Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist

Savage, Minnesota, US
Jul 18, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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Job Purpose and Impact
The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will provide expertise to ensure compliance regarding environmental, health and safety regulations. We seek a professional who will help develop, implement and maintain processes and programs that comply with federal, state and local regulations and requirements. In this role, you will lead in a low complexity facility or support a higher complexity facility. You will assist in managing EHS programs for multiple Research & Development facilities and pilot plants in the Minneapolis area.
Key Accountabilities
- Implement and handle processes and systems for environmental health and safety hazard identification and risk management.
- Create effective emergency response plan, train workforce and coordinate test plans on a defined frequency and validate emergency action plan.
- Participate in incident investigations based on incident classification in partnership with specialists internally and externally or regulatory authorities to identify the root cause and help prevent recurrence.
- Implement and execute controls and programs and ensure they work as planned.
- Prepare for audits, governmental inspections, customer visits, identify data and reports needed to monitor performance and compliance against goals.
- Support appropriate training content and delivery mode, in line with global and regional requirements, conduct gap assessment to identify training needs, adjust curriculum to reflect site specific needs.
- Understand risks applicable to contractor and external service providers, implement, monitor and evaluate approved processes to control environmental health and safety risks with contractors.
- Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
- Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in a related field OR equivalent experience
- Minimum of two years of related work experience
- In depth knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety legislation and business processes in environmental health and safety systems, ecology and environmental protection, industrial safety.
Preferred Qualifications
- Knowledge of EHS risk assessments and regulations and experience in reducing environmental health and safety incidents.
- In depth knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety systems (OSHA, EPA, Enableon, Bio Safety regulations, etc).
- Ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse groups in a large organization.
- Experience in organizing safety management system for specialists of contracting organizations.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
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