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EHSS Technician

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.
We are seeking an Environmental Health & Safety Technician to join our team. As a key member of
our growing EHS team, this site-based role will support environmental, health and safety initiatives at our
Devens, Massachusetts campus. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians will be responsible
for regulatory requirements relating to OSHA, RCRA, EPA, and DOT requirements. Works with engineers
and technicians daily to ensure our team can achieve its missions while meeting all environmental,
health, and safety objectives.

This team member will:

  • Ensure that safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers, fall protection equipment, first aid kits, AEDs, safety showers, and eyewash stations are properly maintained, inspected, and serviced according to regulations and manufacturer recommendations
  • Ensure that lifting and rigging equipment is being maintained in accordance with regulations and manufacturers recommendations
  • Calibrate fixed and portable gas detection devices in accordance with regulations and manufacturers recommendations
  • Facilitate safety inspections and audits (e.g., ladders, walking working surfaces) using checklists or guides to ensure equipment and facilities are maintained in a safe and compliant manner
  • Provide direct safety oversight by identifying and correcting workplace hazards and unsafe conditions observed
  • Assist with employee exposure assessments (i.e., industrial hygiene monitoring)
  • Assist in the implementation of site-specific safety programs
  • Ensure notification and immediate corrective actions when an unsafe condition is found or reported
  • Assist with incident investigations
  • Assist with the management of recyclables, universal waste, waste oil, and hazardous waste
  • Monitor levels of hazardous waste at in satellite accumulation areas
  • Ensure all waste is properly labeled
  • Ensure all waste is properly stored, according to its classification
  • Record and maintain 90-day hazardous waste drum logs, hazardous waste sign in sheets, VOC solvent usage logs, and related records
  • Perform weekly hazardous waste and hazardous material storage area inspections
  • Assist in waste shipments with the waste disposal contractor
  • Perform weekly storm water inspections per the SWPPP
  • Perform tasks related to spill response/prevention
  • Assist with implementing the spill prevention countermeasures and control plan (SPCC)
  • Perform environmental compliance and due diligence audits

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 4+ years of experience implementing and overseeing aspects related to an environmental, health and safety program

Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

  • An associate’s degree in safety, health, or environmental sciences and 2+ years’ experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in safety, health, or environmental sciences
  • Experience in managing hazardous waste storage and satellite accumulation areas
  • Experience in performing safety oversight in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience implementing/developing health and safety plans and programs
  • Experience with emergency response incidents involving hazardous and non-hazardous material releases to air, soil, and water
  • 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
  • Previous experience in a construction/industrial environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work in high-volume, fast paced environment
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Work in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenics
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CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.
At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.