Job Description


The Environmental Health & Safety Specialists will be responsible for regulatory requirements relating to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and The Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements. They will work with engineers and technicians daily to ensure our launch facility meets all environmental, health, and safety objectives.


  • Recognize requirements and ensure compliance to safety programs and standards including: hazard communication, slip/trip/falls, fall protection, confined space, hot work, respiratory protection, lockout/tag-out (LOTO), machine guarding, power & hand-held tools, electrical, emergency shower and eyewash, and chemical management
  • Experience with use of and training for scaffolding, cranes, forklifts, boom & scissor lifts, lifting straps/slings, and fall protection equipment
  • Conduct respiratory training and fit tests
  • Identify work place safety hazards and conditions for job-related tasks
  • Create and maintain job hazard analyses and personal protective equipment (PPE) assessments
  • Perform and document safety inspections
  • Assist accident/mishap investigations
  • Document and follow through with corrective actions for identified unsafe conditions
  • Perform work in an offshore/marine environment
  • Support recovery operations at sea for both Falcon 9 and Dragon. Support may include the following operations: Dragon at sea recovery operations; Dragon dockside recovery and post processing operations; Falcon 9 at sea recovery operations; Falcon 9 dockside recovery and post processing operations; Falcon 9 landing operations
  • Develop, implement and maintain SpaceX environmental policies as outlined by EPA, USCG, DOT, RCRA and any other applicable regulatory agency
  • Responsible for hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, including DOT and RCRA
  • Coordinate waste characterization and profiling
  • Monitor, track and ensure company EPA hazardous waste records are completed accordingly
  • Perform environmental compliance and due diligence audits
  • Prepare and update spill prevention control countermeasures (SPCC) plans as required
  • Conduct and monitor the NPDES and other discharge permits/plans
  • Hazardous and non-hazardous waste management including proper handling, labeling, and storage
  • Monitor waste at satellite accumulation areas and move full containers to Central Accumulation Area (CAA)
  • Maintain waste logs and conduct weekly SAA inspections
  • Recognize construction or industrial storm water requirements
  • Ability to recognize spill prevention countermeasures and control plan (SPCC) requirements and address spills in a compliant manner


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Registered emergency medical technician - paramedic (EMT) or registered nurse (RN)
  • 2+ years of experience implementing and overseeing environmental, health and safety programs
  • 4+ years of experience managing emergency response crews in incidents involving hazardous and non-hazardous material releases to air, soil and water


  • Current (non-expired) USCG license
  • Experience in offshore EHS and paramedic environments
  • Experience using Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated strong propensity for hands-on work and attention to detail in either academic or career pursuits
  • Ability to multi-task, to manage shifting priorities and to follow through on projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a construction/industrial environment
  • Ability to communicate well with technicians and engineers
  • Ability to work in a high-concentration, fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills


  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg
  • Ability to pass relevant USCG examinations, federal facility background checks, re-certifications, and chemical testing
  • ACLS and CPR certified
  • Position is subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Ability lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Willing to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain, wind, open ocean
  • Willingness to work overtime and extended hours when needed to meet critical deadlines


Pay range:
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist: $75,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
High School
2 Years
  • Founded In
    Feb 28, 2023
  • Company Size
    500+ Members
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