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Xylem EHS Coordinator in Auburn, New York

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas. If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at ​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – to advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.

  • Total Rewards – we offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.

  • Watermark – is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.

  • Employee Networks – provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: The EHS Coordinator provides support for the Environmental, Health, Safety, & Sustainability strategy and operational improvement for AWS Xylem manufacturing facilities. This position is responsible for the coordinating the site EHS function on the development and maintenance of an effective environment, health, safety, security & sustainability program and to work collaboratively with the site teams to identify issues and to lead improvements that support Xylem’s philosophy to “Accept Only Zero”. The EHS Coordinator/Specialist is expected to drive culture change with a high degree of employee engagement supporting Xylem Continuous Improvement processes.

Please note this role will work rotating shifts Monday-Friday 11:00am -7:00pm and Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:00pm. This will allow exposure to first, second and third shifts.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Interpret occupational, health, safety and environmental regulations for applicability and compliance to manufacturing operations

  • Program management experience in recordkeeping, hazardous energy, confined spaces, electrical safety, chemical safety, chemical storage, ladder safety, material handling, machine guarding, hot work and heavy industrial equipment such as forklift, booms, scissor lifts

  • Collect data, observe work processes, and interview workers in order to evaluate and propose changes to improve ergonomics

  • Permit management experience required in AIR, WATER and WASTE programs such as but not limited to monitoring, Inspections, sampling and reporting requirements for Emission Statements, Strom Water, Waste Water, TIER II, and TRI, Spill Prevention and Control and Counter Measure (SPCC), Hazardous Materials Storage and Disposal

  • evaluate workstations to design or alter its workspace so that it best fits the physical attributes of the employees

  • Audit against occupational, health, safety and environmental regulations and recommend actions to ensure compliance and avoid findings and/or regulatory infractions (by Federal, State and Local Government agencies)

  • Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of Monthly, Quarterly, Bi-Annual and Annual of regulatory requirements as well as postings licensing and permits

  • Perform and oversee the monthly safety and environmental compliance audits

  • Lead, support and/or coach teams on incident root cause analysis to prevent incident reoccurrence

  • Administer required EHS training and maintain associated documentation according to regulatory requirements

  • Recommend and implement methods to improve the safety & environmental programs and processes as they relate to regulatory compliance

  • Be an active participant/facilitator on the Safety Committee

Essential Tasks:

  • Administer New Hire Orientation

  • Conduct Safety Training and documentation per the Safety Training matrix

  • Coordinate contracted training (Hearing Tests, Arc-Flash, Fall Protection, PIV, etc.)

  • Supervise Contractor Safety and respective pre-task safety planning reviews

  • Identify & Lead Near Miss investigations including Root Cause analysis

  • Track Safety Concerns & Actions to completion

  • Standard Operating Procedure Development

  • Manage EHSMS policies, procedures, annual reviews

  • Manage permit compliance and periodic regulatory agency submissions

  • Attend management of change reviews

  • Participate in mentorship program

  • Identify and mitigate machine guarding risks

  • Supervise project/job permit management for hot work, confined spaces and non-standard work activities

  • Perform compliance audits

  • Manage below the hook inspection processes

  • Manage hazmat spill response compliance

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Knowledge in the interpretation of regulations governed by General Industry OSHA, EPA as well as State occupational health, safety and environmental regulations

  • Knowledge in the interpretation of consensus standards including NFPA 70E and ANSI

  • Knowledge in assessing ergonomic risks and recommending options to mitigate

  • Environmental Management experience or experience equivalent

  • Computer experience in Word, Excel, Presentations

  • Demonstrable Public Speaking skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training skills including mentor, coaching & performance evaluations

  • Ability to research and answer questions clearly

  • Ability to communicate with courage & candor

  • Safety Committee leadership

  • Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office: 25% of the time is spent in an office environment including florescent lighting, dust, recycled air, cooling fans, semi-enclosed areas, central heating, seasonal warmer temperatures and office noise

  • Shop: 75% of the time is spent walking on the Shop Floor In locations with a factory or shop floor, exposure to factory/shop, CNC/Welding/metal working machinery and chemicals, ambient heat & humidity during the summer months

  • Safety Glasses, Safety Shoes, Vests are required

  • Travel: 10%

  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem 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.