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Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

Manager, Environmental Health and Safety


Simi Valley, CA

Employment type

Regular - Full Time



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We are currently seeking a Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety to join our team.

This position will provide representation and oversight of all aspects of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) related to manufacturing, general office, R&D, AeroVironment services and third-party AeroVironment service providers for multiple sites. This role is accountable to ensure that all field techs, manufacturing employees, R&D representatives and office personnel are trained and maintain compliance with all pertinent global, federal, state and local EHS regulations. Includes the creation, preparation, modification and review of all policies, procedures, training, and regulatory report writing, submittals and responses. Other duties include the development and review of the health and Safety Plans, Risk Assessments and EHS site audits. This role will report to the Director of Security, Facilities & EHS.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interprets, recommends, process and practices which will ensure compliance with safety, health and environmental regulations and/or company policy.

  • Identifies hazardous workplace conditions and takes preliminary samples and measurements of hazardous forces and toxic substances, remove hazards and/or protects employees by guarding, revising work procedures, and training or requiring use of protective clothing and personal protective equipment.

  • Manage EHS team with development, publishing and training of safety and environmental programs consistent with regulations and company direction. Maintain AeroVironment's EHS training matrix and ensure compliance.

  • Assist with EHS Implementation Plans, Audits, Safe Work Procedures, and Risk Assessments.

  • Manage all site level EHS committees and objectives.

  • Monitor, update and ensure compliance AeroVironment's regulatory calendar for all sites.

  • Must take effective steps to ensure that workplace conditions comply with applicable federal and state occupational safety and health standard provisions of any labor agreement, ensuring that all required records are prepared and maintained. Develops and implements environmental, health and safety management systems to integrate EHS into the business operations.

  • Conduct ergonomic training and assessments for AeroVironment employees

  • Maintains compliance with 27 CFR Part 555 Commerce in explosives, Dod 4145.26-M DoD Contractor's Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives, CCR Title 19 Chapter 10 Explosives, CCR Title 8 Section 5293 (Cal OSHA) and 49 CFR Parts 171-180 Hazardous waste Materials (DOT).

  • Update Manage all EHS assessment and regulatory compliance for new R&D projects, site modifications, production changes and the purchase of new equipment. Conduct multimedia audits of the facilities and recommend corrective actions and maintaining all records as required.

  • Accident investigation to involve root cause analysis and follow up actions

  • Investigate and resolve issues, questions, or concerns received from within the company, among outside customers, regulatory agencies, etc.

  • Must be able to implement and support various programs in all areas of Environmental Health and Safety.

  • This is a hands-on management position, the person selected must be able to work independently and manage a team.

  • Other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications and Background

    • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) required due to ITAR

    • Bachelor's Degree or a combination of higher education and directly related work experience

    • 6 - 8 years of experience as a Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety or a related field

    • Must be a US Citizen with current/active Secret Security Clearance or ability to obtain within a reasonable amount of time (approximately 1 year)

    • Knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, EPA, and other related Federal, state and local regulations, auditing procedures, environmental compliance, and environmental safety & health programs.

    • Experience with EHS management systems and programs.

    • Proven ability to apply technical expertise to develop solutions for complex problems.

    • Proven ability to work independently and manage a team

    • Must be able to develop and work with Microsoft office tools, share point, word, excel, access, and power point. Other computer tracking tools will be needed to support the position.

    • Ability to manage multiple projects, and programs as well as demonstrate effective prioritization and implementation skills.

    • Ability to provide clear, concise, and effective verbal communications.

    • Well-developed written communication and presentation skills.

    • Ability to plan, organize, delegate, and follow-up on workflow to meet departmental goals and objectives.

    • Ability to provide hands-on support to management team and implement/execute solutions.

    • Able and willing to travel up to 30% of the time for business.

    • Team player and flexible to the needs of the stakeholders in a dynamic environment.

    • Demonstrated excellent judgment and decision making skills.

    • Ability to analyze problems and identify implementable solutions.

    • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to develop and render concise reports, summaries and formal presentations.

    • Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment

      ITAR Requirement:

      This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), 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. Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to contracts will require current U.S. Citizenship.

      Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit:

      We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.

      Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

      Who We Are

      Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

      Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.

      What We Do

      Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

      AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.

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