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Supervisor, Environmental Health and Safety



People & HR, Operations
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for an Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor, reporting to the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, to support the development of the systems that will be required for the design and build of artificial-gravity human-rated space stations.

This will be a full-time, exempt position located in our Hawthorne and Long Beach locations with weekly travel to our Mojave site.


  • Ensure compliance with all regulations and guidelines stipulated by OSHA, NFPA, and NIOSH.
  • Collaborate with departmental leadership to carry out assessments of job hazards and execute health and safety protocols.
  • Supervise staff exposure to physical and chemical risks.
  • Examine facilities, machinery, and safety apparatus to pinpoint and rectify potential dangers, ensuring adherence to safety regulations.
  • Record and maintain documented safety observations from routine audits targeting hazard identification.
  • Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or work-related illnesses.
  • Establish and maintain compliance with all applicable regulations prescribed by the EPA, CERCLA, RCRA, DOT, and NEPA.
  • Analyze and implement environmental statutes and regulations, offering guidance to management.
  • Supervise direct report(s) and oversee day to day operations.
  • Oversee hazardous and non-hazardous waste management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree.
  • 7+ years of experience in environmental health and safety.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Program certificate.
  • Associate degree in environmental technology or science.
  • Adept in both the environmental and safety domains.
  • Proficient in executing and upholding adherence to stormwater regulations.
  • Expertise in comprehending, applying, and documenting federal, state and local safety and environmental mandates.
  • Skilled in implementing machine guarding and industrial hygiene initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in emergency response communication and incident management for situations involving the release of hazardous and non-hazardous materials into the air, soil, and water.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to travel between work sites up to 50% of the time
  • Willingness to work extended hours, or weekends to support critical mission milestones
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs unassisted
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.