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Research Safety Engineer

Job ID: 56408

Location: Tallahassee

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in Tallahassee, FL is seeking a Research Safety Engineer to assist in facilitating, implementing, and reviewing a comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety program in a dynamic, fast-paced academic research and development laboratory. We are seeking an engineer to join our safety team that can serve as liaison with scientists, engineers, safety experts, students, and campus to facilitate and review high-energy, high-power processes and systems. 

Responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:  Serve as safety expert, process, and design reviewer on teams that utilize highpower, high-energy systems. Review designs for adherence to applicable codes and standards (e.g., AISC, ASME, ANSI). Identify and evaluate hazardous activities and help develop/modify engineering and/or administrative controls to reduce risk. Review designs for adherence to applicable codes and standards (e.g., AISC, ASME, ANSI). Assist in the evaluation, calculation verification, and safety review of mechanical designs of mechanical structures and lifting systems for rated loads. Conduct regular safety inspections, both formal and informal, to identify potential problems and initiate corrective actions to protect employees from hazardous behaviors, work processes or material conditions and facilitate compliance with NHMFL safety program. Conduct and review Task Hazard Analysis procedures, Risk, and Failure Mode Analyses in developing safety procedures for internal NHMFL-related research and external contractors. Contribute to the continuous review, improvement, and expansion of on-line, classroom and hands-on safety training to facilitate effective safety training strategies. Participate in and support safety across all lab-wide activities. Adherence to and implementation of Integrated Safety Management Program. Integrate with NHMFL workforce across all levels (e.g., staff, technicians, students, faculty, director, from work floor to executive level).

Bachelor's degree in any Engineering discipline and two years of experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years. Experience identifying safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment. Ideal candidates would have experience in safety programs at largescale industrial or research settings. Ability to interpret technical drawings, building layout plans, and process & instrumentation diagrams. In addition, the candidate must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and be proficient with computers, including CAD. Ability to implement a strong safety management system (i.e., power plants, electrical plants, military systems, industrial manufacturing, factories, chemical engineering).

Interested candidates should apply to Florida State University (FSU) job site at FSU Jobs and search  Job ID 56408 . For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettina Roberson, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740, Position is open until filled and applications are reviewed as received. The NHMFL is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration of institutions comprising Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

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Last modified on 13 November 2023