Electric Boat

  • Industrial Hygienist

    Requisition ID
    US-RI-North Kingstown
    Health & Safety
    Remaining Openings
    Post End
    1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Overview

    General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


    General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Job Description



    Health, Safety & Industrial Hygiene: Reporting to the Manager of Safety and Industrial Hygiene. This employee will assist in implementation of and assess compliance with Electric Boat Quonset Point’s Safety and Industrial Hygiene programs.



    The Industrial Hygiene (IH) program at EB Quonset Point Facility anticipates, recognizes, evaluates, and recommends controls for all physical, chemical, ergonomic, and biological agents encountered on the site and other outlying facilities.  The objective is to ensure that EB Quonset Point employees are safe from hazardous exposures and that all worksites are within current government and corporate regulations.

    Duties of the Industrial Hygienist at Quonset Point include, but are not restricted to:

    • Conduct research to provide information on possible harmful work place conditions
    • Develop techniques to anticipate and control potentially dangerous situations in the workplace
    • Collaborate with all disciplines to institute controls for potentially hazardous conditions
    • Participate in project and facility planning teams on new facility construction and development, and renovation and repair of existing facilities
    • Participate on innovation teams in the proper implementation of new technologies to aid in safe and efficient submarine construction
    • Investigate and examine the workplace for exposure-related hazards
    • Conduct scientific workplace surveillance and monitor workplaces to provide data on possible harmful conditions in the workplace
    • Conduct exposure evaluations to physical hazards such as noise, vibration, temperature extremes, illumination, and magnetism. Recommend measures to ensure maximum employee protection. Re-evaluate to determine efficacy of controls
    • Collects samples of dusts, fumes, gases, vapors, and other potentially toxic materials for analysis.
    • Investigate adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, and other conditions that may affect employee health, comfort, or efficiency
    • Research cumulative trauma disorders (such as repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome)
    • Monitor for nonionizing radiation (such as electromagnetic fields, microwaves, lasers, magnetism)
    • Identify reproductive health hazards in the workplace. Work with Site Physician and Medical Dispensary to oversee the Reproductive Hazards Program
    • Identify potential occupational and communicable diseases
    • Perform indoor air quality investigations and making recommendations for improvement
    • Perform ventilation studies to ensure adequate engineering controls
    • Using results of monitoring data, prepare reports that includes observations, analysis of contaminants, and recommendations for control and correction of hazards to eliminate or minimize employee exposures, thus maximizing their protection
    • Instruct employees in matters pertaining to their roles and responsibilities in occupational health
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    • Issue written reports to management summarizing findings, recommendations and corrective actions using the Hierarchy of Control
    • Make recommendations to improve worker safety
    • Train and educate the workforce about exposure-related risks in their jobs
    • Set limits on exposure to chemical and physical agents
    • Participate in safety and health programs to recognize, eliminate, and control occupational health hazards and diseases
    • Participate in emergency responses. Work with Emergency Response planners in site contingency plans
    • Ensure that workers properly follow health and safety procedures
    • Oversee safety and health programs for nonionizing radiation (e.g., lasers, magnetism), lead, hexavalent chromium, respiratory protection, and hazard communication
    • Interface with Facilities and Operations personnel on projects to establish safety and industrial hygiene controls

    Education/ Experience



    • Possess a Bachelor of Science in industrial hygiene, environmental health, safety, engineering, chemistry, or physics or a Bachelor's degree in a closely related biological or physical science
    • 4+  years of industrial hygiene and safety experience
    • Board Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) status by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)
    • Must be available to work all shifts and able to work extended hours and weekend as business needs dictate

    • Travel as necessary
    • Applicant must apply for a security clearance as a condition of employment


    • Master of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Safety, or a related science
    • 5+ years of experience in the safety and/or industrial hygiene fields,
    • Experience in a shipyard trade or construction environment
    • Certification by the American Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).  The candidate must be working toward CIH certification through the American Board of Industrial Hygiene


    • Work as a very proactive Industrial Hygienist.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to effectively work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to learn new skills and apply them.
    • Ability to solve problems in a constructive manner, self-starter, professional work ethic, and good interpersonal skills.
    • Interface with second and third shift safety and health personnel.
    • Participate in accident investigations, analyze safety and health data and develop recommended actions.
    • Possess a working knowledge of OSHA Safety and Health Standards.
    • Interface with all levels of management, production workers and regulatory personnel.
    • Interface with regulators on employee complaints, site inspections and other regulatory activities.
    • Provide oversight of contractor work both shipboard and non-shipboard, and identify and report deficiencies to the contracting organization.
    • Develop and revise safety and health training lesson plans, provide safety and health training as necessary.
    • Ensure workers are properly following health and safety procedures.

    Physical Qualifications

    Climbing, Color Vision, Crawling, Heavy Lifting, Kneeling, Light Lifting, Medium Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Twisting

    Environmental Attributes

    Acids or Alkalis, Cold, Dry, Dusty, Fumes, Hot, Inside, Noise, Oily, Outside, Wet


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