Kaman Composites Vermont located in Bennington Vermont is growing and we have an exciting job opportunity available for a Environmental Health and Safety Specialist to join our team.
The selected individual will work under the general direction of the Human Resources Manager with minimum direction on a wide variety of technical assignments within the environmental, health and safety (EH&S) disciplines. Is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of EH&S initiatives and regulations and property protection. Interacts effectively with environmental and health & safety agencies, customers, suppliers, site employees, corporate management as well as site management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides safety and environmental audits of new and existing equipment and processes; prepares recommendations and implement, as authorized. Ensures workplace conditions comply with applicable federal and state occupational safety and health standard provisions. Responsible for managing the facility's Hazardous Waste Program according to the guidelines and responsibilities outlined in the facility's waste Management Program. Maintains, updates and ensures Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are up-to-date and employees have the ability to access those needed for their work area. Performs workplace assessments, identifies hazardous conditions and takes corrective actions. Launches and maintains safety-training initiatives to comply with OSHA and environmental requirements Maintains OSHA logs; compiles data for EH&S metrics, and ensure annual postings. Interprets applicable federal and state laws, regulations and orders as they pertain to all environmental and safety issues in the assigned facility. Implements policies and procedures that ensure compliance to appropriate laws, statutes or regulations. Coordinates environmental permit administration as required for new processes and equipment. Directs external environmental and other consultant services as needed for technical support. Ensures necessary and timely environmental and safety record keeping, and submits report to federal/local authorities, company management and Kaman Composites - Vermont (KCV) and corporate as required. Participates and respond to internal/external inspections and audits regulatory agencies and KCV corporate EH&S. Receives annual Hazardous Waste training in waste compliance, regulatory information and any other training as required. Acts as a liaison between facility and KCV EH&S and Risk Management. Provides innovative solutions to continually reduce air, water, and waste reportable. Work with Risk Management and insurance carriers to eliminate any EH&S issues that may lead to increased coverage costs.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor or manager, in addition to the essential functions listed above.
Education, Experience and Skills Required
- Bachelor's degree in related technical field or equivalent certification – such as Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP), preferred.
- Minimum 2 years' experience in EH&S in a manufacturing environment.
- Broad knowledge of a general technical field, such as environmental engineering, safety engineering, industrial hygiene or related field.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong command of computer skills is required including but not limited to all Microsoft Office software and other position required software used by the company
- Excellent customer and employee relations skills with both internal and external customers.
- Experience with the handling of confidential information and data.
- Ability to write and prepare from standard to complicated written materials, reports, correspondence, etc.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to perform basic and more complicated mathematic fundamentals – add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Positive customer service and interaction abilities with employees, customers and vendors. Communicate effectively with employees who express concerns or issues – maintaining a consistent level of emotional maturity in the handling of such issues.
- Ability to solve problems within the department and with employees regarding both company and EH&S-related concerns.
- Regularly works effectively, and relates well, with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside of the company. Exhibits a consistent professional manner in all situations. Meets the public well.
- Must have a valid driver's license.
- A thorough understanding of the company, its products and services that the company sells in order to properly understand the EH&S impacts on the business.
- Familiarity with office equipment (10-key, copiers, etc.).
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