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BAE Systems

Safety Technician



Full Time


Radford, Virginia, United States

Job Description BAE Systems is seeking a Safety Technician to assist in promoting the maintenance of a safe, accident-free work environment at the government owned contractor operated Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP).

In this role, the Safety Technician assists with ensuring facility compliance with OSHA, Army, and corporate safety directives by helping to administer an effective Safety Program. This includes issuing safety permits for activities such as hot work, confined space entry, line breaks, auditing the effectiveness of various programs, conducting building inspections, investigating safety incidents, and recommending corrective actions to reduce risks to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, subcontractors and tenants. This is a hands on position spending the shift in the plant and responding to safety issues. This position reports directly to a Safety Supervisor.

Note: This position is on a 12-Hour Rotating schedule.Required Education, Experience, & Skills Typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree and two years experience supporting occupational safety in a manufacturing environment or experience in operational areas at RFAAP or a similar energetic manufacturing facility; or an Associates and four years experience; or High School and six years experience; or the overall equivalent.Able to support a 12-Hour Rotating schedule. Must be able to work independently.Self-motivated with problem solving and critical thinking skills.Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and industry-related software applications.Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, to effectively disseminate information and work collaboratively with others.Able to influence site employees at all levels of the organization to coach and adjust behaviors in support of a positive safety culture.Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.Qualified to wear a respirator.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Preferred to have 5 years’ experience in occupational health at a manufacturing facility or 5 years’ experience in operational areas at RFAAP or a similar energetic manufacturing facility.
  • Prefer to have some experience working with energetics.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Safety or other related field preferred, but not required.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.