Environmental Health and Safety Engineer
Kearney, NE
Our client is a leading manufacturer of Medical Devices, seeking an Environmental Health and Safety Engineer for their  modern manufacturing plant located near Kearney, Nebraska. This position is ideal for a candidate with two to five years of experience who is ready to join an industry leader! Excellent opportunities for career development and advancement are offered with this employer.
The Environmental Health and Safety Engineer will be responsible for promoting a safe and healthy work environment. Responsibilities include:
  • Develop plans, manage programs and processes, and document environmental compliance
  • Analyze data and inspections to assess potential EHS risks with the ability to determine applicable root causes and develop corrective actions
  • Assist in developing and administering safety programs- Coordinate the hazard and risk assessment processes
  • Participate in the investigation of injuries and near misses, assist in identifying root causes, and coordinate the development and implementation of corrective actions
  • Audit equipment and areas to identify and resolve safety and environmental hazards and   risks
  • Perform ergonomic assessments and assist in developing injury reduction action plans
  • Participate in continuous improvement team activities and support departmental initiatives designed to improve both EHS and the business processes
  • Benchmark and utilize best-in-class/world-class measures and systems so as to continually improve the Site strategies – Develop and implement teammate engagement actions that support the EHS strategies
  • Manage environmental permits and ensure compliance with all applicable requirements- Evaluate existing and future chemical products for EHS related hazards and risks
  • Coordinate the waste management collection and disposal process within the facility and keep essential recordkeeping organized and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

  • Review on-the-job safety with associates, including Jobs Safety Analyses (JSAs).
  • Assist in updating Job Safety Analysis when a job process changes.
  • Work with the Safety Committee
Requirements for Environmental Health and Safety Engineer:
  • Bachelors Degree in Environmental, Health, and Safety; Occupational Health and Safety; Industrial Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Safety Management; Industrial Hygiene, or a related technical field is required.
  • Current certification from recognized EHS entities preferred (CIH, CSP, CHMM, etc)
  • EHS leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.  Advanced knowledge and training related to EPA, OSHA, safety, legal, and regulatory compliance.   Ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Previous involvement in a team-based environment.

Specific experience preferred in one, or more, of the following:

  • 3 or more years of experience in environmental, industrial hygiene and safety in a manufacturing environment with working knowledge of OSHA, FDA, DOT, and EPA regulations in a manufacturing environment
  • 3 or more years of industry based EHS auditing and corrective action coordination
  • 3 or more years of experience in managing projects; including the directing of vendors and/or contractors
  • Successful experience with actively participating in interdisciplinary teams
  • Pharmaceutical or Chemical related EH&S experience – Management system experience, i.e., ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, etc.
  • Documented experience with continuous improvement programs, i.e., Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, PDCA, TMS, etc.