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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
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Location:
Ames, Iowa
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S-related internship or entry-level
Industry Segments:
Chemicals, Environmental Services, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
0-1 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

POSITION PURPOSE: 

The purpose of this position is to provide coordination and action to enhance continued compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations regarding environmental and safety systems, permits, regulations, policies and procedures. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Continually improve company health, environmental and safety policies, standards, plans, and procedures. Maintain working knowledge of all health, environment and safety regulatory (EHS) requirements that affects the company.
  • Provide guidance to upper management on compliance strategies.
  • Apply techniques and technical solutions, including information systems and engineering approaches to resolve EHS issues and to achieve program objectives on schedule.
  • Enhance communications with other departments to ensure that EHS policies, standards, plans and procedures are followed. 
  • Develop and implement programs to improve EHS performance.
  • Develop and implement programs to enhance community and industrial relations.
  • Maintaining required records, and ensure the presentation of training programs, location and facility inspections, and compliance issues for all employees. 
  • On-going education process to keep up to date with regulatory agency rules and compliance matters, especially those pertaining to OSHA, EPA, and applicable state regulations.
  • Direct location management with compliance issues. Includes EAP (Emergency Action Plan), emergency contact list and disaster evacuation plans. Ensure location is current and up-do-date. This includes asssiting Plant Manager with the holding of drills on disaster evacuation on an annual basis.
  • Assist with safety, health, and regulatory compliance issues in conjunction with EHS staff.
  • Coordinate with EHS staff in ensuring REG facilities and management are in full compliance with government regulations and insurance requirements and provides a safe work place for its employees.
  • Loss control responsibilities which include: conducting inspections and audits related to the Loss Control program as assigned, participating in Hazard Reviews as needed, recommending safety improvements, completion of safety action items as assigned, completing required regulatory training, and compliance with all applicable regulations 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: Bachelors degree or higher in engineering or related field, either in chemical, safety or environmental discipline preferred or 4 years of plant experience with relevant industrial experience. Working knowledge of federal, state and local HES related laws and regulations
as it affects the plant.  

Experience: 0-2 years practical safety/health experience in Ag business, chemical manufacturing, or production preferred.  

Skills Required: Oral and written communication skills, along with the ability to use office/training equipment. Basic math, good organizational, and effective interpersonal skills are also a requirement of this position. Valid Driver’s Operators License and meet REG insurability requirements. 

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 

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