Job Description

TPG - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY ENGINEER

Department: Safety

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Health & Safety REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Technical Services FLSA STATUS: Exempt The Environmental Health & Safety Engineer will be responsible for leading the implementation of the Company’s Safety, Health and Environmental Program. The Safety Engineer shall ensure compliance of Company and regulatory safety and environmental requirements. The Safety Engineer shall be responsible for creating a work environment that reduces the potential for work-related injury or illness in compliance with OSHA and other safety-related local and federal guidelines.

Job Description

Position Summary: The Environmental Health & Safety Engineer will be responsible for leading the implementation of the Company’s Safety, Health and Environmental Program. The Safety Engineer shall ensure compliance of Company and regulatory safety and environmental requirements. The Safety Engineer shall be responsible for creating a work environment that reduces the potential for work-related injury or illness in compliance with OSHA and other safety-related local and federal guidelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

·         Maintain the Company’s Safety Program Manual;

o   Ensure processes and programs are in place that meet compliance requirements with OSHA, local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.

·         Generate, update, and review Company Safety Programs to include those required by OSHA, local, state, and federal regulations; to include, but not limited to:

o   Hazard Communication

o   Emergency Evacuation

o   Occupational Exposure to Lead

o   Hearing Conservation

o   Respiratory Protection

o   Lock Out Tag Out

o   Forklift Safety

·         Conduct training on safety programs and safety-related processes;

·         Lead the Safety Committee;

·         Conduct injury, illness, and near-miss investigations;

·         Communicate all injury and illnesses to the HR department;

o   Work with HR department in overseeing worker’s compensation claims, job restrictions, transfers, and days away from work cases.

·         Partner with HR to ensure that all safety-program mandated medical evaluations are completed on time;

·         Perform and document Hazard Assessments;

o   Work with Process Engineering, Manufacturing, New Product Development, and the Facilities department to ensure hazard mitigation actions are implemented.

·         Maintain compliance with safety-related standard operating procedures;

·         Generate and Manage Safety-related Risk Management Plans through completion;

·         Manage Industrial Hygiene testing activities;

o   Communicate results with Company Management; and

o   Responsible for managing post-testing tasks through completion.

·         Audit Safety Program and safety-related practices to include daily and monthly assessments to include identifying incidents of non-compliance, potential hazards, unsafe acts, and/or malfunctioning equipment.

o   Track and ensure issues of non-compliance or corrective actions are addressed.

·         Recommend enhancements to Safety and Environmental practices and procedures;

·         Participate in safety-related corrective action initiatives;

·         Participates with representatives of OSHA, the local Fire Department, and other local safety and environmental agency visits and inspections;

·         Ensure safety signage is posted as required throughout the Company facilities;

·         Ensure SDS are available to employees and visitors, as required;

·         Ensure compliance with proper storage, handling, use, and disposal of hazardous substances;

·         Ensure compliance with use of Personal Protective Equipment;

o   Work with management regarding to issues of non-compliance

·         Engage with employees to acquire feedback related to safety and environmental processes; and

·          Manage safety-related projects.

Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Qualifications/requirements: Must be fluent and be able to read and write in English. Strong oral communication skills in Spanish are also required. Employee needs to be proficient in MS Office. Must have an active driver’s license; ability to be forklift certified within 30 days of assignment.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Compliance with all personnel policies.
  • This position requires use of and access to information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  Accordingly, all Environmental Health & Safety Managers must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Temporary Resident, Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Education/Training/Experience:

  • In-depth knowledge of OSHA, local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations;
  • Minimum of three years’ comprehensive experience with safety and environmental program management, preferably in an manufacturing environment, with OSHA oversight;
  • Experience in writing safety programs, policies, and procedures;
  • Experience in performing hazard assessments and participation in hazard mitigation activities to include the preferred methodology of engineering controls.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Engineering or related field.
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.

  • Regularly required to move and walk around the facilities. Lifting, pushing, and pulling shall be required.

 

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.

  • Some work may be performed in an office setting; most days will require work to be carried out in manufacturing floor environment.  
  • Hearing protection and respiratory protection shall be required to perform activities related to this job.

 

 

Job Type
Full Time