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Valmont Industries, Inc. Senior EHS Specialist in Steele, Alabama

475 Dietrich Road Steele Alabama 35987-2613

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A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position serves as the environmental, health and safety professional at the Valmont Coatings Steele, Alabama site and oversees the activities and coordination of EHS efforts at three additional sites regionally. This position requires individual drive to complete a wide variety of tasks that are part of Valmont’s comprehensive EHS initiatives. This position leads implementation of Valmont’s Health and Safety Playbook and Environmental and Sustainability Playbook for these sites. The Senior EHS Specialist must be able to align the sites’ 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 interacts with sites to identify and control hazards that can result in harm.

Essential Functions:

  • Report directly to the General Manager, with matrixed reporting to the Regional Safety Manager (no direct reports)

  • Oversee 3 additional sites (Miami and Tampa, Florida and Petersburg, Virginia) with 20% travel required and additional travel when necessary

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

  • Identify action-based EHS goals for the sites’ 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

  • Manage and/or assist in the training and implementation of the Valmont’ global safety and environmental standards which includes, but is not limited to, Hazardous Energy Control/Lockout, Confined Space Entry and Waste Storage

  • Assist in 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/oversee the data collection, reporting and permit submittals for multi-media environmental regulatory requirements

  • Assist with the sites’ initial point-of-contact with national and local environmental, health and safety regulatory agencies

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Engage with employees on the production floor to foster a cooperative safety program

  • Confirm safety meetings and safety committee meetings are held and entered into Intelex

  • Confirm all safety contacts and hazard identifications are being entered

  • Assist with accident and near miss investigations, determine root cause and implement appropriate countermeasures

  • Oversee the collection of and the entering of data for all environmental regulatory requirements

  • Help with management of the 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 a degree with 2+ years’ experience in a safety role

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power point and Outlook

  • The ability to work in a positive and cooperative manner and communicate effectively 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 12 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 in Occupational Safety & Health

  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • 2+ years of experience in a safety role

  • Experience using Lean methodology in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience utilizing and maintaining Environmental Health and Safety database programs

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

The primary working conditions for this position is a manufacturing shop environment with exposure to dirt, grease, fumes, cold, heat, noise, dust. There will also be times when the EHS Coordinator works in an office environment. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses and hard hats may be required in most manufacturing areas and it is the EHS Coordinator’s responsibility to ensure that all people (employees, vendors, customers, visitors) are in conformance with all safety requirements and that all employees are enforcing the safety requirements consistently and without exception. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. The environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds in working with large files, binders, computers, and other equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


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.