General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Associate Safety Engineer in Palmdale, California

Job ID#: 21813BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Associate Safety Engineer

Job Category: Quality, Safety

City: Palmdale

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Safety Engineer to join our team to support our High Desert and Utah facilities.


  • Collecting, packaging, labeling of hazardous waste and signing manifests.

  • Providing oversight to hazardous waste storage areas including weekly inspections.

  • Providing hazardous waste assistance for routine and non-routine flight operations activities.

  • Perform life safety equipment inspections which include fire extinguishers, eyewash stations, first aid kits, Automatic External Defibrillators and spill kits.

  • Completing petroleum tank inspections.

  • Verifying hazardous material inventories and updates to the MSDSOnline database and Hazardous Material Business Plan inventory.

  • Developing Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) for hazardous tasks to prevent injuries.

  • Conducting ergonomic assessments for office and production environments.

  • Performing hazard assessments in offices, hangars and production facilities.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in industrial hygiene, occupational safety or related technical field. Additional professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must demonstrate a basic understanding of industrial hygiene and/or occupational safety principles, theories, regulations and concepts; and analytical skills to evaluate and interpret regulatory requirements.

  • Must possess: (1) the ability to resolve technical problems; (2) good verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and present findings; (3) presentation skills in order to conduct training for all levels of employees; (4) good interpersonal skills to effectively interface with employees, senior management and outside representatives; (5) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; and, (6) good computer skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.