Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Posted 08 September 2022
Salary US$31 - US$34 per hour + Health, Dental, Vision, 401K
DisciplineLife Science
Contact NameDanielle StGeorge

Job description

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist I
12-month initial contract-(temp to perm opportunity)
M-F 8am-5pm
$31-$34/HR-(based on health benefit package)
Austin, Texas

Orion Group is now hiring an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist I to work onsite for our widely known intravenous medical device manufacturing company in Austin, Texas.
The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist I will be responsible for creating, coordinating, implementing, managing and auditing environmental, health and safety programs to meet internal requirements as well as, compliance to government regulations.
The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist I must maintain knowledge of current industry and regulatory trends and provides subject matter expertise to the plant in this area.
The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist I will help develop long-range plans to continuously improve plant environment, health and safety.

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist I Responsibilities:

  • Review OSHA safety, emergency preparedness, environmental, industrial hygiene and hazardous material programs and implements to site level standards.
  • Review and audit site programs for compliance.
  • Complete EHS evaluations for new projects and equipment modifications.
  • Investigate incidents and complaints of employees regarding safety, health, environment and industrial hygiene, ergonomics, etc. and make recommendation(s) for improvements as appropriate.
  • Develop and conduct EHS training as needed (New Employee Orientation, Respirator, Lockout / Tag out (LOTO), Confined Space Entry, Electrical Safety, and Machine Guarding).
  • Perform follow-up and ensure closure of safety and health recommendations as assigned by manager.
  • Support Emergency Response Team (ERT), training and response for both sites.
  • Perform various safety and environmental inspections for EHS Programs such as; Storm water, SPCC, Hazardous Waste, Spill Response, SCBA, slings, ladders, safety compliance.
  • Coordinate hazardous material shipments and complete environmental and hazardous material regulatory reporting with manager oversight.
  • Responsible for chemical hazard awareness, hazmat shipment oversight and contractor safety programs
  • Assist and conduct ergonomic assessments and provide necessary guidance
  • Serve on site Safety Teams and assist in improvement activities and projects.
  • Follow up on inspection program findings and hazard reports as assigned.
  • Conduct risk assessments and equipment surveys for safeguards, machine guarding, lock-out requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Collaborate with EHS Team on task, projects and programs.

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist I Requirements:

  • Understand various OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, DOT, IATA regulations.
  • Strong computer and application proficiency needed, as well as knowledge of EHS management systems.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Excellent speaking skills with ability to communicate with all levels of employees and present / facilitate training.
  • Demonstrated project management skills of organizing tasks to successfully complete projects within selected time frames established.
  • First Aid/CPR, other medical certifications, training certifications or emergency response experience a plus.
  • Related work at a site with Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) is a plus.
  • Minimum Qualifications, Education & Experience
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A Bachelor's Degree is highly recommended* in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Engineering, EHS Management or related discipline.
  • In lieu of an applicable educational degree, 6 or more relevant years of field experience will be considered.
  • Prefer ASP, CSP, CHMM, CIH, Environment-related or similar certifications that benefit the business
  • Three - six (3-6) years' experience in both safety and environmental roles in a manufacturing environment (preferably pharmaceutical).

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist I Work Environment

  • Work in office areas, manufacturing areas, outdoors, controlled and cleanroom environments and laboratories.
  • May be exposed to noise, chemicals and weather.
  • Must wear required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Must be able to certify in confined space entry
  • Lifting requirements of at least 25 lbs.; Infrequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs and stand for 1 to 2 hours at a time
  • Required to support the business including on occasion, 2nd & 3rd shifts and weekends.
  • Requires travel less than 5% of the time

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.