Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Senior
Oshkosh, WI 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

Name: Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Senior

Req #: 711

Location: Oshkosh CORP

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: 1st Shift

Job Summary:

The Senior Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist is responsible for the support of day-to-day environmental, health and safety functions. This position supports the facility safety program, working with site EHS personnel to maintain a safe and healthy work environment, monitoring the facility and processes for adherence to OSHA, EPA, Wisconsin DNR, DOT, and other local regulations and guidelines. Additionally, this role is responsible for the elimination of industrial incidents, conducting environmental monitoring and reporting, providing assistance with environmental permit applications, and assisting with internal EHS audits for the region. This position works closely with cross-functional teams throughout the facility and leads the pursuit of zero incidents and acts as a site SME.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as the primary hazardous waste SME, leading efforts to reduce hazardous waste and implement recycling programs. Direct industrial hygiene sampling and support.
Manage the facility SDS/Hazard Communication program.
Manage and perform the planning, training, inspection, reporting and recordkeeping requirements for all environmental and safety compliance programs.
Lead training efforts for EHS related activities within facility.
Serve as an internal auditor for multi-site EHS activities;
Provide engaging environmental, health, and safety leadership to the facility employees;
Lead Executive and Employee Safety Committees;
Develop and support strategic initiatives designed to produce best in class EHS performance;
Act as the facility champion for the EHS Drive to Zero programs.
Conduct facility audits to be used to ensure that consistent, best-in-class results and compliance are followed to enable operational excellence. Prepare reports of findings with recommendations for corrective action.
Conduct and document monthly facility inspections of hazardous waste accumulation/chemical storage areas.
Perform Job Safety Analysis of all facility worksite activities and lead actions for controls and countermeasures.
Work with cross-functional teams for new project and process development;
Perform ergonomic and safety risk assessments virtually or hands-on for product and process capability.
Lead the identification, assessment and resolution of ergonomic issues including physical part validation of acceptability to ergonomic standards.
Observe workers to determine proper use of prescribed safety equipment and procedures. Train and demonstrate proper use of safety equipment.
Investigate incidents (including injuries, property damage, near misses, releases, and losses) to determine root causes and prepares/directs corrective and preventive action plans.
Serve as the site investigator for safety and environmental incidents while serving as the liaison for regulatory agencies within the region
Minimize waste by driving initiatives surrounding reduction, recycling and supply chain partnerships;
Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned;
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical demands:

Minimal Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;

5 years of experience implementing occupational safety and environmental programs;

3 years of experience working in a multi-site manufacturing or industrial environment

Ability to travel within Wisconsin up to 20% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in occupational safety , engineering or science related;

Experience within a corporate safety role in a manufacturing environment;

Implementation experience with safety related programs (ISO, VPP, etc.);

Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP.

CHMM, CSP, CIH, PE or equivalent Certification.

Demonstrated understanding of OSHA, EPA, WDNR, DOT and local regulations.
Proven knowledge of safety equipment and standards;
Demonstrated ability to influence management, teams and individuals across multiple functions within the organization;
Excellent working knowledge of ergonomic analysis tools;
Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to walk; stoop; crouch; bend and reach above shoulders. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance, waist high, up to 10 feet away. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the typical conditions of a manufacturing environment including seasonal variation in temperatures and occasional exposure to manufacturing fumes or by-products. The employee must comply with the assigned location PPE requirements including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, appropriate gloves, clothing and shields for required tasks and closed toed or safety shoes as required by facility safety policies. Travel up to 10% of the time.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."


Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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