3M is seeking an Industrial Hygienist for the Consumer Business Group (CBG) Plant located in Tonawanda, NY. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.
The person hired for the position of Industrial Hygienist will be responsible for leading a comprehensive industrial hygiene program (anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and control of noise and chemical exposures), including a comprehensive ergonomics program and coordination and completion of site Industrial Hygiene compliance objectives, while using engineering/scientific concepts, procedures, standards, and industry awareness to identify and resolve IH issues.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/plant-locations-us/tonawanda/
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Performing technical Industrial Hygiene (IH) activities resulting from approved self-initiated or assigned projects and programs leading to innovative applications or extensions of existing or new programs/systems.
- Providing leadership for plant IH programs & training including but not limited to: Confined Space Entry/Rescue, Chemical Safety, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Hearing Conservation, Ergonomics, and Respirators/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Developing appropriate documentation on plant systems to comply with 3M requirements on Global Safety and Health Plan (GSHP), Ergonomic and TSCA Programs.
- Assisting facility in achieving GSHP management system goals and compliance.
- Completing internal IH compliance reports and analyze IH data and report trends. Recommending plans for correction of gaps and provide IH input to address change (e.g., Noise reduction).
- Develop and implement comprehensive industrial hygiene program consisting of such components as hearing conservation, respiratory protection and PPE.
- Maintain a comprehensive ergonomics program.
- Manage all IH related internal company equipment.
- Develop sampling plans and conduct personal sampling to determine potential impact from environmental factors.
- Review new chemical compositions entering the facility for IH and PPE concerns.
- Manage site Hazard Communication Program including site Safety Data Sheet system.
- Lead investigations for incidents impacting employee health including ergonomic conditions.
- Implementing on-going industrial hygiene chemical and noise assessments and monitoring plans; implementing ergonomic programs to reduce risk of cumulative trauma and other ergonomic injuries at the plant.
- Actively supporting a Total Safety Culture environment through personal responsibility for safety, promoting a culture that reports incidents and potential issues, and actively supporting plant safety observation programs.
- Participating and/or leading portions of EHS self-assessments and/or audits.
- Interactions/Communications: Providing EHS knowledge and services on existing and new programs; communicating project or program status and results to management.
- Communicating effectively in written and oral forms with peers and others at varying levels within the organization. Presenting ideas well one on one, in small groups, and to larger audiences. Having the ability to convey the meaning and importance of IH topics to non-IH personnel and to influence others to take appropriate action based on such information. Actively seeking to continually improve communication and presentation skills.
- Providing EHS support in the design and installation of new or modified equipment and management of change processes. Assist with meeting plant Lean Six Sigma projects, including management of Green Belt projects related to EHS.
- Participate in and/or leading investigation of EHS incidents.
- Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a Science, Engineering or Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
- Minimum of one (1) year combined experience working with EHS programs and procedures in a private, public, government or military environment
- Master’s degree or higher in a science, engineering, or environmental health and safety (EHS) discipline from an accredited institution
- Minimum of three (3) years combined experience working with EHS programs and procedures in a private, public, government or military environment
- American Board of Industrial Hygiene®, Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH) certification or willingness to obtain
- Experience in implementation of comprehensive EHS management systems
- Experience with hazard and risk assessments experience in a manufacturing/production environment
- Experience with state and federal regulations including [Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), etc.]
- Self-directed, detail oriented, good interpersonal, communication, prioritization, and organizational skills
- Analytical, leadership, project planning, program development and deployment/or skills
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely with all employees within the plant
- Experience leading/working on a cross functional team
- Microsoft Office proficient
Location: Tonawanda, NY
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).