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EHS Senior Specialist

Company: Wells Enterprises
Location: Le Mars
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

The EHS Senior Specialist is responsible for the day to day Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) activities for their respective facility. Responsible for communicating expectations, building strong relationships with facility personnel, fostering trust through high levels of professional knowledge and accountability and delivers EHS results through incorporation of EHS MS. Promotes and helps lead the implantation of EHS MS to minimize/eliminate all incidents. Responsibilities Include: Drives accountability and ownership of EHS MS results for their respective/assigned facility as well as the organization. Provides coaching and directs and manages facility leadership towards greater EHS performance. Serves as a coach and mentor within peer group offering experience and leadership towards the development of EHS success.
Has a strategic understanding of the EHS MS as well as business processes and leads activities and/or obtains resources to address improvement opportunities. Leads collaborative efforts among diverse departments to achieve positive results.
Anticipates the need, advocates for, and manages change in support of continuous improvement of EHS processes and programs. Proposes and effectively communicates program/policy recommendations, both verbally and in writing to a broad spectrum of audiences to include senior leadership.
Anticipates, recognizes and manages EHS risks through a prioritization process with a goal of establishing a low or no risk work environment. Uses data and professional knowledge/proficiency to recommend and drive strategic improvements to the EHS MS program.
Responds to emergencies (Company-wide as needed) involving hazardous material releases, facility destruction, inclement weather and property damage incidents; prepare reports of findings and submit recommendations. Reports, communicates and thoroughly investigates accidents and incidents to determine Root Cause, suggests and follows corrective actions through to completion.
EHS responsibilities may include but are not limited to coaching and/or ownership of PSM, RMP, Multisite locations, M & A, Wastewater and Environmental.
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental, Health and Safety and Health, Business, Industrial Technology, Industrial Hygiene, or related disciplines; or the equivalent in education and work experience. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification preferred, but not required.
Minimum of 7+ years of experience in environmental, health and safety and health field. Prior leadership experience is preferred.
Strong oral, written and presentation skills, strong interpersonal abilities, and effective organizational skills.
Successfully coach and mentor indirect facility personnel. Develop EHS Program Champions.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a diverse workforce.
Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in interpreting policies and procedures, in delegating responsibilities and in analyzing and evaluating EHS activities. Wells Enterprises is an EEO/AA employer M/F/Vet/Dis #ZR #IND123

Keywords: Wells Enterprises, Sioux City , EHS Senior Specialist, Other , Le Mars, Iowa

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