Senior EHS Specialist
Company: Generac Power Systems
Posted on: May 11, 2022
At Generac, Our People help make the world safer, brighter and
more productive. United by our Values, people with diverse
backgrounds and points of view work together to ensure our global
customers have peace of mind.
We are a team of builders and doers who share a passion for
innovation and a desire to outpace others. As an inclusive
workplace, we empower our employees to embrace diversity in all
forms, celebrate our differences, and treat everyone with equity
and respect. At Generac, our success is powered by Our People.
The Senior Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist is
responsible for the support of day-to-day environmental, health and
safety functions at multiple sites. This position supports the
facility EHS program 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 conducting
environmental monitoring and reporting, providing assistance with
environmental permit applications, and assisting with internal EHS
audits. This position works closely with cross-functional teams
throughout the facility and leads the pursuit of zero
Regulatory Compliance Monitoring and Reporting
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
Lead training efforts for EHS related activities within
Serve as an internal auditor for multi-site EHS activities;
As an EHS SME, lead regional training efforts for EHS related
Supporting Strategic Initiatives
Provide engaging environmental, health, and safety leadership to
the facility employees.
Lead Employee Safety Committees.
Develop and support strategic initiatives designed to produce best
in class EHS performance.
Act as the Corporate champion for the EHS Drive to Zero
Act as the 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
Hazard Prevention and Control
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
Observe workers to determine proper use of prescribed safety
equipment and procedures. Train and demonstrate proper use of
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 investigator for safety and environmental incidents
while serving as the liaison for regulatory agencies.
Lead and coach incident investigations to determine root cause and
Act as SME supporting facility EHS Specialists with hazard
Lead emergency action plan programs.
Other Duties as assigned and the following:
Minimize waste by driving initiatives surrounding reduction,
recycling, and supply chain partnerships.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
5 years of experience implementing occupational safety and
3 years of experience working in a multi-site manufacturing or
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.
Degree in occupational safety, engineering or science related.
Experience within a safety role in a manufacturing environment;
Implementation experience with safety related programs (ISO, VPP,
Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP.
CHMM, CSP, CIH, PE or equivalent Certification
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated understanding of OSHA, EPA, WDNR, DOT and local
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.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
III (in addition to the above KSAs)
Advanced understanding of OSHA, EPA, WDNR, DOT and local
Financial and analytical skills to model and quantify impacts of
Ability to coach and mentor.
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
"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."
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