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ESS %5C: Environment Health and Safety Coordinator- Austin in Austin, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Austin, TX
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    2 to 4 years
  • Date Posted:
    5/2/2018

Job Description

Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled.
We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America.

Our Gulf Coast branch provides services for our customers located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Within the Gulf Coast branch, Veolia operates a hazardous waste incinerator in Port Arthur, TX, a service center in Baytown, TX and a service center in College Park, GA. The Gulf Coast branch offers the following services: Lab Chemical Services, On-Site Services, Transportation, Household Hazardous Waste, Reactive Chemicals, Remediation, Training Services, Specialty Services, Drum Management, Incineration, Fuels Blending, Recycling and Radioactive Waste Management.

Job Summary:
Responsible for administering designated environmental, health, and safety programs and related policies and procedures affecting the company’s existing environmental, health and safety issues. Acts in a liaison capacity with management personnel regarding interpretation of all policies and procedures pertaining to technical support and guidance on industrial hygiene, reactive and explosive, OHSA, substance abuse testing, accident prevention, etc. On an as needed basis assists in the training of emergency response techniques, safety management, risk assessment, etc. to maintain appropriate safety standards throughout the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Administer programs pertaining to OHSA, medical surveillance, substance abuse testing to avoid potential liabilities to maintain a viable workforce at the facility.

• Coordinate worker’s compensation, accident, and injury management programs to determine adverse trends and administer meaningful productive standards resulting in cost effective operations.

• Administer industrial hygiene programs as well as modifying existing plans to meet the needs of the facility.

• Participates on improvement team pertaining to all environmental, health, and safety programs. Makes appropriate recommendations to facilitate the needs at various facilities.

• Provides guidance to all levels of management within the facility regarding utilization of appropriate practices in conjunction with regulatory requirements and changes, if necessary.

• Provides training in environmental, site remediation, reactive chemical operations, emergency response, etc. as needed or requested by the facility.

• Provides appropriate research and analysis to support the development of existing and/or potential new EH&S policies as determined by facility management or required by federal, state, or local governmental agencies.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:
• High School diploma or GED equivalent required
• Associates degree in related field or equivalent experience required
• BS in Chemistry or related discipline preferred
• 2 to 4 years in the hazardous waste industry or related work experience preferred
• 2+ years in a problem-solving capacity preferred

Certification/Licenses:
• 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
• Extensive knowledge in environmental, health and safety methodologies required
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Suite
• Strong team player
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple deadlines
• Strong customer orientation

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