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Location:
Wenatchee, Washington
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Government / Public Sector, Utilities
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
11485

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator

Welcome to Chelan County PUD. It's a one-stop place for bringing together prospective employees at our innovative utility.

If you’d like to be proud of where you work and if you want to make a difference for your community, consider a career in public power at the Chelan County Public Utility District, one of the leading hydropower producers in the nation.

JOB PURPOSE:
The Environmental, Health, and Safety Coordinator actively promotes, measures, and mitigates risks related to compliance with federal, state and local laws regulating the handling and containment of dangerous waste and toxic substances in the workplace.  This is accomplished through activities including coordination of hazardous, permitted, and special waste disposal, industrial hygiene sampling, assessing workplace conditions, conducting audits and providing training.       

Job Functions:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily.  Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. 

EF - % of Time Job Functions:

  • EF 50% Coordinate hazardous, permitted, and special waste disposals at District facilities in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. This includes waste characterization/identification, collection, labeling, storage, and disposal/recycling. Conduct environmental audit of hazmat buildings, long-term PCB storage building, satellite accumulation areas, and universal waste collection areas. Respond and coordinate oil/chemical spill response for the District.  This may include cleanup, record-keeping, and disposals. Coordinate with contract laboratories for sample collection paperwork and transport of District materials---liquid and solid waste streams. Assist the Environmental Program Manager in completing annual reporting and records retention. Assist District employees and contractors to ensure ongoing compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
  • EF 30% Conduct Audits/B.E.S.T. Observations:  Perform site audits/B.E.S.T. (Behaviors, Environmental, Safety, Talk) observations to ensure a healthy and safe work environment.  Confirm environmental and safety regulations are being met, keep front-line workers and managers informed of compliance issues while promoting our HPI principles and concepts.  Safety and health duties include managing proper plan of action & oversight for asbestos, lead, and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) abatements, maintenance activities and disposals based on analytical results and OSHA/WISHA compliance. Works with project managers and procurement on contract language and work process requirements. Research products and Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s) to determine waste stream designation. Actively participate in new chemical and product review process for the District.
  • EF 10% Provide guidance and training:  This includes guidance and oversight to the Safety and Health Dept, supervisors, engineers, planners, and others involved with asbestos work, sand blasting operations, equipment removal, and ventilation in the proper handling of hazardous materials, and processes for removals, managing biological air sampling requests for District projects including providing results, identifying health hazards, and ensuring PPE is adequate preparing training guidelines, employee notifications and ensuring employee training occurs for handling hazardous materials.
  • EF 10% Provide cross training and backup for other Safety/HPI Coordinators when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Post-Secondary Education:
Bachelor's degree (B. S., B. A.) in natural resources or environmental science or a related field from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: 
Requires a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in environmental health and safety including overseeing hazardous waste disposals, environmental compliance issues, air sampling and analytical testing.  Previous experience in overseeing lead, asbestos and PCB abatement projects desired.  Requires familiarity with Washington state regulations and federal regulations.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
In addition to a competitive salary range of $76,080 - $95,100 (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.

ABOUT US:
Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.


We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS and by Forbes in 2017 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled

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