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Environmental, Health and Safety Manager at Akima, LLC

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Newburgh, New York

Job Description:




Akima Support Operations (ASO), provides logistics, facilities maintenance and operations, transportation and support services for mission-critical military installations and civilian agencies around the country. From the homes of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to the highways of suburban Virginia, ASO experts and professionals work behind the scenes to ensure smooth and continuous operations. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.


Job Summary:


Function as the site Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for a motor pool and transportation site on an Army installation that oversees heavy and light equipment maintenance and repair, transportation and fleet services, fuel services, and supply operations. Develops, implements and maintains company policies adhering to Department of the Army (DA), installation, local, state and Federal environmental, health and safety regulations.  Involved in the design and development of work areas and work procedures and makes environmental, health and safety recommendations accordingly.  Responsible for preparing, maintaining, and updating health, safety, and environmental policy and procedure manuals.  Ensures compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations, and keeps abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that impact the organization.  Serves as contact with all federal, state, and local regulatory bodies, and installation safety, health, and environmental staff.




  1. Responsible for the organization’s environmental, health and safety programs for assuring compliance with Company policies, OSHA, EPA, DA, New York, and other applicable regulations. 

  2. Proactively identify health, safety, and environmental hazards and implement effective controls to minimize risks.

  3. Conduct inspections of departments to ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental procedures. Document inspection findings and implement effective corrective actions.

  4. Develop and provide training to all project staff on issues related to health, safety, and the environment (e.g., bloodborne pathogens, lockout/tagout, hazard communication, defensive driving, powered industrial trucks, personal protective equipment (PPE)).

  5. Manage environmental programs; such as maintaining permits, ensuring compliance with ISO 14001, and managing hazardous waste collection and satellite accumulation areas.

  6. Select and maintain all equipment for health, safety, and environmental protection (e.g., PPE, eye wash stations, fire extinguishers, forklifts).

  7. Respond to incidents related to health, safety, and the environment and notify all pertinent company and customer staff. Investigates incidents and report findings to program management causes and actions to take to prevent reoccurrences.

  8. Interface with subcontractors on matters related to Environmental, Health and Safety.

  9. Manage the driver training programs to ensure safe and effective operation of all project vehicles.

  10. Manage Title 5 permit reporting requirements.

  11. Generate and submit reports related to health, safety, and environmental metrics and systems as required by management or regulation.

  12. Maintain all records related to safety, health, and environmental protection and as required by programs, policy, regulation, or contract clauses. 

  13. Utilize incident reporting and other health, safety, and environmental systems as required by the Company.

  14. Manage employee and stakeholder engagement in the site health, safety, and environmental programs (e.g., safety committee, safety awareness program).

  15. Other duties as assigned.





  •  BA degree in related field or equivalent practical training and experience.

  •  HAZWOPER certification (minimum 24 hour) or the ability to obtain upon hiring.

  •  A minimum of three years’ experience in safety, health, and environmental programs.

  •  An expert understanding of the health, safety, and environmental regulations applicable to the site.

  •  An understanding of U.S. Army logistics policies, practices, and procedures.



  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

  • Ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 6 months of hire.

  • Experience with AR 385-10 and other DA safety, health, and environmental regulations.

  • Experience with ISO 14001 compliance.


MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED: Operates a computer and utilizes software programs, spreadsheets and databases. Variety of personal protective equipment and equipment used in protection of safety, health, and the environment.




  • Work is generally conducted in an office or shop environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the out-of-doors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions.

  • Work may require light lifting up to 50 lbs; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting; and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents.

  • Must be able to differentiate the nature of objects by color and communicate through written and telecommunication equipment.

  •  Employee use of PPE is required is certain areas. Such PPE includes head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices.

  • Must be in excellent physical condition. 

  • Must comply with all applicable regulations and published Company work rules.

  • May be required to work outside of normal business hours, such as nights, weekends and holidays, or during adverse weather events, under pressure and strenuous conditions.


FREEDOM TO ACT:                 

Reports to the Project Manager; functions independently with management direction and review.






The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053.   Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.


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