Environmental Safety & Health Engineer

Dawsonville, GA 30534, USA ● Koyo Bearings, 615 Torrington Drive, Dahlonega, Georgia, United States of America Req #2780
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

TITLE

Environmental Safety & Health Engineer

COMPANY

JTEKT North America - Koyo Bearings

DEPARTMENT

Human Resources

LOCATION

Dahlonega, GA

CLASSIFICATION

Salaried Exempt

REPORTS TO

Human Resources Manager

GRADE

105

 

Summary/Purpose

Manage Environmental, Health, and Safety programs within Dahlonega Plant to meet corporate and regulatory standards. Ensure compliance with State and Federal environmental and safety regulations and promote excellence as defined by JTEKT standards. Monitor key safety, waste stream, and energy metrics. Implement corrective and preventative actions to promote and affect continuous improvement. Identify and work with Dahlonega team to resolve identified environmental and safety deficiencies and opportunities.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities:

Administer Corporate Environmental, Health, and Safety programs

Develop and Manage EHS Steering Committee

Schedules and tracks all Safety Training

Conducts routine safety and environmental inspections

Acquire EHS Training and Certifications necessary to progress in job capabilities / responsibilities

Conduct Corporate New Equipment Safety and Commissioning Process in conjunction with the Engineering Manager.

Provide Engineering support for plant Safety systems (Fire Protection, Electrical Safety, Machine Safety Devices, Mist Collection and Air Ventilation Systems)

Coordinate and manage first responders and safety supplies

Coordinate Ergonomic Analysis and Improvement Program

Coordinate Industrial Hygiene Program (including indoor ventilation and air quality testing, mist collection, etc.)

Coordinate annual hearing tests and training

Maintain compliance with all safety regulations & laws (OSHA, Federal, State & Local Laws)

Coordinate all safety reporting requirements.

• Drive incident investigation, root cause analysis and reporting

• Design training simulations to be used with new associates to perform job tasks safely (DOJO)

• Lead cross functional teams in job and area risk assessments

• Partner with Maintenance Supervisor to audit LOTO practices

• Manage contractor security and define rounds and policy

• Maintain and improve contractor training program

• Maintain and improve fire risk control, maps and policies

• Motivate supervisors to monitor and improve the safety of their areas of responsibility by tracking and communicating safety KPIs at leadership meetings

• Work with staff, supervisors, engineers and teams to develop solutions to identified safety risks or to resolve a compliance issue

• Inspire associates to be engaged and involved in improving the safety of their work area

• Partner with on-site fluid care contractor to maintain employee “right to know” SDS system

• Build and improve plant safety standards and policies (paint schemes, signage, instructions)

• Primary plant contact to corporate EH&S team and Safety Coordinators at other plants

• Major team member during and following an OSHA visit or directive

• Manages waste streams to ensure proper disposal/recycling activities to meet JTEKT’s goal of zero waste to landfill

• Works with insurance provider to reduce safety and environmental risk.

• Manage and maintain ISO14001:2015 environmental management system. Prepares and participates in internal and third party audits. Addresses audit findings and opportunities.

• Monitors and reports key compliance metrics and implements corrective and preventative actions to continually improve plant performance

• Performs all routine reporting and recordkeeping for EHS systems. Schedules required testing, maintains permits and licenses. Represent facility at local, state, or federal meetings and during on-site inspections

• Prepares and maintains emergency evacuation and spill response plans. Coordinates emergency response should an incident occur.

• Identify cost effective solutions to proactively address EHS issues.

• Responsible for Security and Landscaping Contract

 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    This position is responsible for supervising a department of five exempt employees in accordance with policies and procedures.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proficient with Computers (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)

Safety & Environmental Laws/Regulations

Cursory Knowledge of Workers Compensation

Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.

Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interface at all levels of the organization

Able to properly handle confidential information and maintain high ethical standards

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, or in a related field preferred or equivalent experience in production environment.

• 2+ years of EHS experience in a manufacturing environment.

• Previous forklift experience preferred

• Train the Trainer experience preferred

• ASP or CSP certificate preferred.

ISO 14001:2015 EM certificate preferred

ISO Team Lead Auditor certificate preferred

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Work is performed in a normal office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards, and with substantial time spent working on a computer. Requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard.

• The performance of this position requires exposure to manufacturing areas which require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection.

    Employee may perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

Employee may perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

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