Sr EHS Specialist

Location : 1401 S. Washington, Holland, MI 49423

Who We Are:

Challenge is a leading employee-owned tier 1 supplier of complex metal assemblies for the global automotive industry. Challenge fosters a culture of collaboration, diversity, and innovation. We believe the best ideas come from individual unique perspectives. These ideas combined with the teamwork of industry experts allow us to accomplish any challenge. Our team members take pride in the work we do every day and they are the true driving force in our operations.

Challenge is proud to be one of the largest employee-owned automotive companies in North America. One of the many benefits of joining the Challenge team is the ESOP program. This program allows Challenge to give shares of the Company to all employee-owners annually. These shares are an additional retirement benefit that will continue to grow during your time at Challenge. Being part of an ESOP means our employee-owners share in Challenge’s success!

Challenge is #EmployeeOwned and #QualityDriven ! We are #OneChallenge ! 

Who We Want:

We are looking for an Senior Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist to join our team! This individual will support our plant in our Holland, MI location, and report directly to the EHSS Director. The ideal person will have strong safety skills, supported by communication, hazard identification and mitigation, as well as being able to influence the plant and lead a safety culture. They will bring a passion for EHS and a collaborative and solution focused mindset. They will also have an in-depth understanding of OSHA and EPA regulation as it relates to stamping and welding operations. This person will thrive in a growing EHS team and must be able to work independently with remote support. 

What You'll Do:

Promote and facilitate a strong Safety culture within the plant
•    Ensure compliance with Challenge Mfg. EHS policies and procedures, OSHA and State-run OSHA programs, EPA, DEQ regulations, and customer EHS requirements. 
•    Lead the plant Safety committee
•    Work closely with operators, leads, and plant management to ensure EHS compliance and drive EHS results
•    Implement EHS programs and initiatives
•    Identify and mitigate hazards through a collaborative and teaching effort
•    Maintain Environmental Permits and submit TIER II and other environmental reports
•    Investigate and manage incidents and near misses
•    Be an active participant in the full EHS team across 12 plants to develop EHS programs and initiatives

When and Where:

This will be a 8 AM- 5:30 PM M-F position located at our Holland, MI Plant. 

What You Need to Have:

Minimum 3-5 years EHS experience
•    Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Sciences, or related field strongly preferred
•    Experience in automotive or heavy manufacturing a strong plus
•    OSHA 30 hour, GSP, ACSP, CSP or other certifications a strong plus
•    Takes responsibility for actions, results, and mistakes
•    A self-starter and has initative for positive risk reduction measures
•    Team player that collaborates well with the plant personnel and greater EHS team
•    Thrives in a hands-on environment
•    Demonstrates transparency, honesty, and integrity in all aspects of work
•    Has strong communication and conflict resolution skills

What We Offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, Company-Paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.