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Valmont Industries, Inc. Senior EHS Specialist in Claremore, Oklahoma

25055 Alliance Dr Claremore Oklahoma 74017-4372

Why Valmont

We’re Here to Move the World Forward.

Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.

Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce . Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position is serves as the principal environmental, health and safety professional at a Valmont manufacturing site. This position requires individual initiative on special projects to complete a wide variety of tasks that are part of Valmont’s comprehensive EHS initiatives. This includes leading the activities of the site’s environmental, health and safety related teams. The position will lead implementation of Valmont’s Health and Safety Playbook and Environmental and Sustainability Playbook for the site. The Senior EHS Specialist must be able to align the site’s EHS activities with Valmont’s overall environmental, health and safety strategies. The incumbent is responsible to detect sub-standard EHS performance using leading and lagging indicators and take action in conjunction with appropriate site and division leadership teams. It is critical that the Senior EHS Specialist assists others in their growth and knowledge in Environmental Health and Safety practices. It is expected that the Senior EHS Specialist will interact with site production employees to identify and control hazards that can result in harm.

Essential Functions:

  • Reports directly to then General Manager, with matrixed reporting to the Regional Safety Manager

  • Assist the creation of annual, site-specific environmental, health and safety targets and objectives for the site in order to measurably reduce exposure to the to the site’s most significant health and safety risks and environmental impacts.

  • Identifies action-based EHS goals for site leadership team members and supervisors to support achievement of site-specific EHS targets and objectives.

  • Function as the site level expert in the company’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) database to manage data related to health and safety events such as injuries, workers compensation claims, near miss incidents and internal and external inspections.

  • Manages implementation of the Valmont global safety and environmental standards which includes, but is not limited to, Hazardous Energy Control/cranes & lifting devices, hazardous energy control and Waste Storage.

  • Assist the deployment of environmental, health and safety teams (e.g., Safety Committee, Green Team, etc.) and facilitates their engagement in ownership of the activities required to maintain compliance, reduce the site’s environmental footprint and drive continuous improvement.

  • Assist with development and maintenance of training processes to ensure that required environmental, health and safety training is defined, addresses required content and is tracked to completion.

  • Assist with data collection, reporting and permit submittals for multi-media environmental regulatory requirements.

  • Serves as the site’s initial point-of-contact with national and local environmental, health and safety regulatory agencies.

  • Successful completion of the Valmont Senior EHS Specialist curriculum within 6 months of hire

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Daily engagement with employees on the floor to foster a cooperative safety program

  • Manage all safety meetings and safety committee meeting.

  • Collects and enters data for of all safety contacts and hazard identifications

  • Perform incident and near miss investigations in a team setting to determine root cause and assist in implementing appropriate countermeasures.

  • Collects and enters data for all environmental regulatory requirements.

  • Manage waste storage area, including record keeping, tracking and disposal

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • High School diploma and 5+ years of work/educational experience or s Degree with 2+ years’ experience

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook

  • The ability to work in a cooperative manner and communicate effectively in a positive manner with all levels of the organization

  • The ability to read, interpret and develop safety policies, procedures, training materials and standard operating instructions and procedural manuals

  • Successful completion of Valmont Coatings EHS Curriculum within 6 months

  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 1-2 years of experience in manufacturing

  • Experience using Lean methodology in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience utilizing and maintaining Environmental Health and Safety database programs


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:

  • Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave

  • Work Life Support

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services and more

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Valmont is here to modernize vital infrastructure and increase agricultural productivity, sustainably and reliably. We galvanize steel to last a century with minimal environmental impact. We modernize irrigation to feed a growing population by utilizing the latest technology. We harden the electrical grid to enable the delivery of reliable power to millions of homes around the world. And we help make communities everywhere safer, cleaner and more connected through our smart infrastructure technology.

Valmont serves two primary markets — agriculture and infrastructure — and seven diverse product lines: Utility, Lighting and Transportation, Telecom, Solar, Coatings, Irrigation and Ag Tech. We manufacture products in 85 facilities spread across six continents, and we do business in 100 different countries.

That’s what Valmont does. We conserve resources and improve life, finding ways to make innovation and technology beneficial in the real world.

  • That’s the value we add.