EHS Specialist

El Segundo, California
Corporate – Sites and Developments /
Full-time /
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

EHS Specialist
As the EHS Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting complex technical work within a range of EHS disciplines. The EHS Specialist supports day-to-day operations by establishing processes, conducting audits and inspections, delivering safety trainings, and ensuring ABL SafetyPrograms are effective and compliant with all relevant regulations. The EHS Specialist will foster a culture of safety throughout the organization by promoting best practices and maintaining open communication channels with internal and external stakeholders. You will be part of a growing team, reporting to the Director of Safety, that interfaces and coordinates with many stakeholders, both internal and external to ABL. We are looking for an EHS Specialist who enjoys solving complex problems with creative solutions, who can work effectively in a fast-paced environment and who shares our passion for building rockets. 


    • Assist with the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of EHS programs and standard operating procedures (SOPs)  
    • Schedule and support EHS program reviews (e.g., industrial hygiene, emergency response, electrical safety, and control of hazardous material/energy) 
    • Assist in the development and implementation of the reporting system for near misses, incidents, and remediation plans 
    • Maintain records and documentation of EHS training, inspections, and audits 
    • Collaborate with teams to identify opportunities for continuous improvement in safety best practices and implement improvements effectively. 
    • Maintain the compliance calendar for all ABL sites 
    • Assist with the development of the EHS Management System that will include KPI’s for total reportable incident rates 
    • Coordinate the waste removal process with vendors across all ABL locations
    • Review high risk procedures and ensure safety procedures are in place 
    • Coordinate and deliver EHS training across the company  


    • 2+ years of experience in an EHS related role 
    • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Safety, Ergonomics, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Safety-related field or equivalent work experience.


    • Ability to influence and communicate effectively with employees at all levels 
    • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory agencies and requirements 
    • Practical, hands-on experience with LOTO, Equipment Safety, Ergonomics, Training, Risk Assessment, Incident Analysis 
    • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
    • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
    • Experience working in aerospace, engineering, construction, manufacturing sectors or fast paced environment with constantly shifting priorities and deadlines.  
    • ASP, CSP, CSHM, CIH or CHMM Certifications 


    • 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 lift 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations
    • 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, unless working outdoors is necessary to complete audits, safety inspections, trainings or investigations
    • Travel up to 25% to ABL sites, customers, and vendors   
$70,000 - $92,000 a year
The salary range for this role is $70,000.00 - $92,000.00. This is the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.  
We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k) to eligible employees. 
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.