS Engineer II/Senior EHS Engineer

Job Ref: 4917369003 | Type: Regular

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About The Role

ABOUT ROCKET LAB

Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.  

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!

FACILITIES

Rocket Lab’s Facilities team is responsible for maintenance, operations, and improvements projects across our locations, making sure that the facilities our teams use every day are well looked after and operating as they should.

EHS ENGINEER II/SENIOR EHS ENGINEER

Based at Rocket Lab's headquarters in Long Beach, California, the EHS Engineer II/Senior EHS Engineer is responsible for the implementation, operation and maintenance of environmental health and safety programs. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. You will support the EHS & Facilities Manager and Operations organization, with deliverables required for internal leadership, board of directors, and investors.

(Please note: this position can be hired at the EHS Engineer II or Senior EHS Engineer level)

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain site specific Environmental Health & Safety policies.
    • Fall Protection Program
    • Lock Out/Tag Out Program
    • Hearing Conservation Program
    • Electrical Safety Program
    • SPCC/APSA
    • SWPPP
    • Hazardous Material/Waste Handling
  • Manage AQMD permitted equipment to include record keeping, permitting, annual inspections with SCAQMD.
  • Manage IWW permitted discharge points to include BMP’s, permitting, inspections with LACSD.
  • Conducts and/or coordinates employee safety, environmental training programs and emergency response training drills.
  • Responds to and investigates industrial accidents and injuries to determine causes and preventive measures.
  • Collaborates with management to complete job hazard analysis and PPE assessments.
  • Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees’ exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS AS AN EHS ENGINEER II:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Chemistry or a related discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in operational oversight of environmental, health & safety disciplines
  • Knowledge of OSHA, CAL OSHA, EPA, NFPA regulations
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum.
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 25 lbs. (unassisted)
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS AS A SENIOR EHS ENGINEER:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Chemistry or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in operational oversight of environmental, health & safety disciplines
  • Knowledge of OSHA, CAL OSHA, EPA, NFPA regulations
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum.
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 25 lbs. (unassisted)
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental, Chemical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering; Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Chemistry or a related discipline with 3 or more years of experience in operational oversight of environmental, health and safety disciplines
  • Strong knowledge and experience in interpreting, applying and documenting federal, state and local safety, transportation, and environmental regulations.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Aerospace or Manufacturing industry experience is preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.   
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, operate computer keyboard and controls, and communicate verbally and in writing.  
  • Must be physically able to commute to buildings 
  • Occasional exposure to dust, fumes and moderate levels of noise. 

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. 

Base salary is only one part of Rocket Lab’s compensation package for this role. You may be eligible for company stock, stock options, or cash incentives, and can purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab’s Employee Stock Purchase Program. Employee benefits may also include medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; 401(k) retirement plan options; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; paid parental leave; and other discounts and perks.  

Base Pay Range (CA Only)
$55,000$125,000 USD

WHAT TO EXPECT 

We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.   

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at g.biow@rocketlabusa.com.This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

 

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.

 

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