EHS Specialist

Gurnee, IL

Posted: 05/12/2023 Industry: Environmental, Health & Safety Job Number: 49.23JW Pay Rate: 70,000 - 80,000 Experience:

Job Description

EHS Specialist

This growing organization is looking for an EHS Specialist to join their team to provide compliance and keep everyone safe.

The EHS Specialist is responsible for supporting the EHS Department by planning, administrating, and overseeing the safety of the company’s workforce.  The primary duties of the EHS Specialist is to ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines in an effort to reduce work-related injuries, conduct training seminars, measure workplace safety standards, conduct safety inspections, and process/track worker’s compensation claims.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in site compliance, review, and audits (internal and external)
  • Contributes to the EHS system, data maintenance; report creation and analysis
  • Responsible for the upkeep of EHS physical and online files
  • Compiles data necessary for monthly EHS activity reports, statistics and measurements
  • Delivers on time information when asked to research, investigate, and analyze information
  • Assists with assessing and diagnosing EHS problems and hazards including formatted EHS documentation and action plan
  • Recommends solutions and options to address gaps in EHS or other areas of work
  • Participates in regulatory inspections as assigned vendor, internal, government, or other
  • Required to maintain current EHS knowledge and regulations pertaining to the business activities. Provides notice of changes, updates, or financial impact to appropriate management
  • Partners with departments about training compliance and safety initiatives
  • Provides research on topics and best practices as required
  • Edits and designs safety procedures, technical documents, and other work products
  • Composes correspondence and postings pertaining to safety
  • Priorities conflicting needs, handling matters efficiently, proactively, and following-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jen Wojcik at

JO:  49.23JW

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational H&S, Environmental Sciences, or equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Helpful Certifications: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CHI), or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
  • Bilingual in Spanish, both verbally and written – preferred


  • 1-3 years of specific EHS topic experience in an industrial or manufacturing company
  • Direct tactical and administrative EHS experience – strongly preferred
  • Able to maintain a calm and positive demeanor, particularly when faced with intense situations
  • Present strong communication skills with the ability to actively listen to others as they relay information. Practiced written skills including information presentation, and comfortability speaking to a diverse audience in both interpersonal and large group settings is a must
  • Demonstrated ability to research various topics, find useful information, and provide solutions
  • Prior experience applying individual judgement and available resources to various situations
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, particularly with a sense of urgency
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Displays efficient time-management skills by meeting deadlines while multi-tasking, stopping / starting work assignments, and redirecting attention as necessary
  • Recognizes and respects confidentiality in various formats
  • Displays confidence in providing ideas that contribute to the success of the EHS department
  • Demonstrated capability to accurately complete regulatory and facility reporting in a timely manner
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Verifiable experience with Environmental, Health, and Safety Management Systems

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jen Wojcik at

JO:  49.23JW

Meet Your Recruiter

Jennifer Wojcik
Environmental Health and Safety Recruiter

My team recruits for all levels of EHS/Regulatory roles from specialists/engineers to directors/vice presidents. We place EHS professionals in single site, regional, and corporate positions. Examples of the specialty roles we recruit for include, but are not limited to:

• Environmental
• Environmental, Health, and Safety
• Industrial Hygiene
• Management of Change
• Occupational Nurse
• Process Safety Management
• Product Stewardship
• Regulatory
• Risk Management
• Safety
• Security

Industries we serve include, but are not limited to:

• Chemicals
• Construction
• Consumer Products
• Food & Beverage
• General Manufacturing
• Inks and Adhesives
• Medical Devices
• Packaging
• Paints & Coatings
• Petrochemical
• Pharmaceutical
• Plastics
• Polymers
• Refining

If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!  


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