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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Company: Emerson Group
Location: Elk River
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Are you an EHS Professional looking to join a team that crafts and manufactures precision engineered products that are on the cutting edge of a high-pressure application facilitating the growth of the semiconductor, alternative fuel, aerospace, and a multitude of other industries? You will also have a lot of hands on experience and working with very dedicated and engaged cross functional teams. If so, then Emerson has an outstanding opportunity for you! We are looking for an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist to be based at our TESCOM facility in Elk River, Minnesota.

This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining numerous EHS programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees and environmental compliance. The successful candidate will be a self-starting leader who enjoys the challenges of daily involvement with all departments. The EHS Specialist will lead and be the technical authority to develop and maintain a safe work environment, control costs related to occupational accidents and illness, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local laws governing safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental affairs for the Elk River site.


  • Provide Environmental, Safety, & Health Leadership - Provide effective leadership in promoting environmental, safety, and health initiatives through positive reinforcement of safe behavior. Deliver clear direction to ensure employees are working safely by consistently and fairly implementing environmental, safety, and health policies and work instructions.
  • Review design, equipment, methods, and materials to assure safeguarding of employees and property and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Develop and coordinate ongoing safety, Industrial Hygiene (IH), and environmental programs. Communicate safety, IH, and environmental matters verbally and in written procedures
  • Serve as a key resource to the site safety committee, including leadership of teams, initiatives, and driving all work needed under the Safety Roadmap.
  • Participate in and lead sustainability initiatives aligned with Emerson corporate objectives and goals.
  • Lead IH monitoring/lab results and recommends engineering controls and personnel protective equipment.
  • Lead accident investigations and corrective action implementation.
  • Assure that all requirements regarding the collection, storage, handling, disposal, recycling and shipping of waste are conformed to in accordance with the written Waste Management Operating Procedures, EPA requirements and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
  • Is responsible for assuring that all requirements regarding the collection, storage, handling, disposal, recycling, and shipping of waste are conformed to in accordance with the written Waste Management Operating Procedures, EPA requirements and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
  • Run and maintain all EHS recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Investigate any accidents or near misses. Advance and promote a strong safety culture in the Company.
  • Obey all safety rules and stop work if continuing is unsafe or will build an unsafe condition. Report all safety concerns immediately.
  • Network with peers at other Emerson locations as needed.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Director of Operations and Global EHS Director.
  • Preserve professional and technical competence by pursuing related continuing education. WHO YOU ARE:
    When you see opportunities for improvement, you will step in to make them happen. When presented with challenges, you accept the opportunity, perform the vital research, energize a team to strive to implement solutions. You are skilled at collaborating with teams to efficiently use resources to reach significant solutions. To you, safety is a core value which reflect actions that are in the best interest of employees, coworkers, and customers. You are also good at influencing people to not only work safely but elevate and evolve the safety culture to want to work safely. Finally, you see a vision of a No-Harm work environment and you can build an action plan and rally colleagues to achieve it.

    • Bachelor's Degree in Safety Engineering, Safety Management/ Technology/ Applied Science, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Safety or relevant field is required.
    • 0-3 years relevant EHS experience in a manufacturing environment or very similar environment.
    • Experience with internal and/or external audits from regulatory agencies, consultants, or corporate staff.
    • Knowledgeable of OSHA, EPA, and state regulations
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and codes regarding EHS.
    • Possess a high level of technical expertise, ability to apply skills to continuous process improvement while maintaining maximum levels of safety.
    • Ability to subtly and authoritatively, handle exciting conversations regarding safety and employee behavior without personal bias or judgement.
    • Take initiative and make decisions based on known policies and procedures with minimal direction.
    • Possess excellent interpersonal/communication skills and can empower and influence others.
    • Ability to travel/fly 10% to other Emerson facilities for meetings or audits
    • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
      • Work within manufacturing plant conditions and elements which may include but not limited to noise, dust, chemicals, oil, and mobile equipment.
      • PPE will be required including safety glasses, ear plugs, and/or safety shoes.
        Flexible Work Schedule - Hybrid Work Option
        This role has the flexibility of a hybrid work option up to one day a week based on business needs. Our teams work together to ensure our chosen work schedules enable our creativity and efficiency as we serve the needs of our customers.

        About Us


        Our Commitment to Our People

        Across the globe, we are united by a singular Purpose: We drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable.

        We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills, and competencies to bring this Purpose to life while competing and leading in a global economy.

        Our training programs focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership.

        Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities, and the world through our unwavering focus on environmental, social, and regulatory progress. Learn more about us!

        Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including paid parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.

        Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

        At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives - and that reflects the world around us. We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

        This philosophy is fundamental to living our company's values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emerson.

        Work Authorization

        Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

        If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, please contact: idisability.administrator@emerson.com.


        Emerson is a leading global technology, software and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

        Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs.

        Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

        We help customers in the world's most essential industries solve the biggest challenges of modern life.

        Every day, our global workforce fulfills our unified Purpose and lives out the Values we hold close as an organization: Integrity, Safety & Quality, Support Our People, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, and Innovation.

        Our Causes - Planet, Humanity, Champion, Inclusion and Future - shape, define and fuel Emerson's culture while inspiring our innovative spirit and driving our focus.

        Whether you're an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or recently received your master's degree, you'll find opportunities with us. Join our team and start your journey today!

        No calls or agencies please.

Keywords: Emerson Group, Minneapolis , Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Healthcare , Elk River, Minnesota

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