Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist

Summary:

 

The Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist is responsible for implementing effective environmental, health, and safety (EHS) processes through risk reduction strategies and management system implementation.

 

This position may require working different hours including weekends as needed to meet business, customer, schedule, or personal requirements.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improve EHS workplace performance by promoting an incident-free workplace.
  • Identify and mitigate EHS risk, and implement safety and environmental management system programs in accordance with regulations and corporate compliance policies.
  • Conduct safety assessments: JSAs (safety risk assessments), Personal Protective Equipment, Confined Space, Ergonomic, Lockout Tagout and others.
  • Develop and provide employee safety and environmental training.
  • Facilitate and engage teams and team members to drive projects that will lead to reductions in injuries, energy, water usage, and waste.
  • Conduct inspections and audits throughout the business to identify existing or potential hazards and determine corrective or preventive measures.
  • Conduct incident investigations, root cause analyses and practical problem-solving.
  • Facilitate completion of EHS suggestions.
  • Perform environmental monitoring in accordance with local, state and federal requirements.
  • Perform periodic environmental inspections including spill prevention, stormwater, and hazardous waste.

 

Required Competencies & Knowledge:

 

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Think critically and problem solve
  • Successfully multi-task with conflicting priorities
  • Execute project assignments
  • Thrive in ambiguous environments
  • Learn and demonstrate world-class behaviors with a focus on safety, quality, reliability, and compliance
  • Facilitate effective meetings
  • Demonstrate effective work behaviors
    • Plans and organizes work effectively
    • Displays tenacity and a passion for winning
    • Demonstrates self-awareness
    • Is customer driven
    • Displays an openness to new ideas and perspectives
    • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
    • Demonstrates creativity
    • Likes people and working in teams
    • Achieves results quickly, individually and through teams
    • Takes calculated and shared business risks learn from failures, celebrates the success of the team and individual contributors.

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Frequent work in an office setting attached to a plant manufacturing site.
  • Frequent work in a laboratory setting.
  • Frequent plant environment exposure which includes noise, chemicals, heat, humidity, moving machinery, forklifts, and electricity.
  • Frequent building and grounds environment, which includes weather, roof, tanks, electrical equipment, sanitary and wastewater infrastructure.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, climb, balance, talk, listen, stoop, kneel, crouch, or feel and reach with hands and arms to assess equipment and processes.
  • Ability to type, with hands and fingers, see and interpret data, report, read English and interpret technical documents, machinery labels, and plant signage.
  • Maintenance, Electrical and Controls Interns – Must have the ability to see electrical wiring in color.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental, health and safety or related scientific field
  • Certification – none required

 


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