Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Recruiter
Adecco
Location
Puerto Rico (US) (PR)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
28 Jun 2019
Closes
28 Jul 2019
Role
Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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

Duties:
* 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.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • 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)