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EHS Specialist

Hopkins, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


One Company, One Driving Force

We believe that what separates the impossible from the possible is perspective. Together we have the solution. More important than where you are going, is who you get there with. We are innovative and collaborative, time-honored and future-focused, and above all we are dedicated to our work, our customers, and each other. From design to delivery, across the globe, we make shared visions a reality. And together, we will accomplish more than ever imagined. We are Plasman, and we are One Driving Force.

At Plasman, you will work with the world's best and brightest to shape the future of our global company. Our employees come from rich and diverse backgrounds working collectively together for the success of one company. With over 4000 employees across 24 locations we believe the most impressive thing we've built is our workforce.

Plasman, Hopkins Manufacturing - 1302 5th St South Hopkins, MN 55343 is immediately seeking a new member to join our team as:

EHS Specialist

Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with good communication skills and would be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Establish and maintain systems which ensure that all facilities are capable of demonstrating compliance with all applicable local and federal legislation and regulations, and all A.P. Plasman internal EH&S policies
  • Implement Environmental, Health & Safety Programs including the minimum standards of performance, measurement systems, training, performance evaluation systems and utilization of best practices
  • Provide technical and regulatory assistance to plant operations
  • Assist the EHS Manager and plant management to establish systems, determine accountabilities, and provide education and training for all employees as per the legislative and collective agreement requirements, to ensure continuous improvement and compliance with all applicable provincial, state and federal regulations and provisions
  • Facilitate health and safety policies and programs with respect to: project planning reviews, approval of new equipment and processes, plant inspections, accident investigations, health and safety compliance audits, lockout/tag out, personal protective equipment, fire safety and emergency planning, facilitate in-plant and air noise sampling surveys. Oversee and provide assistance to plant HR regarding Workman's Compensation cost containment strategies and programs to ensure that they are effectively managing all claims, including an early and safe return to work program
  • Certified Management member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee where applicable
  • Responsible for all state and federal environmental reporting, permitting and due diligence where applicable
  • Acts as company representative for security for all on-site company activities
  • Function as ergonomics specialist and coordinate ergonomics program
  • Act as Management Representative for ISO 14001 Program
  • Ensure compliance with all requirements of ISO 14001 Program
  • Ensure personal and associate awareness and understanding of ISO 14001 and ISO/TS 16949 (includes ISO 9001) Standards, and company policies and procedures.
  • During management system audit events provide evidence in support of conformance with applicable standards and procedures, and participate in corrective action activities as necessary
  • Assist HR and EHS Manager with other tasks and related duties as required.
  • Promote an atmosphere of teamwork at all times
  • Ensure that a clean and safe work environment is always maintained
  • Ensure that sufficient safety resources are available for each department including training, safety requirements, personnel, work instructions, procedures, and related tools
  • Assist in any way to any employee, necessary to promote a successful operation emphasizing customer satisfaction
  • Directs supervisors in maintaining positive employee relations and safe work environment.
  • Ensure that all employees receive proper safety and environmental training and understand all job tasks
  • Complete any other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate. College degree in Environmental Health and Safety related filed (or equivalent experience)
  • Certified Health & Safety Representative
  • 5 years of progressive experience in Health & Safety & Environmental in Automotive/Industrial across multiple manufacturing processes (molding, paint, assembly preferred).


  • Understanding of expectations detailed through Organization Statements, Standards, Visions, Policies and Procedures (i.e. Mission, Values, Code of Conduct, Operational, Quality, and Environmental Health & Safety) as referenced in Employee Handbooks and communicated through Orientation and/or other training awareness opportunities

  • Additional training requirements may be identified based on plant-specific location (municipality/province/state/country) and/or operational needs that are commensurate with the duties, expectations and responsibilities of the role within the specific plant

  • Ability to perform well in high pressure situations

  • Possess sound financial and business insights

  • Meets expectation rating (rating score of 2 or 3) in all applicable Competencies as defined in the Performance Management Process.

  • Capable of independent travel to, from and within designated regions
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Must be self-motivated with excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Must be capable of performing the essential duties which include maximum safe lifts to the 75th percentile of the employee as determined by acceptable standards
  • Must be able to be a leader to all employees
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process or have any questions, please contact HR.

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Hopkins, MN
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