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Regional Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator 

About the Organization Alter Trading Corporation, a 120+ year old company, with 70+ scrap metal processing facilities throughout the Midwest and Southern region. Alter is committed to our customers by being the best source of both ferrous and non-ferrous metal and by giving great customer service. Our corporate support center and marketing is located in St. Louis, MO, with Trading Offices located in St. Louis and in Hong Kong. Our website is www.Altertrading.com  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Location Des Moines - DM-E/Court  
Position Regional Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator  
Description

Reporting to the VP of Safety, the Regional EHS Coordinator achieves operational health and safety goals through a proven, pro-active approach in safety management. Working closely with facility leadership, Regional Environmental Managers, and Corporate Safety, the Regional EHS Coordinator will develop consistent and uniform safety practices specific to the site’s operational safety hazards. This position is responsible for implementing safety programs and assisting with environmental programs monitoring and training for their assigned region.

Essential Functions by area:

Health& Safety (H&S)

    • Leads and coordinates the implementation and monitoring of the effectiveness of the safety and health program.
    • Implements processes and training necessary to ensure compliance.
    • Uses knowledge, skills, and abilities to develop safety programs specific to the hazards of the operations.
    • Assists with coaching all employees on safety related issues.
    • Assist with management of contractor safety to meet regulatory and company requirements.
    • Supports, leads and review incident investigation reports.
    • Leads, coordinates, and conducts EHS program auditing.

Environmental

  • Work with our environmental department to assist with personnel training and inspections.
  • Monitors and coordinates safe and compliant spill prevention and response, chemical and waste handling and storing, and waste disposal with approved vendors.

Regional Operational Safety

    • Works closely with operations and management to understand industry specific equipment and associated health and safety risks.
    • Works with each manager to identify incident trends and solutions to prevent any future injuries.
    • Performs incident and injury investigation, root cause analysis and ensures corrective actions are developed to prevent repeat events.
      • Working knowledge of: Local/State/Federal Safety requirements; NFPA compliance; National Electric Code; Workers Compensation implications.
    • Acts as a technical resource responsible for maintaining specific programs such as contractor safety, fall prevention, illness and injury prevention programs, accident investigations, hazard communication, emergency action plan(s) and ergonomics programs.
    • Evaluates equipment design, administrative procedures, and training requirements to establish best management practices and safe work practice.
    • Provides health and safety coaching/assistance to develop managers and safety teams.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • BS in Health and Safety preferred or 4 plus years of related experience required.
  • Knowledge, skills, and ability to execute local, state, and federal health and safety laws and other government compliance regulations.
  • Experience in heavy manufacturing or industrial environment preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in collecting, managing, and analyzing various data and trends in health & safety behavior and compliance.
  • Must make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, and/or government law.
  • Must be personally responsible and accountable for achieving performance goals as well as those of a team and have a proven track record of building credible relationships.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills within a culturally diverse environment required.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.
  • Overnight Travel is required.
  • A flexible schedule is critical to support the regions operations needs and to respond to urgent matters.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions (with or without reasonable accommodations):

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds frequently, walk or otherwise negotiate around physical barriers as would be found in a manufacturing facility, warehouse, or metal recycling scrap yard.
  • Ability to sit for up to 6 hours per day; keyboard for 1-3 hours per day; and be mobile for extended periods of time, up to several hours per day.
  • Visual acuity required to perform close detail work to input and retrieve data from a computer; read and interpret figures on reports; conduct physical facilities inspections; and drive.

Work Environment Conditions:
Exposure to physical operations and equipment both inside and outside ranging from office environments to metal recycling yards that are loud, dusty and weather sensitive.

 
Shift -not applicable-  
Category Safety  

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