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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
75000 
Location:
Watertown, New York
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Engineering, General Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

EHS & Security Specialist

SUMMARY:
The Health, Safety, Environmental, & Security (HSES) Specialist will have responsibility for ensuring that our employees, contractors, and visitors enjoy high levels of safety, health and environmental protection while maintaining regulatory and corporate compliance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. 
Successful candidate will perform a wide range of HSES related assignments, with guidance and often assistance from the HSES Manager, including but not limited to the descriptions below:

HEALTH:

  • Lead and assist in compliance of employee health policies including injury management, accident investigations to determine root cause of incidents, and application of corrective action plans.
  • Member of Knowlton’s Workplace Injury On-Call Team.
  • Manage employee health initiatives such as injury management to minimize the effect of injuries on the employee and the company incident rate metrics (i.e. LWCIR, OIR, TIR).
  • Maintain facility medical supplies and first aid kits.
  • AED/CPR inspections and training coordination.
  • Assist in uniform selection for production employees.

 

SAFETY:

  • Actively promote & drive the corporate safety program, “All in for Safety” to build the site vision of a Zero incident culture, including but not limited to, conducting employee safety observations, and other employee engagement activities on the shop floor.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures, programs and databases related to health, safety and environmental practices and requirements for an industrial manufacturing facility.
  • Actively participate in and assist facilitating Knowlton’s Safety Committee meetings.
  • Assist with selection and maintenance of safety and personal protective equipment.  Manage safety supply vendor and facilitate obtaining appropriate materials, as needed.
  • Develop, coordinate, organize and communicate safety inspections/audits of various safety programs.
  • Assist with safety-related training development and presentations associated with company policies, OSHA requirements, Knowlton’s semiannual Safety Day, new employee safety orientations, routine safety training and tool box talks.
  • Facilitate and assist with contractor participation with TAPPISAFE orientation program.
  • Conduct additional contractor safety orientations for shutdowns and outside contract work, as necessary. 
  • Maintain safety training records, and drive make-up training as necessary.
  • Coordinate completion and maintenance of job hazard analyses.
  • Monitor and communicate activities/progress with safety-related work orders.
  • Assist in the preparation of federal, state, and local reports to appropriate agencies, as needed to assure compliance with regulations.
  • Respond to corporate HSES requests as necessary.
  • Support the process safety management program current best practices for flammable chemicals.
  • Assist with facilitating the HSES aspect of the site Management of Change process, including risk assessment evaluations of new or modified equipment.
  • Perform regular safety and environmental plant walks to facilitate HSES objectives. 
  • Assist with driving safety work orders to timely completion.
  • Provide industrial hygiene support for site operations: air monitoring, qualitative exposure assessments, control assessments, maintenance of the site’s chemical safety data sheets library and system, PPE certifications, etc.
  • Lead and/or participate in incident investigations as required.  Maintain site incident log, and open incident management database.
  • Provide safety support for site operations: lockout tagout, confined space, hot work, etc.
  • Member of HazMat emergency response, incident command, medical responder & confined space rescue teams.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL:

  • Assist in the monitoring and reporting requirements for environmental regulations and support site environmental programs as required. 
  • Audit and communicate status of hazardous waste disposal program.
  • Support and participate in environmental inspections to ensure compliance. Examples include radioactive sources, transformers, fire system inspection, fire pump verification, chemical storage tanks, etc.

 

SECURITY/OTHER:

  • Assist in management of the mill-wide security system and program.
  • Using internal and external resources; provide guidance to site management for implementation of programs or controls to comply with HSES requirements.
  • Manage plant systems related to security, fire protection, employee access, video camera surveillance system, etc.
  • Support all other site HSES objectives and initiatives as directed by the HSES Manager and HSES team members.
  • Additional assignments vary based on individual skills and interests.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 
To perform this job successfully the incumbent must accomplish each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental Science or other related technical discipline.

3 - 5 years of experience in related HSE role or process engineering is preferred.

SKILLS

  • ·       Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • ·       Strong technical/ analytical skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities and the ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
  • ·       Strong initiative, focus and follow-through skills
  • ·       Strong computer skills in standard office software programs
  • ·       Effective organization and planning skills
  • ·       Mechanical aptitude

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Since the facility is located on multiple levels, the employee must possess the ability to climb stairs on a routine basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, chemical vapors and airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment ranges from office conditions to 95 dB in certain areas of the factory.

 

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