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Environmental Health Safety Specialist

Lincolnton, North Carolina, US
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) SpecialistJob Summary:
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist provides support for the Lincolnton NC manufacturing site. This position is accountable for supporting all EHS activities at the site including monitoring EHS plant objectives and targets, internal reporting of EHS department performance, ensuring plant level EHS programs, policies, and procedures are developed, implemented, and sustained to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory and permit requirements. This position is also responsible for supporting a strong EHS culture that engages all employees throughout the site.

  • Drive and promote a Zero Incident culture for all employees
  • Motivate and coach employees on employee engagement and growing the site safety culture
  • Support the internal auditing program for EHS programs by completing audits, developing corrective actions for identified findings, assist with closing action items, and assessing the appropriateness of corrective and preventative actions within all site departments
  • Coordinate with the site Leadership Team to define EH&S goals and objectives
  • Support the EHS department with data analysis, data management, reporting and training while providing technical expertise
  • Support development, engagement and tracking for leading and lagging indicators relevant to EHS performance
  • Implement appropriate industrial emergency response procedures
  • Review site environmental permits and ensure terms and conditions are maintained in compliance with requirements. Ensure required documentation is maintained and required regulatory sampling and reports are submitted to the respective permit agencies
  • Mentor site leadership team and employees regarding EHS programs and technical information
  • Evaluate jobs for ergonomic improvements in work design and equipment
  • Investigate all incidents, identify root causes, and ensure corrective actions are implemented according to regulatory and site EHS programs
  • Champion and lead projects designed to improve EHS programs in conjunction with the 5-year plan to reduce risks and achieve business sustainability objectives
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Self-motivated professional with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving that incorporates stakeholders in the development of solutions that facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Ability to manage by influence through solid relationships to get results and drive change through others
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Efficient time management skills
Education and Experience:
  • 5 or more years' experience in Environmental, Health and Safety in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's degree in an EHS-based discipline and/or a related field
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with ISO 14001 and 45001
  • Experience with Process Safety Management
  • Experience Wastewater Treatment
  • Experience with worker's compensation requirements for injuries/illnesses
Physical Requirements:
  • Frequent visits to plant floor, warehouse, external buildings, and exterior plant areas
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 55 pounds
  • Must wear personal protective equipment
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