EHS Inspector- FL

Date: Apr 11, 2024

Location: Jacksonville, FL, US, 32233

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift                            ALL

 Security Clearance   No Clearance



With minimum supervision, the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector should be able to provide and enforce Maritime Health and Safety guidance and support to the workforce while ensuring environmental compliance. Ensures that the Company employees conduct work onboard vessels under contract and throughout Company facilities following all applicable Federal, State, and local regulations as trained. Must be able to soundly represent the company when interacting with customer authorities. Must have regular, reliable attendance.



  1. POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)


  1. Must have a High School diploma or GED; with typically 4 years of directly related experience or AS degree in a related EHS field. 
  2. Must have completed OSHA 7615 10-hour Maritime Shipyard Employment.
  3. Must have completed OSHA 5410 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry, OSHA 3095 Electrical Fundamentals, OSHA 3115 Fall Protection, OSHA 2015 Hazardous Materials, OSHA 2045 Machinery Guarding, OSHA 521 Industrial Hygiene and OSHA 2225 Respiratory Protection.
  4. Must be qualified as Shipyard Competent Person.
  5. Completion of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and OSHA 5400 Train-the-Trainer for Maritime Industry are preferred.  
  6. Must have some working knowledge within applicable Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) Parts 1904 Record Keeping, 1910 General Industry, 1915 Maritime and 1926 Construction.
  7. Must have some working knowledge of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Standard Items applicable to Environmental, Health and Safety.
  8. Must have a minimum of three years of experience performing the duties of an Environmental, Health and Safety Inspector in the Maritime Industry.
  9. Must have a minimum of three years of experience directly related to safety recognition, risk mitigation, enforcement and duties comparable to a Safety Inspector in industrial or commercial plants and/or construction sites.
  • J. Continuing education in approved Environmental, Health and Safety related courses towards a Professional Certificate in these fields or equivalent.



POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience)


  1. Learn safety codes and standards, accident prevention principles, and their application to maritime operations; learn techniques of making field inspections, conducting investigations, identifying hazards and other relevant skills.
  2. 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 Health and Safety policies and procedures; identify health and safety hazards or deficiencies and initiate corrective actions through production supervision.
  3. Prepare written reports on inspections, accident investigations, statistical information on injuries and illnesses, employee complaints or concerns.
  4. Review current literature and trade publications in order to remain current regarding all OSHA, EPA, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other applicable environmental, health and safety standards and regulations. 
  5. Establish a close working relationship and communicate with department/ship/customer authorities on a regular basis.
  6. Able to identify/locate various compartments on board vessels.
  7. Must be able to gain access to government facilities.
  8. Must have current driver’s license.
  9. Must have the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written applications in order to successfully interact with management and employees.
  10. Possession of an International passport is preferred, or the ability to obtain an international passport upon employment. International travel is expected 10 percent of the time.
  11. Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.
















Must be able to go on vessels






Visual Requirements:




















Vision Requirements: 


A vision exam is required every ten (10) years to ensure:


  1. Natural or corrected near-distance visual acuity in at least one eye able to read the J-1 letters on Standard Jaeger Test Chart, or equivalent, at a distance of not less than 12 inches (30 cm) with one or both eyes, corrected or uncorrected.
  2. Color perception using the Ishihara Test or the Farnsworth D-15 Test. If a candidate does not pass the Red/Green Sensitive Ishihara Test, the candidate shall take the Farnsworth D-15 Test.  If the individual does not pass the Farnsworth D-15 Test, the inspector must be evaluated by a licensed medical practitioner to provide the necessary data to determine the inspector’s color perception. Individuals certified after an evaluation by a licensed medical practitioner shall only be certified to perform inspection work that is within the inspector’s color perception capability.
  3. The examinations required by above shall be administered by, or under the cognizant of, a licensed medical practitioner and documented on the vision test record.






Reports to the EHS Manager and EHS Assistant Manager. Maintains internal contacts with Production, Repair, Maintenance, Medical, and Emergency Response personnel. Interacts with customer authorities and subcontracted peers on a daily basis. 





  1. Conducts daily Environmental, Health and Safety inspections onboard vessels under contract and produces reports as required.
  2. Conducts weekly Environmental, Health and Safety inspections of Company production facilities and property to ensure Naval Station tenant compliance.
  3. Inspects and maintains fire extinguishers, eye wash stations and Hazardous Material / Hazardous Waste storage areas.
  4. Maintains an accurate list of SDS sheets for contract availabilities in progress.
  5. Maintains lab analysis of paint and installation samples per assigned availabilities.
  6. Conduct breathing air surveillances.
  7. Confirms scaffolding system inspections daily prior to commencement of work.
  8. Verifies proper installation and use of provided temporary services.
  9. Conducts Industrial Lift Equipment spot checks for licenses and ODCL (Operator Daily Check List) completion.    
  10. Helps create and edit new work instructions, procedures or training materials and participates in training events (leading and attending).





With minimum supervision, the EHS Inspector is responsible for ensuring that all safety legislation is adhered to and policies and practices

are followed. They help implement, monitor and review the protective and preventative measures that companies are required to comply with.

                EHS Inspectors are the leading element in minimizing operational losses, occupational health problems, accidents and injuries.  Execute Job

                Hazard Analysis and risk assessments to reduce unplanned events to personnel, equipment and property of the Company and the customer.





Must be able to access all Navy installations and other shipyards.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to enter confined spaces, work at heights and in confining or restricted spaces aboard vessels under construction/repair.  Daily inspections require entering confined spaces, climbing ladders, working at heights, walking on scaffolding, observing use of tools and operation of equipment/machinery.  Physical dexterity must allow for bending, reaching, climbing, crawling, and working on ladders and scaffolding.  Must be physically able to walk to all yard locations.  Must be able to handle stressful situations.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds of weight.  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 90% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates.  The noise level is usually moderate to extremely noisy 90% of the time, which may include sirens, horns, chipping, and hammering.  May be required to travel for company business or professional training to inlcude international up to 30%.





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