EHS Specialist (Mojave)

Mojave, California /
Manufacturing – Manufacturing /
/ On-site
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.  

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

As an EHS Specialist, you will take the lead for developing content for all EHS programs enterprise wide. You will also support Launch and Test (L&T) operations along with production and manufacturing. You will be building and performing high hazard risk assessments for various tasks across the enterprise and assessing environmental compliance for all sites enterprise wide. You will be driving safety culture through relationship development across various departments and monitoring data points for leading indicators enterprise wide. You help drive success by engaging with L&T site operations engineers and technicians. We are looking for an EHS Specialist, who enjoys problem solving, thinking outside the box to cultivate solutions, and can work effectively in a fast-paced environment and share our passion for building a successful safety culture from the ground up. 


    • Partner with Launch and Test (L&T) operations teams for EHS needs and supports including traveling to our launch and test sites for various projects.
    • Develop essential EHS programs per enterprise gap analysis and identified top priorities
    • Perform risk assessments and help roll out risk mitigation tool enterprise wide
    • Review major environmental impacts for new sites and developing action items for compliance purposes working with teams such as L&T, Production, and Sites and Development
    • Review compliance items for all L&T operations across the states and ensuring FAA requirements are met
    • Participate in safety stand down meetings, recording agendas and implementing corrective actions
    • Perform Industrial Hygiene baseline sampling along with developing relationship with vendors for future sampling events for regulatory compliance
    • Evaluate risk for L&T operations which Includes confined space, LOTO, Research and Development (R&D) test reviews, and Job Hazard Analysis for non-routine tasks
    • Perform annual Hazardous Material Business Plan submittals into CERS for California sites
    • Support various environmental needs such as microbulk permitting, SWPPP, SPCC, and Waste Management ensure all applicable inspection and action items are captured and reported.
    • Stand-In for any meetings with production managers or L&T management team for feedback and notes
    • Lead program development and risk analysis for all High Pressurized Operations 


    • 5+ years of EHS experience
    • Knowledge of CAL/OSHA, EPA, DOT and local and state regulatory requirements
    • Bachelors in related field from an accredited university or applicable experience 


    • Experience in aerospace or other applicable industry
    • Experience utilizing EHS management system
    • Engineering background 


    • Critical thinking:  ABL employees understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL employees must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
    • End-to end ownership:  projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight


    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
    • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
    • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
    • Ability to travel as needed 
ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.