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Site Health and Safety Advisor - St. Louis, MO

Date: Aug 27, 2021

Location: St Louis, MO, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

To provide technical leadership in the design, development and implementation of environmental, health or safety processes and programs in support of GKN Aerospace Services and in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. To support manufacturing and facility operations with essential environmental, health and safety functions and participate in establishing business strategies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Evaluate employee and environmental exposures to hazardous and physical agents by using technical knowledge and monitoring equipment. 
  • Conduct pre-design safety or environmental reviews of equipment/facility/new processes to optimize work environment conditions. 
  • Assess current GKN ESH program and practices and develop compliance solutions and best practices for high priority deficiencies.
  • Inspect and audit equipment, environment, building and grounds, and employee operations to ensure OSHA compliance and best practice improvements. 
  • Respond to ESH emergency situations and develop/improve hazardous materials response capability.
  • Provide support to the Metals, Composites, and RTM Safety Committees. 
  • Conduct and lead serious incident/accident investigations, provide investigation training for plant supervision and safety committee teams.
  • Support GKN-STL culture shift toward full integration of ESH into business unit ownership.  Support and enhance the values contributing to a positive GKN business environment. Through inspections and audits, assure the maintenance of accurate records and permits required by local, state and Federal regulations relative to environment, health or safety.  
  • Maintain required Shared Service Agreements (e.g., Wastewater).   
  • Coordinate, supervise and assure regulatory compliance by contracted personnel and services.   
  • Provide advice and consultation for production and facilities on environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Develop and provide key training programs for GKN employees.
  • Serve as point of contact for regulatory inspection, insurance visits, and external audits.  Responds to regulatory agencies, auditors, etc. on complex subject matter.  
  • Maintain a working knowledge of applicable safety, industrial hygiene and environmental regulations through professional associations, technical and government agency publications, workshops and seminars. Expand expertise to provide assistance for environmental or safety programs and issues.
  • Revise/maintain policies and procedures to support processes for all regulatory requirements.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance. 
  • Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in safety or related discipline.  
  • 2 years of safety engineering in a manufacturing environment 
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements


Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate level degree
  • Highly competent in Environmental or Safety Engineering; good working knowledge of both areas.  
  • General knowledge of HAZWOPER, Lead and Asbestos regulations.  
  • Proven ability to interact with a variety of professions and disciplines in a facilitation role.  
  • Strong computer skills needed.  
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR/First Responder qualifications
  • Professional certifications such as CSP or CIH
  • Working competence with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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