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Verified Pay $74,400 - $117,700 per year
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Sterling, Virginia

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Job Description

Job Description
Salary: $74,400-117,700

MATSYS, Inc. is seeking a skilled EHS Specialist to support R&D and production activities at its three locations in Sterling, VA. The EHS Specialist will report to the Director of Business Operations and will be primarily responsible for 1) maintaining compliance with environmental health and safety regulations and 2) advising leadership on and implementing process and policy changes to support a prevention and risk management-oriented safety culture.


The ideal candidate will excel at both theoretical and hands-on approaches to safety management. Experience in applying safety standards in R&D, production, and government contracting environments is a plus. The position is full-time and compensation is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be hired at an EHS Specialist III or IV level.


MATSYS offers: 80% employer paid premiums on medical, dental, and vision benefits; employer paid short and long-term disability; employer paid group term life insurance; employer contributions to your 401k; paid time off; paid parental leave; an employee assistance program; employer sponsored supplemental term life insurance, 529 plan, and whole life insurance. If you are looking to join a rapidly growing company that offers a dynamic, fast-paced, solution-driven work environment that combines applied engineering with hands on prototyping/manufacturing, MATSYS is the place for you!


  • Supports positive culture change towards an injury-free facility through leadership, increasing employee engagement, effective training and coaching, internal safety awareness campaigns, on-the floor interactions, and policy development
  • Benchmarks with other organizations to utilize best practices and principles in the areas of safety and risk management
  • Identifies safety, health, and environmental risks through inspections and other methods
  • Acts as the subject matter expert and advisor on federal and state regulations concerning compliance programs in all areas of environmental, health, and safety
  • Collaborates with leadership and operational departments to rectify deficiencies and mitigate risk
  • Supports operations by: offering practical solutions for working safely; developing, implementing, and maintaining inspection policies and procedures; and supporting compliance with all applicable safety/health regulations, company requirements, and audit processes
  • Liaises with government and regulatory agencies in all matters related to EHS and facility security, including meeting reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Prepares and facilitates (or contracts with outside parties to provide) EHS education and training for employees
  • Implements, maintains, and improves EHS programs, such as: Personal Protective Equipment, Waste Management, Occupational Health Testing, OSHA recordkeeping, etc.
  • Works with Facilities and others to procure safety-related repairs to our equipment and facility and to ensure contractor compliance with MATSYS safety requirements
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of EHS budgets
  • Leads near-miss and accident investigations (in conjunction with other members of the Near Miss and Accident Investigation Committee) and supports injury case management


Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Safety or Science, Occupational/Industrial Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, or related field (or equivalent combination of experience and education, including certifications)
  • 7+ years of experience in a progressively more responsible and related role
  • Certifications: Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or equivalent, OSHA 30-Hour, or equivalent
  • Experience conducting safety work in an R&D or production environment
  • Experience with policy development and process improvement/implementation
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications and general computer literacy
  • Ability to properly inspect and make updates to our facilities and equipment, which may require climbing ladders/stairs and significant walking



  • Master’s degree in Environmental Safety or Science, Occupational/Industrial Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, or related field
  • 10 years of experience in a progressively more responsible and related role
  • EHS&S-related certificates, certifications & training: Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSHM); Master Safety Professional (MSP); Certified Safety Director (CSD); Completion of OSHA Courses: 501, 2015, 2045, 2225 & 2455; (or equivalent)
  • Experience conducting safety work in a powder-based (metallurgy-preferred) environment
  • Experience in the government contracting environment, including related compliance regulations



  • Skills in project execution and management, shown by effective planning, budgeting, resource management, and scheduling
  • Strong team impact, shown by flexibility, a collaborative and team building approach, responsiveness and openness to differing opinions and feedback, strategic thinking, and the ability to develop and maintain strong, positive relationships across and within all levels of the organization
  • Technical expertise and development through a dedication to continual learning. Technical expertise should include: a working knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental, health and safety regulations and identify all requirements that apply or may apply to the facility; an extensive knowledge of environmental regulations and policies and manufacturing processes and processes; a deep understanding of EHS-related best practices and risk management techniques
  • Exemplary communication skills demonstrated by effective, quality, and respectful written and verbal communication and technical reporting
  • Sound and autonomous judgment and decision-making accompanied by strong analytical skills, creativity, flexibility, critical problem-solving, strategic prioritization, and risk management
  • Commitment to MATSYS core values and ideals:
    • Safety: Safety is at the forefront of our decision-making. We hold each other responsible to ensure the health and safety of our team at all times.
    • Quality: We stake our reputation on our impeccable standards. We provide the utmost quality in everything that we do and deliver above expectations, both as individuals and as a team.
    • Integrity: We are accountable, transparent, and act with respect and in the best interests of our customers, communities, and employees.
    • Teamwork: Good ideas come from everyone and great ideas come from us working together.
    • Impact: We are responsive and effect positive and ground-breaking change, delivering excellence every step of the way.


About MATSYS Inc.

MATSYS is an innovator in the development of new and revolutionary materials, technologies and processes for the DoD and commercial industries. Its experienced, multidisciplinary team excels at solving problems ranging from the development of the next generation of powder-based materials and powder flow systems to advanced prototyping and manufacturing of specialty components of the next-generation alloys. MATSYS prides itself in its dynamic team, its ability to push boundaries and the commitment of its employees to excellence, innovation and teamwork.


MATSYS is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MATSYS uses E-Verify to verify right-to-work.


MATSYS is a Drug-Free Workplace. Candidates are required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test following receipt of a conditional job offer.