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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

Nordson Corporation Amherst, OH

Amherst, OH
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Job Summary

To provide Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) services, technical support, and project management toward the attainment of objectives relative to EHS, corporate liability reduction, facility characterization, environmental improvement, risk reduction and new business development activities. The position will have responsibility for the Amherst, Ohio and Plymouth, Michigan facilities, which represents seven buildings and approximately 550,000 square feet that is comprised of light assembly, machining, and labs.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Environmental Compliance

* Manages environmental compliance programs including waste, storm water, waste water, air, emergency response, Department of Transportation (DOT), Resource conservation & recovery act (RCRA), Emergency Planning & community right to act (EPCRA), etc.

* Maintains environmental compliance records.

* Interfaces with outside technical consultants, regulatory agencies, and corporate compliance.

* Prepares written responses to regulatory agency inspections and corporate audit reports.

* Completes and submits Agency required reports (Annual Report, Superfund Amendments reauthorization act (SARA) Reports, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reports, permits, emergency response notifications, etc.).

* Conducts facility inspections.

* Coordinates RCRA and DOT training with consulting company.

* Serves as the facility environmental regulations and permit expert by providing regulatory interpretations for RCRA and other relevant regulations.

* Provides regulatory expertise by evaluating the regulatory implications of proposed actions. Makes recommendations on courses of action to management.

Safety Compliance

* Manages health and safety programs including forklift training, lockout/tagout (LOTO), cranes and hoists, and other relevant programs.

* Provides safety training and maintains safety training records, including MSDS.

* Assists HR with Bureau Workers Compensation (BWC) claims, injury reports, and OSHA 300 Logs.

* Conducts incident investigations and root cause analysis. Proposes solutions, implements programs, and/or provides training as necessary as a result.

* Serves as an Emergency Coordinator and manages the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and manage Business Continuity Plan

* Provides regulatory expertise by evaluating the regulatory implications of proposed actions. Makes recommendations on courses of action to management.

* Monitors daily operations activities for compliance with all safety and environmental regulations and takes corrective measures when issues of non-compliance are discovered. Conducts regulatory inspections of the operating facility.

* Develops and provides OSHA training (LOTO, Forklifts, etc.). Conducts, develops and supports new training programs as needed by the organization.

* Develops and implements project plans to accomplish departmental and corporate goals and objectives for regulatory programs (e.g., internal environmental auditing, groundwater monitoring, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures (SPCC) program, RCRA and Clean Air Act (CAA) permitting, and regulatory analysis).


* Work with corporate Safety and Security specialist to implement a security program.

* Supervise security guards on a daily basis.

Other Duties as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements


* Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, chemistry, engineering, environmental or related field required. Equivalent experience will be considered.


* Five (5) or more years of successful, hands-on experience in the environmental, health, and/or safety industry is required.

* Experience in industrial or manufacturing setting preferred.

* Working knowledge/understanding of environmental and related regulations (RCRA, OSHA, EPA, CWA, CAA, etc.) is required.

Preferred Skills and Abilities

* Superb analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend actions using sound judgment.

* Communication, organization, interpersonal and presentation skills. Must be able to effectively communicate and present information and respond to questions from associates, vendors, customers or regulatory officials. Must possess outstanding writing skills.

* Strong work ethic and commitment to safety, compliance, and quality.

* Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Must be able to develop comprehensive reports and analyses.

* Ability to work in a fast paced environment with competing priorities; ability to multi-task

* Self-starter

* Detail oriented

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Office environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel Required

Estimated 10-20% - Travel to Plymouth, Michigan as required.

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by law.