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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Middleport, New York
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Agriculture & Fishing, Chemicals
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist will drive excellence in safety performance and environmental compliance by working with others in the EHS Department and all plant employees. Assists the Environmental Health and Safety Manager to administer and improve safety systems and directly assist employees through coaching, training, audits, observations, investigations, and assessments. The EHS Specialist will provide backup assistance to the Environmental Health and Safety Manager as needed (requires knowledge of environmental and OSHA regulations and becoming familiar with the duties of that role), will participate in and facilitate weekly safety meetings and provide expertise to help improve the environmental administrative systems and plant process systems to minimize waste and enhance continued compliance with all local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations. This role may also include the monitoring for potential new regulations which may impact the plant.


Occupational Safety – To promote the FMC Middleport  Plant’s Safety Policy.  Prepare training materials, conduct training, and help train other trainers.  Perform audits and review audits performed by others.  Observe and coach employees in the work environment and help identify and implement changes to equipment and/or procedures that reduce risk.  Administer and improve safety systems (e.g., incident reporting and action item tracking systems).  Apply safety regulations and best practices, identify gaps, propose solutions and improvements, and drive their implementation. 

Environmental - To promote the FMC Middleport  Plant’s Environmental Policy.  Assist other EHS Team members and provide backup as needed with their tasks of managing wastes and preparing federal, state and local reports as required by permit, regulations or corporate.  Apply federal and state environmental regulations and best practices, train others on these requirements and audit plant performance against them, to ensure that plant operation is in compliance with the regulations.

Common for Occupational Safety and Environmental: - Participate in and lead near miss and incident investigations.  At times will be involved in the review of process changes and projects to ensure they are safe and environmentally sound.


  • To keep abreast of, interpret and apply the numerous rules and regulations which are regularly updated and often times open to interpretation.
  • To manage time to fulfill environmental obligations and reporting requirements and to provide significant time in the plant providing safety coaching and support to hourly employees.
  • To develop a supportive relationship with all employees, and to become an advocate for their well-being.

Latitude - This position has the broad latitude to take necessary corrective and preventative action to avoid non-compliances and to support the safety of all employees.

Required Education

BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Health & Safety, Environmental Science, or equivalent experience.



  • Familiarity with federal / state environmental and safety rules and regulations
  • Specialist I:  3 to 5 years of Environmental or Safety leadership experience; chemical industry preferred
  • Specialist II:  6+ years of Environmental or Safety leadership experience; chemical industry preferred



Job ID 2019-9004

# Positions 1

Exp. (Yrs)  3+

Category  Safety & Health

Level  Experienced (non-manager)

Type  Full Time

Visa Sponsorship  No

Domestic Travel Required  No

Int'l Travel required  No

Company Vehicle  No

Working from Home Office  No

Relocation Eligible  No

Works with Chemicals  Yes

Lifting required  No


EEO Statement

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.