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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Elkton, Maryland
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Biotechnology, Electrical & Electronic Products, Textiles
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Some College Coursework
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EHS Associate

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.

About the Industry:  Gore products help control emissions, optimize processes, and deliver long-term value across manufacturing types. Learn More.

About the Role:  W. L. Gore is seeking an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Associate to join our team in Elkton, Maryland.  In this role, you will work to enable the Enterprise to increase confidence in compliance with EH&S obligations. You will also develop and implement operational processes that enable the Enterprise to:  identify, assess, manage and control EH&S operational hazards/risks; and relevant costs.


  • Taking ownership of and being accountable for driving Environmental Health & Safety performance through developing, implementing, and continually improving EH&S programs, practices, and procedures
  • Coordinating with plant and divisional EH&S Associates to ensure risk management and confidence in compliance with EH&S requirements while meeting operational and business needs
  • Training and coaching associates in their EH&S related practices, as well as mentoring and supporting the site EH&S teams
  • Driving EH&S risk assessments for processes and equipment, including prioritization, development, and implementation of appropriate controls
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting EH&S metrics
  • Partnering with the global EH&S team as appropriate to drive alignment and integration
  • Driving incident investigations to identify root cause and corrective/preventive actions
  • Engaging and participating in new-product development teams early in the design process to ensure ergonomic principles, safety controls, etc., are incorporated into design
  • Partnering with Occupational Health for effective case management involving injured/ill associates
  • Identifying and understanding appropriate regulations and participating in compliance-gap analysis while acting as a point of contact with various regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, attorneys, etc.


Required Qualifications:         

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Health and Safety or a related field (e.g.: Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Public Health, etc.) plus a minimum of 3 years’ EH&S experience OR
    a minimum of 5 years’ EH&S experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing, chemical processing, or laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated:
    • Success in identifying, assessing, and controlling EH&S risk and implement practical and effective risk-reduction solutions
    • Organizational priority-setting skills, attention to detail, follow-through, effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge of chemical hazards and ability to communicate associated health risk
  • Knowledgeable in one or more areas of environmental laws and regulations; Federal RCRA, CERCLA/SARA, TSCA, Clean Water Act, and SPCC regulations
  • Proven problem solving skills including incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Ability to:
    • Build consensus and influence a diverse group of Associates in safe behaviors and practices
    • Work independently, contribute within a team and actively engage and partner with manufacturing and technical Associates
    • work off-shift hours, if needed, and travel up to 10%


Desired Qualifications:   

  • CSP Certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and/or CIH Certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Experience with process/equipment hazard risk analysis tools
  • Knowledge of EH&S management systems (e.g. ISO 14001 & ISO 45001), related consensus standards, and industry best practices  


What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, Health & Well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development.

Learn more about: benefits, diversity, and growth & development.

We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)