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EHS Specialist

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Quitman, MS, US

Company: Dart Container

Are you early in your EHS career and looking for an opportunity that has growth, variety and excitement built right in? Great news, Dart is hiring!


Dart provides millions of products that people across the world use every day to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. We are looking for an EHS Specialist who will work cross functionally to develop, maintain, train and provide oversight of environmental, health and safety (EHS) requirements in a dynamic environment at a large facility with 700+ employees. The successful candidate should have foundations in both safety and environmental programs.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements.
  • Assist EHS Manager in administering EHS programs
  • Assist in developing training and ergonomic programs
  • Deliver EHS training and new hire orientations for one or more of the following:  lock out / tag out (LOTO), fire prevention, hazard communications, confined space entry, hearing conservation, EHS policies and procedures, or other training programs
  • Assist in safety incident investigations, including root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Conduct inspections and audits, identify opportunities to improve, and make recommendations to improve or eliminate unsafe conditions or practices
  • Collaborate with local Human Resources Manager in the administration of Worker’s Compensation and Early Return to Work Program.
  • Coordinate all hazardous and non-hazardous waste storage, handling, and disposal
  • Ensure procurement of proper EHS supplies including PPE
  • May communicate directly with regulatory agencies


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Requires one of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering or other science field
    • Associate degree in Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering or other science field with two (2) years of related experience
    • High School diploma or equivalent with four (4) years of related experience
  • Ability to utilize and train employees on technology, processes and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes
  • Strong written communication skills demonstrating the ability to prepare outlines, reports, letters, and any other supplemental materials in a clear and concise manner
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • May be required to work additional hours including weekends, holidays, and/or overtime


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in handling compliance issues, OSHA/EPA programs, regulatory reviews, permit preparation, reporting and record keeping
  • Experience in evaluating/interpreting OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations and NFPA, ANSI, ASTM, ASME, BOMA and BOCA standards
  • Experience with Federal, State and local Worker’s Compensation law and prior experience establishing proactive Ergonomics Program
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Safety Professional (ASP/CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification


Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.


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