HD Supply Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in Waukegan, Illinois

Company Overview:

HD Supply ( www.hdsupply.com ) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, water infrastructure and residential and non-residential construction sectors. Through approximately 500 locations across 48 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 13,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!

Job Description & Qualifications:

Job Summary

Responsible for taking part in establishing and implementing organization policies and procedures in regards to local, state, and federal health and safety regulations. Ensure compliance with regulations and procedures by carrying out and analyzing regular facility audits. Provide information and training in emergency response procedures, hazardous material handling, and industrial hygiene policies. Manage the collection, storage, transportation, and shipping of hazardous waste.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Serves as resource and subject matter expert for internal and external customers in matters of environmental health, safety and DOT concerns.

  • Actively supports business in all operational, greenfield growth and acquisitive growth including due diligence and integration-related activities.

  • Develops sustainable processes to determine the effectiveness of the EHS programs and training materials; drives cost out measures and ensures compliance.

  • Plans, promotes, organizes, directs and audits EHS related activities and operations to ensure consistent execution of policies and procedures.

  • Serves as subject matter expert on all Hazard Materials Compliance issues.

  • May monitor and mentor EHS specialists.

Nature and Scope

  • Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems. Makes decisions under conditions of uncertainty, sometimes with incomplete information, that produce effective end results.

  • Independently performs assignments with instruction limited to results expected. Determines and develops approach to solutions. Receives technical guidance only on unusual or complex problems or issues.

  • May oversee the completion of projects and assignments, including planning, assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy of work, evaluating results, etc. Contributes to employees professional development but does not have hiring or firing authority.

Work Environment

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

  • Usually in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors causing moderate physical discomfort from such things as dust, fumes or odors.

  • Typically requires overnight travel 20% to 50% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen years of age

  • Must pass the Drug Test

  • Must pass the Background Check

  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable

Education and Experience

  • Typically requires BS/BA in related discipline. Generally 5-8 years of experience in related field; certification is required in some areas OR MS/MA and generally 3-5 years of experience in related field. Certification is required in some areas.

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details:

Join a National Leader in Waste Water Treatment as the leader of EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) within our distribution environment. As an individual contributor, you will spend your time researching product classifications, reviewing safety data sheets, and ensuring products comply with DOT and IATA regulations. You will train and mentor all levels within the organization, ensuring a culture of safety and fulfilling our associate and shareholder promise. There will be travel up to 25%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree is required

  • 5-8 years EHS experience in a fast-paced distribution or warehouse environment.

  • CHMM and/or CSP certifications preferred.

  • Experience in environmental, safety, DOT and HazMat Compliance.

  • Proven effectiveness influencing culture and behavior.

  • Solid experience training and presenting to all levels within an enterprise environment.



Job ID 2016-20106

Business Unit Facilities Maintenance

Posted Date 11/8/2016

Functional Area Operations

Job Locations US - IL - Waukegan

Remote Position? No

Position Type Full-Time