Senior EHS Specialist

Tandus   •  

Dalton, GA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 341 days ago


Tarkett, a global leader in innovative flooring and sports surfaces is seeking a hands-on Senior EHS Specialist for our plants in Dalton, GA. The Senior EHS Specialist will administer environmental programs in multiple locations, and help develop, establish, and maintain an environmental health and safety program within the plant. The environmental health and safety program should strive to meet or exceed all regulatory requirements and provide for a safe work environment that is free of hazards. The Senior EHS Specialist will use a behavioral based approach while developing the health and safety program in pursuit of zero work-related injuries or illnesses.



  • Assists with all aspects of the Environmental Health and Safety program
  • Assist in ensuring compliance to all Safe Work Practices (SWP), regulatory standards (EPA, ADEM, OSHA, NFPA, etc.) and plant policies and procedures
  • Be a valued member of both the Safety and Environmental World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Pillars
  • Assist with the ISO 14001 requirements and audit process for continued certification
  • Perform the annual reporting of SARA 313 documents.
  • Responsible for Title V and water permits.
  • Assists outside Environmental firms to ensure environmental compliance
  • Formulate and deliver environmental training presentations and training for both small and large audiences, hourly and salaried  
  • Assist with the delivery of EHS orientation to new and temporary associates
  • Assist in ensuring proper training and compliance to plant EHS policies and procedures involving contractor / vendor personnel  
  • Conduct proactive environmental surveys and inspections in order to identify potential risks
  • Perform, document, and trend behavioral-safety observations
  • Analyze data and perform trending analysis in order to identify and implement corrective actions as well as develop strategic risk mitigation strategies 
  • Assists in providing technical assistance to associates in evaluating new / altered production equipment for potential hazards
  • Assist in maintaining assorted databases and software programs in support of the EMS/WCM Department and Plant EHS initiatives
  • Aid in the completion of the Plant’s bi-weekly, monthly and annual reports
  • Assist in providing oversight to Plant’s hazardous and non-hazardous waste storage, handling and transport program
  • Help research safety equipment for its application and purchase
  • Assist in personal protective equipment (PPE) selection and trials as well as to ensure its proper use, maintenance and storage
  • Serve as an EHS Champion in furthering “Safety First” culture  
  • To be engaged with shop floor supervisors and employees through time on the floor; expected to be at least 50% of time




REQUIREMENTS (including educational requirements)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Industrial Health & Safety, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, Biology, Chemistry or related discipline with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in manufacturing and/or EHS roles
  • Strong working knowledge of all OSHA and EPA (ADEM) regulations, and experience assisting with visits and audits
  • Knowledge of SPCC and SWPP Programs and Permits, and NPDES Permits
  • Knowledge of Environmental Sampling and Record Keeping in regards to SPCC and BMP
  • Knowledge of Tier II and FORM R reporting, Air permitting, and hazardous waste management
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to include technical writing 
  • Strong interpersonal and presentations skills are essential 
  • Advanced computer skills are essential – Microsoft Office environment
  • To be able to work irregular hours including evening and weekends to accommodate the needs of a 24/7 manufacturing operation




Primary Location: North America-US-GA-Dalton EC 

Job Type: Standard 

Schedule: Full-time 

Job Number: 02630