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Environmental Health Safety Specialist

The Visual Pak Companies
Waukegan, Illinois, US
Closing date
Sep 25, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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EHS Specialist

Safety first! Join our growing EHS team providing compliance as well as day to day best practice guidance to keep all of us safe. Do you feel compelled to fix potential work place dangers? YES - you have a place with us as we produce, train, and measure safety behavior. Read onward to learn more about our special opportunity, and then apply for further consideration.

As an EHS Specialist you will have responsibility for EHS planning, administrating, and overseeing workforce safety at multi-locations in Waukegan, Il. Your primary duties are to ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Association (OHSA) guidelines to reduce work-related injuries. You will guide safety best practices at your assigned locations using training tools, conducting safety inspections, and processing/tracking worker's compensation claims.

Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (minimum)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational H&S, Environmental Sciences, or equivalent mix of education and experience.
  • Helpful Certifications: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CHI), or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).
  • Bilingual in Spanish, both verbally and written - Preferred.

  • 1-3 years of specific EHS topic experience in an industrial or manufacturing company.
  • Direct tactical and administrative EHS experience - Strongly Preferred.
  • Able to maintain a calm and positive demeanor, particularly when faced with intense situations.
  • Present strong communication skills with the ability to actively listen to others as they relay information. Practiced written skills including information presentation, and comfortability speaking to a diverse audience in both interpersonal and large group settings is a must.
  • Demonstrated abilities to research various topics, find useful information, and provide solutions.
  • Prior experience applying individual judgement and available resources to various situations.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, particularly with a sense of urgency.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Displays efficient time-management skills by meeting deadlines while multi-tasking, stopping/starting work assignments, and redirecting attention as necessary.
  • Recognizes and respects confidentiality in various formats.
  • Displays confidence in providing ideas that contribute to the success of the EHS department.
  • Demonstrated capability to accurately complete regulatory and facility reporting in a timely manner.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Verifiable experience with Environmental, Health, and Safety Management Systems.

Position Responsibilities-Tasks-Deliverables

An individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

All duties as assigned and the following specific activities.
  • Participates in site compliance, review, and audits (internal and external).
  • Contributes to the EHS system data maintenance; report creation and analysis.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of EHS physical and online files.
  • Compiles data necessary for monthly EHS activity reports, statistics and measurements.
  • Delivers on time information when asked to research, investigate, and analyze information.
  • Assists with assessing and diagnosing EHS problems and hazards including formatted EHS documentation and action plan.
  • Recommends solutions and options to address gaps in EHS or other areas of work.
  • Participates in regulatory inspections as assigned: vendor, internal, government, or other.
  • Required to maintain current EHS knowledge and regulations pertaining to The Visual Pak Companies business activity. Provides notice of changes, updates, or financial impact to appropriate management.
  • Partners with departments about training compliance and safety initiatives.
  • Provides research on topics and best practices as required.
  • Edits and designs safety procedures, technical documents, and other work products.
  • Composes correspondence and postings pertaining to safety.
  • Priorities conflicting needs, handling matters efficiently, proactively, and following-through on Projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Key Performance Indicators
  • Timely and accurate completion of work.
  • Applies critical thinking, problem solving, and sense of urgency to address EHS challenges.
  • Anticipates EHS urgency and able to redirect resources as well as reset priorities to accomplish updated expectations.
  • Maintains record keeping so that information can be easily found.
  • Participates as a productive, reliable, and overall value add to the Company.

V isual Pak Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visual Pak does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, gender (orientation or identification), sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis covered by federal, state, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, skills, individual performance, and business needs .
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