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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Canoga Park, California
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Environmental Engineer - Hazardous Waste

Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.

Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks an Environmental Engineer - Hazardous Waste Specialist (SH&E) for our Canoga Park, California facility.

The Environmental Engineer- Hazardous Waste Specialist, will be responsible to develop, implement, oversee and audit all aspects of a hazardous waste program to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations. This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions:

  • The Environmental/Waste Specialist Engineer, will be responsible to develop, implement, oversee and audit all aspects of hazardous waste and industrial waste water program to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations. This includes:
  • Coordinate and review all drum labels, placarding, manifest and land disposal restriction documentation and/or shipping papers for all shipments of hazardous waste.
  • Review all point of generation (POG) containers and 90-day accumulation yard to ensure hazardous waste is properly stored.
  • Develop and implement a waste characterization plan to identify and characterize all hazardous waste.
  • Oversee permit by rule hazardous waste treatment operations.
  • Develop and give hazardous waste training as needed to ensure site’s compliance.
  • Prepare all correspondence, plans and reports as required by regulators.
  • Prepare response to all inquiries from regulatory agencies regarding the hazardous waste program.
  • Oversee operation of the industrial waste water treatment operations, including operator training, waste water characterization, total productive maintenance program, permitting, regulatory inspection support, compliance reporting, calibration program, procedure development, training program development and delivery, treatment system design, and new manufacturing process development.
  • Contract management including scope of work development, purchase order management, invoicing payment.
  • Vendor auditing as required by company policies.
  • Regulation review and impact/gap assessments
  • Obtain all necessary permits, certifications, etc., for hazardous waste management.
  • Escort all regulatory agency personnel and provide support as needed when they conduct their periodic regulatory inspections.
  • Coordinate hazardous material/ waste contractor to package and transport waste to TSDF, to clean facilities and equipment, and to respond to spills or releases as needed.
  • Conduct SH&E contractor orientation at the start of each job to ensure they can identify the hazards of the job/location and are aware of what to do in an emergency, in addition to understanding our standard SH&E rules and standard work.
  • Review and approve operating procedures, facility and equipment design, which may include investigation of working conditions and technical procedures for the purpose of identifying potential hazards.
  • Conduct periodic and special audits and inspections of equipment, sites, facilities and operations to identify environmental hazards and perform job safety analyses.
  • Recognize, evaluate, and recommend measures for control of chemical, safety, and physical hazards present at work sites.
  • Recommend SH&E standards for the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous materials and hazardous waste.

Requires a BA/BAS in Science/Engineering or a related discipline and nine (9) years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Desired qualifications include, basic Chemistry courses; HAZWOPER; Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). Desirable classes/ curriculum would include water chemistry, water treatment, and industrial wastewater design.

Desirable qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable local, state, and federal SH&E codes, regulations, and procedures
  • Principles and practices of safety engineering, industrial hygiene, and environmental compliance and/or remediation
  • Hazard analysis techniques and methods as applied to chemicals
  • Proper use, handling, and storage of chemicals and propellants
  • Various computer systems, data management, and program planning
  • Practices of budget preparation and administration
  • Scientific methods of observation and analysis
  • Data gathering techniques and various systems for organizing and interpreting data
  • Statistical and research concepts, methods and procedures
  • Basic principles of environmental management and protections
  • SH&E education and training methods and techniques
  • Instructional training aids, and materials necessary for developing, coordinating, and implementing SH&E education and training programs
  • Effective interviewing
  • Communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating, and transmitting information
  • Preparation and presentation of inspection or investigative reports and research projects relating to SH&E and prevention program

Ability to:

  • Maintain, prepare, and use environmental monitoring equipment.
  • Perform chemical analysis of soil, water, wastewater, and other materials.
  • Prepare a variety of technical reports, graphs and charts, and maintain accurate records and files.
  • Perform professional work in the research, compilation, analysis and presentation of SH&E data.
  • Train other employees in all aspects of assigned programs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Inspect working environments, prepare technical reports, and make recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the organization and other governmental agencies.
  • Conduct SH&E inspections and accident investigations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Address groups and conduct SH&E trainings or workshops.
  • Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
  • Detect unsafe or noncompliant conditions and practices.
  • Interpret codes and standards.
  • Use various computer systems to develop safety statistics for the purpose of monitoring trends and establishing appropriate corrective actions.
  • Operate effectively in a team environment.

US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

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