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EHS Coordinator

Company: Warren Distribution
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Environmental, Heath, and Safety (EHS) Coordinator is responsible for providing full time environmental health and safety support to manufacturing operations in compliance with applicable policy and regulatory requirements. The individual in this position will support the development and coordination of training programs to establish and promote the maintenance of a safe, accident free, and healthy workplace.

This is an office-based position but will regularly require the individual to work and interact with team members in a manufacturing plant setting.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function.

  • Practice safe working techniques and re-enforce company EHS policies, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Provide daily guidance and direction in EHS programs at the associate / supervisor level to ensure a common and effective approach.
  • Design and present training programs for new hires and current team members, addressing relevant health, safety, and/or environmental issues.
  • Assist managers/supervisors with accident response, including during off hours and on weekends.
  • Ensure team members have access to and use appropriate safety and environmental supplies and equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Ensure that contractor personnel working on the property are in compliance with company EHS policies and safety requirements.
  • Maintain facility specific EHS procedures for safe work practices and equipment operation.
  • Lead accident response team, including for incidents during off hours and on weekends.
  • Audit facilities for compliance with company EHS policies and applicable regulations. Oversee, perform, and assist with other internal and external audits or inspections.
  • Assist in coordination of team member medical treatments, and in returning injured team members to work.
  • Attend shift safety meetings and participate in presentations.
  • Complete EHS reporting.
  • Perform storm water monitoring and sampling for assigned facilities.
  • Maintain environmental and safety documents/permits on site, in accordance with company procedures.
  • Identify and contribute to continuous improvement efforts to reduce costs or increase productivity without reducing effectiveness.
  • Maintain an open and candid working relationship with immediate supervisor/manager in discussing matters of importance.
  • Adhere to established company values, practices, policies and procedures at all times. Follow and support compliance with all applicable safety rules, laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance at the assigned work location. May be required to travel up to 25% of the time; in the case of an emergency, travel could be required without notice.

Marginal Functions

Although not essential to the position, the individual may be asked to perform other duties.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

An individual qualified for this job must be able to:

  • Exhibit familiarity with manufacturing work and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of OSHA and EPA rules and regulations.
  • Find solutions to unsafe working conditions and environmental concerns.
  • Make decisions based on combination of analysis, experience, and professional judgment.
  • Demonstrate excellent organization and project coordination skills, with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Effectively present information in a way that facilitates learning.
  • Lead and motivate team members; spark and direct conversation during committee meetings.
  • Possess excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with co-workers, team members, and internal or external customers. Communicate technical issues to non-technical personnel.
  • Read and interpret technical manuals, basic engineering drawings, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Operate a computerPC proficiency; use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and risk management information systems.
  • Efficiently and accurately multiply, divide, add, and subtract whole numbers to resolve practical problems.
  • Understand written instruction and complete appropriate documentation as directed.
  • Use a logical approach to troubleshooting issues and prioritizing production needs.
  • Recognize problems when they occur and to work toward the solution of those problems.
  • Pay attention to details and pursue quality in accomplishing work duties and tasks. Look for opportunities to reduce costs or increase productivity without reducing effectiveness.
  • Handle challenges skillfully, thoroughly, and effectively.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate with co-workers, team members, and internal or external customers. Present information clearly and accurately.
  • Independently take advantage of opportunities to improve or increase skills, abilities and job knowledge.
  • Make sure that work is delivered on time and of high quality.
  • Develop good work practices in order to get the job done.
  • Use equipment, resources and time in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Use good judgment when making decisions.
  • Perform work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Work in a cooperative manner with management, co-workers, internal/external customers, and vendors.
  • Do the right thing, even when it is difficult.

Minimum Experience, Education, and Certifications

An individual qualified for this job must have and maintain the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or three (3) years related experience and/or training; or any satisfactory combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
  • Valid drivers license and good driving record required.

Physical Demands OF Essential Functions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the Essential Functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is primarily a desk-based job and will require the individual to remain seated for long periods of time and have the manual dexterity to operate standard office equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator, phone, copier/scanner, and similar machines.
  • While conducting training and interacting with associates, the individual must be able to move about the warehouse, access high and low shelves, and transport products weighing up to 65 pounds, with assistance or motorized equipment as needed. The individual must also be able to communicate effectively in a busy and often noisy warehouse environment.
  • Able to walk throughout inside and outside facilities, including stairs, concrete and uneven ground.

Environmental Conditions

The environmental conditions described here are representative of those the associate encounters while performing the Essential Functions of the job.

  • The individual will work primarily in an office setting in the same room as other individuals. Noise levels are average for an office and include conversation and/or office equipment noise.
  • While conducting training and interacting with associates, the individual will also be expected to work in a warehouse environment, which may include being exposed to work in high, precarious places, outdoor weather conditions, dust, and extreme heat or cold. Noise levels are loud.

ADA/ADAAA

The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Warren Distribution, Council Bluffs , EHS Coordinator, Other , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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