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Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist

New Leader Manufacturing
Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The EHS Specialist will help meet the demands of both safety and environmental compliance for the Company. The EHS intern will assist with environmental data collection, consolidation, and report preparation.

Key Responsibilities


Critical 55%

  • Serves as the subject matter expert for all safety and environmental related issues and programs, maintains knowledge of laws, and upholds compliance of all company programs, recordkeeping, and reporting.
  • Develops and implements safety policies, incentive programs, and processes.
  • Administers and develops up-to-date employee environmental and safety training, including Safety Orientation for new employees, Safety training for management, OSHA-required training, and other company-specific programs.
  • Manages internal audits to reduce hazards and risk. Leads incident investigations to determine root cause and implement any necessary changes in process, equipment, or environment to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future.

Productivity / Job Knowledge 20%

  • Manages workers compensation cases. Implements measures that support effective injury/illness case management and return-to-work programs.
  • Drives safety communications related to safety metrics, goals, audits, incidents, and policy updates throughout the organization to propel a positive safety culture.
  • Participates in the review of new and modified processes, equipment, and environment at the proposal and/or design phase to ensure that safety hazards are recognized and that any necessary controls are implemented.
  • Manages the response to regulatory compliance activities, including on-site inspections, written complaints, notices of violation, etc.
  • Facilitates the engagement of appropriate individuals within the organization to assist with program development, implementation, and maintenance. This includes clarifying the roles of others who will assist with or lead each program; assuring the development of prioritized action plans with timetables for execution; and participating in the development of specific procedures and methods.

Dependability 15%

  • Demonstrates a good attendance record; is aware of the impact that missing work will have on the customer as well as co-workers.
  • Completes goals/projects on time or ahead of schedule.
  • Responds to work assignments and requests by being cooperative and available.
  • Follows through and meets commitments.
  • Available as a resource to subordinates and/or peers.

Safety 10%

  • Follows safety procedures, protocols, policies, and adheres to all SAFESTART concepts, and acts when others are not holding themselves accountable.

Total 100%


Act Like an Owner. 20%

  • Leads by example and takes ownership in everything you do and or say.
  • If you see something, say something and follow through until it's right.
  • Treats others with respect and kindness.

Be Interested. Stay Interested. 20%

  • Isn’t complacent. Seizes opportunities to learn by participating in activities to increase understanding.

Create Change. Start With Yourself. 20%

  • Asks "why", is open-minded, and challenges the status quo.
  • Leads and supports changes for the sake of improvement.

Seek New Perspectives. 20%

  • Seeks new perspectives from all available sources to challenge your own, and brings them into your decision making process.
  • Involves all stakeholders in making decisions. Is open to input from all sources.

Fail Fast. Learn Fast. 20%

  • Considers long and short-term outcomes when making decisions.
  • Is fearless.
  • Readily admits mistakes.

Total 100%


Qualifications and Essential Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational HSE discipline, Science or Engineering with a minimum of three (3) years of safety experience in a manufacturing environment is required; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Functional safety knowledge in regulatory requirements, safety technical aspects (safety, industrial hygiene, environmental), risk management, behavior-based safety, training, regulatory agency enforcement.
  • Experience in metal fabrication and/or equipment manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Professional Safety certification or the desire to attain certification (CIH, CSP, CHMM, etc.)
  • Excellent computer skills including:
    • Above-average skills with MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint;
    • Experience with productivity and flow charting/process documentation tools;
    • Strong data analysis abilities.
  • Outstanding communication skills including: one-on-one communication with employees at all levels; presenting to groups; writing (e.g. correspondence, policies, training, etc.).
  • Ability to persuade, influence, and lead others.
  • Problem-solving including ability to analyze problems, processes, and situations and examine wide range of possible solutions.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Analytical abilities – e.g. can apply legal, technical, and other concepts to real-life situations; can effectively use data and other tools to answer questions and solve problems.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities, projects, and heavy work load effectively.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit and interface with computer systems while maintaining a high level of concentration. The employee is also regularly required to stand and walk while performing the duties of the job. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands/fingers to handle or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

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 noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet. Employee may be exposed to shop environment while distributing documents to shop area. When on shop floor, employee will be required to wear safety glasses at all times, steel-toed footwear and ear protection when job demands presence in areas outside safety zones and gloves when handling material. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration, and occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the plant shop environment is moderately loud.

New Leader Manufacturing


Cedar Rapids, IA
52404 USA


Energy and Environment

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