Cornell University Safety Engineer in Ithaca, New York

With general oversight from the Occupational Health, Safety and Injury Prevention Director, the Safety Engineer is responsible for supporting the health and safety programs for the Ithaca campus and outlying facilities, except for the Weill Medical College & Qatar. The primary function of the position is to provide coordination and supportive duties for the administration and maintenance of safety and health programs. S/he will implement policies, procedures and programs that promote a safe, responsible, healthful and compliant work environmental for all faculty, staff and students.

S/he will provide service, technical support and compliance guidance to the University. This role supports these program goals:

  • Have zero injuries and a fatality-free workplace.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local safety & health regulations.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for the Cornell University community.

The duties-and-responsibilities section details this position's assigned compliance programs. All programs under this function must be in a sustainable state of "in-control and capable" functionality.

The incumbent must effectively work with a variety of diverse staff, faculty, and students. Must seek to understand the university's diversity priorities and goals as well as understand that broad perspectives lead to more effective decision-making and incorporate these into their work. Must contribute to a respectful working environment.

Ours is a values-based organization in which all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of collaboration, openness, diversity and inclusion, and innovation and supporting university sustainability goals.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or a related field and 2 - 3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in occupational safety.
  • Proven record of completing work on time.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office programs and database management.
  • Ability to interact well with all levels of University personnel.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment including: air purifying & supplied air respirators, hardhat, safety glasses/goggles, and protective clothing.
  • Ability to work and lift and/or move 20-50 pounds while wearing protective equipment and clothing, including respiratory protection devices.
  • Ability to pass a background check as required by Cornell.
  • Must have a valid Driver's license and a good driving record.

  • Certified Safety Professional
  • NY State Building Codes certification.
  • Experience in Human Performance Implementation
  • Strong knowledge and experience with safety compliance management programs
  • Strong leadership skills and knowledge of organizational change
  • Experience with EHS management systems such as ISO 14001, OSHAS 18000, ANZI Z0, or VPP

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No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

No relocation assistance is available for this position

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Brenda Joly
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