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EHS Specialist

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 4:45:39 PM
  • 2927385
  • Job Function: Environmental Health & Safety
  • Business Segment: Power Nuclear
Location(s): United States; California; San Jose


About Us:
Based in Wilmington, N.C., GEH is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a part of a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The EHS Specialist is principally responsible for providing EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) oversight and support to the San Jose site operations and Nuclear Field Services Business. The site includes multiple business components including new reactor engineering, field services engineering, outage tooling, reactor modifications and outage training. You will interact extensively with training activities for outage teams, customers and regulators.



Essential Responsibilities:
Additionally, you will supports EHS Programs for both GEH (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy) San Jose Operations and the Nuclear Field Services Business. Occasional travel (1-5 weeks /yr. estimated) may be required to learn about and support customer outages. You must be a visible champion for driving a strong positive Nuclear Safety and Security culture. The position also has generalist responsibilities and covers environment, health and safety media.

As the EHS Specialist, you will:

  • Provide input to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager and site management on EHS issues
  • Manage integration of EHS policies and practices into the business
  • Be accountable for implementation of EHS programs and procedures to ensure company compliance
  • Drive facility readiness for internal and external audits, customer visits and project reviews by managing EHS procedural compliance, training, compliance programs and housekeeping
  • Assure all regulatory required permits, licenses, reports and submittals are filed on time and accurately
  • Manage function-related costs across site
  • Ensure non-resident work force, outage and project personnel are trained and following all site practices, work rules and safety procedures
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements
  • Own and administer the site’s GenSuite compliance tracking programs and record keeping systems including EHS management systems (Framework 2.0), audits, training documentation, waste management, I&I (Injury and Illness) recordkeeping, and accident investigation, among others
  • Develop and work with site safety committee focused on EHS program development, implementation and improvement
  • Participate in leadership of event and injury investigations, including OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) injury and Illness case management with determination of recordability
  • Interface with medical case management, worker compensation and occupational medical clinic organizations as required
  • Manage the handling and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes in compliance with state, federal and GE requirements and minimizing quantities
  • Maintain appropriate waste profiles for all waste streams via GE Corporate approved vendors
  • Act as the on-site Human Performance (HU) advocate
  • Measure progress toward successfully meeting corporate expectations
  • Manage the EHS Contractor Safety program and initiatives
  • Be willing to accept challenges and stretch assignments as needs arise



Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 3 years of EHS related experience or a graduate of OMLP (Operations Managemant Leadership Program) program (GE Employees Only)


Desired Characteristics:
  • Minimum of 3 years EHS related experience in a manufacturing, project management, utility, heavy industrial services or related environment
  • Green Belt Certification (GE employees only) or equivalent quality certification
  • Nuclear industry and/or field services experience is valued
  • Willingness to support nuclear customer field service outages if required as back-up to Outage Services EHS personnel
  • Demonstrate initiative and be comfortable working toward stretch goals, against tight deadlines in a high pressure, team focused, innovative environment of rapid change
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong Interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Work in matrix leadership environment, strongly engaged with cross-functional leadership team
  • Ability to communicate and interface effectively with all levels within the company as well as customers and regulatory agencies
  • Detail oriented and organized with good time management skills
  • Approaches work with a collaborative nature

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Locations: United States; California; San Jose

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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