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Engineer- EHS II (Safety) USA | First Solar | Trinity, AL, United States

Basic Job Functions:

The EHS Engineer is responsible for implementation and coordination of environmental, health and safety programs ensuring compliance with FS EH&S policy and applicable regulatory standards.


  • Bachelor of Science in an EHS-related, applicable engineering field or physical science required with similar master’s degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years of manufacturing and/or lab research and development environmental, health and safety experience.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Broad based knowledge of Safety, Environmental and Loss Prevention regulations, programs, best-practices and systems.
  • Professional certifications (CSP, CIH, CHMM)) or ability to obtain
  • Strong self-motivation and multitasking abilities
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate and influence a variety of stakeholders including regulatory officials
  • Ability to complete key deliverables on multiple, simultaneous assignments
  • Must be able to negotiate and resolve conflicts within all levels of the organization to a win/win solution.
  • EHS Project Management skills
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft Office suite programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to development and implement EHS programs in accordance with Country, Federal, State and Local Regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) and OHSAS 18001 health and safety management system (HSMS); may be responsible to act as a management representative for EMS and/or HSMS.
  • Responsible for supporting process to obtain applicable EHS permits as required and ensuring compliance to permit requirements.
  • Proven ability to provide EHS related training
  • Maintains an incident reporting system, conducts investigations and provides safety analysis as required.
  • Responsible for environmental and industrial hygiene monitoring and reporting. Ability to prepare graphs, charts, and statistical models from data collected.
  • Participate in EH&S audits for compliance assurance and or EHS management systems
  • Ensure all EHS audits and inspections are completed and that corrective actions are tracked to closure.
  • · Defines and implements corrective/preventive actions and continuous improvement activities as directed. participate in formal improvement team activities. Support all departmental and organizational improvement initiatives in order to achieve business objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

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