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EH&S Specialist

Company: Johns Manville
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Job Description:

As the Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist, you will be responsible for leading the health, safety and environmental functions for the Spartanburg, SC plant.. The focus is to ensure effective management of EH&S systems while maintaining a safe workplace and compliance with applicable health, safety and environmental regulations.

Key Responsibilities

* Champion initiatives that identify and communicate facility risk exposures, prioritize risk reduction needs, and drive closure of recommendations to reduce the identified risks

* Facilitate / oversee incident investigations, root cause analyses, and closure of corrective actions

* Establish and drive continuous improvement in the facilities environmental monitoring and recordkeeping data management systems to ensure compliance with all JM policies and federal, state, and local regulatory requirements

* Supports and promotes safe practices and environmental commitments in alignment with company commitments, policies, and compliance requirements


* Bachelor's degree

* 3 or more years of experience in an Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) role

* Knowledge of safety and environmental regulatory standards (OSHA, EPA, NFPA, etc.) and the ability to work with respective outside agencies

* Knowledge of federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations relating to air, water, solid waste and hazardous waste management

* Ability to lead and influence team members across the organization

* Organizational and training skills

* Analytical ability to determine and develop solutions to moderately complex problems

* Root-cause analysis skills

* Safety and health assessments/audit skills

* Ability to drive projects to completion

* Experience with Behavior Based Safety including general principles, audit process, incentives, and accountability (Basic)

* Experience onboarding new employee training

* Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (Basic - Solid)

* Ability to travel up to 10%

* May be required to lift, carry, push or pull up to and including 25 pounds


* Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

* Proven experience in hazard awareness and risk assessment for flammable and hazardous materials

* Experience Supervising / Leading individuals or a project team to achieve milestones and objectives by setting priorities, providing direction and providing feedback for performance evaluations

* Prior experience with supporting EHS in the state of South Carolina


* Ensure facilities are operating in compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations and requirements as codified in state and federal OSHA regulations or otherwise referenced (typically through a site audit, gap analysis, and closure process)

* Champion the initiative to drive facilities toward OSHA VPP Star Site certification to include direct leadership of the training and emergency preparedness processes

* Act as a regulatory compliance resource

* Represent the company with state and federal agencies as required

* Assist with case management

* Ensure that all industrial process wastewaters are properly managed and discharged from the plant in a manner that protects ground waters and surface tributaries from contamination and is in compliance with the plants operating discharge permit

* Ensure the proper onsite management and offsite disposal of solid, universal, and hazardous wastes and lead a plant-wide effort to eliminate these by correcting the eliminating the root causes and/or reducing wastes, reusing, and recycling various materials

* Assist JM Corporate Environmental to evaluate and determine appropriate permitting and abatement strategies for projects that may have an impact on existing air quality permits with an emphasis on NESHAP, NSPS, NSR/PSD, and USEPA/CARB/GCAPCD regulatory requirements

* Represent the company with local, state, and federal agencies as required and interface with the general public on environmental issues and promote the companies environmental initiatives at public hearings, meeting

* Develop action plans for EHS activities, perform follow-up on these activities, and report status to division EHS leaders

* Qualify all personnel involved in water sampling and testing, maintaining environmental abatement equipment, emergency procedures, and handling of hazardous materials and wastes

* May be required to perform other related duties as assigned

Relocation assistance is available for those who qualify under our relocation policy.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Keywords: Johns Manville, Spartanburg , EH&S Specialist, Other , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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