Expanding manufacturing company in Cork (Little Island) is looking for an EHS Associate to work with Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Management in driving a Safety Culture and improving EHSS performance.

6-12 months contract with a view to perm, full benefits incl med insurance, pension, bike to work etc. Salary is around 40K.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify and control EHS+S hazards and oversee risk assessment processes, developing and implementing related preventative countermeasures.
  • Assist in the development of monthly EHS+S reports as directed by Department Manager.
  • Coordinate and oversee safety training records database.
  • Conduct safety surveys and safety audits on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate emergency preparedness drills.
  • Review Safety Data Sheets for potential hazards and monitor and/or implement control programs.
  • Support compliance to ISO Environmental Management Systems and ISO Occupational health and safety management systems standards.
  • Assist in specifying, sourcing and ordering associate safety equipment. Administer the “EHS+S Great Ideas” associate recognition program

Critical Competencies:

  • Ability to quickly establish significant credibility, trust and support with all levels of the organization incl. peers and senior management.
  • Takes action quickly/ effectively in a fast-paced environment completing tasks on-time/ high quality.
  • Uses root cause and problem solving to drive continuous improvement.
  • Communicates openly and clearly, understands, influences and engages others to get input and buy- in.

Qualifications:

  • NFQ level 6 / Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with emphasis in Safety and course work in Chemistry preferred.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with a variety of people at various technical and management levels.
  • Good computer skills (work processing, spreadsheets, graphics, statistical tools, etc.).
  • Proficiency in time, organization, and project management.
  • Able to make independent decisions and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to maintain confidential business information.
  • Ability to initiate action to resolve problems and improve processes.

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