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Amentum Safety Engineer - OTA in Richmond, Kentucky

Job Summary

Amentum is seeking a Safety Engineer for the OTA project located in Richmond, Kentucky.

Typical Responsibilities include:

  • Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.

  • Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations.

  • May be required to work overtime or varying hours to include shift work.

  • Be at work when scheduled and maintain a good attendance record.

  • Work in close proximity to and or in a chemical demilitarization facility.

  • Develops thorough familiarity with SDC equipment and systems.

  • Performs safety inspections of the work site on a daily basis.

  • Conducts accident investigations and submits the appropriate reports with corrective action to management for review.

  • Conducts safety meetings and analyzes their effectiveness.

  • Assists in the development of training programs and participates in implementing these programs.

  • Assists in performing system hazard analysis using failure modes and effect analysis and other techniques.

  • Assists in conducting risk assessments associated with hazard analysis.

  • Reviews procedures and plan to identify hazards, regulation violations, and impacts.

  • Update safety documentation when plant configuration is changed.

  • Performs fire protection audits and recommends corrective action.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of safety plans and procedures.

  • Assists with maintaining systems used to capture safety issues identified by employees.

  • Assists in conducting process hazard analyses/system safety reviews for operating procedures.

  • Interface with Engineering personnel, operations personnel, management, and the client as needed to effectively communicate risk information.

  • Ensures that normal facility operations are conducted in accordance with regulations.

  • Performs inspections, audits, and assists in investigations of the workplace to determine if all regulatory requirements are being met and to ensure a healthful working environment.

  • Assists in the development and execution employee training on the health hazards in workplace.

  • Assists in safety inspections and audits.

This position is designated as an unescorted access position and is subject to the requirements of the Unescorted Access Program (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by the Blue Grass Army Depot Commander.

Relocation Assistance Provided

OTA is subject to Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety Program and AR190-59 Unescorted Access Program) with govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and unescorted Access Program (UAP). Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship. Employees must favorably complete a series of screenings to include but not limited to: a National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, drug/alcohol testing and medical examination.

All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. Respiratory screening and the ability to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may be required for this position. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Blue Grass Army Depot is required.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in ES&H-related field such as Safety, Health or Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering with five years of position related experience.


  • Associates Degree with 9 years of ES&H position related experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a United States or naturalized citizen able to obtain and maintain Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) site access

  • Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment

  • Must maintain fitness-for-duty standards to perform the essential functions of the position, to include any depot or BGCAPP drill, contingency and/or emergency requirement

  • Good written communication skills; working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications; organizational skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required. Position may require travel. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4 years experience in the area of Occupational Safety and Health, preferably in a chemical process industry, U.S. Armed Forces, explosives, ammunition or hazardous waste operations.

  • 3 years experience in the area of hazard analysis or a related field, preferably working with chemical processes or related area is desired. Experience with hazardous chemicals is desired.

  • 2 years experience working in a field involving toxic or hazardous materials is desired.

  • Familiarity with failure modes and effects analysis and other hazard analysis techniques is desired.

  • 1-3 years experience in the area of Industrial Hygiene or similar field is desired.

  • Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST) desirable.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability—or unable to use—the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Reasonable Accommodation Helpline at 1-888-877-3181 or 301-944-3299 or email for assistance. In order to address your request, the following information is needed:


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