SYSTEM SAFETY ENGINEER-RS 1
Company: United Launch Alliance
Posted on: June 13, 2019
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The Systems Safety Engineer RS1 position reviews requirements
documents, launch vehicle, associated electrical / mechanical
ground support equipment, facilities, functional specifications,
and operations to allocate safety requirements for assigned
systems. The System Safety Engineer RS1 position independently
analyzes and works collaboratively to understand current and
identify new hazards and hazard controls throughout the product
lifecycle (design, build, test, operations, and disposal) to
eliminate or mitigate hazards. Reviews space vehicles, associated
electrical / mechanical ground support equipment, functional
specifications, operations, and their interface to the launch
vehicle interface to develop mission unique safety data. Prepares
safety documents (Missile System Prelaunch Safety Packages, Hazard
Analysis Reports, Safety Assessments, etc.) to ensure compliance
with Contractual, Customer (NRO, NASA Science, NASA Crew, Air
Force, Commercial, etc.), FAA, and Range Safety requirements as
applicable. Performs hazard control verifications to ensure hazard
controls are in place, ensuring system and operational safety.
Coordinates all developed safety data with the appropriate
Authorities Having Jurisdiction to obtain safety data approval.
Develops non-compliance (waiver / Equivalent Level of Safety)
documents as required and works to obtain appropriate approvals.
May be asked to perform health assessment audits for assigned
systems to help understand the effectiveness of system safety
program. May be asked to participates in Near Miss / Accident
investigations involving damage to products or related facilities
and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions.
Evaluates the interrelationship of system safety requirements and
other aspects of concept design and development requirements to
ensure the most cost effective program. Periodically leads or
participates in continuous improvement projects to ensure effective
System Safety programs and processes.
Flexible Work Schedule: ULA operates to a standard work schedule of
9/80 with the alternate Fridays off.
Employee Incentive Plan: ULA rewards employees for their
contributions toward achieving ULA s annual goals.
Tuition Assistance: ULA offers financial assistance to employees
seeking college and university degrees and job-related professional
Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Accident &
Disability plans that start Day 1.
Generous paid Vacation and Holiday schedule, and matching 401K
ULA Job Description:
Reviews product systems, associated support equipment and
facilities, functional specifications and operations, and
establishes safety requirements for assigned systems. Independently
analyzes and recommends safety criteria in system design, equipment
and procedures to control or eliminate hazards. Prepares safety
documents as required to support customer and test/operational
range requirements. Performs audits of operational areas and
reports effectiveness of system safety program. Participates in
accident investigations involving damage to products or related
facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective
actions. Evaluates the interrelationship of system safety
requirements and other aspects of concept design and development
requirements to ensure the most cost effective program.
External Additional Requirements
* This is an Entry Level Position
* Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited
college or university
* 0-2 years of experience
* Desire to work in a collaborative office environment
* Ability to review and develop small to large amounts of technical
* Limited domestic travel may be required (less than 10%)
* As a condition of employment, individual must be able to obtain
and therefore maintain the minimum of a DOD Secret security
clearance to support National Security Space missions and access
classified information, to include be COMSEC briefed, up to the DOD
* Candidates must possess a valid driver's license and personal
transportation to drive between work locations on a military base
where public transportation is not available. Job duties require
traveling between locations on the military base throughout the
course of the day.
* All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.
ITAR defines a U.S. person as a natural person who is a lawful
permanent resident as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a
protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). ULA is an
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
External Preferred Qualifications
* Advanced degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited
college or university
* Experience working with hazardous systems (electrical,
mechanical, pressure, ordnance, etc.)
* Experience with Software Safety
* Previous system safety or occupational safety and health
* Knowledge of Hazard Analysis concepts
* Demonstrated teamwork/interpersonal skills
* Demonstrated group presentation skills
* Demonstrated program management skills
Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned
tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job,
the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to
keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment
and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with
hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required
to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to
climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must
regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is
typical of most office environments with telephones, personal
interruptions, and background noises.
Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in
writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly
required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate,
compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate,
and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to
copy, instruct, and negotiate.
Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self,
supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent
judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine
manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries
and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision
making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.
All tasks described in the job description must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as
illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.
The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and
responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the
work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the
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