EHS Tech/Permit Writer
Production, Plaquemine, Louisiana, USA
The EHS Technician / Permit Writer has the responsibility for all field aspects of the environmental, health, and safety program and permit writing as it relates to maintenance and operational safety. In partnership with and support of other departments this role is responsible for coordinating, implementing, executing, and maintaining a proactive plant specific EHS program as directed by the business, government and regulatory agency requirements, and manufacturing best practices.
The EHS Tech / Permit Writer is expected to participate in site continuous improvement efforts and to lead, guide, coach, and hold employees and contractors accountable for safe work practices.
Essential Job Functions
• Ensures the implementation of a detailed, task level, daily environmental, safety and industrial hygiene program.
• Implements change to improve operating discipline.
• Acts as the Plant resource for related environmental information on procedures guidelines and standards.
• Coach teams and individuals on environmental related tasks and activities.
• Assists in development and achieving area or plant environmental goals.
• Ensures tasks related to compliance are completed accurately in a timely manner.
• Performs and coordinates the environmental, safety and industrial hygiene monitoring, data collection, analysis, and reporting for the plant.
• Coordinates the schedules for audits in environmental, health and safety, and industrial hygiene areas.
• Conducts and documents investigations of incidents and ensures follow up actions are completed.
• Make recommendations for change to prevent reoccurrence of issues that have been addressed.
• Other duties that may be requested by TSRC Management.
Three (3) to five (5) years of work experience
College Degree or High School Diploma
Safety – Executes all responsibilities with a Safety-First mindset; Champions EHS principles and values.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Shares expertise with others.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
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 position requires strong attention to detail, as well as the ability to sit in front of a computer.
This position requires an employee to be in an office environment as well as exposed to some outside elements, process, and warehouse environment.
The employee must be able to wear PPE required by the location.
General office noise may be experienced and louder sounds and vibrations when outside.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
All environments are safe with appropriate PPE.
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 regularly required to walk, sit, speak, and hear. The employee is required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; the employee may be required, on occasion, to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may be required to climb ladders/storage tanks up to 50’ in height. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to thirty (30) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Hearing protection may be required at times.