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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Chicago metro, Illinois
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S-related internship or entry-level
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Aerospace, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Distribution / Warehousing, Electrical & Electronic Products, Food & Beverage, General Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous, Metals - Fabricated, Metals - Primary, Pharmaceuticals, Plastics, Rubber & Plastics, Textiles, Utilities
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Entry Level SHE Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the implementation of the safety behavior program, employee engagement and continuous improvement in a small plant environment.
  • Ensure the site Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) programs are implemented and maintained in an appropriate manner.
  • Ensure SHE programs are implemented and maintained for the site with emphasis on core regulatory compliance elements assuring company facility and operations are within applicable federal, state, local, and company policies and procedures.
  • Including routine program validations of the facilities and equipment for SHE compliance.
  • Ensure technical training is executed for facility personnel in order to maintain SHE awareness and technical expertise required for operations that comply with company and Regulatory requirements.
  • Development of management driven Safe Behavior Observations, LOTO, Machine Guarding, Powered industrial vehicle programs for the site.
  • Provide the technical expertise and management guidance to investigate process failures that lead to workplace accidents and environmental impacts.
  • Includes investigations, monitoring of accidents and incidents involving fire, hazardous materials, unsafe situations, security issues and/or non-compliance issues ensuring corrective action recommendations appropriately address procedural changes as necessary for the prevention of future incidents.
  • Develops and leads the implementation of on-site safety, environment, and/or emergency management programs designed to respond to individual situations and to improve overall safety conditions in the factory.
  • Maintaining local knowledge of current and emerging issues and trends in the area of regulatory compliance.
  • Developing and maintaining site-specific programs, records of inspections, and incidents relating to Safety, Health, Security and Environment.
  • Leading the development of the Safety/Health/Environmental Committees at the plant location.
  • Prepare monthly reporting of SHE Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required
  • 1 - 3 years of work experience in workplace Safety, Security, and Environmental program management. Professional certification in Safety preferred.
  • Familiarity with OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004 standards and certification requirements
  • Ability to demonstrate results of "buy-in" and employee ownership of safety, environmental, security programs.
  • Entrepreneurial program-building mindset.
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and related software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Web based applications).
  • Working knowledge of the beverage or food manufacturing industry preferred, with a knowledge of SHE regulations and factors related to food manufacturing facilities.
  • Skilled in performing internal on-site safety and environmental inspections for self-audit purposes.
  • Ability to plan programs and initiatives at a local level that align with national programs.
  • Strong communication, leadership and influencing, effective presentation skills, coaching, crisis management, organization and time management
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in the English language
  • Ability to travel on a periodic basis.
  • Flexible in working during non-business hours to meet business needs.


  • This is an 'entry level' position and as such only candidates with up to 3 years of EHS experience will be considered. Please do not apply if your experience EHS experience extends past the 3 year mark.
  • Only candidates local to the Chicago metro area will be considered. Relocation is not being provided for this position.