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EHS Specialist - Sturgis, MI Plant (Day Shift)

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Primary Function/Primary Goals/Objectives:
The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) function concerns itself with the health and safety of employees through prevention of incidents, accidents, illnesses and injuries and protection of the environment. Included in the EHS function areas are environmental, safety, employee health, industrial hygiene, fire and security. The EHS Specialist will be responsible for a variety of environmental programs, risk assessments and audits, regulatory and Abbott reporting, assisting with project management/training and monitoring.
Major Responsibilities:
Develops, implements, and manages plant environmental programs
Conduct Green Team Meeting and attend Zero Waste to Landfill and Safety meeting
Assist management in preparing a variety of EHS presentations
Keep informed on current environmental, health and safety regulations and legislation and recommend policy changes
Implements and manages Abbott global technical standards
Conducts risk assessments
Develops and conducts/coordinates EHS trainings
Maintain files and records pertaining to environmental, safety and industrial hygiene
Maintain site environmental reports and permits
Conduct site regulatory inspections
Assists with accident/incident investigations and corrective actions
Conduct frequent EHS tours/audits of all plant areas and make recommendations for corrective actions for all environmental, safety and health problems noted
Review the installation and modification of all equipment/processes for EHS issues
Assist Employee Health in a variety of functions such as dosimetry, audiometric testing and training
Conduct new hire EHS orientations
Responsible for a variety of timely environmental projects
Assist with the improvement of the plant's recycling efforts
Education:
A four year degree is required - Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene or related field. Experience may be substituted for degree. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Occupational Health & Safety preferred.
Background:
Environmental, Industrial Hygiene or related field - includes intern or Co-op experience
Technical expertise in EHS; plant level experience is preferred
Working knowledge of applicable regulations (RCRA, DOT,OSHA, EPA)
Ability to translate regulatory requirements into policies and procedures
Proven leadership skills and the ability to make good decisions
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Solid strategic and analytical skills
Program management skills, including proven ability to deliver thorough and timely solutions to issues and initiatives
Ability to work independently to drive for results
Good presentation skills
Flexibility to come in on off shifts and weekends as needed to conduct training, accident investigations, etc.
Accountability/Scope/Budget:
Responsible for a variety of programs, training, and monitoring.
JOB FAMILY:Engineering
DIVISION:ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain
LOCATION:United States > Sturgis : Building 01A
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:
WORK SHIFT:Standard
TRAVEL:No
MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:No
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day)
Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
EEO is the Law link - English: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_English.pdf
EEO is the Law link - Espanol: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_Spanish.pdf

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