Sr EHS Specialist


Jackson, TN, US, 38301

Function:  Envir, Health and Safety
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62876


OC Business Title: Sr EHS Specialist

Job Title:                Sr Environ & Safety Specialist

Revision Date:        June 2024


Purpose of the job:

  • The Specialist is responsible for building a plant and/or department culture with an unconditional stance on safety. He/She will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety, health, and environmental processes/programs/procedures to establish the cultural path to a zero-injury environment. The successful candidate will provide leadership and apply technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization to develop, complete and sustain world-class safety and environmental process. This position reports to the site EHS Leader.



The Senior EHS Specialist will establish and accomplish aggressive personal, and facility goals that align with region, business unit and Owens Corning goals. These goals will reflect a total commitment to developing a strong safety culture, achieving a world-class safety process and the environmentally responsible operation of the facility, while working towards the 2030 sustainability goals. The Senior Plant EHS Specialist will develop skills and grow capabilities in the assigned facility, including:

  • Develop, implement and/or monitor EHS action plans and programs to ensure a high level of safety and environmental awareness within the facility.
  • Translates safety and health strategies into results.
  • Maintain and update EHS information (charts, and graphs) and communicate metrics.
  • Develop and implement training programs in a coordinated effort with NLT, EHS Leader and appropriate plant personnel.
  • Maintain all EHS documentation as required by corporate and federal/state standards.
  • Coordinate necessary EHS audits and inspections as required and ensures follow-up items are completed.
  • Conduct and document all Hazard Identifications, audit pre-job hazard analysis, facility audits, etc.
  • Promote near-miss reporting and first-aid reporting to analyze, learn, and share the results and ensure the implementation of action plans. To include the incorporation of SIF events from other OC facilities into a formal learning and implementation process.
  • Be present in the manufacturing operation and lead from a place of Making Safety Personal.
  • Work with SIF process owners to continuously educate, ensure understanding and guide to ensure we achieve confident levels of control of all SIF programs.
  • Assist with safety orientations and monthly EHS training.
  • Actively participate in the implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) efforts and implementing Autonomous Maintenance (AM) practices and visual metrics for EHS processes.
  • Actively participate on the EHS Pillar Team
  • Continually reinforce the company’s stand on safety and environmental stewardship and always recognize employee accomplishments and contributions.
  • Empowers employees to prevent or stop and correct unsafe acts or work conditions
  • Become a local authority for ergonomic improvements and “Keep it Fresh” activities
  • Perform other functions related to sustaining the Site Safety and Environmental Programs as directed by the EHS Leader.


Job Requirements:

Level of Education Preferred:


  • Bachelor’s degree in any field related to EH&S, such as industrial hygiene, engineering, science or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience leading EHS efforts in an industrial manufacturing setting
  • ASP or CSP certification preferred, not required

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate sound leadership on the job through safety performance, communication skills and teamwork
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge and technically adept in implementation of OSHA, EPA and other general industry EHS standards
  • Comfortable in identification of hazards and soliciting solutions and coaching our safety systems and beliefs for both salary and hourly employees
  • Ability to establish agreement and consensus with management
  • Ability to effectively engage primary employees is critical
  • Ability to promote a team environment and must be able to initiate, lead and drive cross-functional team projects to successful completion
  • Adept in developing and delivering safety training
  • Highly ethical: Can be trusted to do only the “right thing” for the employees, shareholders and others. Follows a balanced approach without compromising integrity.
  • Results-oriented: Energetic, resourceful, with a strong service orientation and positive can-do attitude. Fully committed to the job and to deliver outstanding work. Never satisfied with the status quo, continually striving for excellence.
  • Change agent: Capable of creating a vision improved performance and enrolling others to achieve goals.  Willingness to build at the present and for the future
  • Able to anticipate risks and propose practical plans to mitigate them.
  • Able to obtain certification as an Owens Corning Hazard Recognition and Control Trainer
  • Appreciates EHS organization’s impact and can convey how EHS is an integral part of the Plant’s business strategy
  • Basic computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access
  • SAP® Enterprise Software, a plus – not required



Personal Characteristics:

The specific Leadership Capabilities required for success:


  • Act on Analysis
  • Collaborate and Foster Teamwork
  • Follow Through on Commitments
  • Generate Ideas
  • Inspire and Energize Others


Essential Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Work up to 12 hours in non-climate-controlled manufacturing environment
  • Safeguard self and others with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - steel-toed shoes, eye protection (glasses, goggles, and/or facemask), hearing protection and long-sleeved shirt and pants as necessary for tasks
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary



About Owens Corning

Masonite is now proudly part of Owens Corning. Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our four integrated businesses – Roofing, Insulation, Doors, and Composites – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with more than 25,000 employees in 31 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2023 sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis