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Environmental Health & Safety Engineer

Environmental Health & Safety Engineer

Environmental Health and Safety

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 & Safety (EHS) technical team lead role for all West Coast Falcon 9 First Stage recovery operations
  • EHS technical team lead role for all west coast fairing recovery operations
  • EHS technical team lead role for Dragon capsule recovery and transportation
  • Provide support and membership to the SpaceX Dragon Contingency “GO” team; responsibilities will include acting as the local SpaceX EHS lead in the field for anomalous dragon operations
  • Maintain and administer corporate level explosive handling compliance consistent with:
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
    • Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD)
    • Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
  • Develop, maintain, and administer the Ordnance Handler training program
  • Develop, implement, and maintain site specific safety policies
    • Develop and maintain all processes as outlined by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
    • Consults with site management to develop and determine the implementation schedule and operational requirements related to the site specific safety policies
    • Collaborates with management to complete job hazard analysis and personal protective equipment (PPE) assessments
    • Monitor employee exposure to job and chemical hazards
    • Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees’ exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards
    • Develop a proactive approach and project plan to preventing and solving workplace safety issues
    • Purchase and maintain site PPE
  • Develop, implement and maintain site specific environmental policies
    • Develop and maintain all processes required by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Emergency Planning, the Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) standards
    • Responsible for hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, including the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)
    • Performs environmental compliance and due diligence audits


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of experience in the design, development, and general operational oversight of environmental, health and safety, ordnance and emergency response disciplines


  • At least five years of experience managing emergency response crews in incidents involving hazardous and non-hazardous material releases to air, soil and water
  • Demonstrated a strong propensity for hands-on work and attention to detail in either academic or career pursuits
  • Comfortable working odd hours and willing to travel
  • Aerospace experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience in interpreting, applying and documenting federal, state and local safety; transportation and environmental regulations
  • Generalist knowledge in environmental hazards and safety disciplines with experience in emergency response and safety
  • Knowledge of specific federal and state environmental laws and regulations required, preferably as they apply to the aerospace industry
  • Ability to multi-task, manage shifting priorities, and to follow through on projects with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Possess a valid passport


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 the 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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