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Health, Safety & Env Specialist

Requisition ID:  60013
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

Direct, coordinate and consult on Health, Safety, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene programs for Meggitt Akron to ensure the health, safety and well-being of employees, to ensure compliance with government regulations and to improve worker performance by improving the work environment. Assist in the resolution of any on-site problems, incidents or accidents.

Job Core Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with all levels of employees.
  • Formulate and oversee all Health & Safety policies and ensure compliance.
  • Compose & facilitate safety training programs to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Review new and existing safety regulations, perform gap analyses on present compliance methods and design strategies to ensure compliance with all regulations on a federal, state and/or local level.
  • Develop and implement accident investigation, data analysis and recurrence prevention programs and procedures.
  • Prepare reports and manuals interpreting and summarizing technical and/or complex information for use by individuals that are not proficient or knowledgeable in the subject matter.
  • Compile, analyze and interpret statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents.
  • Conduct accident investigations utilizing root cause analysis.
  • Perform audits of Health & Safety compliance and implement corrective actions where required.
  • Interface with regulatory agencies during inspections or in response to a complaint.  Mitigate any citations or fines as levied by a regulatory agency.  Evaluate adequacy of actions taken to correct inspection violations.
  • Conduct job safety analyses and recommend actions/modifications to the job procedures and/or work stations to eliminate injury potential.
  • Conduct chemical exposure assessments either alone or with the collaboration of a contractor to ensure that workers are below chemical exposure limits set by regulatory agencies and/or the Company.
  • Write procedures to ensure compliance with regulations or corporate policies.
  • Maintain liaisons with outside organizations such as fire departments and rescue teams in order to ensure that adequate rescue responses can be facilitated.
  • Review, implement and report corporate Health & Safety policies, procedures and program compliance and progress.
  • Conduct machine guarding assessments and implement corrective actions.
  • Confer with medical professionals in order to assess health risk and develop ways to manage health issues and concerns.
  • Maintain Akron Business Continuity Plan in collaboration with key site personnel.
  • Manage Site security including oversight of contract security on-site personnel.
Job Specifications

Education Level:  Bachelors’ degree in a physical or biological science

Years of Experience: Degree plus minimum of five (5) years’ experience or 10 years of HSE experience in manufacturing environment.  Certifications are a plus.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

This position requires frequent written and oral communication with personnel both internal and external to Meggitt. Interaction with all levels of management and employees in all facilities is necessary to satisfactorily resolve the variety of problems that occur.  Frequent correspondence occurs with customers concerning proper use and handling of Meggitt products. Contact with various government agencies is required to ensure regulatory compliance. Professional affiliations are maintained to follow current developments in the field and ensure maximum proficiency. Periodic contacts with individuals or organizations in the community are made to aid in problem solving or to provide an educational service.

The position of Health Safety & Environmental Specialist is professional technical in nature. A working knowledge of the following is required: air sampling procedures and instrumentation; ionizing and nonionizing radiation measurement and control; noise measurement and control; ventilation; ergonomics; toxicology; personal protective equipment; lockout standards; and government standards and regulations. Specialization in any of the above areas may be requested by the supervisor to meet the current needs of the Corporation and to complement the capabilities of other department personnel. The incumbent may be required to guide and direct the efforts of less experienced or less specialized personnel. Reports written by the incumbent are mainly technical and provide a review of HS&E programs, recommend improvements for the work environment or address occupational health and safety questions. Most reports are initiated by the incumbent as necessary to promote an effective Health & Safety program. However, specific program or divisional projects may be assigned by the Group Leader Industrial Hygiene and Safety.

Some travel may be required to various facilities to directly observe, survey and advise on occupational health problems.  Candidate must possess or be able to obtain a US Passport.

Major responsibilities that may be assigned to the incumbent include development and maintenance of specific corporate programs such as hearing conservation or respiratory protection; Health & Safety-related union/management activities; coordination or development of training programs; OSHA relations; divisional or facility audits.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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