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Occupational Safety Engineer/ Principal Occupational Safety Engineer (EHS)

Requisition ID: R10099823

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Corinne, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems (PS) is seeking an Occupational Safety Engineer to support its Promontory Utah location.  The selected individual will be involved in a wide array of PSM covered processes involving solid rocket manufacturing including laboratories, research and development, and testing. 

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Occupational Safety Engineer/Industrial Hygienist is responsible for:

  • Promoting and maintaining a high level of safety consciousness among employees

  • Instilling a safety culture in the workforce to ensure positive engagement with protocols including stopping hazardous processes if anything is unusual.

  • Perform Risk Analysis and oversee Change Control for Hazardous processes including Explosive Mfg Operations, High Energy radiography, and other PSM covered processes.

  • Assisting in design reviews for new and modified facilities, processes, equipment and tooling for safety-regulated compliance to help ensure the safety of the employees and the process.

  • Assisting in accident/incident investigation to determine causes and corrective actions as needed.

  • Performing worksite audits, inspections, and evaluations on the operating floor to identify hazards and ensure compliance with OSHA, federal, corporate, local, and general industry standards.

  • Work with other disciplines (e.g., Engineering, Operations, Environmental, Occupational Medicine, Maintenance, etc.) to ensure implemented safety precautions are being followed.

  • Conducting safety surveillance of operations to ensure compliance to requirements and procedures.

  • Assisting in safety related training courses.  This may be preparation of web based training, or instructor led training.

  • Assisting Process Engineers with developing written work procedures for processes to ensure safety factors are included and to determine the appropriate placement of warnings and cautions as required.

  • Assisting with Industrial Hygiene assessments for new chemicals (e.g., determine appropriate precautions and PPE requirements, etc.).

  • Perform monitoring for potential health hazards in the workplace including: Chemical, Particulate, Noise, Heat Stress, Ergonomic, etc.  (A basic knowledge of industrial hygiene instrumentation is needed).

  • Assisting in authoring and classifying chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to meet the requirements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, including elements of the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

  • Reviewing process changes in work areas to assess additional risk and determine the appropriate levels of approval.

  • Approving conditional access permits to prevent contractor exposure to the QD zones of explosive sited facilities.

  • Conducting safety briefings with work crews during process startup meetings to relay pertinent safety information.

  • Delivering presentations to all management levels to facilitate process change or summarize mishap investigations.

Additional assignments and areas of focus will vary, and work will be accomplished across all of Propulsion Systems. Some travel to other Propulsion Systems locations and possibly customer sites may be required.  Professional training and certifications during the job will be identified and encouraged. This position will be located at the Promontory, Utah campus.


  • Education: B.S. or MS in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related STEM field.

  • Experience :

    • 2 years minimum with BS, 0 years with MS

    • May be filled one level higher with minimum 5 years’ experience with BS, 3 years with MS

  • Technical Skills:  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft SharePoint is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.  Comfortable navigating ambiguity and interacting professionally primarily with compliance regulators and customers.

  • Experience and training with DoD, Navy, and NASA safety regulations.

  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis and Corrective/Preventative Action determination

  • Working knowledge of industrial (OSHA), DoD, Propulsion Systems and other safety requirements, documents, and standards.

  • Experience leading team projects

  • Ability to work occasional night shift

  • Must be a US Citizen or Person

  • Must be able to pass an ATF Employee Possessor background check

  • Able to obtain Department of Defense Secret (S) security clearance 

Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.