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  • Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Specialist / Engineer, Balchem - Slate Hill, NY

    Job Locations US-NY-New Hampton
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/25/2018 10:45 AM)
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    Balchem Corporation
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    Please Apply Here: Environmental Health & Safety Specialist / Engineer Application


    EH&S Specialist / Engineer to provide direct support to all of our North American Manufacturing, R&D, and Sales teams. The position requires an experienced professional with excellent communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills. This person should thrive in a changing and dynamic environment and possess the ability to direct, plan, establish, and implement a variety of programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees, plant facilities, and equipment. As the EH&S Specialist / Engineer, they must ensure safe work conditions and practices exist that meet all applicable EH&S regulations and company policies. This position will coach site management and personnel on the recognition, elimination and control of occupational hazards and environmental risks.


    • Analyzes and evaluates current EH&S programs, policies, and practices at each site to ensure they meet all current and proposed local, state, and national regulatory requirements.
    • Designs, implements, and maintains EH&S programs and policies to minimize and eliminate safety risks and occupational hazards associated with work practices.
    • Establishes EH&S monitoring programs to ensure all activities meet established requirements. Establishes methods for maintaining site records for occupational and environmental health and safety including documentation on training and certifications.
    • Performs periodic safety inspections and compliance audits.
    • Establishes standards and methods of measuring environmental, health, and safety performance.
    • Coordinates and/or administers EH&S related training activities to ensure that all employees are aware of their EH&S responsibilities and can operate in a safe and legal manner.
    • Maintains/Improves current accident and incident reporting system for all employees.
    • Investigates accidents and incidents to determine the cause and recommends changes to work practices or equipment to minimize or eliminate future safety risks.
    • Collects samples of dust, gases, vapors and other potentially toxic materials for analysis and report on findings/corrective actions.
    • Investigates the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting and other conditions affecting the health, comfort, efficiency of employees.
    • Conducts evaluations of exposure to noise, particles, gases, fumes etc. and recommends measures to ensure maximum employee protection.
    • Works with outside safety organizations to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. When required serves as the primary contact responsible for assisting with EH&S audits by these organizations.
    • Prepares safety and compliance reports as required by management and outside organizations.
    • Provides input on and participates in EH&S strategic planning for business.
    • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and the EH&S Culture.



    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an EH&S related Science or Engineering field
    • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience with an emphasis in EH&S program management. Experience within a plant under an OSHA PSM or Combustible Dust program a plus.
    • Demonstrated people management and team building skills and the ability to manage multiple projects/programs simultaneously
    • Positive and motivated self-starter with successful track record in changing environment; excellent organizational, teamwork and prioritization skills are essential
    • Ability to communicate with clarity, impact and passion to help drive a growing EH&S program, and to collaborate across all levels of the organization to enable and drive change
    • Excellent written, verbal, listening and presentation skills.
    • Professional certification a plus
    • Ability to travel 50% including internationally


    Company Profile

    Balchem Corporation (Nasdaq:BCPC) is a publicly traded global specialty chemicals company with $500 million plus in revenue and north of $2.5 billion market cap, having witnessed steady growth over the past five years. The Company was founded in 1967 and is based in New Hampton, NY (Hudson Valley area). Balchem develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally. The Company consists of four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products and employs over 1,000 people worldwide who are engaged in many diverse activities, developing the company into chosen market leadership positions.  


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