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EHS Specialist

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Dayton – Ohio, US, 45377

Company: Heraeus

EHS Specialist
Location Dayton – Ohio
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of nearly 15,000 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.



As an employer, we offer open space - For Designers. For Forward Thinkers. For Doers. Innovation has been the secret of our sustained business success for 165 years, and you can have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to help us write that next chapter of success.

Here are just a few of the things you will get to do:

  • The EHS Specialist will assist in fulfilling the environmental, health and safety requirements within the facility in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulatory agencies and Company policy.  The EHS Specialist will plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs, requiring application of engineering principles and technology, to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions.  Coordinate and schedule required EHS presentations and training sessions for employees and contractors.
  • Conduct in-house EHS inspections on the facility, materials, and equipment in order to identify and execute actions needed to maintain compliance standards.  Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance. Complete and maintain associated inspection records and logs. Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees' exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.
  • Monitor in-house EHS programs to ensure operational effectiveness including proper procedures, documentation and personnel updates and/or training. Coordinate and conduct periodic industrial hygiene sampling as required. Maintain & update all posting procedures, authorization lists, evacuation lists, safety posters, potential hazard records, etc.  Maintain/update the Heraeus Hazardous Materials Database including entry of SDS.  
  • Collect data and information needed to create/update written EHS programs, permits, plans and records. Inventory, stage and load hazardous and non-hazardous waste drums for shipment to disposal or reclaim sites.
  • Maintain facility conditions in preparation for announced & unannounced compliance inspections and audits by outside authorities and agencies.
  • Assist in the investigation industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational illnesses to determine causes and preventive measures.  
  • Follow safety guidelines for handling materials with the use of protective equipment as required. Maintain organization and cleanliness of work area, laboratory instruments and equipment. Handle confidential information with care.



We are looking for people who are not just open to new ideas, but want to bring fresh thinking, energy and a creative perspective to their work. Some of the traits and qualifications the ideal candidate would possess include:

  • Bachelors Degree in Safety, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field of study and a minimum of 3 years previous EHS experience in a manufacturing / industrial / chemical setting is preferred. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Proficiency in application of EHS regulatory standards is required.  Knowledgeable in ensuring compliance with OSHA, EPA and other EHS related governmental requirements and environmental management standards. CSP designation preferred.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, organizational skills, and an attention to detail; exhibit a high level of motivation and initiative. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required.  

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati