EHS Specialist

Castro Valley, CA

Posted: 09/25/2023 Industry: Environmental, Health & Safety Job Number: 89.23JW Pay Rate: 85,000 - 95,000 Experience:

Job Description

EHS Specialist

This company has been open for over 75 years and is hiring for a newly created position in their manufacturing facility.

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist is responsible for managing the plant occupational safety program (OSHA), Local, State & Federal Regulatory & Environmental compliance.  Worker’s Compensation compliance program and the EH&S Training program.  The E&S Specialist also acts as the main liaison between the plant associate's safety activities and the Management and Corporate EH&S Team.

Key Accountabilities / Outcomes

  • Being the Subject Matter Expert on all associate Safety, Environmental and Regulatory matters, provides coaching and support to plant teams
  • Development and implementation of site-specific policies and procedures within corporate guidelines for assigned locations
  • Conducts Safety, Environmental and Regulatory audits of the facility in order to evaluate compliance, identify areas for improvement and communicates them directly to the department managers and the Plant Manager
  • Responsible to ensure local plant activities are being conducted as defined under local Regulatory compliance and within company’s Enterprise Safety Foundations
  • Coordinates training and/or training materials to all plant associates (hourly, leaders, management) in all safety and regulatory programs, documents, and tracks training compliance
  • Leader of the Accident Investigation team, utilizing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to include 6W2H & 5 Why’s or similar techniques to identify causes and corrective actions to prevent similar occurrences
  • Establishes and directs the plant safety shift(s) committees and their activities
  • Main contact with Corporate regarding Workers Compensation program and back to work policies
  • Assist Plant Leadership in identifying and correcting unsafe behaviors and unsafe conditions to drive a Zero Injury state
  • Provide EH&S oversight on large plant projects, conducts Pre-Start Reviews on all equipment installs and upgrades
  • Administration, documentation and proper filling of OSHA’s Record keeping Standards 29CFR1904, Accident Reports, 300 Log & Form 301, as well as other Regulatory and Safety Compliance documentation
  • Plant contact for our medical clinic, nurse case managers and insurance carrier representative concerning medical restrictions
  • Any other duties as assigned by Leadership

**If you’d like to hear more information regarding this position and others we are currently working on, please contact Jen Wojcik at

JO:  89.23JW

Job Requirements


  • Knowledge of OSHA/EPA regulations 29CFR, 1910 & 1926; 40 CFR) applicable to manufacturing
  • Knowledge of Industrial Hygiene, Labor Relations, Loss Control, Basic Engineering Principles
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
  • Knowledge of State specific Workers’ Compensation Law/Regulations
  • Completion of OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Course 30 Hour certification preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and deal with multiple and conflicting workload requirements
  • Education – BS degree preferred or at minimum AA/AS degree required with minimum 3-5 years manufacturing and industrial safety & regulatory work experience

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jen Wojcik at

JO:  89.23JW

Meet Your Recruiter

Jennifer Wojcik
Environmental Health and Safety Recruiter

My team recruits for all levels of EHS/Regulatory roles from specialists/engineers to directors/vice presidents. We place EHS professionals in single site, regional, and corporate positions. Examples of the specialty roles we recruit for include, but are not limited to:

• Environmental
• Environmental, Health, and Safety
• Industrial Hygiene
• Management of Change
• Occupational Nurse
• Process Safety Management
• Product Stewardship
• Regulatory
• Risk Management
• Safety
• Security

Industries we serve include, but are not limited to:

• Chemicals
• Construction
• Consumer Products
• Food & Beverage
• General Manufacturing
• Inks and Adhesives
• Medical Devices
• Packaging
• Paints & Coatings
• Petrochemical
• Pharmaceutical
• Plastics
• Polymers
• Refining

If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!  


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