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Operating a research facility nearly a mile underground requires personnel with a wide range of skills, ranging from technicians and administrative personnel to engineers and research scientists. Sanford Underground Research Facility is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Sanford Underground Research Facility employs:

  • Infrastructure and facilities technicians, with a variety of construction and maintenance skills
  • Administrators working in finance, procurement, accounting, human resources and other areas
  • Environment, health and safety professionals
  • Engineers, including mining, mechanical and electrical engineers
  • Water treatment plant operators
  • Custodial workers, on the surface and underground
  • Communications personnel
  • Security personnel
  • Project managers
  • Hoist operators
  • Electricians
  • Scientists, including geologists, physicists and others

Open positions are listed below and to the right.

Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Director

Open until filled.

Position Summary

The Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Director is responsible for the planning, direction and implementation of all safety programs for SURF to ensure a safe, healthy and environmentally protective environment, and to pursue an accident-free workplace by performing the following duties personally or through SURF's managers, employees, and researchers (collectively referred to as staff):

Functional Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)