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Mgr Industrial Hygiene (San Bernardino OR Phoenix OR Denver)

Date: May 16, 2022

Location: San Bernardino, CA, US, 92408

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.


Job Location: San Bernardino
Other Potential Locations: San Bernardino, CA; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ 
Anticipated Start Date: 05/01/2022
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: $84,800 - $131,075



 Who we are and what we do

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight.  Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.


What we believe

At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect.
  • have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
  • have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.


We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.




Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide technical consultation to BNSF personnel regarding industrial hygiene concerns relative to regulations, training, risk identification, hazard evaluation and control.

Identify and evaluate employee exposures to environmental health stressors, such as asbestos, lead, diesel exhaust, silica, welding fume, biohazards, noise and varying forms of radiation.   Prepare short and long-term exposure monitoring schemes, establish and coordinate quality assurance/control measures for laboratories and industrial hygiene database.

Direct and oversee IH Contractors for multiple air quality exposure assessment projects

Determine risk management plans based upon field exposure assessment, FELA/Claims experience, regulatory standards, and industry standards of care and injury/illness experiences.  These efforts principally include designing and developing exposure controls such as work proactive changes, training and skill enhancement programs, equipment and work environment modifications, and are managed using interdisciplinary groups and other resources that provide the required support.  

Design, develop and maintain a performance measuring process on complex and comprehensive programs such as the respiratory protection program or the industrial hygiene database system that will enable management to determine their progress and proficiency relative to the prevention of injuries and illnesses due to chemical, biological and physical risk factors.

Conduct employee training and provide technical presentations to field management and industries that may impact rail operations or vice versa. Prepare technical writing for training, presentations, company performance standards as well as findings and recommendation of field studies.  Provide recommendation and expertise to support BNSF Law and General Claims departments and contracted law firms on environmental health issues.

Maintain active relationships with Engineering, Mechanical, Field Safety, division operations, Strategic Sourcing and Legal departments.  Support and participate in division/departmental safety and staff meetings.

Evaluate federal and state OSHA, DOT and FRA health regulated current and proposed programs and practices relative to conducting BNSF business.

Have solid working comprehension of California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal OSHA)

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in industrial hygiene, core sciences or related engineering field.

Must be a Certified Industrial Hygienist in good standing with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

Minimum of 5 years of experience in comprehensive industrial hygiene practice corporate environment.

Ability to travel 40-50%.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to work under minimal supervision and direction and to exercise sound judgment. Must possess excellent group dynamic interpersonal and negotiating skills and have the ability to manage large networks of people.

Solid understanding and experience in California OSHA regulation.  Particularly valued experience includes a strong understanding of California EPA regulations and a strong understanding of contemporary environmental issues that may impact the transportation business sector.

Ability to understand and apply solutions involving engineering controls, personal protective equipment, industrial hygiene field sampling techniques and railroad technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree

Certified Safety Professional 


BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


  •     Criminal history 
  •     Last 7 years of driving history
  •     Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  •     Social Security number
  •     Education
  •     Medical evaluation
  •     Drug Screen
  •     Other elements as needed
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status.

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Nearest Major Market: San Bernardino
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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