Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Engineer

Posted: Apr 11, 2017

Location: Portland/Beaverton, Oregon

Reports to: EHS Manager

Hours: May be required to adjust hours to meet the needs of the company. This may include working nights and/or weekends.

Position Purpose and Requirements:

General Description:

Use science and engineering to recommend changes to keep workers from being exposed to sickness or injuries and reduce the risk of environmental contamination. Help employees understand risks, and improve working conditions and practices.

General Duties:

  • Develops, implements, and monitors company environmental safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations.
  • Maintains safety equipment inventory, performs periodic safety inspections, monitors hazardous waste removal vendors, and may assist in consolidating hazardous wastes (chemical, etc.).
  • Interact with a variety of departments and all levels of the organization
  • Conducts training in specific program areas, new employee orientation and emergency response.
  • Monitors environmental compliance and maintains liaison with appropriate regulatory agencies.
  • Recommends corrective action based on best practices where environmental health and safety hazards exist.

Note: The work of the EH&S Engineer involves technical aspects of safety, industrial hygiene, life safety, and ergonomic compliance-related activities. Monitors industrial health compliance.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field and at least 2 years of hands-on environmental health and safety experience.

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Qualitative and quantitative analytical and problem solving capabilities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to present complex topics in a concise and easy to understand manner.
  • Interpersonal skills that support effective communication with personnel at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficient with MS Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Word)
  • Powered Industrial Truck (i.e., Crane/Hoist, Forklift, etc) program management experience
  • General knowledge of environmental regulations (including hazardous waste, air permitting, and storm water compliance)
  • Industrial Hygiene knowledge in the areas of indoor air quality, respiratory protection, ergonomics, etc.
  • General knowledge of safety program management including hazardous energy control, machine guarding principles, hazard communication, basic chemistry, fall protection, hot work permits, confined spaces, etc.
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge (PDCA philosophies, etc)
  • Licensed as an Emergency Medical Responder or has medical knowledge
  • Worker’s Comp – case management knowledge

Certifications/Licenses Desired:

  • ASP or CSP certification
  • CHMM certification
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certification
  • Certified in 24-hour or 40-hour HazWoper Emergency Response.
  • Emergency Medical Responder (or higher) Licensure


  • Timely Decision Making
  • Functional /Technical Skills
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Drive for Results

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