EHS Specialist

Spear Power Systems is changing the way our world moves people and goods across land, sea, air, and space by designing and manufacturing safe, high performance battery systems. Our team members are creative, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial partners in our success.

EHS Specialist (EHSS) serves as a designated safety representative for facility, coordinating and implementing all areas of a Safety Program. incumbent is responsible for creating, coordinating and maintaining company policies adhering to local, State and Federal environmental, health and safety regulations. EHSS evaluates the organization’s procedures, facilities, and equipment by conducting inspections to identify unsafe conditions and to implement safeguards and solutions. EHSS promotes a positive safety culture while complying with Spear safety standards and maintaining a safe work environment. This includes conducting trainings and coaching associates on observed work habits.

The EHSS is required to maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics to report to onsite management teams. The EHSS supports management’s efforts to ensure compliance with all Safety Program expectations and applicable federal & state laws. The EHSS also conducts risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Safety Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions. In addition, the EHSS is responsible for recommending appropriate risk mitigation measures to management, including ergonomics.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and oversee all safety programs, including the development of site safety policies and procedures.
  • Advise the organization on safety protocols and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance as mandated by local, state, and federal agencies, including OSHA, EPA and NFPA.
  • Respond to and analyze accident investigation and near miss reports, including emergency situations involving hazardous materials, fire, and smoke incidents; conducting investigations, prepares reports of findings and observations, and provide recommendations.
  • Analyze accident and incident reports for trends, making recommendations for correcting unsafe conditions and actions.
  • Conduct regular inspections of warehouse, production, test and prototype and other high-risk areas to perform safety observations for compliance with internal policy, local, state and federal safety rules and regulations. Identify potential safety and compliance issues and determine appropriate corrective actions.
  • Develop, implement, and conduct training including:
    • new hire orientation and safety meetings
    • specialized training including electrical safety program, including Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) program
    • safe testing program
    • disaster planning and contingency operations
    • fire protection
    • other OSHA compliance programs
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement an emergency safety program including emergency response teams, and fire safety and emergency safety training.
  • Develop, maintain, and store all safety procedures and documentation.
  • Work with outside safety consultant on an as-needed basis.
  • Maintain required OSHA reporting.
  • Identify and inform management of compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through the conduct of daily, weekly, and monthly audits.
  • Facilitate incident investigation process.
  • Maintain required paperwork to comply with Spear and OSHA regulations.
  • Enter Safety Incident Information in internal database in a timely manner.
  • Perform safety observations & audits.
  • Train and assist others (Area Managers, safety team members, etc.) to complete their safety responsibilities (Audits, Follow Safety Rules, etc.)
  • Perform specific safety training as required.
  • Monitor contractor safety programs and support supplier qualification and sustainment audits.
  • Provide continuous, swift and accurate feedback to Management as appropriate.
  • May have additional responsibility for fire prevention, hazardous waste management/recycling, or other safety related activities depending on the requirements of the business.
  • Participate in process improvement activities and manage actions to completion.

Specific Language Competencies

English Fluency Required.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field – Occupational/Environmental Health and Safety/Industrial field or equivalent degree/work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in related field.
  • Experience using Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel in a professional capacity.
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues in the workplace.
  • Experience leading and managing a team, analyzing accident data, new processes, and machinery for potential safety concerns, and conducting job hazard and job safety analyses.
  • Experience in emergency response and currently holds First Aid and CPR certificates.
  • Experience in Worker’s Compensation case management.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residence required to support government contracts.

Physical Requirements

This position requires accurate hand/eye coordination is required. Finger dexterity is required, as well as hand strength, with the ability to grasp, lift, push and pull. This position also involves considerable standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time. May require lifting parts up to 50 pounds.