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Research and Process Safety Specialist

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, United States
30+ days ago


Research & Process Safety Specialist


Come join UCI’s Research Safety Services Team!  Our Research Safety Services unit provides coordination and support related to EHS regulatory program compliance, loss control, incident management, chemical product evaluation, PPE selection and distribution, regulatory agency support and citation management, and equipment approval for field and laboratory-based research efforts. We develop and implement comprehensive research safety programs in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations. We strive to provide reliable, innovative, and proactive services to our campus community. Our goal is to integrate safety into the culture of our community while supporting academic and research excellence. The result is a safe and healthy environment with appropriate compliance, protection of assets and efficient execution of business processes.

We are looking for:
A Research & Process Safety Specialist to develop, implement, and monitor environmental and safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations, and ensure a safe workplace. The position will work closely with the Chemical Hygiene Officer and EH&S School Coordinators to ensure relevant codes and safety design standards are addressed in existing and new research and non-research projects. Will perform laboratory safety inspections in order to identify and evaluate potential hazards in the laboratory. Provide support of UCI’s comprehensive laboratory safety program and chemical safety program. Design written programs and guidance materials summarizing complex regulations for application in a research environment, which include developing and maintaining the Research Process Safety program and related guidance materials, monitor compliance and prevent hazards, and serve as campus subject matter expert. Coordinate and ensure effective execution of hazard and risk assessment studies. Assist departments, faculty, and staff in applying regulations and guidelines to their specific operations and facilities. Participate in campus work groups to address specific safety-related issues.

What You Will Bring to This Position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Process Safety Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Manufacturing Engineering, Environment Engineering, or related fields related to research or a degree in any other engineering-related discipline and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Minimum 5 years of experience and expertise in the field of Process Safety, Safety Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Engineering, or related field, preferably in a research environment
  • Minimum three years safety experience in high hazard industrial safety or process safety
  • Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines
  • Professional level knowledge with broad-based laboratory experience in a research environment
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of EH&S fields and related laws & regulations
  • Business acumen and advanced skills to effectively represent the campus to state and federal authorities, and community groups
  • Effective written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills to prioritize and manage successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints
  • Proficiency with use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required

To apply for this position, please use this link: or visit us online at (no www.), click on job listings and search for job number 16953.

An Amazing Array of Benefits at UCI include:

  • A minimum of 3 weeks accrued vacation, 13 paid holidays, and accrued sick days
  • HMO and PPO Medical Plans to choose from depending on your status
  • 100% employer covered Dental (HMO/PPO) and Vision Plan
  • Health/Wellness Insurance programs with low associated premium costs
  • UC Retirement Program, including a traditional pension plan
  • Excellent work/life balance
  • Supportive management and co-workers
  • Opportunities to work with new technology
  • A positive reputation with the people we serve

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56904904
  • Location:
    Irvine, California, United States
  • Position Title: Research and Process Safety Specialist
  • Company Name: University of California, Irvine
  • Industry: Academia
  • Job Function: Other
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