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EHS Coordinator
Ref No.: 18-30399
Location: Northridge, California
Start Date / End Date: 06/06/2018 to 12/05/2018
Company: Artech Information Systems
Job Title: EHS Coordinator
Location: Northridge, CA
Duration: 6+ months
Job ID: 18-30399
Provides assistance to the EHS Team in planning, organizing and implementing EHS programs and systems to comply with federal, state and local EHS regulations and Company policies, strategies, initiatives and goals. Major areas of emphasis include: employee health and safety programs including training, ergonomic injury reduction, industrial safety, waste management, air emissions, wastewater discharge, and energy monitoring.
Position Responsibilities (job duties and functions):
  • Follow established jobsite safety and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work area. Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize hazards.
  • Conduct safety training with employees.
  • Provide safety program documentation, record keeping, document posting, work permitting, and regulatory compliance documentation. Participate in site inspections and testing as necessary for required permits, including confined space, hot work, trenching, etc.
  • Enforce the company’s hazard communication program in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining hazardous materials list, SDS files, container labeling, employee training, and subcontractor communications.
  • Provide clerical and data entry support for the project safety department.
  • Ensures compliance with various environmental aspects that require familiarity with various permits such as air permitting, spill prevention control and countermeasure plans, wastewater/storm water discharge permits, storage tank regulations, Emergency Planning, and waste disposal regulations.
  • Develops, revises, and implements EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) programs including, determine areas of plant impact, containment, labeling, in-plant transportation and storage, waste profiles, identify vendor and consultant support services, training programs, record keeping and reporting, and material and equipment requirements
  • Develops and implements EHS programs and processes including emergency preparedness and fire protection, safety risk assessments and safe working procedures, hazardous waste management, HSE training, ergonomics, and crisis management
  • Leads implementation and training of a facility wide Lock-out Tag-out (LOTO) program
  • Leads internal Incident Investigations to find continuous improvement opportunities either in work practices or work conditions with the use of solid root cause analysis.
  • Responsible for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) collection and internal distribution with Safety personnel, to help ensure that facility SDSs are managed in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Responsible for conducting frequent walks throughout the facility to ensure proper practices are being observed and to note any unsafe/dangerous acts, faulty equipment or non-compliance with any environmentally related policies/regulations. Follows up promptly on corrections required.
  • Advises and provides counsel on federal and state regulations covering hazardous chemical communication programs (HazCom), confined space entry, personal protective equipment, Lockout Tag Out, electrical safety, fire prevention, machine guarding, materials handling and storage, excavations, ladders and stairways, welding and cutting, and work zone safety.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years’ work experience in EHS field
  • Experience with computer (ie: MS Office applications)
Desired/ Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 or more years’ experience in EHS preferably in manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of California and local jurisdiction regulations and standards (Cal-OSHA, EPA, DTSC, AQMD, RWQCB, etc.)
  • Excellent reading comprehension
  • Strong technical and organizational skills in addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to shift focus and organize priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work productively and positively with team members
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to work a varied schedule that may include working evenings or weekends
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and abide by HIPPA rules
  • First Aid & CPR Certified a plus
  • Degree or course work in EHS a plus
  • Presents a professional manner and appearance
Physical Requirements:
(Physical requirements necessary to perform the job)
The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms, and regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Normal fast-paced office environment; requires use of telephone, computer keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
  • Stand/sit 40 hours/week.
  • May require working extended hours as required to meet reporting requirements.
  • Candidates must be able to work flexible hours that may include working occasional weekends or evenings.
Rajiv Maruthi