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Lead Industrial Hygienist - 90184304 - Los Angeles

Date: Feb 22, 2018

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90012

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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This position will serve as Amtrak's nationwide ergonomic subject matter expert and will assist the Director Industrial Hygiene, in developing, implementing, and maintaining Amtrak’s company-wide ergonomic and industrial hygiene programs.  This position will provide technical expertise and guidance to locations and field staff on the West Coast and in Western States for ergonomic, industrial hygiene, and safety matters relating to OSHA and FRA regulations.  The individual filling this position will conduct site inspections and workplace ergonomic and hazardous agent monitoring and coordinate contractor ergonomic, industrial hygiene, and building asbestos assessment field work and review work product. They will also provide expert testimony in support of Amtrak’s Law Department in matters regarding claims, legal actions, and administrative citations.



•Provides ergonomic technical expertise to Amtrak sites throughout the United States
•Conducts on-site visits to identify and evaluate ergonomic, safety and health hazards and recommend engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment requirements to protect employees  
•Provides technical expertise to locations and field staff on the West Coast and in Western States for ergonomic, industrial hygiene, occupational health, safety, and regulatory issues. This includes updating data in industrial hygiene databases
•Assists Director Industrial Hygiene, in implementing and maintaining  programs, policies, and procedures
•Coordinates ergonomic and industrial hygiene contractor field activities, reviews work proposals, and reviews work product
•At the direction of the Medical Department, investigates workplace accident or illness claims
•Provides expert testimony in support of Amtrak’s Law Department with regard to FELA claims, legal actions, and OSHA or FRA citations. Conducts industrial hygiene records searches in response to Law Department requests
•Provides interpretations of OSHA or FRA regulations
•Participates in Chemical Task Force activities, reviews and approves new chemical products, and investigates alleged illnesses related to use of chemical products


•Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) or eligible for certification or American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or eligible for certification.  Moderate level of demonstrated experience working in the ergonomic, industrial hygiene, occupational health and/or safety fields.  This experience should include a good understanding of OSHA and FRA safety & health regulations, workplace ergonomic, health, and safety hazard identification and control, illness investigation, program and policy implementation, and problem resolution
•Ability to work independently
•Good organization skills
•Good understanding of OSHA and FRA safety and health regulations and their application in the workplace
•Experience in identifying workplace ergonomic, health, and safety hazards, the procedures and techniques used to evaluate these hazards, and in identifying/developing engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment requirements to reduce or eliminate exposure
•Demonstrated skills using PC-based spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Access); Microsoft Word, PowerPoint



•Experience in handling ergonomic issues in industrial, shop, or transportation settings
•Experience in working with asbestos removal or repair operations
•Experience as an expert witness and in giving depositions



•BCPE or ABIH Certification


•Must have excellent oral and written communication skills






Requisition ID:21185
Posting Location(s):California
Personnel Area:CA15
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.  Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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