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EHS Specialist-Bremerton

Date: Mar 8, 2019

Location: Bremerton, WA, US, 98337

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance




With minimal supervision, the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist is responsible to provide EHS guidance, supervision and support to the workforce.  Learn EHS codes and standards, accident prevention principles, and their application to industrial operations; to learn techniques of making field inspections, conducting investigations, and identifying hazards; and to learn other relevant skills.  Conduct daily inspections of assigned areas ensuring that all operations (including those of Sub-Contractors) are in compliance with Federal, State and local regulations and NASSCO EHS policies and procedures; identify EHS hazards or deficiencies and initiates corrective action through production supervision.  Prepare written reports on inspections, accident investigations, employee complaints or concerns.  Conducts various EHS training classes as required, (new hire safety orientation; employee recall safety orientation) and other specialized safety training.  Conduct subcontractor safety orientation.   Supports and commits to organization and Company’s mission, vision, and values.


POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)


  • Typically has a High School diploma or GED; with typical six (6) to ten (10) years of directly related EHS experience or a BA Degree with four (4) to seven (7) years in a related field.
  • Preferably in Industrial Safety or Environmental Compliance or significant experience in shipyard trade operations and typical four (4) years of experience performing the EHS inspection duties.
  • Knowledge of OSHA record keeping requirements and familiarity with basic medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local Environmental requirements.
  • Continuing education in approved Environmental, Health and Safety related courses towards a Professional Certificate.
  • Preferably has OSHA 5410 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry training.
  • Preferably has OSHA 3095 Electrical Standards training.


POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience)


The EHS Specialist must be knowledgeable of:

  • Applicable Federal and State OSHA regulations;
  • Presentation techniques for Environmental, Health and Safety training;
  • Techniques used to recognize EHS hazards;
  • Working with hazardous materials;
  • Ship configuration and Shipbuilding techniques and shipyard operations; 
  • Safe operation of tools and machinery;
  • Computer software programs.
  • Interact with customers, subcontractors and vendors on behalf of the company.
  • Independently controlling EHS programs at offsite locations.


The EHS Specialist must ensure that the employees are adequately protected from hazards:

  • Monitor workplaces frequently to identify unsafe or unhealthful conditions.
  • Take prompt action to correct hazardous conditions.
  • If a serious hazard is detected take immediate interim action to safeguard employees.
  • Encourage employees to report unsafe or unhealthful conditions.
  • Seek suggestions from employees for improvement of workplace conditions.
  • Compile and discern statistical trends and communicate them to the management team.
  • Write and edit applicable EHS instructions.















Must be able to go on vessels






Visual Requirements:






















Reports to the Environmental Manager, HS Manager or EHS Manager dependent on the core functions in the organization.  Maintains internal contacts with Production, Repair, Maintenance, Medical, and Emergency Response personnel.






  • Plans and schedules EHS team activities with oversight by the EHS Manager.
  • Assist EHS Manager, Industrial Hygienists and other EHS Department personnel in the performance of their duties and perform assigned professional health and safety work of including compliance inspections and audits; investigate accidents; prepare and disseminate information on safety principles, regulations, standards, and methods; and prepare reports.
  • Conduct inspections of assigned areas ensuring that all operations (including those of Sub-Contractors) are in compliance with Federal, State and local regulations and NASSCO EHS policies and procedures; identify EHS hazards or deficiencies and initiate corrective action through production supervision.
  • Prepare written reports on inspections, accident investigations, statistical information on injuries and illnesses, employee complaints or concerns.  Write articles for EHS Grams, Gangbox topics or other training programs.  Review reports and articles generated by subordinates.
  • Candidate will maintain OSHA 300 Logs; ensure incident and accident investigation is completed in a timely manner and corrective actions followed through.  Prepare, maintain and communicate current incident rates. 
  • Conduct various safety training classes as required, (new hire safety orientation; employee recall safety orientation) and other specialized safety training.  Conduct subcontractor safety orientation.
  • Review current literature and trade publications in order to remain current regarding all OSHA and other applicable EHS standards and regulations.
  • Attend and conduct EHS related meetings with all levels of management, employee safety committees and other production training sessions.
  • Establish a close working relationship and communicate with department, stage, area and ship managers on a regular basis.
  • Use of computer software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.





  • EHS Specialist is responsible for ensuring that all EHS legislation is adhered to and policies and practices are followed.  They help to plan, implement, monitor and review the protective and preventative measures that companies are required or choose to follow, and work to minimize operational losses, occupational health problems, accidents and injuries.
  • Provide Production Managers and Supervisors with the tools necessary to provide a safe working environment for employees.
  • Assist in the elimination of at risk conditions and behaviors.
  • Train employees in EHS requirements and safe work practices.
  • Enforce safety policy and procedures.
  • Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job.




Laptop, docking station, keyboard, printer, mouse, desk phone and mobile phone




Emergency first aid certified, HAZWOPER certified, Bloodborne pathogen, Shipyard Competent person.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to work at heights and in confined or restricted spaces aboard vessels under construction/repair.  Inspections require climbing ladders, working at heights, walking on scaffolding, observing the use of tools and operations of equipment/machinery.  Physical dexterity must allow for bending, reaching, climbing, crawling, and working on ladders and scaffolding.  Physically able to walk to all yard locations.  Must be able to handle stressful situations.  Visual abilities required include close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception and color recognition.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to vapors, gases, dust, welding/burning fumes, and smoke.  Must be able to spend up to 80% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates.  The noise level is usually moderate to extremely noisy 75% of the time, which may include sirens, horns, chipping, and hammering. 



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