Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist

Shelby, NC

Where you will work

The Shelby location is Clearwater Paper’s newest consumer products facility, boasting two paper mills located on 400 acres with over 600 talented employees. We are proud to produce a variety of high-quality premium and ultra-premium bathroom tissue, household paper towels, and napkins for major retail outlets throughout the United States. Our state-of-the-art technology includes 10 converting lines, 54 laser-guided vehicles, and 2 paper machines producing large quantities at high speed. Employees in Shelby are hard-working and proud to provide a quality product in an essential industry. 

Shelby is a small-town community in North Carolina’s Piedmont region with close proximity to bustling downtown Charlotte and the beautiful mountain village of Asheville. Shelby’s community of art, music, and government all take place in the Uptown Shelby historic district. Uptown Shelby is home to a large square, local businesses, and a variety of restaurants surrounding The Courthouse Square. The local pavilion hosts weekly Farmer's Markets and weekend concerts. There is plenty of opportunity for activity in Shelby with groups that engage in hiking, cycling, running, CrossFit, and yoga. The Cleveland County Fair is the largest county agricultural fair in North Carolina held in the fall each year. Shelby offers a variety of opportunities for social service including the Boys & Girls Club, United Way, Communities and Schools, and Children’s Home of Cleveland County. Shelby is proud of its local schools including several K-12 and high schools, trade schools, and community colleges.

What you will do

EHS Program Leadership

  • Assist in managing the development and implementation of select Program Elements (safety and health compliance programs).
  • Administer and maintain the site EHS Concern Program.
  • Assist EHS Manager with the development of and lead the site EHS Committee.
  • Lead Health and Safety projects, including providing contractor direction for select health and safety work, such as industrial hygiene, safety improvement projects, or hazardous waste management.
  • Act as the site EHS Manager in their absence

Operational EHS Support 

  • Interact with plant personnel and company management to communicate health and safety requirements, proactively identify compliance opportunities, and implement compliance requirements.
  • Provide direction and guidance to plant personnel on health and safety matters.
  • Support incident investigations into safety and health-related matters, including root cause analysis, and recommend corrective action plans.
  • Conduct routine facility inspections and audits for compliance with regulatory requirements and make recommendations for remediation.
  • Lead pre-start-up EHS reviews to ensure EHS requirements are met prior to initiation of new equipment/machinery

EHS Compliance 

  • Manage Safety and Health required compliance documentation
  • Coordinate and support on-site testing and program management for defined occupational health programs
  • Develop health and safety training tools, including defining site-specific training material for enhancement of company-provided training tools.
  • Deliver safety, health, and environmental training to site associates and salaried employees.
  • Monitor and coach site employees in expected health and safety behaviors to drive the site safety culture
  • Make recommendations regarding improvements in work methods and support changes to maintain/assure regulatory compliance.

What you will need

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Safety Engineering, or Occupational Safety & Health or equivalent bachelor's or master's degree.
  • Two or more years of experience in EHS in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in the pulp and paper industry preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, vendors, and contractors.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and works with minimal supervision.
  • Results-oriented.
  • Capable of creating quality work while meeting deadlines.
  • Able to read and interpret rules and regulations.
  • Capable of standing, walking, and climbing stairs up to 8-10 hours per day.
  • Able to work in a hot, dusty, humid, noisy mill environment around high-speed equipment.
  • Able to adjust work hours to support the safety and environmental needs of a 24/7 facility.
  • Some travel required


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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