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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Steele Solutions Inc
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, US
Closing date
May 14, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

Under the supervision of the EHS Manager, The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day environmental, health and safety functions at an assigned location. This includes (but is not limited to) implementing the organization's safety program, working with teams to maintain a safe and healthy work environment and monitoring the facility and processes for adherence to OSHA, EPA, Wisconsin DNR, DOT, and other local regulations and guidelines.

Additionally, this role is responsible for the elimination of industrial incidents, conducting environmental monitoring and reporting, providing assistance with environmental permit applications, and assisting with internal EHS audits for the facility. This position works closely with cross-functional teams throughout the facility and leads the pursuit of zero incidents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate Regulatory Compliance Monitoring and Reporting
  • Serve as the primary hazardous waste SME, leading efforts to reduce hazardous waste and implement recycling programs. Direct industrial hygiene sampling and support
  • Manage the facility SDS/Hazard Communication program
  • Manage and perform the planning, training, inspection, reporting and recordkeeping requirements for all environmental and safety compliance programs
  • Lead training efforts for EHS related activities within facility
  • Provide engaging environmental, health, and safety leadership to the facility employees
  • Develop and support strategic initiatives designed to produce best in class EHS performance
  • Conduct facility audits to be used to ensure that consistent, best-in-class results and compliance are followed to enable operational excellence. Prepare reports of findings with recommendations for corrective action
  • Conduct and document monthly facility inspections of hazardous waste accumulation/chemical storage areas
  • Perform Job Safety Analysis of all facility worksite activities and lead actions for controls and countermeasures
  • Perform safety risk assessments virtually or hands-on for product and process capability
  • Lead the identification, assessment and resolution of ergonomic issues including physical part validation of acceptability to ergonomic standards
  • Observe workers to determine proper use of prescribed safety equipment and procedures. Train and demonstrate proper use of safety equipment
  • Investigate incidents (including injuries, property damage, near misses, releases, and losses) to determine root causes and prepares/directs corrective and preventive action plans
  • Conduct and coordinate Safety training
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety or related field preferred
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience running EHS programs
  • Additional in-house training on special areas as appropriate
  • Requires knowledge of shop operations and OSHA standards. Knowledge of welding, painting, material handling and machining useful.
  • Demonstrated understanding of OSHA, EPA, WDNR, DOT and local regulations
  • Proven knowledge of safety equipment and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to influence management, teams and individuals across multiple functions within the organization
  • Excellent working knowledge of ergonomic analysis tools
  • Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; Spanish bilingual a plus
  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Word and Excel and database management
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