Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist

TPI Composites, LLC

Warren, RI

About TPI
TPI Composites is a global provider of structural composites products and has 50 years of experience in the design, development, prototyping and serial production of advanced lightweight composite structures. We specialize in molding lightweight composite products for the Transportation and Wind Energy industries.  TPI also provides a full range of services that can complement our customers’ extensive vehicle engineering capability.

The Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist is responsible for supporting the effective EHS management system that will ensure ongoing compliance towards TPI Composite’s EHS standards and regulatory compliance, while improving the site safety culture. The EHS Coordinator actively collaborates and participates as a valued member of the site team to provide EHS guidance, technical support, and coordinate activities and safety and environmental processes across the site. The position includes a balance of environmental and safety experience/responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and implements EHS programs designed to provide and maintain a sustainable work environment.
  • Establishes best practices and develops and implements training programs to maintain compliance with applicable Local, State, Federal EHS regulations, and internal policies and procedures.
  • Works with EHS Manager to oversee the development and advancement of the EHS management system, self-audit compliance program and internal inspections.
  • Evaluates and implements productivity improvements within the EHS discipline using TIPS and Lean tools.
  • Leads cross-functional efforts to continuously improve plant improvement processes.
  • Attends team meetings in support of the site’s compliance efforts.
  • Provides interpretation of existing and upcoming EHS issues/legislation affecting the plant.
  • Provides expert guidance to EHS and site leaders on environmental matters and compliance system design and implementation.
  • Proposes innovative strategies and programs for existing, emerging and new environmental concerns.
  • Serves as EHS focal point for designated plant product line(s).
  • Investigates incidents and compliance issues to determine and eliminate root causes.
  • Develops cost effective programs/procedures to minimize plant’s impact on the environment due to discharges, emissions, and releases.
  • Prepares and/or reviews routine reports for submission to agencies, trade associations, and company.
  • Supports site emergency response processes.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent from four-year college or technical school and one to four years’ related experience and/or training in EHS with experience in regulatory structure in a manufacturing; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven track record of results; providing functional coaching in a manufacturing environment.
  • Effective communicator with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization. Able to interact comfortably with business and operations leaders to establish credibility and influence where necessary.
  • Strong computer and data management skills desired. Experience with web-based applications, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, is required.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize in a challenging environment of competing needs and tactically implement and bring projects to closure in a timely manner.
  • Creativity, speed, dependability, and organizational skills that will enable management of multiple priorities.
  • Embrace responsibility, initiative, capacity to work independently and dedication to producing high quality work product. Excellent communication skills - verbal and written.
  • Organizational skills. Team orientation and leadership ability.
  • High level of personal motivation, results, and integrity with a drive for ownership and accountability in performance of job responsibilities.

This position is an on-site position at our automotive composites products manufacturing plant in Warren RI.