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Industrial Hygienist

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 7, 2022
Reference Code: 18183
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Occupational Safety and Health group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Industrial Hygienist.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Research and Education Campus with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop, recommend and implement programs, policies, and procedures associated with the recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, and biological health hazards. Demonstrate wide-ranging experience with an understanding and application of industrial hygiene (IH) principles, theories, and concepts at a level capable of solving complex issues.
  • Work on complex IH issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variables and factors. Exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Perform work without appreciable direction and coordinate activities of other personnel. Represent the IH organization on specific projects and work while interacting with senior internal personnel. May interact with external personnel as well.
  • Review work control documents. Identify and analyze hazards associated with work activities. Establish appropriate hazard controls and mitigations for identified hazards. Assist in the development of facility/project work control and procedure documents.
  • Perform IH Exposure Assessments (EAs) and sampling activities to characterize employee exposures to hazardous agents. Document EAs and sampling activities in accordance with IH program documents. Communicate EA and sampling data results to management and employees as required.
  • Provide technical support and information to line management. Communicate IH program and policy requirements as they apply to planned or existing facility/program activities and structures. Provide guidance to facility/project specific safety and operational goals and initiatives. Promote established goals and provide feedback to line management regarding progress and areas for improvement. Serve as a representative on line management review committees, operational safety boards, or review committees as assigned. Interact with senior internal personnel on significant matters requiring collaboration between organizations.
  • Lead work place assessments, including area/job walk-downs, company level management reviews, and external customer assessments. Evaluate the implementation of IH programs and policies. Coordinate participation with other safety teams as necessary. Communicate identified issues and concerns to the appropriate management teams. Work with management to come to solutions and prepare corrective actions, as assigned. Enter and run issues and findings in the company issues management system. Provide follow up with management regarding implementation of necessary corrective actions.
  • Provide support to the IH home organization as requested and arranged through the work organization. Act as a Technical Point of Contact (TPOC), as assigned, for the more complex subject areas within the IH field. Participate in the planning and completion of company level program assessments. Attend scheduled team meetings and provide technical discussion and presentation on assigned topics. Submit work status reports for key performance indicators.
  • Perform design reviews. Represent organization as prime contact on projects. Review new and modified systems, structures, and components. Provide IH design criteria requirements and perform reviews of designs for new facilities and modifications to existing facilities. Work with engineering teams to eliminate hazard in the designs. Attend design/project meetings; inform management of operational and IH issues that may arise from facility design.
  • Provide follow-up investigation and analysis of IH related accidents, illnesses and events. Assist management and employee safety team members on accident investigation and in determining the root cause in accordance with company procedures. Assist management in completion of accident documentation. Discuss with the appropriate manager the case management of day away incidents.
  • Complete and maintain training current for company, facility/project, and IH position responsibilities. Maintain technical competency and pursue continued professional development. Attend Emergency Response Organization (ERO) training and serve as a member of the ERO, as assigned. Train, guide, and mentor junior IH staff as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:
  • ABET-accredited Industrial Hygiene (IH) BS degree or related degree recognized by the ABIH for professional certification and 5 years IH experience or MS ABET-accredited IH degree or degree recognized by the ABIH for professional certification or related degree accepted by the ABIH and 3 years IH experience or PhD ABET-accredited IH degree or degree recognized by the ABIH for professional certification and 2 years IH experience.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 200/220
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP-Testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer‍

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.