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EHS Specialist in Ashland, Virginia at ChemTreat

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CHE001914

About Us

ChemTreat operates as a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, one of the best performing Fortune 500 companies. Our proprietary solutions allow our customers to reduce water, chemical, and energy costs, extend asset life, improve process operations, and reduce downtime. We have expertise in a variety of industries, including automotive, beverage, chemical, food, fuel processing, metals, mining, power, pulp and paper, and textile. We also serve commercial and institutional customers, including data centers, district energy providers, universities, government buildings, and hospitals. Our company has developed a robust product portfolio for the prevention of corrosion; scale and biofouling in critical heat transfer systems and advanced polymers for industrial wastewater.


The EHS Specialist ensures that all environmental, health & safety programs, procedures, training, work practices and controls are effectively implemented and enforced, and that facilities are adequately maintained through regularly scheduled cleaning and maintenance. Key responsibilities include safety and environmental administration, injury case management, technical safety advice and site-wide safety training for Implant Direct Facilities in the United States. In addition, manages Facilities Technicians and vendor relationships, scheduling facility repairs, overseeing the HVAC system, non-critical production machine maintenance, renovation projects, facility site plans /change controls. 
  • In conjuction with the EHS Director, help manage and develop a team of Facilities Technicians.
  • Acts as the EHS/Facility representative for the Business Continuity Plan/Disaster Recovery 
  • Participates in EHS/Facility budget preparation and tracking; establishing and monitoring progress toward company goals. 
  • Facilitates EHS/Facility program objectives completion in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and environmental rules and regulations such as Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Agency (TSCA), and the Clean Water Act (CWA).  
  • Monitors developing environmental federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and risk initiatives and analyzes potential impacts on system operations.
  • Ensures timely environmental, health and safety support in the areas of regulatory compliance, compliance reporting (i.e. OSHA 300 log), industrial hygiene testing, EHS data management, enforcement action response, and regulatory agency mediation; maintains EHS files and records. 
  • Supports the Corporate and Platform EHS program and direction; maintains and submits reports as required. 
  • Coordinates and engages platform and corporate subject matter experts and/or external consultants in the identification, development and implementation of EHS or Facility Maintenance goals which will positively impact and add value to the organization; manages 3rd party consultant scope of work/contracts as required. 
  • Represents the organization at various industry associations, platform or corporate meetings through participation in meetings, on committees or task teams.
  • Plans, implements and trains site personnel on various EHS/Regulatory policies and programs, including, but not limited to safety practices, fire prevention, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, regulations and standards, and incident investigation.
  • Identifies and suggests corrective measures to improve each site’s accident rate and to suggest/implement means to achieve site EHS goals.
  • Conducts a facilities inspection to detect existing or potential accident, environmental and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative EHS/Facilities measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Leads the investigation of incidents and injuries; cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.
  • Observes Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and established safety policies. 
  • Oversees the administration of workers' compensation program for the organization. 
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced setting, perform other EHS duties as assigned.
  • Provides Leadership in the 5S/4E DBS Tools. Supports all Kaizen’s as it relates to these tools.   
  •  May occasionally travel domestically and/or globally.

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Health & Safety or related field (Significant EHS & facilities management experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • 3 years EHS experience and 1 year facilities management experience
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and/or Certified Workers Compensation Professional (CWCP).
  • Knowledge of general facilities management practices.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, motivate and direct the work of subordinate staff.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills and exhibited ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Minimum three years working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Strong change and project management skills; demonstrated success managing projects that drive behavioral changes.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 occasionally required to stand; walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds unassisted.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

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 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.