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Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist – Carrollton, GA

OFS Fitel, LLC, a global manufacturer of fiber optics cable and apparatus, is seeking an EH&S Specialist for its Cable Division located in Carrollton, Georgia, approximately 50 miles west of Atlanta.

OFS has one of the longest and most respectable corporate lineages in American business, which goes back to Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone more than a century ago. Our mission is to provide leading optical innovations and solutions by designing, manufacturing and supplying the best optical fibers, fiber cable and components and devices for our customers, with exceptional service that creates value for our shareholders, customers and employees.  To do so, we must continue shaping the future of communications by applying the best minds to the challenges our customers will continually face.


Job Summary

Reporting to the EH&S Manger, the basic purpose and function of this position is to eliminate or control hazardous conditions resulting from human error, equipment and machine operations that may lead to human injury and/or property damage and an environmental responsible workplace, which complies with EPA, OSHA regulations, corporate, and company policies. This role must apply advanced mathematical techniques; professional engineering principles, methods and techniques; safety-related elements of the physical sciences, ergonomics, psychology and physiology; and safety principles, standards, practices and analytical techniques to implement programs which monitor, track and continue to improve environmental, health and safety. 

Job Summary - Assist the EH&S Manager in the following:
  • Strategic planning, directing, and  promoting Environmental, He

     

    alth and Safety Programs so as to provide a safe and environmentally friendly workplace, comply with EPA and OSHA regulations, and protect the company against losses
  • Develop, update and implement the written Environmental, Health and Safety procedures. Also develop policies and procedures for new processes
  • Identification, analysis and control of occupational hazards requiring the application of professional engineering knowledge, skill and abilities
  • Apply knowledge of psychological and physiological factors to assist in the design of safety features and controls, compensating for the possibility of human errors in the operation of machinery and equipment
  • As the Emergency Coordinator, prepare for major problems such as natural disasters, fires, and chemical spills
  • Provide Environmental, Health and Safety Technical support and training to all departments
  • Be the Chairperson of the Environmental, Health and Safety meetings and follow-up on action items
  • Coordinate projects and act as a liaison with government agencies and Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety associates
  • Maintain frequent interaction with management, employees, corporate EHS staff, and representatives of Federal and State agencies
  • Analyze accident data and recommend proactive solutions to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents
  • Monitors environmental conditions through routine inspections or surveys
  • Confers with management to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions
  • Managing information flow between department managers and supervisors
  • Maintain employee safety and morale by creating safe working and efficient working environment
Job Qualifications
Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Safety, Biology, Chemistry or Engineering
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Proven skill and demonstrated application of EH&S Programs
  • Skills and knowledge to successfully develop, update and administer EH&S Programs
  • Able to motivate, influence, and train/develop people
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Experience as an Emergency Coordinator who can head the Emergency Response Team and bring experience in areas such as medical emergencies, firefighting, chemical spills, confined space entry & rescue, severe weather preparedness
  • Experience and knowledge to provide EH&S technical support and conduct or coordinate training for all departments
  • Experience and the ability to conduct Environmental and Safety classes and manage EH&S meetings with the ability to follow-up
  • Knowledge in the completion of projects and reports for government agencies
  • Able to interact with all professionals
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications
  • Excellent Time management and setting priorities skills
Preferred
  • CIH or CSP certification
  • Six Sigma (Black Belt or Green Belt) a plus
Competencies
  • Safety Culture
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking

Decision Making Requirements

The Environmental Health & Safety Specialist must make decisions on which projects, reports and regulations apply to the company and how to comply in a timely manner.  Reviews and updates policies and decides how to implement the updates in different areas.  Recommends how to prepare for and handle emergencies.  Must make recommendations on how projects can be handled, that take into consideration EH&S, Manufacturing and Employee Relations issues.  The EH&S Specialist works with other groups (internal and external) to eliminate problems, provide training, and decide if an accident, illness or injury is a Worker’s Compensation Case.

The EH&S Specialist must address topic that are of major concern to the company and recommend corrective action based on experience and evaluation of the current or ongoing situations.

Direction Given or Received

The EH&S Specialist gives Environmental, Health and Safety direction and advice to all levels of OFS Carrollton employees.

The EH&S Specialist receives direction from the EH&S Manager regarding all safety related issues. The EH&S Specialist also receives and shares information with the Corporate Environmental and Safety Organization concerning the development and implementation of programs and policies.

Working at OFs means having the opportunity to realize ideas, experience innovation and discover new solutions for the future.  In addition to our dynamic work environment, OFS offers a competitive salary and benefits program including medical, dental, vision and a matching 401(k) plan.

Relocation assistance “is not” offered with this position.

OFS employees are expected to serve as role models for safe work practices and behaviors.  This includes following established health and safety policies and procedures, maintaining a clean, organized work area, wearing, and properly storing all personal protective equipment (PPE), and actively engaging as a safety conscious worker with personal safety and wellness as a priority.

OFS Fitel, LLC, a Georgia based global company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume by clicking on the button below to begin the self-identification process.

Note: Only those candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted.