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Balchem Corporation, and it’s subsidiaries, offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist / Engineer

Department: Operations
Location: Slate Hill, NY

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist / Engineer

Position Summary:


EH&S Specialist / Engineer to provide direct support to all of our North American Manufacturing, R&D, and Sales teams. The position requires an experienced professional with excellent communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills. This person should thrive in a changing and dynamic environment and possess the ability to direct, plan, establish, and implement a variety of programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees, plant facilities, and equipment. As the EH&S Specialist / Engineer, they must ensure safe work conditions and practices exist that meet all applicable EH&S regulations and company policies. This position will coach site management and personnel on the recognition, elimination and control of occupational hazards and environmental risks.


Essential Responsibilities: 


  •  Analyzes and evaluates current EH&S programs, policies, and practices at each site to ensure they meet all current and proposed local, state, and national regulatory requirements.
  •  Designs, implements, and maintains EH&S programs and policies to minimize and eliminate safety risks and occupational hazards associated with work practices.
  •  Establishes EH&S monitoring programs to ensure all activities meet established requirements. Establishes methods for maintaining site records for occupational and environmental health and safety including documentation on training and certifications.
  •  Performs periodic safety inspections and compliance audits.
  •  Establishes standards and methods of measuring environmental, health, and safety performance.
  •  Coordinates and/or administers EH&S related training activities to ensure that all employees are aware of their EH&S responsibilities and can operate in a safe and legal manner.
  •  Maintains/Improves current accident and incident reporting system for all employees.
  •  Investigates accidents and incidents to determine the cause and recommends changes to work practices or equipment to minimize or eliminate future safety risks.
  •  Collects samples of dust, gases, vapors and other potentially toxic materials for analysis and report on findings/corrective actions.
  •  Investigates the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting and other conditions affecting the health, comfort, efficiency of employees.
  •  Conducts evaluations of exposure to noise, particles, gases, fumes etc. and recommends measures to ensure maximum employee protection.
  •  Works with outside safety organizations to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. When required serves as the primary contact responsible for assisting with EH&S audits by these organizations.
  •  Prepares safety and compliance reports as required by management and outside organizations.
  •  Provides input on and participates in EH&S strategic planning for business.
  •  Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and the EH&S Culture.



Essential Education/Experience/Skills:


  • Bachelorís or Masterís degree in an EH&S related Science or Engineering field.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with an emphasis in EH&S program management. Experience within a plant under an OSHA PSM or Combustible Dust program a plus.
  • Demonstrated people management and team building skills and the ability to manage multiple projects/programs simultaneously
  • Positive and motivated self-starter with successful track record in changing environment; excellent organizational, teamwork and prioritization skills are essential
  • Ability to communicate with clarity, impact and passion to help drive a growing EH&S program, and to collaborate across all levels of the organization to enable and drive change
  • Excellent written, verbal, listening and presentation skills.
  • Professional certification a plus
  • Ability to travel 50% including internationally


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