Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • HSC - SSM - EHS Compliance Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
    Job ID 2018-1201
  • Overview

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations.

     

    Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) is looking for talented and experienced Environmental Health and Safety Compliance Specialist to join our EHS team in Scotia, CA.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    Responsibilities

    Implement and review environmental, health and safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, local regulations and Company Policies. Maintain and encourage a safe behavioral culture. Work closely with EHS Manager and Director for EHS management and initiatives.

    • Implementation/facilitation of safety policies, procedures and behavior-based safety program
    • Assist in the evaluation of compliance with environmental and safety policies, programs, procedures, systems and regulations
    • Monitor employee exposure to safety and environmental hazards
    • Provide support for employee safety and hazard communication training (HAZCOM)
    • Evaluate personal protective equipment needs and requirements for work areas
    • Assist in maintaining safety contingency plans and documentation (fires, spills, emergency response)
    • Identify hazards within facilities, recommend corrective or preventative measures, assist in implementation
    • Maintain company process for investigation of accidents and injuries
    • Compile and submit accident reports as needed and assist in management of internal accident reporting program
    • Coordinate with site EHS Manager and Senior Environmental Specialist with implementation of field related tasks
    • Assist with new employee orientation training and employee safety training
    • Provide field support for managing environmental tasks, including storm water monitoring, inspections, sampling and reporting; solid waste management; hazardous waste inspections, manifesting & characterization; compliance with air, water, and waste; interaction with government agencies during inspections; data collection review and data quality assurance
    • Maintain Near Hit Observation (NHO) records, training records and lagging indicators/weekly drivers safety data for reporting to management
    • Provide support for post incident drug testing and medical evaluation of injured employees

    Qualifications

    • Associate degree in Safety Sciences or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field is preferred
    • Experience and commitment to implementing a safety culture committed to risk reduction; knowledge of behavior-based safety programs, familiarity with hazard identification and risk assessment and control, and experience in accident investigation and root cause analysis is preferred.
    • Knowledge of federal and state OSHA regulations. Knowledge of EPA, State and regional air quality, water quality and hazardous waste regulations is preferred
    • Experience involving components of environmental compliance and related tasks is preferred
    • Training in hazardous waste, stormwater, and familiarity with permit requirements is preferred
    • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles
    • Experience operating machinery and heavy equipment is preferred
    • The employee may be required to traverse difficult or inconsistent terrain including hillsides and uneven surfaces
    • Required to work in inclement weather conditions to conduct sampling during rain events including working at remote locations
    • The employee will split time between a typical manufacturing office environment and the manufacturing floor
    • Position travels locally, usually within 100 miles one way, and occasionally travels to other locations

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

     

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and communicate and frequently required to stand and walk and regular required to left and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The employee must be able to traverse difficult or inconsistent terrain including hillsides and uneven surfaces.  This positon may be required to work in inclement weather conditions to conduct sampling during rain events including potentially working alone at remote locations.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee will split his/her time between a typical manufacturing office environment and the manufacturing floor. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate while the noise level in the mill dictates the necessity for hearing protection when working on the manufacturing floor.

     

    PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

    The personal protective equipment requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    This position requires the following equipment when in industrial areas: eye protection, hearing protection, leather/rubber gloves as needed, safety-toe boots and a hard hat.

     

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

    The travel requirements described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.    Position travels locally, usually within 100 miles one way.

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS 

    To perform this position successfully, this individual must have competency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

     

    COMPETENCIES 

    To perform the position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 

     

    • Oral and Written Communication – Speaks and writes clearly/persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills.
    • Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
    • Interpersonal Skills & Professionalism – treats people with respect; inspires the trust of others; ability to proactively resolve conflict; maintains confidentiality; remains open to others' ideas; approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.  High commitment to integrity.
    • Planning/Organizing – Proactively prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives meeting required deadlines; Develops realistic action plans; Maintains required record/documents.
    • Adaptability & Dependability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

     Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace

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