EHS Specialist

Chicago, IL

Are you a knowledgeable safety professional looking for an exciting hands on opportunity with an origination that prioritizes Safety as one of our most important Key Performance Indicators? 


Coordinates, maintains, trains and provides oversight of environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs at a plant.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Assist EHS Manager in administering EHS programs
  • Assist in developing training and ergonomic programs
  • Deliver EHS training and new hire orientations for one or more of the following: lock out / tag out (LOTO), fire prevention, hazard communications, confined space entry, hearing conservation, EHS policies and procedures, or other training programs
  • Assist in safety incident investigations, including root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Conduct inspections and audits, identify opportunities to improve, and make recommendations to improve or eliminate unsafe conditions or practices
  • Track and maintain appropriate documentation, and complete reports
  • Collaborate with local Human Resources Manager in the administration of Worker’s Compensation and Early Return to Work Program.
  • Coordinate all hazardous and non-hazardous waste storage, handling, and disposal
  • Ensure procurement of proper EHS supplies including PPE
  • May communicate directly with regulatory agencies


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal EHS Specialist candidate must possess all of the following:

  • High School diploma or equivalent with four (4) years of related experience including environmental, health and/or safety experience in a manufacturing environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 
  • Ability to utilize and train employees on technology, processes, and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes
  • Strong written communication skills demonstrating the ability to prepare outlines, reports, letters, and any other supplemental materials in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to modify basic reports, documents and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects, and priorities


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering or other science field
  • Prior experience in handling compliance issues, OSHA/EPA programs, regulatory reviews, permit preparation, reporting and record keeping 
  • Experience in evaluating/interpreting OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations and NFPA, ANSI, ASTM, ASME, BOMA and BOCA standards 
  • Experience with Federal, State and local Worker’s Compensation law and prior experience establishing proactive Ergonomics Program 
  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and packaging industrial experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Safety Professional (ASP/CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification

Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

Subscribe to Job Alerts