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Environmental Health & Safety Technician

Environmental Health & Safety Technician

Corporate Operations - Human Resources and Office Support

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians will be responsible for regulatory requirements relating to OSHA, RCRA, EPA, and DOT requirements. They work with engineers and technicians daily to ensure our launch sites can support our safety culture while meeting all environmental, health, and safety objectives.



  • Responsible for environmental compliance with hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, including Department of Transportation (DOT) shipping manifest, and tracking of hazardous waste shipments
  • Storm water construction/industrial
  • Perform weekly storm water inspections per the storm water pollution plan (SWPPP)
  • Work with facilities/engineering to implement creative Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to improve storm water quality
  • Take water samples during qualified rain events (3 per year) and send to the lab for analysis
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulatory hazardous waste handling requirements
  • Monitor levels of hazardous waste at each department’s satellite accumulation area
  • Ensure all waste is properly labeled
  • Ensure all waste is properly stored, according to its classification
  • Check and empty satellite accumulation stations
  • Ensure all stations are complaint with all requirements
  • Ensure all stations are emptied per regulatory standards
  • Accurately record and maintain 90 day hazardous waste drum logs, hazardous waste sign in sheets, isopropyl alcohol (IPA), and acetone usage logs
  • Accurately perform all required hazardous waste and hazardous material storage area inspections
  • Coordinate waste shipments with the Lead and waste disposal contractor
  • Spill response/prevention
  • Implement the Spill Prevention Countermeasures and Control Plan (SPCC) throughout the facility
  • Order and maintain adequate spill supplies: spill pads, empty drums, secondary containment, and other equipment necessary to maintain safe handling and correct disposal of hazardous waste
  • Assist departments with proper disposal and spill prevention and clean up
  • Respond to any spills that are reported
  • Perform monthly SPCC inspections at various locations throughout the launch site
  • Perform environmental compliance and due diligence audit
  • Manage hazardous materials
  • Ensure all hazardous material is labeled and stored properly in the storage areas
  • Refill/replace IPA and acetone drums as they get low
  • Request product IPA, acetone, hydraulic fluid, isopar, coolant, and Triethylaluminum-Triethylborane (TEA-TEB) as inventories are depleted


  • Perform monthly chemical inventory for used and received chemicals onsite
  • Ensure daily closure inspections are being performed on volatile organic compounds (VOC) containers throughout the site
  • Identify work place hazards and unsafe conditions
  • Monitor employee exposure to job and chemical hazards
  • Assist in the implementation and compliance of site specific safety policies
  • Coordinate with the Safety Manager to develop and implement new safety policies as required
  • Assist in the creation of job hazard analysis and personal protective equipment (PPE) assessments
  • Conduct and/or coordinate employee safety and environmental training programs and assist with emergency response training drills
  • Perform department specific safety surveys using inspection forms to ensure employees are utilizing safe work practices such as utilizing proper PPE, minimizing trip hazards, wearing fall protection, etc.
  • Conduct daily health and safety oversight
  • Assisting in critical operations to manage hazard areas
  • Assist in lifting operations to ensure safe work practices and proper PPE is being utilized
  • Assist in proof, venting, and leak testing
  • Inspect and restock PPE stations around the facility
  • Ensure notification and corrective actions are put in place when any unsafe condition is presented or found throughout the site
  • Periodically check first aid cabinets and restock when necessary
  • Assist the EHS engineers in accident/mishap investigations when necessary
  • Assist in the respiratory protection program
  • Conduct fit testing
  • Perform inspections to ensure people are utilizing respirators properly and have appropriate cartridges for their task


  • Hazardous waste accumulation and storage, universal waste storage, eye wash/shower, outdoor equipment storm water collection areas, construction storm water prevention plans (SWPPP) best management practices (BMP), industrial SWPPP BMP’s, weekly safety inspections, first aid kits, fire extinguisher, emergency lighting/exits, self-contained breathing apparatus, Spill Prevention Countermeasures and Control plan, fork lift, boom lift, scissor Lift, fall protection equipment, lifting straps/slings



  • Minimum of 2 years of experience implementing and overseeing environmental, health, and safety policies


  • Experience implementing/developing health and safety plans and policies
  • Experience with emergency response crews in incidents involving hazardous and non-hazardous material releases to air, soil, and water.
  • Experience in the medical field such as an emergency medical technician (EMT)
  • Experience as a mariner
  • Experience using Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Demonstrated strong propensity for hands-on work and attention to detail in either academic or career pursuits
  • Ability to multi-task, to manage shifting priorities and to follow through on projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a construction/industrial environment
  • Ability to communicate well with technicians and engineers
  • Strong organizational and communication skills


  • The ability to work in a high-concentration and fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to lift at least 30lbs.
  • Willing to work overtime when necessary
  • Position is subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000. 

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