Career Area:Environmental Health and Safety
JOB DUTIES: The key role of this second level EHS position is to move from learning and assisting others to learning to contribute independently. EHS Senior Associates are expected to be familiar with the company’s processes and methodologies. Decisions on routine, limited risk issues that may affect the facility may be made by this position. Challenges include meeting expectations in delivering results, learning to consider alternative courses of actions, making timely decisions and developing communication skills.
Individuals in this position might expect to have several assignments allowing them to gain experience in multiple EHS functions. They will be expected to apply theory and concept in the assigned area. EHS Senior Associates must build an understanding of how and why decisions are made within their work group and organization. They may be responsible for applying those decisions to design, development or maintenance of a process, analysis of data or test results, application of a system, etc.
EHS Senior Associates must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology and regulatory changes. Key learning comes from gaining experience in product, process and systems definition, selecting the most appropriate tools and techniques for a project and collaborating with people who work outside of EHS as well as technical communication and documentation.
Performs structured assignments that require some interpretation of data and regulations, identification of problem sources and possible remedial actions.
•Applies standard techniques involving only minor innovations of methodology to perform well-defined assignments.
•Uses judgment in selecting alternatives.
•Performs specific components of a larger project directed by a senior professional.
•May delegate routine work to support staff.
•Contributes to the development of an EHS management system.
•Performs training that has already been developed
•Completes EH&S reports for review and submission to EPA or OSHA
BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: A degree in an appropriate scientific discipline is highly desired and consideration will be given to equivalent EHS experience. This is the second level of assignments where incumbents have gained 1 to 2 years EHS experience, have exhibited ability to begin working independently and have demonstrated ability to apply theory and concept. Must have ability to communicate effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as customers and suppliers.
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).
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