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Compliance Employment Opportunity at Ashburn Chemical

This role will include several functions: Hazard Communication, SDS Authoring, Product Safety, Regulatory and Compliance. The job descriptions below are just in general and will be modified depending on the job-demands.

What You'll Do:

  • Review chemistry and reactions to determine products’ hazard classifications
  • Determine the Hazard Class for Finished Goods according to the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
  • Create, revise, and update SDS for the current and R&D products
  • Create compliant label elements required for shipping within North America
  • Oversee specific aspects of chemical regulatory compliance programs to ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as internal and external business requirements
  • Generate Certificate of Compliance to ensure the product is in compliance with certain regulations at customers’ requests.
  • Contact chemical vendors to confirm the information needed
  • For the EPA regulated products, maintain compliance and documentation with EPA and vendors supplying EPA sub-registered products

Who you Are:

  • Enjoys working in a team
  • Displays a positive attitude
  • Energetic and Results oriented in a fast paced environment
  • Able to manage a project with minimal oversight
  • Creatively solves complex problems

Who You'll Be Will Working With:

  • Technical Director
  • VP of Products
  • Lab Technicians
  • Chemists

How You'll Spend Your Time:

  • SDS Generation & Updates (70%)
  • Compliance & Regulatory Issues (10-15%)
  • Review New Raw Material SDSs (5%)
  • Laboratory Support & Benchwork (5-15%)

What is required?

  • Ability to create an SDS from scratch without SDS Generation Software
  • Prior experience in similar job and industry
  • Must know about NA regulations OSHA HazCom 2012 (29 CF 1910.1200), Canada’s HPR (WHMIS 2015), and Mexico’s (NOM-018-STPS) to modify the GHS classifications for each Country’s SDSs.
  • Experience with French and Spanish SDS for Canada and Mexico that comply with Canada’s HPR and Mexico’s NOM-018-STPS.

Interested candidates please email Mary Cel at



Alaska Airlines
Dangerous Goods Specialist
Seattle, Washington

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The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Dangerous Goods Specialist is responsible for designing, developing and delivering Airport Operation and Customer Service (AOCS) Dangerous Goods classroom training and partnering with training developers for computer-based training curricula. As an individual contributor, this role supports safety and compliance for Alaska Air Group (AAG) by partnering with policy and procedures specialists and training employees in all divisions.

Key Duties

  • With limited direction from the Manager Dangerous Goods, work independently to support Alaska Airline’s (AS) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved programs.

  • Design, develop, and deliver classroom training or computer-based training modules (CBT) and facilitate curricula for:

  • AS initial/recurrent Dangerous Goods (DG) acceptance classes,

  • AAG initial/recurrent DG Awareness for Customer Service employees and business partners, Cargo, DC and Ramp Service employees and business partners in order to ensure safe transportation of dangerous goods.

  • Communicate frequently through dissemination to front line employees and provide interpretation and guidance of changes in dangerous goods regulations and industry practices.

  • Investigate and take initiative to develop solutions to all dangerous goods non-compliance in accordance with company, FAA, PHMSA and ICAO/IATA regulations, and update company data systems and the FAA Hazmat Voluntary Self Disclosure system.

  • Administer audits from start to finish and assist company, IOSA and FAA audit teams, which facilitate dangerous goods continuous improvement processes and best practices through station visits and working with Station Compliance, Quality Assurance and Internal Evaluation groups.

  • Administer department’s SharePoint site and develop new tools to engage and communicate with cargo acceptance agents.

  • Work with AS and QX AOCS, M&E, Flight Operations, and Inflight Policy & Procedures teams for dangerous goods content in manuals, procedures, forms, bulletins, e-tools and similar.

  • Represent the department as needed at Safety Risk Assessments and industry training conferences, along with evaluating Safety Reports related to Dangerous Goods.

  • Make recommendations on forecasting department budgets and monthly reporting.

  • Order and distribute annually the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with IATA and 49CFR hazardous materials regulations and applications.

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with cargoSPOT, Image/Sabre or equivalent.

  • Bachelor’s degree or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Experience with dangerous goods transportation within commercial air transportation industry.

  • Ability to present complex technical subjects in an understandable manner.

  • Ability to communicate with and train large, diverse groups.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to understand the root causes of issues and to resolve in a thorough manner.

  • Strong interpersonal skills facilitating effective verbal and written communication at all levels in the organization.

  • Detail oriented and highly organized, with ability to multi-task and work independently with limited guidance in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook).

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.

  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule based on business needs.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • A Bachelor’s with a focus in chemistry or a related discipline.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Employment Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Requisition ID 2021-5669
Equal Employment Opportunity Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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