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Safety Specialist

Bellwood, IL 60104

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Environmental Health & Safety Job Number: Na693541 Compensation: $75000-85000 / year

Job Description

Title: Safety Engineer 
Location: Bellwood, IL 
Salary: $80k-$85k/yr 
Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
The EHS Manager’s primary objective is to protect and enhance workplace safety and environmental protection through risk prevention, fostering a culture of caring where safety is ingrained as a core value.  This position champions safety and sets strategies for overall success in alignment with corporate policies, initiatives, goals, and objectives.  

Job Duties:
  • Directs and provides safety guidance and support all locations, but based primarily out of the Bellwood area.  
  • Leads, guides, and drives compliance to meet OSHA General Industry, NFPA, or other safety regulations and requirements and corporate safety initiatives. 
  • Participates in providing New Hire Safety, Contractor Safety, and monthly training.  Coordinates third-party specialty training.  Updates training modules to keep current and develops new training modules for continuous improvement.  Maintains training records using QT9.   
  • Oversees PPE management and distribution programs, seeks continuous improvement in PPE offerings.  
  • Prepares reports and maintains site OSHA and incident logs. Conducts and facilitates incident investigations.  Prepares Safety Alerts.  Effectively manages WCC cases. 

  • Bachelor Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Technology/Engineering or EHS-related field; experience may substitute in lieu of degree. 
  • 5+ years of experience in progressive safety and environmental compliance roles. 
  • Knowledgeable in basic OSHA 29 CFR 1910 et seq regulations and compliance, especially, machine guarding, electrical safety/Arc Flash NFPA 70E and powered industrial trucks. 
  • Familiarity with OSHA 29 CFR 1904 et seq.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt
Technical Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt is a dedicated and experienced Senior Recruiting Team Lead passionate about empowering individuals through career opportunities. With an impressive track record of 8 years at Sterling, she has significantly impacted the organization's talent acquisition and development strategies.

With a remarkable 12-year career in the field of recruiting, Ashley has garnered a deep understanding of the industry's dynamics and trends. She has witnessed the ever-changing job market and thrived in guiding people through its complexities. For Ashley, the most rewarding aspect of recruitment is finding people roles that can genuinely improve their professional lives.

As a Senior Recruiting Team Lead, Ashley's leadership abilities shine through as she leads her team to excel in their roles. She believes in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment where all team member's strengths are recognized and utilized to achieve collective success.

Advice for candidates from Ashley: “Reflect on your skill sets and what makes you happy, be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses. Strengthen your online presence and always be networking!”

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