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Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Specialist

Company: Hobbs Bonded Fibers
Location: Waco
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


Hobbs Bonded Fibers (_HBF_) is widely respected as a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty nonwoven product solutions for the Automotive, Industrial and Consumer markets.

Located in the heart of Texas with six manufacturing lines and over 400,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, HBF manufactures parts with acoustical and sound deadening properties for many top-selling vehicles, is one of the largest craft and quilt batting manufacturers in the United States (_Hobbs Batting_), is the proven leader for processing nonwoven synthetic and natural fibers, including wool, cotton, silk and poly fibers, and manufactures components that allow customers to enjoy comfortable bedding, outdoor furniture and draperies.

For over 60 years, HBF has been providing innovation solutions to customers through outstanding research and development, quality products, and the people who are the very fiber of our business.


The *Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Specialist* owns environmental, health, and safety support for the site to ensure first and foremost that we are keeping our team members safe. Additionally, this leader will work closely with the business to drive implementation of programs to ensure all federal, state, and local health & safety regulatory and Company management system requirements are met. The successful candidate must be a proven leader, facilitator, and coach to bring focus, efficiency, and execution of our environmental, health, and safety programs.


* Evaluate and update safety programs, policies, procedures, and practices to reduce and/or eliminate safety risks and occupational hazards for our workforce and ensure all programs activities meet regulatory requirements
* Manages the tracking and reporting of EHS metrics and measures performance against Key Performance Indicators to drive strategic and tactical plans
* Review and interpret new and proposed EHS laws and regulations and provide guidance to management
* Demonstrates knowledge of processes, equipment, and work practices to recognize potential hazards and provide appropriate hazard mitigation and worker protection
* Develops, delivers, and assesses effectiveness of safety training, metrics/trends, meetings, communications, and workplace culture
* Collaborates with operational teams to complete job hazard analyses, PPE hazard assessments, ergonomic assessments, and implement appropriate policies and procedures to mitigate risks
* Monitor employee exposure to physical and chemical hazards Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards and ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and standards
* Conducts safety observations and risk assessments of active work activities and provides employees with necessary coaching and motivation; develops site communications and programs to address deficiencies and advances site safety practices and culture
* Participates in internal and external ISO 9001-2015 audits
* Owns the near miss and incident investigation processes to determine root cause and the implementation of corrective safety measures which prevent future incidents
* Serves as technical resource for site safety issues, near miss identification, and reporting
* Conducts routine and follow-up environmental, health, safety, and hazard inspections
* Coordination of departmental and plant-wide safety meetings
* Assists with and maintains environmental reports and permanent operating records
* Ensures staff compliance with all safety-related standards and regulations
* Ensures staff compliance with all environmental requirements and regulations
* Performs administrative functions, such as preparing reports, completing personnel documents, providing statistical analyses, and responding to internal and external requests
* Working knowledge of regulatory requirements such as environmental compliance regulations, safety regulations, and local permit requirements.
* Evaluates and assesses EHS risks (e.g., chemical, gas, electrical, and mechanical risks) associated with process and support equipment
* Work with site personnel to conduct Job Hazard Assessments and ensure PPE and other safety requirements are incorporated into process and procedures as necessary
* Conducts regulatory reviews, implements necessary changes, and communicates to affected personnel
* Develops and presents regulatory-required training
* Performs and supports work area audits and inspections
* Develops/approves work practice procedures and provide cost-effective risk reduction recommendations


* Bachelor's degree in a safety and health-related field preferred or equivalent, relevant work experience.
* 3-5 years' experience in EHS field is required
* Certified or ability to become Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Process Safety Management (PSM) experience a plus
* Proficiency in MS Office
* Knowledge of and ability to enforce all federal, state, local and company safety regulations
* Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
* Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail
* Ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with people in different functions
* Ability to take the initiative and drive for results
* Strong time management skills that enable on-time project delivery
* Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
* Demonstrated ability to build strong, influential relationships
* Possess strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
* Demonstrated strong customer service orientation and ability to take ownership for issue resolution
* Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
* Works successfully in both independent and collaborative environments

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Waco, TX 76710: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* EHS: 3 years (Required)

* Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Waco , Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Specialist, Other , Waco, Texas

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