We are seeking an EHS & Sustainability Specialist for our client in Mayo

The EHS & S Specialist will lead the Product Stewardship and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to achieve objectives beyond regulatory compliance, focusing on reducing environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices.

Essential Functions of Job:

  • To be the responsible position on site for the effective management of Environmental Social Governance and Health & Safety, in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Manual and Health and Safety Statement and strategic plan.
  • Maintain all Product Stewardship (PS) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) records
  • Maintain the most current PS and CSR database
  • Assist all employees and Customers with regulated material/product requests and expedite internal and external requests while ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Respond to customer requests for PS and CSR information by completing customer PS and CSR
  • Establish a customer regulatory information database that will track common questions from customers in order to provide consistent data.
  • Collaborate & liaise regularly with the Product Stewardship & Corporate Social Responsibility Team
  • Liaise with EPA / Local County Council on all Environmental audit/inspections and prepare follow-up reports for same
  • Environmental Management Review to include Environmental Aspects and Impacts

Health & Safety

  • Drive injury prevention and maintain an injury-free culture through developing and managing safety behaviours & proactive based safety habits
  • Stay abreast of new laws, regulations and safety best practices to support compliance, benchmarking, and continuous improvement activities
  • Work with SMT to create and maintain a culture that reflects a commitment to protecting the health and safety of employees.
  • Evaluate opportunities to eliminate or reduce hazards within the company; work with employees to implement changes.
  • Organise & Direct facility safety audits, fire drills and drive corrective actions resulting from drills, audits
  • Schedule Safety committee meetings; facilitate discussions with support from Quality EH&S Manager, and drive safety-related action items resulting from Safety committee meetings.
  • Host & Liaise with HSA on any safety audits / Inspections and prepare to follow up reports for same
  • Organise and conduct Noise monitoring and publish results on same
  • Induction Training for new employees to cover Safety Statement, Environmental Management System & Risk assessments

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A relevant third-level qualification in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Business, and/or Health & Safety
  • Working knowledge or at least an understanding of the importance of ISO9000 (AS 9100), ISO 14001 and applicable global chemical regulations (REACH & ROHS) a distinct advantage
  • Experience in Product Stewardship and Environmental Programs in a production environment, an advantage
  • Must have excellent organisational & communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Must have experience leading teams through change, improvements, and work activities
  • Experience working in a similar role would be an advantage

For more information, Contact Mairéad at Arcon Recruitment

Mairead Kelly, marketing and recruitment consultant at Arcon Recruitment Services. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

Mairéad Kelly

Recruitment Consultant

Mairéad fills the very busy position of Recruitment Administrator in Arcon. This position is multi-faceted and involves providing support to the Recruitment team. Mairead’s day is never typical, and she has a great ability to prioritise tasks in an ever-changing and pressurised environment. Mairéad also manages our extensive database and regularly “catches up” with our registered candidates to make sure the information we have on file is always up to date and correct.

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