Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Puerto Rico (US) (PR)
Competitive Salary
28 Jun 2019
28 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Maintains safe operations by conducting inspections; observing and repairing monitoring equipment; conducting safety and health training; investigating accidents; improving safety preparedness.

* Determines safety status by conducting inspections; calibrating, repairing, and observing environmental monitoring equipment, including air sampling, vapor analyzers, noise dosimeters, sound level meters, photoionization detectors, combustible gas indicators; returning equipment to manufacturers for performance checks and calibrations.

* Resolves emergencies by responding to warnings and calls; calling for additional help.

* Develops safety preparedness by developing and presenting safety training, including electrical, personal protective equipment, welding and cutting, trenching, evacuation, falls, lock-out and tag-out, machine guarding, hand tools, pressure vessels, water and wastewater operations, radiation, confined space entry; writing safety procedures; handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials, conducting safety orientations; maintaining a safety reference library; fulfilling requests for information; maintaining operator certification currency and records; evaluating new equipment proposals.

* Improves safety conditions by investigating accidents, injuries, and hazards; builds rapport with and supports investigating and monitoring agencies; serving as technical expert on safety committees; developing and recommending new safety and health policies.

* Assembles financial planning data by collecting, summarizing, and consolidating safety and health data; recommending expenditures.

* Prepares safety and hazard reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

* Updates job knowledge by tracking updates in Federal (especially Occupational Safety and Health Administration), state, and local safety and health regulations and guidelines; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

* Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Environmental Technology, Quality, or Science.
  • Minimum of 2 years of EHS experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Considerable knowledge state and federal EHS rules and regulations
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports, procedures and correspondence 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)