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General Dynamics Information Technology Industrial Hygienist in Fairfax, Virginia

Req ID: RQ164311

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Safety


Environmental Health,Environmental Regulations,Occupational Safety and Health,Safety Procedures


5 + years of related experience

Job Description:

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as an Industrial Hygienist supporting the Great Lakes National Program Office. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an Industrial Hygienist you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

Specific Requirements

The Industrial Hygienist is responsible for ensuring overseeing that all laboratory and ship operations are in compliance. Specific tasks to oversee are listed below:

  • Conduct daily surveys and inspections of all ship operations, laboratory operations and all ship areas to ensure safe practices are being followed, including appropriate use of PPE

  • Provide technical assistance/guidance to all scientists and crew members to ensure safe work practices are being adhered to at all times

  • Provide technical assistance/guidance to science staff and crewmembers to properly implement the Chemical Hygiene Plan (Safety, Health & Environmental Compliance Manual V 9.3; Appendix J)

  • Ensure all applicable health and safety rules aboard the R/V Lake Guardian are implemented and being adhered to properly

  • Ensure all scientists and crew members are in compliance with all deck and ship related safety procedures

  • Ensure all scientists and crew members are in compliance with all laboratory procedures, SOPs and the Safety, Health & Environmental Compliance Manual V 9.3

  • Review all final survey plans prior to embarking on the survey to track chemicals that will be brought onboard and/or used during the survey

  • Ensure all chemicals that will be in during each survey have a current SDS that is readily accessible to all scientists and crew members (CHO should refer to the SDS binder on the ship)

  • Monitor chemical handling and storage in the laboratories

  • Periodically monitor laboratory and deck operations during sampling events

  • Coordinate and implement emergency procedures related to hazardous chemicals in the laboratory area

  • Inspect and evaluate engineering controls to ensure effective hazard prevention

  • Inspect PPE to ensure good condition

  • Conduct potable water testing bi-monthly, while onboard.

  • Conduct safety meetings at the beginning of each survey to highlight potential hazards, chemicals that will be in use, and review emergency procedures

  • Conduct safety orientation and walk-thru of ship for all new scientists and/or crewmembers

  • Prepare weekly memos to client

  • Familiarity with water quality monitoring a plus


The Industrial Hygienist will oversee staff onboard the RV Lake Guardian working 8-12 hours per day, 7 days per week during sampling activity typically between April 1-October 31. The Industrial Hygienist will need to be present for training on the ship at the beginning of the survey season in April. The Industrial Hygienist will also need to be available for consultation or other ship safety related tasks. The Industrial Hygienist can serve in an oversight role for additional staff who will sail onboard the RV Lake Guardian, and also has an opportunity to sail on the vessel themselves. The Industrial Hygienist may need to be available for guidance during off duty hours.


● Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, physical science, or any other occupational/safety/chemical hygiene Bachelor’s or higher degree.

● Required Experience: 5+ years of occupational and laboratory safety experience.

● Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

● Remote and on client site for initial training


● 401K with company match

● Comprehensive health and wellness packages

● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Our benefits package for all US-based employees includes a variety of medical plan options, some with Health Savings Accounts, dental plan options, a vision plan, and a 401(k) plan offering the ability to contribute both pre and post-tax dollars up to the IRS annual limits and receive a company match.To encourage work/life balance, GDIT offers employees full flex work weeks where possible and a variety of paid time off plans, including vacation, sick and personal time, holidays, paid parental, military, bereavement and jury duty leave. GDIT typically provides new employees with 15 days of paid leave per calendar year to be used for vacations, personal business, and illness and an additional 10 paid holidays per year. Paid leave and paid holidays are prorated based on the employee’s date of hire. The GDIT Paid Family Leave program provides a total of up to 160 hours of paid leave in a rolling 12 month period for eligible employees.To ensure our employees are able to protect their income, other offerings such as short and long-term disability benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment, personal accident, critical illness and business travel and accident insurance are provided or available.We regularly review our Total Rewards package to ensure our offerings are competitive and reflect what our employees have told us they value most.

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation’s most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.