Environmental, Health, & Safety Engineer

Manassas City, Virginia, US
Apr 28, 2021
Jun 03, 2021
Project Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition Number: 45598

Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people's lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning's Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Scope of Position:

In this role, you will be responsible for promoting a safe, and environmentally compliant work environment for all employees throughout the manufacturing facility and to maintain compliance with all applicable federal, state local, and corporate environmental and safety laws.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate and communicate Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) programs and policies.
  • Develop and work towards all required Corporate EHS policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Maintain SDS system and ensure new materials and products have appropriate SDS sheets and training.
  • Ensure any new chemical safety and environmental requirements are assessed and understood prior to bringing onsite.
  • Implement special project assignments related to facility and/or equipment layouts.
  • Ensure Material Handling programs are established and upheld.
  • Emergency Response programs and leadership .
  • Ergonomic evaluations and improvements.
  • Lead ISO 14001 program.
  • Manage hazardous waste, environmental permits, reduction of waste, and other environmental applicable programs.
  • Implement safety programs to develop an inter-dependent safety culture where everyone is watching out for everyone's safety.
  • Mentor and coach subject matter experts on their assigned safety programs.
  • Ensures effective development and delivery of all EHS related training and education programs and maintain EHS records.
  • Responds, in conjunction with supervisors/management, to EH&S emergencies, investigates accidents, participates along with other groups, and recommends corrective and preventive action.
  • Coordinates reporting, tracking, and trend analysis of EHS metrics.
  • Works with leadership to set annual targets for injury reduction and develop the Safety Annual Plan and drive necessary actions to meet or exceed targets.
  • Leads internal audits and ensure timely corrective action for discrepancies and work with internal and external groups to handle industrial and chemical hygiene, safety, health and environmental audits/ inspections.
  • Able to react to changing requirements and perform other tasks as assigned.

Travel Requirements:
  • Up to 5% domestically.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
  • Standard business hours; Monday - Friday.

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in technical field, including but not limited to Engineering or Environmental and Safety.

Required Years and Area of Experience:
  • Minimum 3+ years' experience in a safety role within a manufacturing or distribution environment.

Required Skills:
  • Consistent track record on improving processes and working on teams to influence others.
  • Project Management principals and managing project costs.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:
  • Certified Safety Professional.
  • Experience leading ISO 14001 program or similar preferred.
  • Life Science or Pharma Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Ability to manage a budget and forecast spending.

Soft Skills:
  • Attention to detail.
  • Handles time and resources effectively to meet promised deadlines.
  • Team Leadership skills and ability to build consensus among team members on goals, tactics, and accountability.
  • Technical curiosity to learn new things and bring forth new ideas.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), social, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity.
  • Positive teammate who is customer-focused, open, and approachable to effectively collaborate in a multi-cultural environment and across all levels of an organization.
  • Should be a self-starter, able to work in team environment, and motivate others.
  • Relationship building, face-to-face contact with internal and external customers, and adapts to the situation and people involved.
  • Demonstrates respect and empathy for the perspective of others.
  • Utilizes information to ask open-ended questions and checks for understanding to generate accurate data.
  • Managing through change and organization; challenges status quo by finding opportunities for continuous improvements and frequently updates action plans to conform to changing organizational and customer goals.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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