Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
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POST DATE 6/4/2020
END DATE 8/4/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONEnvironmental health and safety (EHS) technician is responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around the job sites. The EHS Technician is responsible for conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, the EHS Technician will make sure that EHS materials are maintained, assist with training other employees in departmental processes, and make sure that employees are following guidelines. This position is dedicated to site support at three locations.
Environmental health and safety (EHS) technician is responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around the job sites.
EHS technician will be conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and departmental requirements. Also, ensure that all employees are following EHS guidelines.
Monitor EHS related materials at designated locations, such as PPE, ergonomics, air quality, fire safety, and waste disposal.
Understand, apply, and document federal and state regulations, identify problems and suggest remedies.
This position has the authority to make and apply labels, and sign DOT hazardous materials Shipping Certifications.
Assembles boxes, arranges supplies and prepares and maintains area for shipments. This includes maintaining inventory of packing supplies and proper requisitioning for transfer of packing supplies to keep shipping area adequately stocked.
Ships all articles, including hazardous materials, in compliance with applicable governmental regulations. This includes packing, marking, labeling, and documentation.
Monitor waste streams by documenting quantity and size of materials for shipment.
Effectively organizes and maintains the storage of hazardous waste. Carefully moves material in a timely manner to storage or designated areas. This may require operating a forklift, pallet mover, drum dolly, or other similar equipment.
Supports periodic EHS inspections and site audits (internal, regulatory and customer).
Assist in the implementation of programs to reduce risk to employees, contractors, and the environment.
Complete reports in a timely manner.
Organize and maintain EHS records.
Supports and/or performs chemical risk assessments.
Submit safety data sheet requests to the Product Safety group, review and resubmit, if necessary.
Support data management for site metric reporting.
Support and/or coordinate incident investigations.
Support and/or coordinate ergonomic projects.
Support Process Safety Management program at the Verona facility.
Support regulatory reporting requirements for air, storm water, waste water, hazardous waste, TRI, Tier II, etc.
All other duties as assigned.
Seeks guidance from EHS Specialist, as needed, to ensure the above.
Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
EHS technicians must be able to multitask while being able to produce accurate and professional work. Additional skills include strong communication and effective interpersonal skills.
Accuracy in job functions
Attention to Detail
Microsoft Excel and Word Experience
Also, this position requires a fundamental knowledge and ability to apply many of the following skill sets based on the assigned locations:
Environmental compliance standards especially pertaining to chemical manufacturing.
Occupational Health and Safety standards especially pertaining to chemical manufacturing, maintenance activities and product distribution.
Emergency preparedness and response related to; fire, chemical, medical and nature caused events.
Fundamental chemical laboratory safety.
Hazard control methods.
Hazardous waste control and disposal.
Industrial ventilation (general and local exhaust).
Personal protective equipment (PPE).
Basic accident investigation methods.
Basic hazardous work (confined space entry, hot work and line breaking) fundamentals.
Flammable and combustible liquids safety fundamentals.
Basic process safety management practices.
Basic life safety (emergency egress, lighting and alarms) practices.
Basic fire detection and suppression methods.
The minimum educational requirement for the EHS technician includes a Bachelor's degree in a Life Sciences field or Environmental Health and Safety.
Previous experience in a similar role is beneficial, including experience with hazardous materials and knowledge of relevant laws and regulations. Chemistry lab experience is beneficial.
Microsoft Excel and Word experience needed for documentation purposes.
This position requires the ability to:
Don/doff and wear PPE including emergency response equipment.
Walk and climb steps routinely.
Work in ambient temperature and humid environments.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis
Ability to move full 55-gal drums with a manual drum dolly.