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Southwest Research Institute
Bexar County, TX
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022
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Who We Are:

Our Team is responsible for the design, development, and analysis of powertrain components, engines, energy storage, transmissions, and vehicles.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Drive improvements in the division's compliance with government regulations and Southwest Research Institute programs for comprehensive employee protection.
  • Ensure that OSHA requirements are being met by the Division.
  • Implement improvements and corrective actions to reduce or eliminate health and safety hazards in the workplace.
  • Make positive contributions to on-going and planned research projects to identify risks and promote safe lab operations.
  • Serve as Safety Point of Contact (POC) for the Powertrain Engineering Division and liaison between employees and corporate Safety.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Job Safety Analyses, Hazard Assessments, PPE Selection, Emergency Action Plans and documentation of training. Work with technicians, supervisors and engineering teams on hazard identification and mitigations.
  • Develop, assign and conduct appropriate safety training for new and existing staff. Monitor upcoming and overdue training reports to drive on-time completion.
  • Oversee the division's Haz Com & LOTO programs. Support Corporate Safety in managing the Respiratory Protection & Hearing Conservation programs. Respond to incidents, accidents, injuries and emergency calls and assist in investigations and follow up on corrective actions.
  • Participate in Safety POC and ACSEI meetings monthly. Provide executive summary of items that are relative to the division and prepare & present safety briefs for division staff. Prepare safety moments, safety updates and presentations for management.
  • Continue to develop safety engineering skills and maintain relationships of trust with customers and co-workers. Work with lab supervisors to participate in annual Safety Surveillance Audits.


  • Requires a Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Industrial Safety, Engineering, Science or related STEM degree with related experience
  • Certified Safety Professional or desire and ability to achieve CSP while working; tuition reimbursement program available when applicable
  • 1-6 years: Problem solving or improvement project experience in a lab, scientific, mechanical, or other industrial environment
  • Experience in occupational safety, safety inspection or other safety related assignments
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident due to ITAR work in section.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Powertrain Engineering home page.

For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click here.
For benefits information at all other locations, click here.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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As required by Executive Order 14042, all SwRI employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected for employment, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021, or before reporting to work with SwRI if after December 8, 2021. SwRI will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of SwRI a legally required exception from this requirement.

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