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Softworld Environmental, Health and Safety Representative in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Environmental, Health and Safety Representative

Sterling Heights, MI


Posted: 01/12/2021

2021-01-12 2021-02-21

Employment Type: Contract

Industry: Engineering

Job Number: 234052

Job Description

Job Description

Support company's efforts to ensure compliance with all EHS program expectations and applicable federal, state and local regulations, and company policies and procedures. Support and maintain the sites EHS Management System (ISO 14001 & ISO 45001) program and registrations. This role requires the ability to gather and analyze data, then use it to develop recommendations and educate employees on specific EHS matters. Duties include:

  • Collect, manage and report EHS data for periodic EHS regulatory documents and metrics

  • Maintain EHS management system (ISO 14001 & ISO 45001) documents, internal audits, and related processes and program elements

  • Support EHS risk assessments related to jobs performed by employees, and develop and recommend risk mitigation strategies

  • Taking samples and measurements for Industrial Hygiene purposes and reporting results and recommendations

  • Support and assist others (managers, employees, etc.) to complete their safety and compliance responsibilities (audits, follow safety rules, etc.)

  • Support EHS compliance inspections and audits, enforce EHS policies and regulations, and ensure corrective actions are monitored and documented

  • Support waste management and disposal activities and ensure compliance with applicable RCRA and DOT requirements

  • Be familiar with and support SARA Title III reporting requirements

  • Be familiar with OSHA Fall Protection requirements and support program compliance activities

  • Be familiar with Michigan's Industrial Stormwater Management requirements and certifications; Ability to achieve Stormwater Operator certificate

  • Assist with completing and documenting all regulatory compliance activities through the EHS Calendar according to regulatory deadlines

  • Complete, document and submit required EHS reports and recordkeeping information as necessary

  • Maintain SHC environmental permits

  • Perform Contractor / Service Provider Safety Briefings (EHSI C-9)

  • Support the investigation of incidents including HAZMAT spills/releases, employee injuries and near-miss incidents. Monitor closure of effective corrective / preventive actions, as assigned

  • Review SDS for new materials for approval for use (EHSI I-03)

  • Support state and federal agencies such as State Environmental agencies, EPA (MI-EGLE, GLWA), OSHA (MIOSHA), NRC, DOT inspections and information requests

  • Support respirator fit tests (EHSI E-03)

  • Develop, deliver and support EHS / Safety Talks and campaigns

  • Perform other EHS-related duties, as assigned

  • Position may require travel to other company CONUS locations.

  • Perform studies to monitor and assess employees' exposure to health risks, and to measure effectiveness of occupational health programs, policies and procedures

  • Maintain current knowledge of environmental, occupational health and safety and material transportation legislation.

Core Competencies

The EHS Representative must possess a high level of the following competencies in order to be successful in this position.

  • Leadership / Sharing the Safety Vision

  • The EHS Representative requires the ability to communicate and share the tone for safety.

  • The EHS Representative will lead by example and seeks out opportunities and techniques to further this goal.

  • The EHS Representative uses persuasion to gain the support and cooperation from stakeholders, superiors, colleagues, subordinates and other parties to achieve a desired course of action consistent with the organizations strategic goals and objectives.

  • EHS Scientific and Technical Expertise

  • The EHS Representative actively seeks out and improves, health & safety and regulatory knowledge.

  • The EHS Representative works with leadership to analyze and prioritize critical problems accurately and quickly; and is highly collaborative.

  • The EHS Representative works with leadership to analyze data, recognize meaningful test results, interpret results, and present the results in an appropriate way to different types of audiences.

Time Management

  • The EHS Representative needs to use time to their advantage, needs to be able to manage a variety of given tasks, avoid procrastination, prioritize tasks in line with regulatory, department, company deadlines and goals. This includes day-to-day tasks, multi-phase projects, and investigations, along with internal and external customer requests.

  • Communication

  • Effective communication is a critical skill for the EHS Representative in order to communicate applicable Safety and Health regulatory requirements and company policies, procedures, work instructions, and much more.

  • Task Oriented

  • The EHS Representative is a task driven position. This means the position is dedicated to fulfilling the tasks required of the EHS Department. For example: Timely completion of tasks that align with goals; implements reliable, effective metrics to measure outcomes; models accountability; thinks of innovative ways to spread awareness of Company and EHS Policies and best practices


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. This may include warm, hot or cold temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate

  • Bachelors degree and/or certification in an EHS related field

  • Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification preferred

  • 10+ years work experience in similar role.

  • Proficient knowledge of relevant laws, policies and procedures including CAA, RCRA, CWA and other related laws and regulations

  • RCRA and DOT Training certificates

  • Strong communication skills including written, verbal, listening, and customer service skills with the ability to effectively communicate with and work well with others in order to manage projects, meetings, etc.

  • Strong organizational skills with a high consideration to detail and the ability to work independently as well as in a group environment.

  • Must be able to be entrusted with confidential information.

  • Familiar working with various office equipment, computers and various programs including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, cloud-based systems, networking, and e-mail programs

  • Ability to detect and solve problems effectively

  • Ability to work effectively even under pressure

  • Expert time management skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most work is performed in an office environment.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk 25% of the time, stand 25% of the time and sit 50% of the time.

  • Must be able to satisfy Military Vehicle Safe Work Requirements criteria including Anthropometric Size Restrictions (ASR) for vehicle entry.

  • Position may require travel to other CONUS locations.

  • In the course of on-site work and during facility visits, employee will be working around military vehicles, powered industrial trucks and hazardous waste.

  • The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or carry up to 25 lbs.