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Safety & Environmental Specialiat

Job Position: Safety & Environmental Specialist

DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS

Wages: Exempt | Shift: Full-Time | Reports to Plant Manager

Position Summary

This position will work closely and under the supervision of the Plant Manager and Human Resources & Safety Manager.  The safety and environmental specialist will assist in maintaining the organization’s safety programs and environmental compliance requirements.  This position will implement, monitor and manage related programs, policies and procedures.

Will assist the company to ensure that the organization complies with all current safety regulations. Will help in the evaluation of the organization’s procedures, facilities, and equipment to identify potential unsafe conditions that need improvement. Will assist to identify and evaluate detrimental working conditions and will make recommendations for adjustments to safeguard employee safety. Will assist in the research and make recommendations on safety equipment.  Will assist in the outlining and implementation of training programs for employee safety procedures and accident protection and prevention.

Coordinates and maintains company policies adhering to local, state and federal environmental regulations. Monitors the company’s compliance plans, procedures and makes environmental recommendations accordingly. Conducts required environmental tests, analysis, and observations. Evaluates results and makes recommendations as necessary for maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies. Ensures compliance with and trains employees on all environmental regulations, and keeps abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that impact the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development and distribution of educational materials, inspection of the company’s facilities, equipment and offer recommendations for the corrections or additional precautions to ensure compliance with established regulations
  • Help in creating ways to keep workers and the general public safe from harm
  • Assist in the design of safe workspaces
  • Assists in the coordination and completion of monthly safety inspections and training.
  • Help in the research, development, and implementation of programs to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury.
  • Train and instruct workers on proper and safe working techniques as needed
  • Assist with ongoing safety training programs companywide, as needed, as well as conducting new hire safety training during the new hire onboarding process.
  • File and organize maintenance safety forms for fork trucks, harnesses, slings/chains, cranes, etc.
  • Maintains OSCC’s environmental Federal (EPA), State and local regulatory compliance requirements pertaining to Title 5 Air Operating permit (currently a construction permit), NESHAP Subpart ZZZZ, SPCC, SWPPP and Solid/Liquid Waste Management inclusive to Title 40 CFR
  • Ensures that all applicable environmental requirements are in full compliance with State and Federal laws or employer policies
  • Ensures all documentation and recordkeeping in properly maintained at all times
  • Manages each respective environmental plan in an effective manner that ensures for 100% compliance

Entry Level Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must have High School diploma or GED.
  • Training in Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance related fields preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a Safety Specialist or Environmental Specialist related role or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Outstanding service orientation; a sense of urgency; high-level of personal integrity.
  • Strong customer service.
  • Must be able to read and write in English and possess good writing skills.
  • Able to follow instructions and complete assigned tasks in an unsupervised manner.
  • Bilingual Skills is a Plus but not required.
  • Ability to work independently, but a strong effective team player mentality is a must.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated capability maintaining strict confidentiality with employee information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Must have reliable attendance, willing to work flexible hours, & work well with others.
  • Job requires a phone number for contact during possible plant emergencies.

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The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as assigned by their supervisor. All employees are required to follow and maintain all safety practices and procedures at all times.

Omaha Steel Castings Company reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way desired and the essential job functions may be modified to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

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    I understand and agree to submit to drug and alcohol testing before any official employment offer is given to me. I release OSCC and its employees, plus other persons or companies, from any and all liability arising out of or related in any way to such testing. I also authorize OSCC to investigate information concerning my education, employment history and all other aspects of my background relevant to my proposed employment. This includes being subject to a thorough background check. I release OSCC, plus any other persons or companies, from any and all liability arising from such investigation.

By clicking “submit,” I hereby affirm that the information provided on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that misleading or false statements will constitute as sufficient cause for refusal of hire or as a termination of my employment, even if discovered at a later date. I understand that neither the acceptance of this application nor the subsequent entry into any employment relationship with Omaha Steel Castings Company (OSCC) creates an actual or implied contract of employment. I understand if I accept employment with OSCC that it will be on an at-will basis. This means that either OSCC or I have the right to terminate any employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause.

I understand and agree to submit to drug and alcohol testing before any official employment offer is given to me. I release OSCC and its employees, plus other persons or companies, from any and all liability arising out of or related in any way to such testing. I also authorize OSCC to investigate information concerning my education, employment history and all other aspects of my background relevant to my proposed employment. This includes being subject to a thorough background check. I release OSCC, plus any other persons or companies, from any and all liability arising from such investigation.

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