The Industrial Hygienist – CIH (IH-CIH) participates as a member of the Industrial Hygiene (IH) department. The incumbent will perform, and/or manage personnel who will perform, industrial hygiene activities including qualitative and quantitative IH/safety surveys, air sampling/monitoring, indoor air surveys, noise surveys. reviews of SDS, and preparation/review of site-specific health and safety plans (HASPs). In performing such duties, the IH-CIH may serve as a project manager or project technical director based on project needs and resources. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines, the IH-CIH may collect, synthesize, study, report, and act based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. The successful candidate will apply scientific methodology for analysis of risk assessments and industrial hygiene applications to ensure client's expectations are met. The incumbent will be able to provide training to junior industrial hygienists and environmental scientists as needed. This position reports to an Industrial Hygiene Manager and may perform business development activities as warranted for regional and national clients.
Perform industrial hygiene activities, including, but not limited to, qualitative and quantitative IH/safety surveys, air sampling/monitoring, noise surveys, review/preparation of MSDS, indoor air quality surveys, and preparation/review of project- or site-specific health and safety plans;
Understand and communicate to staff the basic industrial hygiene concepts of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards to workers, the general public, and the environment;
Solve problems and make accurate and informed decisions regarding IH and safety;
Provide data management and evaluation support to fellow CTEH staff in the areas of IH, toxicology, litigation support, risk assessment and emergency response with minimal direction;
Perform duties safely to minimize threats to self and others in work settings with potential chemical, physical, biological, and safety hazards;
Perform all duties according to the ethics of the IH profession;
Compile, review, and summarize scientific/technical data and literature;
Support other service areas as assigned and under the appropriate supervision;
Demonstrate a professional attitude toward clients, customers, and co-workers to reflect favorably upon the company;
Travel as required for project demands at client’s request; and,
Perform such other duties as assigned.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a matrix reporting structure;
Ability to develop business and maintain contact with new and existing clients;
Ability to communicate the basic concepts of relevant OSHA regulations, and other occupational health and safety standards and guidelines, including those of the ACGIH; mentor staff in these areas as applicable;
Ability to conduct basic IH training for staff;
Maintain active involvement in industry and/or professional organizations;
Demonstrable ability to solve problems and make accurate and informed decisions;
Ability to draft articles and scientific papers for publication and presentation; and
Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
Bachelor's degree in one of the sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science, toxicology, etc); or
Master’s degree in a related science field; or,
5+ years as a practicing, certified CIH.
Advanced computer and data management experience in a Windows-based platform (required).
CIH certification (required)
Current driver’s license (required) with ability to operate noncommercial vehicles (desirable)
HAZWOPER certification (may be obtained post-hire)
DISA clearance (may be obtained post-hire)
TWIC clearance (may be obtained post-hire)
Ability to obtain a passport (required)
Completion of all job specific OSHA training
Ability to comply with all job specific OSHA requirements, including the wear of a respirator
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sitting, standing, and walking
Lifting to 50 pounds several times a day
Overhead lifting of over 20 pounds
Bending, stooping, climbing ladders and crawling
Long hours involving overtime and weekends as necessary
Ability to read effectively from a computer screen, sampling device and/or a paper copy
Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Frequent, unscheduled travel for extended periods of time
Rarely may work shifts of up to 24 hours in duration
Dress out in physically demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) for site entry at HAZWOPER sites as required under 29CFR 1910.120
Wear half-face and full-face air purifying respirator (APR) as well as supplied air respirators in the form of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and hose supplied respirator with medical clearance as required under 29CFR 1910.134
Wear partially or totally encapsulating personal protective equipment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works in an office environment when not deployed on an emergency response;
May work outdoors and may be exposed to hot and cold environments and extreme weather conditions, including sunlit, rainy and windy conditions;
May occasionally work shifts up to 24 hours in duration;
May encounter environments presenting physical hazards of uneven ground, standing water, ditches, dusty conditions, rapidly moving transportation and remediation equipment, and physical stress associated with the wear of personal protective equipment;
May work at altitudes greater than 5000 feet above sea level;
May work on land, sea or air; and,
May work in a setting with potential physical and chemical hazards.
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