EHS Specialist

Hyundai Transys

Hyundai Transys

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

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Champaign, IL 61822

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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Summary of Position:

The principal role of the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist is to implement Manufacturing Methods and Safety at the manufacturing plant. The right individual will have a thorough understanding of EHS HSE – Health, Safety and Environmental requirements including regulatory and compliance. This is a role in a Manufacturing Plant. The HSE EHS Specialist will need to be familiar with today’s current manufacturing techniques. As a global automotive company, we believe in a clean environment. We embrace a safe, clean and hazard free manufacturing work environment.


  • Adheres to the HTGSS policies and procedures
  • Learns, demonstrates and upholds HTGSS Core Values
  • Complies with all HTGSS Certification standards; Management System (TS16949), Environmental ISO 14001-2015 and Health and Safety ISO 45001-2018 policies and procedures
  • Treats all HTGSS team members with respect and professional courtesy
  • Always strives to maintain a positive work environment
  • Manages the department budget efficiently as per approved annual budget
  • Performs additional assignments / duties as assigned


  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Complies with all safety policies and 5S clean philosophy to maintain a safe, clean working environment
  • Meets company safety goals


  • Lead all EHS requirements as an example for others to follow.
  • Create a culture of awareness, acceptance & adherence to the EHS requirements.
  • Inspects the facility to identify safety, health, and environmental risks.
  • Schedule of routine inspections, and implement training according to findings
  • Develop, coordinate, implement, and maintain appropriate Health, Safety, Environmental, Industrial and Process Safety Programs and necessary related training.
  • Audit, analyze and collate EHS performance data and proposes effective improvements
  • Perform facility audits, surveys and inspections to identify environmental and occupational hazards, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and develop recommendations that provide solutions, remedies or process improvement.
  • Manage SDS data - ensure safety in material handling.
  • Proactively meets KPI requirements in order to reduce exposure and control risk.
  • Recommend and implement new Green Processes while working closely with regulatory and corporate compliance via established auditing processes and risk analysis - work on various items with EPA, OSHA
  • Ensure any plant hazardous waste - oil, machining fluid is disposed correctly. Lead Safety and Hazard assessments activities including Process Hazard Analysis, Job Safety Analysis.
  • Attend training and seminars - then deliver training to staff in EHS/HSE/SHE skills and knowledge.
  • Administer and manage the Workers Compensation program.
  • Track compliance for the various Federal, State and Local environmental requirements
  • Lead Safety Team and Waste Minimization Team programs to resolve or improve EHS performance.
  • Prepare, submit and document all EPA and OSHA requirements up to but not limited to OSHA 300 log, CAA, CWA, RCRA, storm water / waste water, Title V, PSM/RMP, SARA 311, 312, 313, Form R and Hazardous waste generator as well as Air Emissions annual inventory report.
  • Develop and implement training for all personnel to assure understanding and compliance of EH&S programs and environmental permit conditions.
  • Oversee all chemical and hazardous waste management, including transportation.
  • Support and account for the EHS budget, including timely review of EHS related invoices.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Reports to: HR HOD / Corporate


  • 401(k)
  • Healthy Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid time off

Competency Requirements:

  • Confidentiality: Adheres to the upmost confidentiality; particularly in regards to handling employment/personal information. Works with the team to insure that all information from within the department is kept private.
  • Multitasking: Must possess the ability to change from one task to another in quick manner based on company needs
  • Communication: Works to insure respectful, timely, accurate and appropriate communication across all levels of the organization.
  • Initiative: Identifies problems and takes action to address current or future problems. Proactively engages to solve issues verses simply thinking about future actions.
  • Engagement: Engages team members in developing goals, executing plans and delivering results (output). Motivates team members through clear and consistent communication. Models adaptability. Uses collaboration and influence skills to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Leads by Example: Sets a good example for peers to follow.
  • Integrity: Performs in such a way as to inspire a high degree of trust and acceptance amongst co-workers across all departments
  • Customer Service Orientation: Focuses efforts on discovering and meeting the customer’s needs. Develops trust in all relationships internally and externally.
  • Organizational and Self Discipline: Efficiently organizes and executes assignments. Demonstrates self-discipline and reliability.
  • Analytical Skills / Problem Solving: Understands situations, problems, or issues by breaking them down into smaller pieces, or tracing the implications of a situation in a step by step way. Systematically organizes the parts of problems. Makes systematic comparisons of data or aspects, prioritizing, planning, and developing countermeasures.
  • Flexibility / Adaptability: Adapts and works effectively in a variety of situations and with various individuals or groups. Seeks and appreciates opposing perspectives on issues. Adapts approach as the requirements of the situation change. Changes or easily accepts change in organization or job requirements.
  • Works Safely: Strives for an accident-free workplace. Keeps safety at the “heart” of everything done. Treats safety as a personal responsibility and sees oneself as being responsible for the safety of others.
  • Team Work: Contributes meaningfully to work group efforts by offering new ideas for improvement. Demonstrates a cooperative manner in dealing with supervisors and other team members. Does his/her part toward group effort
  • Mutual Respect and Support: Works cooperatively with others. Welcomes and takes advantage of opposing ideas and opinion is always respectful to others.


Displays knowledge & skills necessary to perform assigned duties; understands Processes, procedures, standards, methods and technologies related to assignments; demonstrates functional/technical literacy; participates in measuring outcomes of work; keeps current on new developments in field of expertise: effectively uses available technology (automation, software, etc.)

  • Applies companywide but are specifically defined per position essential functions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to talk and hear
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, squat, bend at the knees and waist, and walk
  • Required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork
  • Required to reach and hold on to items at chest level or reach above the shoulder
  • May be required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to travel domestic US and/or international if needed
  • Required to wear PPE as required in each area
The employee generally works in indoor office and warehouse environments.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hyundai Transys Georgia Seating System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Hyundai Transys Georgia Seating System is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its equal opportunity, non-discrimination, anti-harassment policies in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. All employment decisions at Hyundai Transys Georgia Seating System are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Position Requirements and Qualifications

  • 8+ years EHS experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years in an EHS leadership/management role is ideal
  • Experience at an Automotive OEM and/or Tier 1 supplier is helpful
  • Must have experience with implementation/certification ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
  • Must have working knowledge of ISO 9001, TS 16949
  • Thoroughly understand regulatory requirements, including OSHA and EPA compliance standards, as well as regulations related to storm water / wastewater, RCRA, PSM/RMP, Title V, CAA, CWA, Form R, Air Emissions reporting and other federal, state and local laws.
  • Must have knowledge of OSHA, DOT, EPA, NFPA and HAZWOPER requirements.
  • Experience in risk management, ergonomics, personnel protective equipment, industrial safety, injury and incident investigation, reporting, auditing and training.
  • Successful track record of designing and managing employee safety, worker’s compensation and drug testing programs.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement process improvements and program.
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of automotive plants and processes/principles, company products, trade terminology, and manufacturing processes is a plus.
  • Experience in a corporate and/or multi-site manufacturing setting experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret training related documents for both office and production environments such as technical data, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to exercise exceptional independent judgment and discretion with the ability to take initiative on assigned tasks without significant supervision, or be a successful member of a team.
  • Systematic thinking ability and strong liaison and management skills.
  • Experience partnering with HR colleagues to address the needs of differing business units while considering alignment with company objectives.
  • Excellent presentation, delivery, and facilitation skills; ability to engage an audience.
  • Ability to compile effective and concise visual reports in charts, graphs, and table format.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and professionally with a variety of individuals at all levels within in a multicultural environment and with outside agencies, vendors, contractors, and regulatory representatives.


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Safety, Environmental Engineering or other relevant discipline; or Associates Degree in EHS.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is desirable.

Software Skills Required

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experienced with ADP and SAP preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in database maintenance and record keeping
  • Strong understanding of HRIS Systems

This Position Description is intended as a summary of the job responsibilities for this particular position. HTGSS reserves the right to add, remove, and/or alter job responsibilities in whole or in part with or without notice. Additionally, all HTGSS team members are subject to all other HTGSS policies and procedures, including those set out in HTGSS’s Team Member Handbook.

This Position Description is not a contract. Every Team Member’s employment with HTGSS is voluntary and is subject to termination by the team member or HTGSS at will, with or without cause, and, with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Position Description or HTGSS policies shall be interpreted to be in conflict or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of HTGSS team members.

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