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Environmental, Health & Safety Intern

Requisition Number: P12251

Region: US
State: Wisconsin
City: New Richmond


This position is a temporary internship, working part-time (up to 20 hrs/week) during the school year, and fulltime during the summer.  It is a paid position, but offers no benefits.  It is available IMMEDIATELY, offering a flexible schedule.  Projects will include working with with the local utility on energy initiatives associated with o building projects and ongoing sustainability/green projects.

  • Assist with the data collection, evaluation and determination of various energy efficiency improvements
  • Assist facilities with the implementation of the Focus On Energy Strategic Energy Management program.
  • Perform various energy audits and inspections of designated facilities and equipment.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of associated environmental records such as air emissions, chemical usages, non-contact cooling water testing, hazardous waste records and all other pertinent regulatory records, program, policies or procedures.
  • Assist current facility & corporate leadership with the overall environmental functions for the assigned facility and partners with onsite management and other resources to ensure local program ownership and accountability.  
  • Support and assist with the ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System (EMS) and formal corrective actions to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as well as Phillips Plastics Corporation policies and procedures. 
  • Provide support of safety initiatives at a designated facility with guidance from local safety, health and environmental management/personnel.  To include (but not limited to):

 - Incident investigations and reporting
 - Safety audits
 - Process and/or procedure writing

  • Assist current facility and corporate leadership with the implementation of corporate safety and environmental initiatives, or equivalent site-specific programs and required written documentation to support these programs.  Assist with the completion of environmental permits, reports, forms and surveys as required by regulation, permits and/or company policy and procedures, and submit them on a timely basis and in a professional manner.  Assist in the development of various programs, policies, procedures and associated training materials.
  • Assure the appropriate, effective, and timely distribution of all required environmental training programs for the facility and may include performance of training.
  • Assist current facility and corporate leadership to assure compliance with various governmental record-keeping requirements, as well as, Company metrics, and effectively communicate results to corporate safety and environmental management in addition to Plant Management as needed.
  • Coordinate activities with local regulatory personnel regarding environmental activities.
  • Work closely in a team environment with the facility operations and leadership team to achieve overall environmental, safety operational and business objectives. 
  • Assist current facility and corporate leadership by conducting environmental compliance self-audits, supporting external audits and holding an annual review of the safety, health & environmental management system with the management team. Assist with the development, implementation and tracking of specified corrective actions.
  • Ensure thorough familiarity with policies and procedures relating to standards of business conduct and understand the importance of full compliance with the letter and spirit of such policies.
  • Perform tasks in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations and Company Quality, Environmental, and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Assist current facility and corporate leadership to provide leadership for the plant Environmental Task teams.  Assist in the development of various mission/goals and maintain all related documentation for the committees.
  • Assist current facility and corporate leadership to provide leadership and direction to establish and sustain a positive company safety, health & environmental culture both on and off the job.
  • Assist current facility and corporate leadership to coordinate and facilitate environmental incident investigations.
  • Assist the facilities in the efforts of becoming or maintaining “Green Tier” participant status.
  • Assist the facilities in various environmental, energy and safety efforts.
  • Know and understand the impact of this position on the workplace environment and to take all necessary actions to reduce or eliminate negative impacts.
  • Assist current facility and corporate leadership with specific KRA items.

Qualifications - Education & Experience

  • Working towards a B.S., B.A., M.S. or M.P.H degree or the equivalent in fields of Safety, Health or Environmental sciences or Industrial / Mechanical Engineering.

Qualifications - Skills & Competencies

  • ASP, CSP, CIH, CHMP, ARM and other related certifications are preferable
  • Must possess the ability to demonstrate effective leadership, organize, solve problems and educate others.
  • Ability to utilize appropriate judgment and discretion as they relate to responsibilities.
  • Ability to plan and organize work to effectively perform assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to engage in cooperative and responsible behavior which affects the operation of the facility and the company in positive manner

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