EHS Coordinator - Entry Level in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 11/12/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Kent, WA
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Job Description

The Company 

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives, and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position 

Assists EH&S Supervisor with planning, directing, and implementing organizational environmental, health and safety programs to ensure safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment by performing the following duties personally or as directed by the EH&S Supervisor. Reports directly to the EH&S Supervisor. 

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for waste stream management including managing the required paperwork, RCRA/DOT compliance requirements, manifests, and waste labeling.
  • Responsible for managing the Wastewater Treatment department and it’s supervisor and staff.
  • Ensure that all waste is stored in compliance with RCRA and other relevant regulations.
  • Conduct environmental and safety inspections; and determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Complete and submit all environmental reports required by various agencies.
  • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  • Plans and implements programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials.
  • Prepares studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
  • Provides guidance to Management and Supervisors and reviews of all investigations of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations in tandem with the Human Resources department.
  • Compiles and submits accident reports required by company and regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees the administration of workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to eliminate employee industrial accidents, working in tandem with the Human Resources department.
  • Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.
  • Maintains safety files and records.


Job Requirements


  • Minimum 10 years of industrial EHS experience including at least 5 years’ management level EHS experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, safety, environmental or related science
  • Strong working knowledge of applicable EHS laws and regulations, state, local, and federal
  • Excellent time management, project coordination and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to leverage data to make/gather support for business decisions
  • Must be able to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry, as well as calculate figures and amounts such as: discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to think strategically and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Strong team building and team-participation skills
  • Ability to both teach and learn
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with an ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and work in a team environment
  • Must be able to use Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • If needed must be able to obtain “Operator in Training Certification” from State of Washington Department of Ecology
  • Must be able to understand the process flow and reactions occurring within each component of the wastewater treatment and acid recovery system
  • Must be able to understand and apply basic principles of chemistry (i.e. pH, acids/bases)
  • Certification in an EHS related discipline and/or further education is a plus.
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the United States of America
  • Must be able to pass preemployment background, drug/alcohol, and physical screenings


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to use a variety of hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.
  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment around metals
  • Sight – hand and eye coordination, depth perception needed to operate, adjust, and quantify chemicals and equipment, vision sufficient to inspect work areas and building for issues and operate computers
  • Hearing – must be able to hear others and warning sounds of forklift and other heavy machinery
  • Speech – must be able to communicate effectively with others while working
  • Smell – must be able to smell various chemicals and gasses
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for long periods – frequent to constant
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, twist, climb, crawl, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation, and bend occasional to frequent
  • Must be able to be able to lift/carry 50+ lbs - occasional

Key Leadership Competencies


  • Leadership Capability - Has the leadership acumen and credibility to work across the entire organization and develop talent. Should be hands-on, but able to delegate appropriately with the ability to motivate, inspire and commit an organization to a course of action and achieve results.
  • Strategic Thinking - Strong strategic capabilities and overall business acumen. Financially savvy and understands the economic levers behind improving EBITDA and other key metrics. Fact-based, data-driven and analytical. Creative mindset with the ability to identify and mobilize around new opportunities very quickly.
  • Innovation Focus - Confident ability to drive change and express and advocate for new ideas and ways of doing things. Willingness to take appropriate business risks, recognizing that to succeed overall, one will occasionally fail.
  • Collaborative Style – Engages stakeholders in problem solving and decision making. Is adept at bringing people together to tackle issues rather than dictate solutions. Has a collegial, inclusive working style and is professional and courteous. Builds strong relationships both internally and externally. Is both confident and humble.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels. Excellent listening skills.