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Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Specialist

Komatsu

Komatsu

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Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2023

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

The Environmental Compliance Specialist will conduct required environmental tests, analyses, and observations. Evaluates results and makes recommendations as necessary for maintaining compliance with regulating agencies. They will assess the facility's current conditions and research and evaluate new processes to reduce the negative impacts on the facility and local environmental liabilities. The Environmental Compliance Specialist will work with management to develop facility-wide programs and capital projects to exceed local, state, and federal pollution standards. The Environmental Compliance Specialist will manage Peoria’s ISO14001 standard and ensure the Peoria facility complies.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Investigates environmental incidents to identify root causes and initiate effective countermeasures to prevent future incidents. Identify & eliminate non-compliance issues.                
  • Maintains current knowledge and develops programs to follow IEPA, EPA, and other government regulations. This is accomplished by contact with local, state, and federal governmental bodies to provide necessary updating.                
  • Support the environmental, maintenance, and safety projects by generating purchase orders, tracking shipments, paying invoices, and documenting paperwork on spreadsheets.
  • Maintains accurate records related to compliant investigations and shipments of hazardous waste and maintains operational and inspection logs.                
  • Initiates participative employee teams to improve PMO’s recycling program. Communicates company information and instructions throughout the organization. Passes on comments and concerns of employees to management.                   
  • Formulate and execute programs to provide an environmentally friendly work environment within the factory, stressing safety, good work habits, and good housekeeping.
  • Develops, recommends, implements, and coordinates programs to improve the plant’s environmental outputs and records.                
  • Updating and training employees on procedures relating to hazardous materials and waste.  Provide environmental training within required departments.                
  • Assesses, advises and consults with supervisors and others engaged in planning, designing, developing, constructing, installing, or modifying equipment and facilities to eliminate or minimize environmental impacts and comply with appropriate governmental standards and insurance carrier recommendations.                
  • Supports the company’s ‘EEO ‘efforts, and takes appropriate action to prevent harassment of employees.                  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.                

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Environmental and/or Occupational Health or Biology and 4-6 years experience in Environmental/Occupational Health or a related field.
  • Shall have an extensive working knowledge of hazardous materials, including hazardous waste, asbestos, and other pollutants. 
  • The ability to instruct and supervise others in the removal or testing of hazardous materials.
  • The ability to understand and apply government regulations related to hazardous materials and wastes.
  • Leadership skills and ability to accomplish management objectives by being innovative and creative.
  • Work with bargaining unit employees, factory, and company management to accomplish company goals most cost-effectively and timely.
  • Must have effective communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to work with and communicate effectively with subordinates, peers, suppliers, and at all levels of Company Management.  
  • Must be self-motivated and work effectively with minimum supervision. Responsible for supporting all company policies and rules, and reporting violations of same to management.

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.