Job Title: Environmental Health/Safety Specialist
Location: 711 W Knox St Gardena CA 90248
Duration: 6 months
Client: Aerospace/ Defense
Major purpose: Client is seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist to support Maritime operations in the Gardena, CA. The successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of environmental, health, safety and sustainability programs, experience setting up and managing EHS programs in industrial and engineering settings and have a project management background.
The EHS Specialist will be responsible for implementing, and maintaining the policies, programs, and procedures within the Client's EHS management system, and will ensure compliance with all federal, state, local, and customer EHS requirements.
The role will also serve as a subject matter expert in occupational safety and health, environmental, and sustainability matters for Gardena, CA. The EHS Specialist must serve as a change agent and demonstrate the ability to guide operations leaders in implementing EHS programs, building a zero-injury culture, and minimizing impact on the environment.
Participate actively with the organization's leadership to establish policies and directions to achieve the targets and objectives within the EHS program.
Assist in developing company environment, health and safety (EHS) programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental health and safety regulations.
Responsible for implementing, and monitoring company environment, health and safety (EHS) programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental health and safety regulations.
Works with stakeholders in the organization during space planning, building expansions and/or other changes in facilities or work areas to ensure EHS requirements and regulations are met.
Remains current with all applicable regulations and company policies and advise leadership in EHS-related programmatic change recommendations or requirements.
Focuses on continuous improvement of EHS programs in processes, systems, and products
Prepares and completes environmental, health and safety reports, permits, and any other types of EHS requirements.
Assist in the implementation of EHS projects such as: hazardous communication training, air inventory logs, hoist safety program, PPE selection, machine guarding, accident investigations, workers compensation, lockout/tagout training, etc.
Maintain current chemical inventory and approve new chemicals to the facility.
Conducts job hazard assessments to identify and mitigate hazards in the workplace.
Leads EHS committees and engages all employees to take ownership of EHS.
Supports pollution prevention and sustainability project identification and execution.
Supports and guides accident investigations to determine thorough root cause and produces and maintains necessary documentation and permits.
Establishes and maintains necessary contacts with site, county, state, federal regulatory agencies.
Manages the hazardous materials and waste storage areas; guides receiving and storage of hazardous materials and waste plus waste minimization projects. Interacts with Treatment Storage Disposal Facilities to profile waste streams.
Assists with major environmental activities: emission quantification, South Coast Air Quality Management District activities, storm water permit compliance, and sources reduction.
Audits production departments for EHS regulatory compliance and assist production management in maintaining a positive safety culture on the floor.
Conducts workplace surveys, safety audits and assessments. Advises management of conditions requiring corrective actions
Assist in instructing departmental personnel on the proper handling of chemicals, labeling and disposal of hazardous waste in accordance with GHS.
Participates as member of the Emergency Response Team. Keeps current on new development in the field.
Performs other duties as required by Management.
Up to 20% support for the Anaheim facility.
Flexible to support off-shift or weekend activities and response measures, when needed, and able to travel 10% of the time.
DOD issued Secret level Clearance preferred.
EHS-related professional accreditations (ASP, CSP or similar)
Experience in California EHS regulatory requirements.
Strong root cause analysis skills.
Experience using and leveraging EHS common tools and systems, such as Gensuite.
Strong teamwork, interpersonal, problem-solving, and analysis skills.
Exhibits sound judgment and professionalism in all situations.
Self-directed, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assess priorities effectively.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires both business knowledge and technical understanding in EH&S area.
Capability to guide teams without a formal management role.
Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.
Graduate Degree with a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.
Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience would also be given consideration.
Strong technical understanding of occupational health and safety and environmental regulations and practices.
* Experience developing and authoring risk assessments, policies, and training programs