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ESH TECHNICIAN

Augusta

Job Details

Job Location: Augusta – Augusta, GA
Position Type: Full-Time
Education Level: High School Diploma / or Equivalent
Salary Range: $20.00 – $26.00 Hourly
Travel Percentage: Negligible
Job Shift: Monday – Friday
Job Category: Manufacturing

Assists ESH Manager as needed to maintain safe and healthy workplace by assisting in identifying and anticipating concerns and hazards; developing and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures; conducting studies, investigations and training. Also assists in maintaining compliance with environmental regulations and other Right to Operate requirements

Essential Responsibilities & Functions 

Include the following, others may be assigned.

Typical tasks include activities such as:

  • Auditing/recordkeeping for permits/procedures/reports
  • Coordinate with ESH Manager to ensure Environmental compliance. These duties include, but are not limited to: daily/weekly RCRA readings and inspections, monitoring/recordkeeping for air permit compliance activities, water sampling and other regulatory compliance monitoring and reports
  • Handling Environmental, Safety and Health inquiries for site employees
  • Industrial hygiene sampling including, but not limited to, air sampling and noise sampling
  • Assisting in ESH training as needed
  • Spill and Emergency responder
  • Record keeping and advocate for BBS and VPP
  • Other functions and responsibilities may be assigned as deemed necessary by the ESH leadership

Other areas this position should take a leadership role in include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Compliance auditing, such as Lock Out Tag out, and ESH procedure auditing
  • Industrial Hygiene program
  • Plant signage
  • Follow-up and monitoring incident database
  • PPE evaluation program
  • Development of training material for in-person and on-line presentations

Assists in ESH compliance by identifying and anticipating environmental, safety and health concerns and hazards by surveying operational and occupational conditions; rendering opinions on equipment and work methods; conducting environmental, health & safety investigations and audits; and recommending preventative programs.

Guides and promotes safe work practices.

Assists personnel in understanding and following environmental, safety and health policies by conducting inspections.

Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and training as applicable.

Assists in maintaining Environmental, Safety and Health records according to governmental regulations and organizational requirements.

Assists in the training of others in ESH compliance.

Understands and follows all organizational policies, procedures, and rules.

Must be able to work in excess of eight hours per day or forty hours per week on any shift or travel as needed.  On-call as needed to support 24-hr/7-day per week operational requirements.

Consistently demonstrates prompt, regular, and reliable attendance.

Communicates development goals to immediate supervisor and takes ownership of personal development plan.

Supervisory Responsibilities & Functions

This is a non-supervisory position.; however, the individual will lead and influence site employees to buy-in to the company safety culture.

Ensure your own safety and that of others, apply shared vigilance (both within your area of responsibility and outside it), share prevention-related messages with others and set a good example in all circumstances.

Familiarize yourself with the applicable safety procedures and rules, apply them and enforce them.

Contribute to improving safety in infrastructure, behaviors, and procedures.

Direct Report Job Titles:

  • None

Requirements

Minimum

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: At least two years’ experience in a manufacturing or production environment

Preferred

  • Education: Two-year technical degree in environmental, safety, and health; additional education/training/work experience in environmental regulations including SARA, Clean Air Act, POTW, RCRA, CERCLA and NPDES.
  • Experience: At least 2 years’ experience as ESH Technician in a chemical manufacturing or chemical production environment.  Experience with maintaining VPP site certification and health & safety program administration, previous work experience with environmental compliance which may include SARA, Clean Air Act, POTW, RCRA, CERCLA and NPDES and emergency response.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certified Safety Technician, and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist, CPR/First Aid Certified Trainer,  OSHA Train the Trainer certification, certified Forklift operator’s license

Language Skills

Reading/comprehension, speaking and writing at required education equivalency level.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence, technical/product information, policies/procedures or government regulations.  Ability to complete written forms and write routine to complex procedures, reports and correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in a group or individual setting.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.

Computer Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and other Office 365 applications.

Proficiency in relevant SAP modules preferred

Complexity

The work includes varied duties requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods be applied to a broad range of activities.  The work requires both following instructions and originating new techniques, establishing criteria, developing new information and understanding the technical nature of equipment and manufacturing processes.

Physical Demands

The work requires both sedentary and limited physical exertion to include, but not limited to: sitting; walking; standing; traversing stairs; bending; carrying or lifting up to 50 pounds; driving industrial mobile equipment, OTR motor vehicles, etc. Work routinely requires conversational skills such as, speaking and hearing (expression or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words and perceiving sounds by ear). This position requires extensive “hands-on” type work and includes working shift work and overtime as needed.

Work Environment

The work environment requires normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, personal or commercial transportation methods, manufacturing and warehousing facilities.  Requires use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc.  Must be able to work in office, manufacturing, and warehousing environments.  Manufacturing and warehouse facilities are not climate controlled, and outdoor work in all types of weather conditions is required. May include work that requires special safety precautions such as working around moving parts, carts or machines or with irritant chemicals.  Employee will be required to work in protective equipment, such as respirators (air-supplied, air purifying, or dust masks), chemical protective clothing/suits or gowns, coats, safety toed shoes, chemical protective boots, goggles, various gloves, safety glasses and/or shields, as needed.

Location

About working at Augusta

Located in Augusta, Georgia, the site is Prayon’s only US production location. It is primarily oriented towards the food sector, but also maintains a strong presence in the health and dental care, as well as technical markets.

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Why work at Prayon?

A fascinating job in an international Group

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for the health of both humans and plants, and the life of the planet. It is part of our DNA. The core of our company is our people, their values and their shared vision, and the sustainable technologies that help them to enrich everyone’s every day.

Working in locations around the globe, each and every one of our experts brings their unique skills and infectious dynamism to bear by improving the quality and effectiveness of the products we offer. It is thanks to them that we stay on top of the market and can develop the technologies of tomorrow. But, in order to keep our place as a leader in our sector, we always stay on the lookout for talented individuals.

Are you ready to join us and make the difference?
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Countries

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