Environment, Health & Safety Manager

San Francisco , Fort Lupton, Co
14 days ago
Full time role


Our mission is to reverse climate change and return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. To pursue this challenge, we ...

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Job Description

About Charm
Our mission is to reverse climate change and return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. We convert waste biomass into carbon-rich bio-oil and inject it into permanent, underground storage as carbon removal, or reform the bio-oil to produce syngas for fossil-free steel.
Last year, our carbon removal pathway took off with support from customers like Stripe, Shopify & Microsoft, and we deployed our first mobile pyrolyzer. In the next 18 months, we'll build and deploy the next pyrolyzer revision, demonstrate our fossil-free syngas pilot, substantially expand our operations in the Midwest and put more than 1,000 tonnes of CO₂e underground.
We're looking to expand our team of creative and hands-on engineers, fabricators, operators, and forward-thinking humans. We value psychological safety and collaboration. We take calculated risks and don't sweep mistakes under the rug; instead, we pin them to the wall and learn from them. We value that everyone’s unique backgrounds and perspectives shape their work. We encourage you to read our company values.
Come help us reverse climate change. Gigatons or bust!
Your Responsibilities
As Charm’s Environment, Health & Safety Manager, you’ll report into our Head of People and be responsible for all aspects of EHS, including across our R&D efforts, pyrolyzer manufacturing, and field operations. You’ll be a crucial member of the team who’ll work directly with fellow Charmers, and occasional third parties. It's critical in this role to have a passion for making a positive difference in the safe and responsible development of our R&D programs, manufacturing and operations.


  • Improve or establish EHS programs for all activities related to R&D, pyrolyzer manufacturing, field operations, and general workplace safety. Ensure adequate safeguards exist, including but not limited to: engineering controls, procedures that highlight hazards and safeguards, training and PPE.
  • Act as a resource to teammates, including engineers, scientists, fabricators and technicians, when they are considering the use of new chemicals, equipment, or when they are considering a new process, behavior or function. This includes seeking out expert or specialist advice where needed.
  • Manage third parties and consultants to support the development and administration of our safety programs and strategies, e.g. industrial hygiene, workplace safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Audit R&D activities, manufacturing, and field operations, as needed, to ensure high standards for EHS are being upheld. Act on shortcomings with urgency by driving the necessary improvements with support from Charm teammates and/or third parties. Ensure routine safety tasks and documentation is complete, e.g. a chemical inventory and Safety Data Sheets should remain up to date.
  • Lead EHS communication and culture within Charm with vigor and enthusiasm. Seek out engineers and team leads to understand whether EHS programs are remaining relevant and keeping people safe.
  • Stay up-to-date on compliance and regulatory changes.


  • A depth of  experience in one or more of the following areas: chemical safety, manufacturing, field operations, or process safety. Experience in a manufacturing facility, industrial setting or fabrication shop would be considered an asset.
  • A high degree of flexibility and significant EHS program knowledge to support R&D, manufacturing, and field environments (e.g. agricultural operations).
  • Have a proactive, professional and “can do” attitude.
  • Desire to wear multiple hats with an organized, efficient working style.
  • Passionate about contributing to our mission and growing the company.

This role is located at either our San Francisco, CA Minifactory or our Fort Lupton, CO Miniforge, and is not open for remote work. The salary range is $150K-170k per year, plus benefits described below.
You would make a great addition to the team if:
· You solve problems with creativity and curiosity · You take high ownership of your work from end-to-end· You are eager to learn and teach others · You readily challenge your assumptions when faced with a difficult problem· You collaboratively seek out teammates for feedback and advice· You care deeply about our mission & the transition to a greener, more equitable future
Check out our instagram to see some shots of the team in action!
What We Offer
· Flexible hours & paid time off · Stock option compensation· Medical and dental insurance· Traditional and Roth 401k· Paid parental leave managed through Cocoon· Healthy snacks and lunches· A sweet workplace (Wait until you see our SF Minifactory!) with lots of space inside and out· A chance to pivot into a role in climate!
Visa Sponsorship Policy
Since we are a small startup, certain accommodations for visa sponsorship may not be within our capability. At this time, Charm Industrial is only sponsoring E3 and TN visas.
The nature of our work requires the vast majority of our team to be in-person full time. As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, we've continuously adapted our safety policy to keep our team safe and productive. Our current safety policy requires the attestation of COVID-19 vaccination to work at Charm. Additionally, we ask that all of our employees and visitors stay home and rest if they have any cold/flu/covid/sickness symptoms.
Our Commitment
Charm Industrial is an equal opportunity employer with a firm commitment to growing our team in an inclusive way, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The consequences of climate change inherently affect some more than others, and we need a diverse team to help us save our little planet most effectively & justly. We are excited about all of those who choose to apply, and for those who end up joining us, to see how you better us as a team and company. We are more than the sum of our parts.

Our mission is to reverse climate change and return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. To pursue this challenge, we ...

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