Lead Industrial Hygienist - 90127989 - Washington

As a current employee you know Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of you.

By living the Amtrak values and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.

The individual filling this position will serve as Amtrak's nationwide Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomic subject matter expert and will assist the Sr. Manager of Safety Programs in developing, implementing, and maintaining Amtrak’s company-wide ergonomic and industrial hygiene programs.  This position will provide technical expertise and guidance to locations and field staff across Amtrak for ergonomic, industrial hygiene, and safety matters relating to OSHA and FRA regulations.  The individual filling this position will conduct site inspections and workplace ergonomic and hazardous agent monitoring and coordinate contractor ergonomic, industrial hygiene, and building asbestos assessment field work and review work product. They will also provide expert testimony in support of Amtrak’s Law Department in matters regarding claims, legal actions, and administrative citations.  



  • Provides industrial hygiene technical expertise to Amtrak sites.
  • Conducts on-site visits to identify and evaluate ergonomic, safety and health hazards and recommend engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment requirements to protect employees.   
  • Provides technical expertise to locations and field staff for ergonomic, industrial hygiene, occupational health, safety, and regulatory issues. This includes updating data in industrial hygiene databases.
  • Assists field safety staff implementing and maintaining programs, policies, and procedures. 
  • Coordinates ergonomic and industrial hygiene contractor field activities, reviews work proposals, and reviews work product.
  • At the direction of the Medical Department, investigates workplace accident or illness claims.
  • Provides expert testimony in support of Amtrak’s Law Department regarding FELA claims, legal actions, and OSHA or FRA citations. Conducts industrial hygiene records searches in response to Law Department requests.
  • Provides interpretations of OSHA or FRA regulations. 
  • Participates in Chemical Task Force activities, reviews and approves new chemical products, and investigates alleged illnesses related to use of chemical products.

- *Required Certification: American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)


- Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health or Safety, or other relevant technical field.



  • Ability to work in the ergonomic, industrial hygiene, occupational health and/or safety fields.  This experience should include a good understanding of OSHA and FRA safety & health regulations, workplace ergonomic, health, and safety hazard identification and control, illness investigation, program and policy implementation, and problem resolution.   
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Good understanding of OSHA and FRA safety and health regulations and their application in the workplace.
  • Experience in identifying workplace ergonomic, health, and safety hazards, the procedures and techniques used to evaluate these hazards, and in identifying/developing engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment requirements to reduce or eliminate exposure.
  • Demonstrated skills using PC-based spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Access); Microsoft Word, PowerPoint. 


  • Experience in handling ergonomic issues in industrial, shop, or transportation settings.
  • Experience in working with asbestos.
  • Experience as an expert witness and in giving depositions.
  • Flexibility to change work priorities on a frequent basis to respond to requests for assistance and respond to short-term deadlines.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:37244
Band Zone:C4 
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area:DC07
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 years of experience

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace 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 Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.



Full time
Washington, DC 20002, US