Health and Safety Environmental Specialist


  1. General Summary: Health and Safety Environmental Specialist is responsible for managing overall control of environmental legal compliance, ISO 1400 I, energy reduction, water usage reduction, and waste reduction.


  1. Essential Job Functions: Health and Safety Environmental Specialist


    1. Develop, implement, and manage environmental programs and procedures that will ensure compliance with permits and all applicable laws.
    2. Suppo11 development of New Hire Orientation materials pe11aining to environmental and safety.
    3. Conduct training and coaching for management and team members on environmental issues pertaining to their specific position and job duties in suppo11 of appropriate laws utilizing company PE training materials.
    4. Perform weekly environmental compliance audits for facility.

6 Facilitate environmental incident investigation process.

    1. Identify and promptly inform management of compliance issues and improvement opportunities through the conduct of daily, weekly, and monthly audits.
    2. Maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics reporting to onsite management teams, corporate based repo11ing systems, and legal agencies for air, water, and waste perm its.
    3. Develop and maintain annual Environmental Action Plan utilizing company format to support Plan/ Do/ Check/ Action cycle to achieve targets for 0 non-compliance, reduced CO2 impact, reduced waste, and reduced water usage.
    4. Utilize company improvement idea lists and known plant opportunities to develop project lists within the action plan with calculated benefits from each action. Projects should be planned to achieve the targets for CO2, waste, and water usage.
    5. Maintain ISO 1400 l system through following existing standards and policies with less company support each year. Ensure internal ISO audits are completed on time throughout the year and ISO meetings are held. Meet with external auditors as needed to prove continued conformance to standards.
    6. Support planned and unplanned audits from legal compliance agencies.
    7. Assist management in appropriate loss control and accident prevention measures to comply with company and plant mission and objectives.
    8. Assist Safety management with current OSHA and other federal, state, and local agency laws and regulations as they pe11ain to safety and environmental issues.
    9. Develop and deliver training and coaching for team members, contractors, and others on safety, security, and environmental issues to ensure skills competence, understanding of policies, and procedures, and to maintain compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local regulations, directives, standards. policies, and procedures.
    10. Conduct periodic inspections of plant machinery, equipment, and working conditions to ensure conformance to appropriate safety and health standards and regulations.
    11. Lead and manage all ISOl400l and related environmental activities.



  1. Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:



    • Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



    • Entry to 4 years of relevant experience working in a manufacturing plant.


Personal/Technical Skills:

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural work environment.
    • Must have basic knowledge of regulatory requirements including federal and state safety and health laws (e.g., OSHA, EPA, DOT, EPA Risk Management Plans, and Industrial Hygiene).
    • Must have a general understanding of ergonomic principles and company safety procedures, regulations, and requirements.
    • Excellent math skills.
    • Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of the organization in a team environment.

Ability to adapt available skills and equipment to respond to unforeseen demands and/or problems.

    • Strong organization, time management, and planning skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines.
    • Ability to compile effective and concise visual reports.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues.
    • Must be able to perform algebra and unit conversions accurately to calculate savings from energy, water, and waste projects based on provided engineering formulas and logical engineering assumptions.

Must be able to convert savings from kWh to CO2 & dollars based on provided conversion factors.

    • Must be able to properly calculate and confirm air permit numbers based on process engineering data provided for the process with limited support from COMPANY PE.
    • Promote a positive commitment to corporate values, and integrity to ensure success of empowered culture.
    • Demonstrate a personality that works in cooperation with other departments towards building a sense of company teamwork.
    • Must be hands on helping to solve urgent problems.
    • Willing to escalate as needed to management to ensure that KPI targets are achieved.


Language Skills:

English, both written and oral, is required. Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese would be helpful



    • Solid working knowledge and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and other computer­ based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Lotus Notes/Outlook, Internet, etc.).

Pay is DOE, starting at $75,000 – $85,000


Tupelo, Mississippi 38801




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