Health and Safety Manager

Camden, Arkansas

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-class developer and manufacturer of advanced propulsion and energetics systems for customers including the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and other agencies and companies, both in the United States and abroad. Our markets include space, where we provide a full range of propulsion and power systems for launch vehicles, satellites and other space vehicles; strategic missiles; missile defense; and tactical systems and armaments. Our propulsion systems, both liquid- and solid-fueled, have been at the heart of virtually every major U.S. space and missile program since the dawn of the space age. Visit our website at for more information on our company, our people, and our mission.

Safety & Health Manager (REQ 18205)
Camden, Arkansas

Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking Safety & Health Manager to join our growing facility in Camden, Arkansas (REQ 18205)
Design, develop, implement and oversee the organization's safety and health programs and procedures. Safeguard employees by ensuring all site operations are operated in compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations. Provide short and long-range strategic and tactical planning for safety and health programs and implement approved plans; provide technical leadership and functional guidance to site leadership team members and employees; establish and maintain regulatory compliance calendars; keep informed on all existing and proposed changes in safety and health regulations; and promote training and awareness to enhance and sustain a strong safety culture. The candidate will lead accident investigations, facilitate reviews to ensure SH&E criteria are met, conduct trainings on safe working conditions, practices, and proper use of safety equipment. Responsibilities include conducting periodic audits and inspections, implementing corrective and preventative actions, evaluating workplace hazards and implementing measures to control risks. This position reports to the site Director of SH&E, directly manages safety professionals and technicians, and works in a team environment.

SH&E Manager will be responsible for 5 safety engineers and 2 Safety Techs(III to IV level).


  • Define, create, implement and measure an annual plan based on continuous improvement of safety and health performance
  • Develop innovative solutions for difficult and complex safety and health issues
  • Provide effective direction, leadership and team building
  • Manage employees, contractors and consultants and complete associated administrative tasks, including selection, appraisal, motivation, and development of direct reports
  • Provide technical and administrative guidance for activities in defined scope of responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors
  • Communicate highly technical concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Prepare and administer annual budget
  • Establish, monitor, and control projects and schedules to meet goals and objectives
  • Review and interpret impact of legislative changes
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all levels within the organization, other agencies, government officials, and customers
  • Maintain the privilege on matters being addressed with Legal
  • Foster ethical conduct, practices and personal integrity throughout the Company to ensure the ability to attract and retain customers in a highly competitive environment

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

20% - Provides short and long-range strategic and tactical planning for safety and health programs.

20% - Provides guidance and direction to Safety Engineers. Mentors and motivates staff members, and align them with site goals and objectives.

15% - Leads investigation of incidents, near misses, compliance escapes, and customer issues. Ensures implementation of corrective and preventative actions appropriate to the magnitude of incidents and issues.

15% - Conducts routine audits and inspections to identify and eliminate non-compliance issues

10% - Leads systematic identification of hazards, assessing risks, and implementing controls to promote safe operations at the site

10% - Conducts training and communication campaigns to raise site-wide awareness on safety and health compliance, and safe work practices

10% - Fosters a strong safety culture of zero incidents and zero compliance escapes


  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, engineering, science or related field 9+ years of progressive safety and health leadership experience in industrial work environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Subject matter expertise on federal and state compliance requirements on OSHA, NFPA, DoT requirements, and other applicable safety and health rules and regulations
  • Experience managing/supervising a team of safety engineers and technicians

Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be a condition of employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be required prior to starting employment with the Company.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


  • Knowledge or experience in Explosives Safety Regulations (e.g., DoD 4145.26-M)
  • HAZWOPER, HAZMAT, HAZCOM, First Aid/CPR, OSHA General Industry, First Responder certifications

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.