Safety and Environmental Specialist

SMS group Inc. - East Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA


The Safety and Environmental Specialist is responsible for driving EHS and lean improvements across assigned workshops by identifying and culling system deficiencies and failures.


Additional Responsibilities include; developing a culture of safe behavior, risk recognition and abatement, leading incident investigation, championing safety-training efforts, and ensuring compliance to applicable regulations and industry best practices.

What you'll do

  • Transform an improving safety program to a work class safety program 
  • Champion overall safety responsibilities for the assigned region 
  • Promote safety as continuous improvement program and ensure employees are constantly committed to this process
  • Maintains a strong shop floor presence, engage employees, promote improvement opportunities and forge relationships with employees at all levels 
  • Interpret environmental, health and safety regulations and recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous conditions 
  • Utilize advanced analytics to drive decision making and keep managers aware of their locations safety performance at their locations 
  • Facilitate 5s and lean improvement projects 
  • Work with workshop management teams to develop incident reductions and strategic safety plans for each work shop 
  • Conduct safety leadership training for managers, supervisors and specialists 
  • Manage incident investigations/workers compensation claims, evaluate for trends and collaborate with process owners, engineers and/or physicians to institute tangible corrective actions
  • Conduct EHS compliance audits for regional workshops to verify continuing compliance with corporate and regulatory compliance
  • Identify and utilize technology products to aid in injury reduction and safety improvement
  • Assist with Capex projects to ensure proper ROIs, contractors meet safety standards and equipment/projects do not create unintended consequences
  • Participate in project management to ensure new equipment, layouts and other improvements meet safety and 5S standards
  • Provide feedback and recommendations on how to improve the safety system to corporate
  • Support regional installation, modernization and field service projects
  • Manage the regions Environmental Management System 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management

What you'll need

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA) from four-year college or university, or one to two years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Computer skills required: 
    1. Microsoft Office Suite/ Proficient in Excel/ PPT 
  • Other skills required: 
    1. 1-3 years of overall professional experience in management and/or related discipline
    2. Experience with development, management of safety systems across multiple locations 
    3. Project management skills required to keep projects on target 
    4. Demonstrated success in implementing and complying with corporate policies
    5. Demonstrated success in achieving results, using team driven philosophies
    6. Demonstrated proficiency in supporting corporate interest among remote site locations. 
    7. Knowledge of federal/state/ local safety regulations 
    8. Ability to communicate and exercise positive interpersonal skills
    9. Lean experience is a plus 
    10. Must possess a valid driver’s license 
    11. Must be able to travel 50% 


What we offer

 Competitive compensation, medical/dental/vision coverage, paid vacation, paid holiday time, 401k with a company match, training, a tuition reimbursement program and more! 

What we do 

SMS group is the leading partner in the world of metals. We are an original equipment supplier offering comprehensive maintenance and spare part services for metals production, continuous casting and rolling (flat and long products), tubes, welded pipes, forging, non-ferrous technology, and heat treatment plants - all from a single source.