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Safety Specialist or Sr (aerospace)

Safety Specialist or Sr (aerospace)

FPC of Troy

FPC of Troy

Our client a growing, thriving, industry leader in the manufacturing of aerospace propulsion products seeks a Safety Engineer or based on experience a Senior Safety Engineer to join their team location about 80 miles East of Texarkana, AR.


Position is accountable for the health and safety functions at the manufacturing location.  Implements and ensures compliance, participates in training activities and programs intended to create a safe and healthful workplace. Use proven methods for identifying and eliminating hazards and reducing accidents as well as reducing the business impact on the environment.  Influences plant Team Leaders and Team Members to improve plant's safety efforts.  Works with Home Office management with respect to  training programs as required.  Monitors and maintains safety and health programs for plant team members.


The successful Leader acts as a champion in the goal of zero incident and environmental steward.


Key personality traits include:


anticipation, communication, creativity, partnerships and understanding


  • Need someone "blue collar" 
  • LOTO
  • Confined Space
  • Basic manufacturing Safety but changing based on individual product
  • IH is a plus
  • Ergonomics is a plus
  • Curious and invested in products built to design ever changing safety process
  • Don't get bored with day to day stuff - look for improvement - not change for change
  • Behavior based safety
  • Aerospace ..... must strive for perfection always
  • 4 day work week (4/10's) Monday thru Thursday
  • Driven to succeed, not fall into the status quo, and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Smart – EQ is powerful and a key part of the culture


80 miles East of Texarkana Arkansas

Rural living


Safety Engineer or Senior Safety Engineer

5,001-10,000 employees · Defense & Space
In business since 1942, our client is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. 


Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. 


Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 4/10 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.


Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness


Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match


Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program


Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.


Work performed under general supervision.


  • Perform hazard analysis and risk assessments.
  • Assists in accident investigations and recommends corrective actions.
  • Assists in routine audits and inspections to identify and eliminate hazards. Manage projects related to energetics and safety; including participation in incident investigation, risk management, and process hazard analysis.
  • Provide site leadership with guidance on regulatory requirements, including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, ADEQ, NFPA, ISO, and ANSI.
  • Conduct routine audits and inspections to identify and eliminate non-compliance issues. Provide mentoring and leadership to line supervision related to safety and environmental issues; including but not limited to incident investigations, toolbox talks, job safety analyses.
  • Conduct training and communication campaigns to raise site-wide awareness.
  • Data management; including creating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) using an SH&E Data Management Software program (SPHERA) and other tools (Windows Suite Outlook, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint). Requires a proactive approach to mine data, make data-driven decisions, and promote projects.
  • Serve as interface and liaisons with employees, manager, customers, auditors, and regulators.
  • Assist in compliance audits and periodic reviews by product customers, governmental regulators (e.g. FM Global, DCMA, etc.).
  • And other duties as assigned.



  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Safety, or a related discipline and two (2) years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Candidates are expected to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Candidates must be willing and available to work other shifts or overtime as needed to meet production schedules.
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required).
  • Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Desired Skills


  • Experience in project management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with cross-function/cross-site teams.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Read and understand facility site schematics and building design plans.
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Process Safety Management (PSM).
  • Familiar with AutoCAD and GIS software such as ArcGIS and ArcMap.
  • Knowledgeable in munitions, explosives, and energetic materials, and related disciplines, the effects of munitions, the means of preventing or reducing explosive mishaps, and the relationship between quantity-distance siting criteria and personnel safety.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements


The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of mobility including walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching, and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds.
Office environments may include use of standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions.
Some aspects of the work may require vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary.
Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner.
May require the ability to travel by air or auto.
May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, shop coat, FR clothing, and respiratory protection.
These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.
While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, explosives, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations.
Medical clearance maybe required for some aspects of the role.
Note respirator use requires that the employee be able to make an appropriate seal.



To learn more or to apply, please directly email Debbie Hunter ( with your cover note and attach a resume in Microsoft Word or as a PDF.



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