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Portage, Indiana
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
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General Manufacturing
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Quality Health & Safety Specialist

People are what make the difference at voestalpine. People who produce, process and refine high-quality steel products in flexible, specialized companies around the world. People who make our customers’ challenges their own. People with a never-ending drive to search for an even better solution. It’s people like you who keep voestalpine one step ahead.

Who we are

With over 100 years of experience, voestalpine Böhler Welding is the global top address for the daily challenges in the areas of joint welding, wear and corrosion protection as well as brazing. Customer proximity is guaranteed by more than 40 subsidiaries in 25 countries, with the support of 2,200 employees, and through more than 1,000 distribution partners worldwide. And with individual consultation by our application technicians and welding engineers, we make sure that our customers master the most demanding welding challenges. voestalpine Böhler Welding offers three specialized and dedicated brands to cater our customers’ and partners’ requirements.

Position Summary

The Quality Health & Safety Specialist is responsible to fully ensure implementation of vaBW’s global Q-HSEE policy and standards, to get and maintain Q-HSEE certifications of related certification authorities (e.g. ISO, ASME, etc.), to fulfill all legally required Q-HSEE standards and requirements as well as to drive the continuous development of the Q-HSEE system and the quality of all related processes.

Function specific – Health, Safety, Environment and Energy (HSEE):

  • Develop and implement HSE policy and execution program
  • Ensure full alignment with North American (USA and Canada) HSE Standards
  • Ensure full alignment with voestalpine HSE Standards
  • Develop & maintain a thorough knowledge within the overall organization of Q-HSEE related management systems and regulations including: OSHA, NFPA, EPA, etc.
  • Plan and implement of HSEE related training programs
  • Run regular HSEE Audits and perform assessments to ensure full implementation and continuous improvement of Q-HSEE system. Perform accident investigations, analyze root cause and provide corrective actions
  • Monitor the site frequently throughout the day to ensure compliance with applicable safety policies and procedures
  • Assist in and ensure proper procedure and timing in the investigation and reporting of incidents
  • Manage and maintain Corrective Action Reports in respect to the HSEE
  • Manage HSEE authorization bodies (OSHA, etc.)

Function specific – Management Systems:

  • Assure full implementation, maintenance, and certification of the company's ISO 9001 and 14001 certified quality program including failure analysis, corrective action, preventive actions, and compliance
  • Develop and implement Operations Manual incl. work instructions, checklists, templates, Q-documents, etc.
  • Manage revision of Operations Manual
  • Implement Global Q-HSEE System
  • Manage contact to certification bodies (e.g. ISO, ASME, etc.)
  • Plan and implement related Operations Manual training programs
  • Develop and implement reports on the status and adequacy of the Operations Program
  • Run internal audits, identify potentials for improvement and define counter-measures with team
  • Manage and maintain Corrective Action Reports in respect to the Operations Manual


  • MUST HAVE: Strong know-how of USA Health and Safety regulations (OSHA, etc.) as well as on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
  • Minimum of 3-5 years' work experience in process industry with focus on Health & Safety and Quality Systems (ISO) and applying broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures with Quality, Health and Safety
  • Strong experience in implementation and maintaining of Quality-, Health and Safety-Systems, related policies and program
  • SAP-QM Module know-how preferred

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering and/or Quality, Health & Safety, required


  • Able to prioritize tasks to efficiently complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Team-oriented and ability to work with others in a productive manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Results-oriented with the ability to demonstrate advanced problem solving and analytical skills to get things done
  • Structured and systematic work approach to assigned tasks and implementation procedures
  • Ability to collaborate well with others; as well as effectively communicate information to team members and management
  • High sense of responsibility while ensuring all quality control processes and procedures are followed and maintained
  • High organizational skills in all aspect of work, while maintaining structure in day-to-day operations
  • Responsive and accountable, with the ability to make independent decisions that drive company growth
  • Ability to think and act on a global scale, while building strong relationships with local and global teams


  • 401 K
  • Vacation and Sick Time
  • Bonuses
  • Medical (PPO & HDHP)
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • FSA


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