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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Electrical Safety Associate in Lexington, Massachusetts

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federally-funded research and development center chartered to develop advanced technology in support of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. The Laboratory works with government and industry to transition new concepts, technology and prototypes into future system development and deployment.

The Environmental, Health and Safety Office (EHS) at Lincoln Laboratory provides critical support in a wide range of areas from environmental sustainability and occupational safety to chemical, radiation, and biological controls. The EHS Office works in close partnership with the technical groups throughout the Laboratory to accomplish these objectives.

Position Summary

Candidate will assist employees, management, and other stakeholders with recognizing and managing safety risks, with an emphasis on electrical safety. The successful candidate will need to collaboratively develop and implement safety instructions, policies, procedures, and programs in a dynamic research environment. Under the direction of the EHS Leader, the EHS Associate will serve as a technical advisor and subject-matter expert for electrical safety as well as provided specialized training to research teams.

The candidate will develop and provide appropriate electrical safety training where necessary. They will aid in the development of electrical safety procedures for activities, equipment, projects, and programs and work to identify safe and compliant solutions that meet operational and program needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Occupational Safety, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent in a related scientific or engineering field

  • Knowledge of standards related to electrical safety including NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, and OSHA Subpart S

  • Desire and ability to attend training and seminars to improve electrical safety skills and knowledge

  • Ability to develop and deliver relevant training to individuals and groups

  • Willingness to obtain and maintain relevant electrical or safety certifications such as Certified Utility Safety Professional, Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional, etc.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to present ideas and concepts orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner to communicate technical information and interact with individuals with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding including senior management, engineers, researchers, and trade workers

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance is required

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of external standards related to electrical safety

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and comfortable presenting in group settings

  • Previous experience with research activities and electrical hazards

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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