Exide Technologies Environmental Health & Safety Technician in Columbus, Georgia

Overview

The Environmental Health and Safety Technician's is responsible for the development and implemention of plant-wide team efforts in improving key performance indicators such as reducing blood lead averages, recordable injuries, lost time injuries, government compliance, and conducting sampling and analysis of air, water and wipe media consistent with business goals.

Additionally, they support guidance and accountability for plant staff, employees, contractors, their employees, agents, and/or subcontractors in the safe and environmentally responsible ways to perform their jobs, the reduction risk of exposure and / or other physical or chemical hazards.

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Meet or exceed the requirements of national, state and local EHS laws and regulations, as well as our controls, practices and standards.

Collect data on work environments for analysis.

Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.

Support sound EHS engineering controls, work practices, management practices and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect and safeguard all people, equipment and environment at risk during our manufacturing process, specifically employee injuries (recordable and lost time), employee blood lead levels, permit compliance, and environmental hazards.

Recommend corrective measures to be applied based on results of EHS program analyses and plant history.

Continuously strive to eliminate injuries, reduce blood lead levels and protect the environment by developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate EHS standards, controls, and practices.

Monitor our EHS auditing program to assure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal standards.

Work towards EHS goals to reduce injuries, employee blood lead levels and all forms of waste and monitor progress.

Monitor and keep up to date on emerging environmental, health and safety issues, regulations and technology changes.

Strive for continuous improvement by learning from our results, using tools like Six Sigma Projects and Kaizen events, as well as sharing best practices and lessons learned.

Interface with regulatory agencies and divisional personnel to support safety, health and environmental efforts in the plant.

Provide training on EHS guidelines and assistance as required.

Interact with outside vendors as necessary to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal standards.

Qualifications

Education, Experience, Certifications:

Required:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or 5 years EHS experience in a related industry.

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Proven EHS experience with significant and verifiable results.

Preferred:

Ten years experience in industrial manufacturing environment with excellent track record of business results and increasingly higher levels of responsibility in line operations or engineering leadership roles

Three to four years experience in leading EHS continuous improvement efforts and projects at the site level.

Experience working in a manufacturing plant, CSP, ASP, or CIH certifications are a plus.

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

Required:

Ability to work in a team environment.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite products, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook

Excellent verbal and written communication skills to give and share information to/with co-workers, customers and production management in order to achieve optimum plant performance

Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Preferred:

Three to four years of experience in the EHS field and experience working with local regulatory agencies are preferred.

OTHER CATEGORIES AS REQUIRED:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

Individual is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Ability to occassionally lift a minimum 25 lbs and 26 to 150 lbs with assistance of equipment

Regular use of safety glasses and steel toed shoes. Limited use of respirator, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. Vision requirements: close vision.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles

Individual occassionally exposed to precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock

Noise level is minimal to loud

Regularly is working in a lead contaminated area and must wear a uniform and safety shoes in that area to prevent the tracking and / or possible lead contamination of other clean areas or outside of the regulated areas

Travel is required within branch area

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EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-1936

Category Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS)

Position Type Regular Full-Time