Competent Person


Job Description
The BAE Systems site in San Diego is seeking a Competent Person . In this role, the Competent Person:

• Conducts Atmospheric testing and space inspections to determine that the area is safe for workers and hot work.
• Maintains and ensures calibration of atmospheric testing equipment.
• Maintains records of inspections and tests.
• Applies gas free work scope processes to production needs while ensuring compliance to NFPA 306 and associated regulatory requirements.
• Evaluates and coordinates the requirement for Marine Chemist required inspections.
• Tests hollow structures for explosive atmosphere and recommends safe work practices.
• Maintains compliance with OSHA 1915 Maritime requirements of Subparts B, C, D and P.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Typically requires combined experience of a degree and/or certificate courses in Occupational Health and Safety and/or high school diploma/GED and/or five years experience in the field of Safety or a closely related field.
  • Knowledgeable in Federal OSHA 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1915/ State OSHA regulations.
  • Gas Free Engineer/ Shipyard Competent Person experience.
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point).
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak with large groups and interact with various people at different levels of management.
  • Bilingual (Spanish / English) not required but preferred.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Ability to understand and carry out written or verbal information or instructions left by Marine Chemist, Coast Guard authorized persons and Certified Industrial Hygienists.
  • Knowledge of Subparts B, C, D and H of 29 CFR 1915.
  • Ability to calibrate and use testing equipment including but not limited to, oxygen indicators, combustible gas indicators, carbon monoxide indicators, and carbon dioxide indicators, and to interpret accurately the test results of that equipment.
  • Ability to perform all required tests and inspections which are or may be performed by a competent person as set forth in Subparts B, C, D and H of 29 CFR 1915.
  • Ability to inspect, test, and evaluate spaces to determine the need for further testing by a Marine Chemist or a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
  • Ability to maintain records required by 29 CFR 1915.


About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.