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Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

G&W Electric Co
Bolingbrook, Illinois, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Job Description
Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.


The primary focus for this position is to ensure that G&W Electric complies with all applicable environmental, health and safety regulations.

  • Manage the maintenance and implementation of safety programs, compliance plans, and initiatives.
  • Participate in the investigation of incidents, near misses and property damage incidents. Ensure follow-up is done to minimize future exposure and proper records/documents are maintained.
  • Conduct, coordinate and track various training to support company programs.
  • Conduct routine safety observations to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies, company environmental, health, and safety policies, procedures and practices.
  • Maintain internal and regulatory reporting including data collection and reporting including but not limited to air, storm water and surface water discharge.
  • Ensure the company meets all its legislative compliance obligations with OSHA, EPA, DOT, FAA and fire codes.
  • Serve as back up contact for all regulatory agencies for inspections, permitting, reporting (air, water, waste).
  • Helps maintain compliance with permits, government regulations and other industry practices.
  • Keep abreast of any safety and environmental law or regulation changes that impact the organization.
  • Ability to take necessary steps to ensure a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Participate in manufacturing meetings to discuss workplace safety and regulatory concerns and opportunities.
  • Actively role model all company environmental, health and safety standards.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with Operations, Managers, Supervisors and employees.
  • Assist in the oversight of the Worker's Compensation program.
  • Special projects as required.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Engineering, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related degree
  • 1 - 5 years experience in manufacturing environment with responsibility for Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Proficient PC skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to be on call or work off hours as needed
  • Ability to perform as both a team member and an independent contributor
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Superior analytical/ problem solving, written and verbal communications
  • Experience working with local regulatory agencies preferred.
  • Familiar with various emission control devices to ensure compliance
  • Safety Orientation
  • Active and Formal Communication
  • Functional/Technical Knowledge of EHS principles
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Relationship Building / Influence
  • Intermediate computer skills, utilizing formulas in spreadsheet or word processing software packages; developing templates for use by other team members;
  • Knowledge of programs in the MS Office Suite
  • Data entry accuracy
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to appropriately manage confidential information

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We comply with E-Verify for all new hires.

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