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General Electric EHS Specialist in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

The EHS Specialist performs designated tasks and specific duties within the EHS department independently and as assigned to help assure compliance for plant operations

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance of site operations with regulatory requirements related to environmental, Health and Safety impacts.

  • Performs site training, maintaining of EHS records, implementing and updating site procedures and utilizing software systems including but not exclusive to GenSuite for file maintenance

  • Provides input to Site Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager and/or site management on EHS issues.

  • Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace health hazards.

  • Lead injury and illness tracking, case management along with root cause analysis.

  • Review, approve and conduct risk assessments. Including assisting in the coordination of risk reduction projects.

  • Executes site internal and external EHS requirements.

  • Communicates with vendors, contractors, EPA, OSHA, and other external sources to complete various tasks.

  • Performs multimedia audits and revalidates Framework Scorecards

  • Independently produces regulatory reports by collecting raw data, processing information, and completing the reports.

  • Develops and maintain site EHS procedures.

  • Lead site risk reduction initiatives including driving operational Risk Identification and Strength of Defense ownership

  • Performs other tasks as needed and requested

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • 3 or more years in environmental health and safety (EHS).

Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor degree in EHS/Engineering

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and other basic IT systems

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, in both written and verbal form, to a wide variety of stakeholders including but not limited to supervision, engineering, and shop floor associates

  • Possesses the ability to represent GE in a professional manner to outside agencies, customers, and vendors

  • Demonstrated capability of understanding and operating chemical/mechanical processes

  • Prior experience with controlled documentation/documentation change management

  • Demonstrated initiative in proactively identifying future potential safety risks and suggesting or implementing appropriate countermeasures

  • Prior demonstrated proficiency with a wide variety of chemical/mechanical processes, testing, and/or related six sigma initiatives

  • CSP or CIH certification

  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and apply applicable EHS regulations as they apply to the plant site

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No