• Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/11/2018 9:30 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree is required or equivalent experience.


    Succesful completion of a drug screen and background check is required. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist to join us in our Scottsdale, AZ location.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    The EHS Specialist will report directly to the EHS West Region Manager. Responsibilities can include:

    • Assist in developing, managing, and seeking to continually improve all required EHS programs, processes and instructions in order to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal EHS regulations, including but not limited to US EPA, OSHA, Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
    • Assisting with compliance to site environmental permits and sampling based on permit requirements to include stormwater auditing and sampling, and air emission data tracking
    • Assisting with compliance to ADOSH/OHSA programs such as:
      • Powered Industrial Vehicles (PIVs)
      • Compressed Gas Cylinders and Cryogenics
      • Respiratory and Hearing Conservation
      • Oversight and Coordination of Medical Monitoring
      • Routine ergonomic evaluations
      • Risk assessments to evaluate hazardous conditions and practices to develop control solutions utilizing Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
    • Performing routine inspections of entire facility insuring continual audit-ready compliance with EHS policies and procedures
    • Providing new ideas and methods to improve safety and environmental processes
    • Engaging and collaborating with stakeholders to develop a culture of continuously improving performance
    • Monitoring metrics/objectives and all applicable EHS Management Systems (MS) documentation
    • Learn and eventually support managing all aspects of an ISO 14001 / OHSAS 18001 Management System


    • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science / Engineering and/or Occupational Health & Safety or related science degree
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules and regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, internal procedures and instructions
    • Highly effective interpersonal communication skills required
    • Highly effective written skills, including the ability to create and update documentation including audit reports, procedures, presentations, and training materials
    • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task effectively, and deal professionally with all levels of internal customers and co-workers while promoting a climate of positive relationships
    • Strong leadership, time management, and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
    • Working experience in the environmental, health and safety field is preferred

    Our ideal candidate is an innovative but decisive individual who can work effectively and flexibly in a highly collaborative, team-based manufacturing environment; has the ability to set and meet goals and expectations; is approachable, empathetic and outgoing; can quickly gain trust and respect; and is able to establish and maintain relationships.




    Department of Defense security clearance is not required at time of hire. Succesful completion of a drug screen and background check is required. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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