Waste Management EH&s Specialist in Lewisville, Texas
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
I. Job Summary
This position provides project staff support and oversight to ensure the implementation of established environmental and safety policies, programs, and processes, so that operations are managed to keep people safe and protect the environment. This includes ensuring compliance/conformance with: environmental and safety legal requirements; Corporate Environmental Protection and Safety programs and requirements; and regulatory and permit related environmental and safety requirements. Manages assigned EHS program(s) and information systems to achieve goals and meet company, customer, or regulatory requirements. Utilize ability to professionally interface with various levels of staff within WM and customer project site staff. Travel within Area up to 40%
II. Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other ancillary duties may be assigned.
Provides on-site or off-site project staff guidance/support proactively or upon request. Helps communicate expectations related to implementing or maintaining required EHS programs/processes/procedures. Assists operations in developing site-specific procedures or action plans, and training materials as needed.
Conducts remote or on-site safety and/or environmental assessments and audits for conformance to company procedures and permit requirements. Help project staff develop corrective/preventive action and tracks any issues identified to completion.
Manages several EHS projects/programs as assigned which may include the following, but is not limited to:
Operations review, continual improvement, and Cross Functional Team
Safety Near Miss / Unsafe Condition and/or Peer Observation Program review, tracking, and data analysis
WMU Administration (curriculum, training groups, assignments, trouble-shooting) and related materials distribution and updates
Safety and/or Environmental Recognition Programs
Rules Book Implementation and Updates
Safety or Environmental special focus or training events
Safety or Environmental performance summaries and communications
Administers or uses certain databases and software (e.g., AIMS, CYCLE, ACE, Dakota Tracer, Excel, ARI Insights, DISA, CA DMV, SharePoint, InfoPath, etc.) to track people, assets, program conformance, regulatory compliance, and similar.
Maintains/updates and helps develop EHS training such as EHS Orientation training, EPA-required training and conducts for WM staff.
Provides environmental, and/or safety regulatory summaries and/or guidance to project staff related to typical project operations.
Assists in the management of incidents and injuries, including cause analysis, corrective/preventive action implementation.
Anticipates typical problems, identifies recurring problems, and takes appropriate action commensurate with experience.
Assists management regarding problem resolution, EHS goal setting, and programmatic improvements needed.
III. Supervisory Responsibilities
No direct reports, but regularly responsible for assigning tasks and coaching project staff.
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
A. Education and Experience
Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Safety, Environmental, or similar area of study (accredited), or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and at least 4 years of relevant work experience.
Experience: 5 years of hands-on and programmatic safety/compliance experience, and/or waste-related programmatic environmental/compliance experience including training experience with at least 3 years of experience (concurrent with Safety and Environmental experience) working within manufacturing and industrial operations (in addition to education requirements).
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
Certified Safety Professional, a plus
LEED Accreditation, a plus
Professional training including:
RCRA Hazardous Waste Training
40-hour or 24-hour Hazwoper Training, or equivalent experience
First Aid/CPR Trained/Certified, preferred
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn to use computer information systems readily
Knowledgeable and experience in interpreting regulations that include some or all the following: RCRA hazardous and solid waste; recycling; TSCA/PCB; DOT hazardous materials regulations; DOT motor carrier safety; and OSHA.
Experience conducting environmental and safety audits or inspections
Experience developing corrective and preventive actions related to incidents, injuries, or non-conformances
Experience and ability to revise or develop written environmental or programs and training materials
Experience conducting training classes to employees in person or via webcast
Experience participating in incident or failure analysis
Experience in managing data and summarizing for broad distribution or Experience implementing safety or environmental programs to achieve established goals
Experience applying for and maintaining environmental or transportation, preferred
D. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities that Contribute to Success
Ability to handle successfully multiple projects at one time
Initiative to work independently, but also effective in a team setting
Strong and effective communicator both written and verbally
Ability to do research and learn about varied topics (including Internet research) and summarize information in simple-to-understand fashion
Ability to be persuasive and communicate expectations while providing support to achieve goals and expectations
Ability to facilitate group discussions and activities and to mentor others
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with all levels of internal and external customers, from frontline worker to upper management
Must be able to travel up to 20-40% of the time.
V. Work Environment and Essential Functions
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. [Note: the following is defaulted for office setting position]
Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;
Required to exert physical effort in handling objects up to _ pounds regularly and up to _ pounds occasionally;
Required to climb fixed ladders, walk on uneven terrain, and walk distances of up to __ miles occasionally;
Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, exposure to toxic chemicals, noise, heavy equipment operations, etc.) occasionally;
Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements frequently;
Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment such as: steel-toed boots, , safety glasses and hard hat, frequently;
Ability to drive company pickup or rental car and work remotely, when necessary.
Normal setting for this job is: office or industrial facility setting;
At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.
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