UXO Safety Officer

Munitions Response Edison, New Jersey


ECC is seeking candidates with chemical weapon munition (CWM) experience for an UXO Safety Officer position for project in Lakehurst, NJ.  This site is not a chemical site, but CWM experience is a requirement of the position.  Hiring now for the project, with the start date in March 2024, position is approximately 5-6 months.  Additional work with ECC may be available, but not guarenteed.  This position is full-time with ECC benefits package provided.  

This position is primarily responsible for the development and enforcement of UXO safety related programs and practices on projects to which assigned.  The UXO Safety Officer is responsible for day-to-day monitoring of project UXO safety.  This position supports and advances the Company’s long-term business objectives. In this position you will: 

  • Establish, implement and execute an effective Contractor munitions and explosives safety program for all Munitions Response (MR) related activities, in compliance with all applicable Federal, DOD, State and local regulations on Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) projects to which assigned.
  • Supervises the safety practices of all personnel on assigned MMRP projects.
  • Analyzes UXO, MEC and explosive operations risks, hazards and safety requirements
  • Establishes and enforces safety requirements for all project operations
  • Safety planning, execution and oversight for UXO, MEC and explosive operations
  • Establish Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all UXO and MEC related activities including search, detection, access, identification, transportation, centralized storage, disposal, treatment, and scrap certification.
  • Establish, post and enforce personnel limits, safety zones, and exclusion zones surrounding UXO field activities, explosive activities, UXO transfer and holding areas
  • Execute an effective project level explosive safety program including UXO safety, explosive storage, quantity-distance safety arcs, explosive transportation, operational procedures, operational personnel qualifications and certification, hazard and risk analysis, and safety assessment of MEC and explosive operations
  • Responsible for the enforcement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for all activities on assigned projects.  Assists in the risk hazard analysis if PPE requirements must be changed or updated
  • Participate in the full lifecycle of ECC business
  • Maintains professional standards of practice and service excellence
  • Support the development of standard procedures and policies
  • Provide career development and training for other safety personnel
  • Manage supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws, if required
  • In addition to the accountabilities above, other responsibilities, tasks, and deliverables may be assigned to the incumbent of this position.  However, these additional duties cannot be allowed to affect his ability to ensure the safety of all MMRP site operations

Basic Requirements

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training, annual 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher training, and 8-hour OSHA Supervisor training.
  • Proven ability to implement a project level munitions response safety program, and an ability to address needs and problems associated with the safety program
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office products, email systems, and Windows
  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience with health and safety operations for military munitions response projects, dealing with all aspects of explosives safety, MEC handling and range clearance.     
  • Direct experience with Department of Defense explosives safety and environmental regulations applicable to MMRP projects required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of EOD and/or UXO operational experience
  • Chemical weapons munition (CWM) experience required.
  • Travel: Must be able and willing to work on-site at project location with periodic travel home with project management approval.
  • Education: Graduate of US EOD school, acceptable Allied Nation EOD school (i.e., Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Canada) or accredited comparable UXO Technician Level I training and with appropriate experience as required by Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) Technical Paper (TP) 18.

Preferred Proficiency Requirements

  • Two or more years of experience as UXO Technician III supervising personnel on MMRP projects.
  • Direct experience with various State and/or Tribal explosives safety and environmental regulations, safety policies and procedures for MMRP projects preferred
  • Successful completion of the following safety-related courses:
    • HAZWOPER Training Specialist
    • Confined Space Entry
    • OSHA Construction Industry Safety and Health
    • Practical Loss Control Leadership (PLCL)
    • Trenching and Excavation Safety Technician
    • Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)

ECC targeted base salary range for this position is $80,000 to $88,000 annually. 
Actual salary offered may be affected by education, training, certifications, experience, skills, level of responsibility, and location.

Benefits Offered – full-time positions

  • Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time off and Holiday Pay
  • 401k with deferral matching, ESOP, Student Debt Reduction Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Educational Assistance, Mentorship Program, ECC University
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Company-matching charitable giving program

ECC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact TeleSign HR at [email protected]. This email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not email about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.