Safety Officer at Vector
Tucson, AZ, US

With nearly two decades of sub-orbital launch experience and technology development, VECTOR needs your help in taking the next steps to push space boundaries.  


Innovation in space occurs when people have the freedom to imagine and to do. We are looking for other thought leaders in their fields of expertise who also believe in our vision and can work beside us to make this dream a reality. VECTOR is a growing company and is always on the lookout for great talent.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Safety Officer to lead day-to-day activities involving the overall safety, compliance and training functions as they relate to the company’s business units, including assisting with the design, planning, organizing and directing of safety initiatives and training programs. You will also assist with the development of long-range accident prevention programs, accident and injury investigation, follow up and countermeasures.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the implementation and monitoring of the Corporate Strategic Safety Plan
  • Assist with coordination of the Corporate Safety Training and Compliance Program, including updating mandatory safety meetings and determining appropriate content specific to each company or department, including Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance
  • Interpret, implement, and verify compliance with all applicable OSHA, DOT, FMCSA, and EPA regulations
  • Interact with other departments, vendors, subcontractors, and third parties;
  • Assist with the maintenance of driver safety records and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Support the management team with the implementation of safety initiatives
  • Conduct hazard assessments and establish safety procedures, policies and practices, in collaboration with the safety committee
  • Develop and foster a strong cultural attitude toward safety within all business units
  • Assist with maintaining current, vibrant, written safety plans tailored for unique risks
  • Perform, assist with and direct accident claims investigation and resolution, including the processing of claims
  • Assist with and monitor proficiency training and certification programs for moving equipment operations
  • Assist with providing a safe, organized, and secure work environment, facilities and equipment for the work force
  • Conduct routine in-house OSHA and Occupational Safety & Health Consultation (OSHCON) pre-audits
  • Support a routine program of facility safety observations
  • Facilitate constant improvement of the safety environment and risk assessment through collaboration with the safety team, management and employees

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 4+ years of safety-related experience [the degree can be substituted with experience on a year-for-year basis with a maximum substitution of 4 years]
  • 5 years of experience as a safety professional, including experience with loss control and prevention measures, conducting training and making presentations
  • Possess effective working knowledge of federal and state OSHA/FMCSA and DOT regulations
  • Ability to travel to site locations regularly (50% travel)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply general rules to solve specific problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability and willingness to be on call to respond to Safety matters that may occur after hours or weekends
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Whether you are a new graduate seeking an entry level position or an experienced professional in search of advancement with an industry leader, we offer numerous opportunities. We offer competitive salary and benefit packages commensurate with experience. Search all of our current job 

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Please submit a general interest application to introduce yourself and tell us what you can do. We are looking for dynamic, self-starting individuals with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. We will keep your resume on file and a recruiter will contact you if there is a position that matches your skills in the future. 


ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

VECTOR is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.