Sr. EHS Engineer*

Job Description:

Sr. Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Engineer

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“3M’s culture is driven by curious, spirited and collaborative people who are constantly asking ‘What if?’ And the many talents of 3Mers around the globe have me incredibly excited about what’s to come next.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Sr. EHS Engineer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Actively supporting EHS Cultural Excellence through personal responsibility for safety, health, and environment, promoting a culture to address incidents, near-misses and potential hazards.

  • Applying scientific, engineering principles and behavioral based systems to drive EHS risk reduction efforts and compliance activities.

  • As part of the site EHS team, sharing ownership of plant EHS programs & training including but not limited to: Environmental Compliance, Waste Management, Fall Protection, LOTO, Machine Guarding, Ergonomics, Confined Space Entry/Rescue, Chemical Safety, TSCA, Site Emergency Coordination, Ventilation, Hearing Conservation, and Respirators/PPE.

  • Taking primary ownership of plant EHS programs & training as assigned but with initial emphasis on Process Safety Management/Process Hazard Management, Machine Guarding/Machine Safety, and Confined Space Entry/Rescue. 

  • Investigating workplace incidents and completing root cause analyses to determine appropriate corrective actions and conducting assessments of high hazard processes in order to reduce risk.

  • Completing internal and external EHS compliance reports and analyze EHS data and report trends and recommending plans for correction of gaps.

  • Provide EHS input to address changes (e.g., equipment, process, organizational) in the site’s business plan through the plant Management of Change process.

  • Participating and/or leading portions of EHS self-assessments and/or audits.  Acting as a facility representative during agency inspections, including but not limited to EPA, OSHA, fire department, and county.

  • Interactions/Communications:  Providing EHS knowledge and services on existing and new programs; communicating project or program status and results to management.

  • Communicating effectively in written and oral forms with peers and others at varying levels within the organization.  Presenting ideas well one on one, in small groups, and to larger audiences.  Having the ability to convey the meaning and importance of EHS topics to non-EHS personnel and to influence others to take appropriate action based on such information.  Actively seeking to continually improve communication and presentation skills.

  • Providing technical assistance and guidance to plant by leading or assisting in safety committee teams and meetings, including EHS regulatory interpretations.

  • Providing EHS support in the design and installation of new or modified equipment, industrial automation, and management of change processes. 

Your Skills and Expertise 

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) years’ experience with EHS programs and procedures within a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a science, engineering, or environmental health and safety (EHS) discipline from an accredited institution

  • Experience in implementation of comprehensive EHS management systems

  • Experience with hazard and risk assessments and experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with computer-based EHS tools for EHS data reporting and EHS assessments.

  • Experience with local, state and federal regulations including (e.g, Fire, OSHA, EPA, etc)

  • Self-directed, detail oriented, good interpersonal, communication, prioritization, and organizational skills

  • Analytical, leadership, project planning, program development and deployment skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely with all employees within the plant

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience working in an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) role in a manufacturing environment addressing process safety management/process hazard management, machine guarding, and confined space issues.

  • Experience working on a cross-functional team

  • QEP, CSP, or CIH certification(s)

Travel:  May include up to 10% domestic/international

Relocation Assistance:  Is authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws. U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens. To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s). The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only.  Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position.  The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Supporting Your Well-being 

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope. 

Resources for You 

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Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M.Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.3M is an equal opportunity employer.  3M  will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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