Transit Systems 2023-09-12 2023-10-03

Industrial Hygienist

King County Metro Transit
Seattle, Washington

Job ID: 151426
Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $114,150.40 - $138,008.00 Annually

Closing Date: Oct. 2, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

FLSA: Exempt




Metro’s Transit, Safety, Security & Quality Assurance division is hiring a professional to join our team as a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented and has experience in the development and administration of Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene programs (e.g., Hearing Conservation, Respiratory Protection, GHS/Hazcom, Occupational Exposure Sampling, Industrial Ventilation etc.). They will also demonstrate a track record of exceptional customer service, the ability to function within an established team, and the ability to develop productive relationships with stakeholders as well asa proven history of providing services that ensure passenger and employee safety, mitigation of loss and risk to transit resources, and compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal codes and regulations. Specifically, we are seeking applicants with any of the following knowledge and/or certifications:

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (BGC-Certified) or in progress of becoming certified within a reasonable amount of time after hire
  • Construction/Trades
  • On the Job Injury investigations
  • Safety Risk Management

Metro Transit’s Safety, Security & Quality Assurance division provides leadership and the highest level of support and customer focus to continuously improve Metro’s safety culture and security practices in order to best protect Metro employees, patrons, and the communities we serve from unintentional and intentional harm.

Job Duties
Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. As a Certified Industrial Hygienist, you will:
  • Develop and administer occupational and transportation/operational safety programs, policies, and procedures
  • Conduct incident investigations and analysis (including on the job injuries, near-miss and unsafe event); function as the lead in accident investigations; perform root cause analysis
  • Conduct safety meetings; identify hazards and assist in corrective action development
  • Using relevant information and individual judgment, determine whether events or processes comply with safety laws, regulations, and standards
  • Perform or oversee safety training which may include but is not limited to new employee safety orientation, OSHA 10, bloodborne pathogens, Fall Protection, Hearing Conservation, Personal Protective Equipment etc.
  • Monitor work sites for health and safety hazards; identify and assist in the development of mitigation for hazards Use risk-based management tools to decrease the frequency of On-the-Job injuries and collisions
  • Perform job hazard analysis to determine appropriate personal protective equipment (hearing protection, respirators, etc.) necessary training, and/or procedural changes
  • Evaluate and make determinations when a worker has refused to work on the grounds that danger or potential harm exists
  • Participate as a member of various committees involving safety and security issues
  • Make technical recommendations
  • Coordinate information related to accidents/incidents with NTSB, FTA, WSDOT, DOSH, City of Seattle, Sound Transit and/or public information staff
  • Coordinate, supervise, and work to continuously improve Metro’s internal safety & security audit program to audit all modes and functions for compliance with documented safety policies, programs, procedures, and regulatory compliance
  • Monitor and ensure organizational activities are conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, rules, and guidelines and industry best practices for safety, including DOSH standards
  • Utilize Metro’s safety data management systems to monitor safety performance to ensure safety mitigations are effective
  • Participate in the On-Call rotation within the KCM Safety section
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
We are looking for candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Experience as a safety professional with experience in occupational/industrial safety
  • Certification as an Industrial Hygienist or in progress of becoming certified within a reasonable time of hire
  • A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a related field such as occupational safety, environmental health, industrial hygiene, engineering, or public health OR any combination of experience and education which provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform the key roles and responsibilities of the position
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, develop and maintain relationships with coworkers and work effectively as a team member
  • Proficient in the use of personal computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills

The most competitive candidates will possess the following desired qualifications:
  • Experience coordinating with internal and external stakeholders in order to comply with safety plans, programs, and regulatory requirements such as the Agency Safety Plans, and Accident Prevention Plans
  • Advanced technical knowledge and skill in specialty areas such as industrial hygiene, safety, engineering, ergonomics, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, GHS/HAZCOM, and bloodborne pathogens Experience serving as a safety subject matter expert
  • Experience ensuring the effectiveness of safety programs, policies, and enforcement of regulations, and implementation of "stop work" orders as necessary
  • Ability to coordinate and monitor the work of outside agencies, contractors, and vendors to ensure their compliance with established processes, protocols, and policies
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and analysis Experience with risk based - hazard management
  • Experience with risk based - hazard management
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal industrial safety regulations and commercial vehicle safety regulations
  • Skilled in statistical, operational, and trend analysis, and problem-solving
  • Skilled in the use of automated management information systems and database management, presentation, and similar applications
  • Skilled in accomplishing objectives through coordination, facilitation, and negotiation and dealing with conflict

Necessary Special Requirements:
  • Valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

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