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Safety/Environmental Engineer

Position: Safety/Environmental Engineer
Location: New Haven Avenue, Fort Wayne
Reports to: Human Resources Manager
Supervises: N/A
Department: Human Resources
FLSA: Exempt

Function
Develops and implements safety and industrial hygiene solutions to provide a safe workplace for all employees. Manages environmental activities by interpreting environmental permits and regulations and developing and implementing engineering changes, processes and controls to assure compliance. Assures all new equipment and equipment modifications comply with
environmental and safety regulations. Provides leadership, training, and consultation for employees and managers in developing and implementing safety, industrial hygiene and environmental programs. Assures compliance with corporate policies and local, state, and federal regulatory safety, industrial hygiene and environmental requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Develops and implements action plans for improvement in safety, industrial hygiene and environmental compliance. Evaluates production procedures to assess consistency with good safety and environmental practices while promoting productive manufacturing methods.
2. Investigates all near miss, first aid, property damage and recordable/lost time incidents. Develops and implements appropriate corrective actions.
3. Manages environmental activities in the facility, including interpreting and assuring compliance with the terms of regulatory permits:
• Title V/MACT Air Permit compliance – Develops engineering controls and implements actions to assure compliance with permits. Assures PDS monitoring system provides notification of incinerator temperature deviations and that appropriate corrective actions are taken. Assures stack testing is completed according to permit requirements. Maintains records and submits required reports to appropriate regulatory agencies. Trains supervision and appropriate hourly employees on regulations and activities.
• Water compliance – Takes appropriate preventive action to assure that no process chemicals enter into the sanitary or storm water effluent. Tests samples and maintains records; submits required reports to appropriate regulatory agencies.
• Hazardous waste compliance and reduction – Manages hazardous waste (RCRA) activities in the facility including certifying proper disposal facilities and coordinating and monitoring shipments. Maintains up-to-date skills and knowledge of hazardous waste requirements through annual RCRA initial/refresher training as prescribed in 40 CFR 265.16, Subpart B. Trains supervision and appropriate hourly employees on hazardous waste regulations and activities. Develops and implements actions to reduce hazardous waste generation and the cost of disposal.
• Manages Hazmat DOT and vessel IMDG requirements.
• Voluntary Remediation Program activities – Project manager for VRP activities in facility
4. Maintains relationships with state and local regulatory agencies and their personnel.
5. Provides leadership and training for the Safety & Environmental Committee and behavior based safety teams.
6. Reviews safety, industrial hygiene and environmental policies and procedures at least annually and revises as needed. Assures effective implementation.
7. Develops and implements appropriate emergency response procedures for potential safety and environmental incidents. Assures proficiency of emergency responders through training and drills.
8. Develops and performs safety, industrial hygiene and environmental training.
9. Maintains data, completes and submits all required corporate, state, federal and local safety, industrial hygiene and environmental reporting. Utilizes resources to assure compliance with all policies and regulations.
10. Conducts industrial hygiene testing and assures annual auditory testing is administered to appropriate personnel. Interprets results and determines and implements engineering and PPE control measures as required.

Position Specifications
o Bachelors degree required; degree in environmental engineering, environmental management or related engineering field preferred; Masters degree preferred
o Certifications in RCRA, DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation, HAZWOPER 40-hour with annual refreshers, First Aid and CPR/AED required
o Five to seven years of environmental, safety and industrial hygiene experience in a manufacturing environment required
o Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local government OSHA and environmental regulations required
o Experience working in union environment preferred
o Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills required
o Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.

Qualified applicants may submit resume to Suzi Eberle (seberle@reawire.com).