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Environmental & Safety Specialist at OILANDGAS

Environmental & Safety Specialist

OILANDGAS Racine, Wisconsin, WI Full-Time
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General Summary\: Coordinate environmental & safety compliance activities for InSinkErator southeast Wisconsin facilities.  Monitor and review manufacturing and ancillary activities to ensure continual improvement of compliance and sustainability initiatives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities\: 

  1. Observe and monitor current and planned operations at Racine, Mount Pleasant , and Sturtevant facilities to ensure compliance with existing environmental and safety regulations, including, but not limited to air emissions, wastewater, storm water, hazardous/solid waste, emergency planning/spill prevention; community right-to-know, asbestos abatement, machine guarding, lock out tag out, and transportation of hazardous materials.
  2. Monitor state and federal environmental regulatory activity to ensure the InSinkErator Business Unit is prepared to comply with proposed regulatory changes.
  3. Conduct periodic plant tours to inspect fire and safety equipment, machinery and facilities to identify and correct potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  4. In conjunction with the department supervision,  investigate  industrial  accidents  and  recommend  action  to correct hazardous situations for compliance to OSHA requirements.
  5. Provide counsel to  operations  management  and  hourly  employees  regarding  policy  interpretation,  safe  work practices, application of plant safety rules, etc.
  6. Responsible for the job hazard audits, review of work instructions, and the retraining of employees in proper job methods.
  7. Evaluate existing operational practices to recommend and implement approved changes to support the continual improvement of the Business Unit’s sustainability programs.  Regularly review Business Unit documented environmental procedures (including emergency plans) to ensure they are current and conform to applicable environmental regulatory requirements.  Recommend new and modified documented environmental procedures to communicate responsibilities within the Business Unit.
  8. Lead problem-solving activities & incident investigations with impacted departments and environmental staff on issues relating to environmental & safety compliance. 
  9. Create function-specific training programs to ensure Business Unit employees understand their roles and responsibilities for environmental & safety compliance and sustainability.  Implement training and monitor conformance to practices communicated in training.  Training methods may include “train-the-trainer,” personal training on multiple shifts, and/or electronic training.
  10. Coordinate completion of corrective action plan activities for internal audits conducted by InSinkErator Business Unit and Emerson Corporate Department of Environmental Affairs.
  11. Monitor operation of on-site wastewater treatment systems to ensure uninterrupted permit-compliant operations.  Provide technical assistance to operator in the event of operational issues.  Maintain “hands on” knowledge of system operations.
  12. Provide technical and regulatory assistance to department and EHS staff associated with the proper management of wastes materials including, but not limited to hazardous wastes, biohazardous wastes, universal wastes, asbestos containing materials, and non-hazardous special wastes.
  13. Oversee activities of on-site environmental field services contractors and asbestos abatement contractors to ensure work practices comply with applicable environmental regulations and conform to InSinkErator Business Unit environmental and safety requirements.
  14. Complete documented review of the practices of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that manage InSinkErator waste materials to evaluate the regulatory practices of the facilities and potential liabilities associated with the utilization of the facilities.
  15. Oversee spill response and injury response activities, lead and document investigation of cause, and recommend/implement operational improvements to prevent recurrence.
  16. Perform additional assignments as requested by the position’s manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability\:  

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering, environmental, or related science and a minimum of three years of experience in an environmental consulting or compliance role.
  • 15 years of experience in environmental and safety role (must be a combined environmental and safety role) in a manufacturing environment may be substituted for Bachelor degree
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing or production environment required.


Other Skills and Abilities

  • Personal computer competency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel.  Knowledge of Microsoft Access is desired.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Service-oriented approach to assist department colleagues and impacted individuals throughout the organization to successfully and efficiently complete their job responsibilities in accordance with applicable environmental regulations.
  • Written and verbal communication skills to interact with all levels of the Business Unit.
  • Knowledge and understanding of state and federal environmental regulatory programs, including but not limited to, those implemented under the authority of the following federal laws\:  OSHA, CWA, CAA, RCRA, EPCRA, TSCA, CERCLA, and HMTA.
  • Comprehension of chemical composition data provided by chemical product manufacturers (e.g. Safety Data Sheets) as it relates to potential environmental impacts and/or environmental hazards associated with the use of the products.
  • Technical comprehension of production and ancillary processes in manufacturing facilities to evaluate how environmental & safety regulatory requirements apply to the processes. 

The following skills and certifications may be obtained through company-provided post-employment training within a time-frame established by the department manager.

  • Possess or acquire a certificate documenting 24-hour Hazardous Material Technician Training and applicable 8-hour annual refreshers in accordance with Title 29 Part 1910 Subpart H of the Code of Federal Regulations.
  • Possess or acquire a current certificate documenting USDOT HAZMAT Training in accordance with Title 49 Part 172 Subpart H of the Code of Federal Regulations.
  • Possess or acquire documented training on Hazardous Waste in accordance with Title 40 Part 262 Subpart C of the Code of Federal Regulations.
  • Possess or acquire a certificate documenting  successful completion of OSHA 10 hour or 30 hour training course.

Working Conditions\:

  • Must be available to work flexible hours including periodic nights, weekends, and holidays.  Call-ins from home may occur in the event of an incident at a facility.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record for use of personal or Company vehicles to commute between Racine, Mount Pleasant, and Sturtevant facilities.
  • Work environment includes offices, manufacturing floor, facility roof, and property.
  • Outdoor work may occur during any season and various weather conditions.
  • Minimal travel is required.

Work Authorization

No calls or agencies please. Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by sending an email [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Environmental & Safety Specialist.

About Emerson
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This exciting environment is what you’ll discover at Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $22.3 billion in sales and facilities in 141 countries. Together, we’re changing the world, and we have all the resources to help you achieve your professional goals.

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