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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist - Greenlee Professional Tools - Louisville KY at Emerson Electric Co in Louisville, Kentucky

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers.
Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you’ll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.


This position specializes in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and Loss Prevention (LP) programs for the Louisville facility to reduce the risk of injuries, environmental releases and to maintain regulatory compliance.  This position implements EHS/LP management systems and programs, so that activities are effectively managed, continuously improved and aligned with regulations and Emerson operations.  This position provides EHS/LP oversight and specialized technical assistance where required.  As a secondary responsibility, this position will provide EHS/LP assistance to other Greenlee Business Unit facilities, when available and as needed.  


  • Continuously improve EHS performance and EHS/LP policies, standards, guidelines, programs and management systems.
  • Provide technical support and regulatory interpretation on EHS matters, including EHS/LP laws and regulations as well as Company policies, standards, guidelines, and goals.
  • Consults and advises the organization concerning site EHS policies, Management Systems and risks that may require management attention and action.
  • Monitors and analyzes key EHS performance metrics to measure progress and trends.
  • Collect and report quarterly environmental metrics to Emerson.
  • Develop and coordinate energy, water, and green house gas reduction projects.
  • Provide classroom and hands on training for powered industrial truck drivers and ton crane operators.
  • Develop Job Safety Analysis, Lockout Tagout Procedures, and Machine Risk Assessments for current and new jobs.
  • Advises the Site Manager and EHS Council on performance improvements.
  • Maintains the site EHS/LP training plan and programs and provides training to employees at all levels of the organization
  • Participates in EHS subcommittees, team audits, and incident investigations
  • Conducts EHS/LP audits and inspections to provide assurance that management systems are in place and the facility is in compliance with all laws, regulations and company policies.
  • Creates and maintains EHS Management System documentation.
  • Prepares required reporting for OSHA, EPA, BLS, and other governmental agencies.

  • Participates in monthly EHS review board discussion for sites with key leaders.

  • Ensures good communication of EHS matters across the site

  • Stays current on safety and environmental technical and regulatory issues.

  • Participates in workers compensation cases, sits on quarterly meeting with TPA, and advises management on cases.

  • Acts as liaison between the site and the Emerson & BU EHS Departments and other sites

  • Member of the Site and Business Unit EHS Councils

  • Assures that required EHS/LP records and documents are maintained

  • Performs all tasks in accordance with the Company’s Business Conduct Guidelines.

  • Travel up to 20%

Knowledge and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety or Environmental/related technical discipline is required.  1-3 years’ experience is preferred.

  • Health and environmental experience in manufacturing and distribution center operations with high performance safety cultures is desired, but not required. 

  • Knowledge of EHS management philosophy required to drive premier performance. 

  • Knowledge in the technical fundamentals of safety management and risk assessments and reduction, including machinery & process safety, industrial hygiene, loss prevention, ergonomics and occupational health.

  • Knowledgeable in local safety, health and environmental laws and regulations

  • Knowledgeable in the fundamentals of fire protection and loss prevention engineering

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing/continuous improvement processes

  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

  • OSHA 30 hour certification

  • Train the trainer for fork trucks


  •       Excellent presentation and training skills

  •       Knowledge of lean manufacturing/continuous improvement processes

  •       High level of professional and personal conduct

  •       Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  •       Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  •       Self motivated, requiring limited oversight

Mental Requirements

Synthesizes written and verbal communication as well as performs complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, its application to a variety of situations, as well as exercise of independent judgement.

Physical Requirements

Works in a manufacturing facility and may exert up to 35 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, grasp, finger or otherwise move objects.


The responsibilities outlined in this position description serve as a general guideline for the position and are not exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job.

Work Authorization

No calls or agencies please. Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

 Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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