Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist


Bedford, NH, US, 03110


Optics 1, Inc., a Safran Group Company, is a technology leader in the design, development, and production of Integrated Electro-optical Systems for commercial and government applications.  Leveraging our multi-disciplined engineering expertise in optics, electronics, software and mechanics, Optics 1 is able to design and deliver state-of-the-art electro-optical integrated systems. 



The HSE Specialist will be responsible for developing and enforcing safety policies and procedures, conducting safety training and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding workplace safety.  This role is the primary contact for employees and managers concerning safety-related matters and is responsible for the application of all HSE programs.  The role will work closely with other departments including Facilities, Operations and Engineering Teams.



  • Develop, implement and monitor health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and programs.

  • Investigate accidents, incidents and complaints and recommend corrective measures to prevent similar occurrences.

  • Conduct risk assessments, analyze data and recommend corrective action plans.

  • Monitor, inspect and assess hazardous materials, hazardous waste and pollution control equipment that includes reviewing and maintaining the facility chemical inventory and the safety data sheets.

  • Oversee emergency response plans and coordinate fire prevention activities.

  • Monitor compliance of local, state and federal regulations related to health, safety and environmental policies.

  • Develop and implement safety training programs for employees as well as engage contractors to set clear HSE expectations.

  • Act as the primary interface with local, state and federal regulatory authorities regarding safety and environmental matters, including preparing and submitting reports.

  • Prepare and submit reports to management.

  • Assist in the development of safety budgets and administer safety-related budgets.

  • Maintain records and documents related to health, safety and environmental programs.

  • Coordinate general safety requirements such as the Safety Committee, Provision of Safety Glasses, Accident Investigations, Best Practices and Employee Involvement.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum of 5 years in a HSE or similar role

  • Working knowledge of existing OSHA and EPA state and local HSE regulations and industry standards and practices

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Ability to conduct a “root cause” analysis

  • Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, decision-making, and conflict management skills

  • Comfortable in conversing at all levels within the organization

  • Understands and integrates Optics 1 values into everyday duties and responsibilities

  • Ability to act appropriately in emergency situations

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or a related field from an accredited institution

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Experience working with Electro-Optical equipment

  • Experience working in an ITAR environment


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

EOE/AA/M/F/Vets – US Protected Individual status required (US citizen, lawful permanent resident, asylee, refugee or temporary resident (as defined at 8 USC 1160(a).

Nearest Major Market: Manchester
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashua