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EHS Engineer in Loveland, Colorado at Hach

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: HAC006471

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.



Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of leading-edge environmental health and safety programs and policies that ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations for a multidimensional manufacturing, research and development, and administrative facility.  Support key objectives through continuous improvement.  This role reports to the Environmental Health and Safety Manager. 


  • Complete daily EHS standard work, identify unsafe acts or conditions, establish associate/ manager relationships and pro-actively solve EHS issues.
  • Develop, plan and implement innovative EHS programs that meet regulatory and corporate requirements.
  • Develop an innovative EHS training program.
  • Review chemical purchases, chemical processes, equipment, machinery, etc.
  • Oversee EHS risk assessment process.
  • Recommend engineering controls and/or work practice changes that reduce risk and achieve compliance with EHS regulations and best practices.
  • Provide assistance to supervisors and their teams on hazard identification, risk assessments and control implementation.
  • Routinely conduct internal EHS inspections.
  • Assist with EHS equipment selection, purchasing and inventory control.
  • Assist with EHS incident investigations, root cause analysis and corrective action implementation.
  • Assist with the management of workers’ compensation coverage and claims.
  • Assist with EHS recordkeeping and report submittals.
  • Support industrial hygiene monitoring.
  • Support associate medical monitoring and recordkeeping.
  • Maintain safety data sheet database.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness and response planning, exercises and response activities.
  • Lead facility emergency response team.
  • Serve as facility point of contact on EHS issues when EHS Manager is not available.


  • Other special projects and duties as required.

Job Requirements


  • Associates Degree in Environmental Health and Safety (or related field) + 5 years of professional EHS experience (manufacturing experience preferred).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health and Safety (or related field) + 2 years of professional EHS experience (manufacturing experience preferred).
  • Hazardous waste management and wastewater treatment experience preferred.
  • Completion of hazardous waste and DOT hazardous materials training (or must immediately complete upon hire).
  • American Red Cross adult first aid, CPR and AED certification (or must immediately complete upon hire).



The physical demands described here 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 frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee is constantly required to squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

Frequent/daily exposure to large quantities/volumes of hazardous and nonhazardous chemicals and micro-organisms. 

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

Employees will be required to wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hat or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.