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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

W.L. Gore
Elkton, Maryland, US
Closing date
Jul 4, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.

About the Industry: Gore products help control emissions, optimize processes, and deliver long-term value across manufacturing types. Learn more at

About the Role: We are looking for an early career Environmental Health & Safety Associate to join our team based in Elkton, Maryland. In this role, you will work to enable the Enterprise to increase confidence in compliance with EH&S obligations. This Associate will develop and implement operational processes that enable the Enterprise to: identify, assess, manage and control EH&S operational hazards/risks and relevant costs.

  • Take ownership of and being accountable for driving Environmental Health & Safety performance through development, implementation, and continual improvement of EH&S programs, practices, and procedures
  • Coordinate with plant and divisional EH&S Associates to ensure risk management and confidence in compliance with EH&S requirements; meet operational and business needs training and coach associates in their EH&S related practices, as well as the mentorship and support of the site EH&S teams
  • Drive EH&S risk assessments for processes and equipment, including prioritization, development, and implementation of appropriate controls
  • Collect, analyze, and report EH&S metrics
  • Partner with the global EH&S team as appropriate to drive alignment and integration
  • Drive incident investigations to identify root cause and corrective/preventive actions
  • Engage and participate in new-product development teams early in the design process to ensure ergonomic principles, safety controls, etc., are incorporated into design
  • Partner with Occupational Health for effective case management involving injured/ill associates
  • Identify and understand appropriate regulations and participate in compliance-gap analysis; act as a point of contact with various regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, attorneys, etc

Required Qualifications:
  • Degree in Environmental, Health and Safety or a related field (e.g.: fire safety or protection or the natural and/or physical sciences, or engineering, or public health) OR ability/willingness to obtain degree (associates or Bachelors) OR a minimum of 3 years EH&S experience
  • Demonstrated success in identifying, assessing, and controlling EH&S risk and implement practical and effective risk-reduction solutions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more areas of environmental laws and regulations; Federal RCRA,CERCLA/SARA, TSCA, Clean Water Act, and SPCC regulations
  • Demonstrated organizational priority-setting skills, attention to detail, follow-through, effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proven problem-solving skills including incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical hazards and the ability to communicate associated health risk
  • Ability to build consensus and influence a diverse group of Associates in safe behaviors and practices
  • Ability to work independently, contribute within a team, and actively engage and partner with manufacturing and technical Associates
  • Ability to work off-shift hours, as needed
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Environmental, Health and Safety or a related field (e.g.: fire safety or protection or the natural and/or physical sciences, or engineering, or public health)
  • Experience with process/equipment hazard risk analysis tools
  • Knowledge of EH&S management systems

What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at

We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at
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