Environmental Health & Safety Engineer
Corning Incorporated - Kennebunk, ME

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Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.

Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.

Corning Life Sciences brings new and innovative laboratory tools to researchers. Our core technical competencies include polymer science, biochemistry and molecular biology, glass melting and forming, surface modification, and characterization science. As part of Corning Incorporated, we are a world leader in specialty glass and have a 150-year tradition of innovation.

We are committed to meeting customers’ unique and changing needs with original solutions for today’s emerging life sciences technologies. Our dedication to quality, technology and innovation has enabled us to produce the world’s most comprehensive line of laboratory tools for life science research. Corning Life Sciences also offers custom capabilities such as special packaging, bar coding, and printed lot numbers, to meet specific customer requirements

To know more about Corning Life Sciences, visit us at: http://www.corning.com/products_services/life_sciences.aspx

Major responsibilities:
Maintain compliance with laws, codes and regulations, seeking advice from outside agencies, and corporate departments when necessary. Ensure that the Kennebunk plant remains current in all external reporting requirements to corporate, state and federal agencies. Maintain ISO 14001 certification Serve as chairperson of the plant EHS Steering Committee and Safety Committee Oversee the Close Call system Coach Safety Program Owners/SMEs. Ensure programs owners develop programs that meet requirements. Serve on the Plant Extended Leadership Team Manage Safety Audits and ensure timely corrective action for discrepancies Support the safe introduction of new products and processes into the facility Oversee all safety training within the plant Complete workers’ compensation paperwork and interact with doctors and other medical care providers, insurance providers and other outside agencies Develop and maintain plant emergency response plans and ensure that all affected employees receive initial and refresher training as needed

Other responsibilities:
Drive introduction of Behavioral-Based Safety philosophy into plant Provide assistance in safety matters to all departments, including the applications and development labs Develop and drive enforcement of safety policies, standards and procedures Work with department managers on hazard identification and correction Coordinate reporting, tracking, and trend analysis of workplace injuries when they occur. Maintain metrics of plant EHS performance, and ensure that performance data is communicated to the plant workforce. Set annual targets for injury reduction, and drive necessary actions to meet or exceed targets Coordinate required safety inspections (e.g. noise monitoring, air sampling) utilizing outside consultants and contractors when necessary Work with internal and external groups to coordinate industrial hygiene, safety, health and environmental audits of the facility. Conduct self-assessments prior to scheduled audits, and take leadership in prioritizing and taking action on any audit findings or recommendations. Serve as PET sponsor; conduct and require ergonomic and safety reviews (JSAs) of workstations and equipment Examine new machinery to assure that safety measures are in place Coordinate response for any environmental issues
Travel Requirements: minimal - 5%.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Full-time salaried position.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in technical field (e.g. Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Engineering, or equivalent related experience)

Required Years and Area of Experience:
3-5 years of experience in an environmental, safety and health-related field

Required Skills:
Extensive knowledge of environmental, safety and health regulations Strong computer skills; proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills:
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Certified Green Belt Work experience in manufacturing Experience with risk and statistical analysis Project management experience Knowledge of and experience implementing behavior- based safety

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Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process...