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Safety Training Specialist

Job ID 3639 Date posted 02/24/2023

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Organizational Overview
The purpose of the Training and Qualifications (T&Q) program at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is to ensure that BNL staff (i.e., employees, guests, users, visitors, and contractors) are trained and qualified to perform their assigned tasks and job functions. The Laboratory has established minimum training requirements in accordance with regulatory requirements for work to be performed, hazards that may be encountered, areas that will be accessed, risk identification/evaluation, and general site requirements. Our training team assists staff and their supervisors/management in ensuring that their training promotes the essential concepts and skills needed to maintain their job qualifications.

Position Description

The Compliance Safety Training Specialist is responsible for developing and delivering hands-on instruction in industrial hygiene and mechanical safety topics to our diverse Lab population. The ideal candidate will be responsible for identifying and translating OSHA, NFPA and other regulatory requirements into meaningful and engaging training for Brookhaven employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with technical subject matter experts to design, develop and deliver classroom instructor-led, virtual instructor-led and online/Web training in support of the Lab’s industrial/OSHA safety program (e.g., Electrical Safety, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Hazardous Materials/Hazwoper, etc.).
  • Use training to positively impact the Lab’s safety culture, reducing accidents and injuries on-site.
  • Assist in the development, updating and maintenance of training standards, systems, and procedures.
  • Respond to learner feedback and recommend improvements to training programs to ensure compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Maintain training records and documentation in support of the Lab’s records management and retention procedures.

(Selected individual will be placed on an appropriate level commensurate with experience and qualifications.)

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline or directly related experience, generally on the basis of 2:1 (experience:college) years
  • Minimum of 4 years of related work experience, including – but not limited to – relevant knowledge in disciplines such as OSHA, industrial safety, industrial hygiene and hazardous materials.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with moderate complexity and deliver quality training materials that meet regulatory and industry requirements.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team player.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience developing and delivering classroom and online training.
  • Experience presenting in MS Teams and Zoom online platforms.
  • Familiarity with online course development software, such as Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Lectora or similar tools.
  • Completed OSHA 10- or 30-hour General Industry safety course

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  •  Ability to lift up to 25 pounds for classroom setup
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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