EHS Technician

The Environmental Health and Safety Technician is responsible for implementing and overseeing EHS programs at the Gunite Rockford Facility. This individual will provide guidance and facilitate a collaborative, hands-on approach to site management of the EHS programs in order to reduce overall risk and frequency of accidents, and injuries within the facility.

1. Successful candidates should have the experience and proven ability to work in a fast paced, heavy industrial unionized environment.

2. Continually assess hazards and risks to human health and safety through various means. A successful candidate will be able to quickly understand how complex equipment operates and the hazards this equipment could pose to employees’ safety and health.

3. Coordinate with outside vendors to maintain appropriate safety supplies. This will include usage information.

4. Continually support and grow the onsite EHS culture, with an emphasis on continual improvement.

5. Routinely perform various EHS related audits and inspections.

6. Perform inspections of various HS equipment including electrical safety gloves, fall protection equipment, lifting equipment.

7. Continually Develop and present EHS related topics for new employee, refresher, and hot topic specific training.

8. Work to facilitate open dialog with employees regarding various EHS topics.

9. Ensure that the facility’s EHS Policies and procedures remain current and that applicable employees have been trained on their respective procedure as required.

10. Ensure that all applicable federal, state and municipal health and safety standards are complied with and that all known safety and health issues are resolved in a timely fashion.

11. Ensure compliance with incident investigation policies and facilitate investigations and corrective action development when required.

12. Evaluate various job classifications and changes to those classification and ensure that employees are provided with the proper personal protective equipment. (PPE Assessments, JSA’s)

13. Assist in the review of all new and modified processes through management of change and make recommendations relative to EHS requirements (Pre-start-up reviews).

14. Participate in Corporate EHS Council activities including conference calls, teams, and workgroups as needed.

15. Co-lead the Bi-Monthly employee safety committee council meetings.

16. This position will spend 30%- 50% of time visible on the plant floor or working collaboratively with operations departments on the institution of corrective action or best management practices related to improving overall EHS performance and culture.

17. This position may also be responsible for the daily oversight of the facility EHS Labor Positions.

18. Perform other tasks as assigned by the EHS Manager.

Required Skills, Education, and Experience

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the safety and health discipline within a unionized heavy industrial manufacturing environment

· Experience in development and implementation of EHS Policies and Procedures

· Experience in the development, and presentation of EHS training programs

· Experience working with bargaining unit employees (contract languages, provisions, etc.)

· Good working knowledge of Federal, State and Local safety and health regulatory standards and codes, including OSHA General Industry and Construction Industry Standards, and applicable ASME, ANSI, NEMA, NFPA and NEC Codes

· Must possess strong planning, organization, advisory, and both verbal and written communication skills.

· Must be able to prioritize and multi-task in the face of many responsibilities/duties

· Proficient with PC applications, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Job Type: Full-time



  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance




  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday