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Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist / Engineer

Company: balchem
Location: Faribault
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist / Engineer Position Summary: EH&S Specialist / Engineer to provide direct support to our facilities in the Midwest which currently include Faribault, MN, Sleepy Eye, MN, Marshfield, WI, and Whittemore, IA. The role will be based at the Faribault facility. The position requires excellent communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills. This person should thrive in a changing and dynamic environment and possess the ability to direct, plan, establish, and implement a variety of programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees, plant facilities, and equipment. As the EH&S Specialist / Engineer, they must ensure safe work conditions and practices exist that meet all applicable EH&S regulations and company policies. This position will coach site management and personnel on the recognition, elimination and control of occupational hazards and environmental risks. Routine travel between the Midwest sites mentioned above, that are within three hours of Faribault, will be required. Essential Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and evaluates current EH&S programs, policies, and practices at each site to ensure they meet all current and proposed local, state, and national regulatory requirements.
  • Designs, implements, and maintains EH&S programs and policies to minimize and eliminate safety risks and occupational hazards associated with work practices.
  • Establishes EH&S monitoring programs to ensure all activities meet established requirements. Establishes methods for maintaining site records for occupational and environmental health and safety including documentation on training and certifications.
  • Performs periodic safety inspections and compliance audits.
  • Coordinates and/or administers EH&S related training activities to ensure that all employees are aware of their EH&S responsibilities and can operate in a safe and legal manner.
  • Maintains/Improves current accident and incident reporting system for all employees.
  • Investigates accidents and incidents to determine the cause and recommends changes to work practices or equipment to minimize or eliminate future safety risks.
  • Investigates the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting and other conditions affecting the health, comfort, efficiency of employees.
  • Conducts evaluations of exposure to noise, particles, gases, fumes etc. and recommends measures to ensure maximum employee protection.
  • Works with outside safety organizations to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. When required serves as the primary contact responsible for assisting with EH&S audits by these organizations.
  • Prepares safety and compliance reports as required by management and outside organizations.
  • Provides input on and participates in EH&S strategic planning for business.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and the EH&S Culture. Essential Education/Experience/Skills:
    • Bachelors or Masters degree in an EH&S related Science or Engineering field.
    • Minimum of one year of relevant experience with an emphasis in EH&S program management. Experience within a plant under a Combustible Dust program a plus.
    • Demonstrated people management and team building skills and the ability to manage multiple projects/programs simultaneously
    • Positive and motivated self-starter with successful track record in changing environment; excellent organizational, teamwork and prioritization skills are essential
    • Ability to communicate with clarity, impact and passion to help drive a growing EH&S program, and to collaborate across all levels of the organization to enable and drive change
    • Excellent written, verbal, listening and presentation skills.
    • Professional certification a plus
    • Ability to travel regionally #LI #IN

Keywords: balchem, Minneapolis , Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist / Engineer, Healthcare , Faribault, Minnesota

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