EHS Technician

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Milwaukie, OR, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Warn Automotive is a world leader in driveline disconnect technology. Our heritage comes from making WWII surplus Jeeps easier to drive on the road with the first unlocking hubs. We continue today by making disconnects for cars, trucks, and SUVs around the world. These trusted technologies come from years of innovation and listening to our customer's needs. We have a bright future ahead so come join our growing team at Warn Automotive.

Position Summary:

Working independently and collaboratively with others, this position plays an integral role in executing our mission, philosophy, and commitment to providing high quality products and exceptional customer service to our internal and external customers.  In addition to maintaining a high level of trust, integrity and ethical standards, all employees are also expected to promote a culture of safety by following all safety procedures, protocols and guidelines while working in a manner that minimizes the risk of damage to property and injury to the employee and others. 


The EHS Technician has a pivotal role within the business to drive and embed Environmental, Health and Safety to complement existing and future Warn Automotive policies and procedures.  Create a strong culture that engages employees.  This includes championing EHS efforts in regulatory compliance, injury prevention, workers compensation, environmental affairs, environmentally sustainable projects and risk management.  The EHS Technician will support the development and execution of Warn Automotive’s EHS Management System.


Company Overview:  Dover’s Vehicle Service Group is the global leader in designing and manufacturing vehicle service, collision and automotive OEM equipment.  It is one of the founding companies of Dover Corporation, an eight billion dollar diversified global manufacturer.  VSG consists of fifteen leading vehicle lifting brands (Rotary, Forward, Blitz, Ravaglioli etc.), collision repair (Chief), wheel services, diagnostics (Butler, Rotary, Chief and Ravaglioli) and tier-one automotive brands (Warn Automotive) with operations worldwide, including regional business operation centers and large manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. 


Essential Job Functions Include:


  • Plan, implement and coordinate safety programs, requiring application of engineering principles and technology, to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions to reduce risk, control costs, analyze and ensure compliance throughout all business functions.
  • Develop and drive cross-functional teams, projects for evaluation, develop and implement policies, training, metric assessments and hazard controls to ensure regulatory compliance and incorporate best management practices in regard to occupational safety.
  • Provide technical expertise to teams to help evaluate risks and cost-effectively resolve health and safety issues, including recommendations from incident investigations, and internal and/or regulatory audits. Serve on cross-functional teams, facilitate audits, develop safety procedures, lead and/or participate in incident investigations and safety training, interact with operations and maintenance and interface with external regulatory organizations.
  • Support in the development and actively manage EHS programs in support of Warn Automotive’s strategic and team-specific goals which would include but not be limited to (a) Create a culture of injury-free attitudes within the organization by demonstrating honest, genuine care and passion for safety; (b) Support the development and manage programs that adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and support the elimination of industrial accidents; (c) Develop accident prevention and loss-control processes and programs for incorporation into operational policies of the organization; (d) Compile, analyze and interpret statistical data related to exposure factors concerning occupational illnesses and accidents and/or environmental standards and requirements and report to business leaders.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance, communication and reporting in ways which would include but not be limited to: (a) Write and upkeep EHS policies and procedures in accordance with OSHA, State and Federal regulations; (b) Organize and conduct audits and hazard evaluation and control, performing analysis of equipment, processes, facilities and communication in support of risk reduction; (c) Maintain program records requiring metrics, documentation and budget/cost savings; (d) Work with Warn Automotive’s team members and leadership to evaluate opportunities for recycling, waste reduction and new raw material to reduce existing impacts.
  • Support, manage and improve Warn Automotive’s EHS programs in ways which would include but not be limited to (a) Act as liaison with outside organizations such as fire departments, EMS and rescue teams, inspectors, to assure information exchange and mutual assistance; (b) Maintain inventories of safety equipment and PPE; (c) Managing daily EHS functions such as job safety analysis (JSA), auditing, EHS lean initiatives, issue resolution and change management; Manage programs including hazard communications, hearing conservation, air quality, security and emergency evacuation, STOP, LOTO and First Responders.
  • Contribute to a successful work group through positive interactions, active listening, meaningful collaborations, and the constructive exchange of ideas designed to meet or exceed the organization’s strategic goals.  Work with management/team members in support of Warn Automotive’ s EHS goals in ways which would include but not be limited to (a) Provide counsel to managers responsible for safety and environmental protection including remedial and preventative programs tailored to specific team needs; (b) Support EHS activities of leadership to ensure implementation of EHS activities throughout the organization; (c) identify EHS training and certification needs, develop materials and courses, present topics, identify and train instructors as needed (d) Conduct incident preparedness evaluation and training; (e) be an integral and active member of Warn Automotive’s safety committees; (f) Work with engineering and production team members to determine health, safety and ergonomics of products.
  • Manage accidents/incidents in support of Warn Automotive’s EHS goals and accident prevention in ways which would include but not be limited to (a) Lead investigations and identify root cause of accidents; (b) Conduct incident preparedness, response, investigation, root cause analysis, corrective measures and tracking; and (c) partner with Human Resources to in support of Workers Compensation Reporting and Return to Work Programs
  • May be required to work overtime.
  • Accountable for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in assigned area.  Responsible for design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, including a self-assessment and report to management.
  • Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned area.


Key Dover Competencies:

  • Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships: Establishes and nurtures numerous relationships within VSG and Dover.  Takes action to partner with the communities in which we operate and to be an appropriate corporate citizen.
  • Change Leadership: Aligns an organization and its people to drive for improvement and adopt new, challenging directions.  Energizes a whole organization to want to change in the same direction.  Influences others in a mature and empowering manner.
  • Motivates and Inspires: Creates an environment that stimulates others to follow.  Builds teams that fully use individuals’ capabilities, creating results beyond just the sum of the parts.
  • Results Driven: Produces results that exceed Dover’s strategic objectives via a combination of planning and implementation, while living the Dover Values.


Availability Requirements:


Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions of this position, the importance of personal interactions with coworkers and direct reports, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent availability, accessibility, and presence on-site and after-hours. 


The required number of hours / week will vary depending on what is required to efficiently perform the job duties of this position.  This position will require availability and accessibility to respond to and address emergencies and critical situations outside of normal business operating hours in the early mornings, evenings and/or during weekends.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out of area travel may be expected.


Education and/or Experience:


  • Associate degree or equivalent education credentials in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Science, a relevant technical or engineering discipline, OR an equivalent background of experience and training providing knowledge of appropriate environmental, health and safety practices, principles and procedures preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in Occupational Safety field in a fast-paced manufacturing environment required.  Experience should include effective health and safety program development, implementation, management and oversight; conducting hazard evaluations and investigations; regulatory compliance and incident command systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with evaluating workplace ergonomics and implementation of sustainable solutions.
  • Professional certifications such as ASP, CSP, CIH, CPE, etc. are preferred.
  • Familiarity with ANSI workplace safety standards preferred.


Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills commensurate with the job tasks and position necessary to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external customers while providing exceptional quality of work and outstanding customer service.  Ability to present information in a manner designed to educate, inform and influence other team members and customers in one-on-one or group interactions to achieve results in a cooperative manner.
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory compliance with all local, state and federal EHS requirements.  Ability to recognize hazardous situations and recommend corrective actions and proactive improvements.
  • Ability to create, review, comprehend, interpret, process and evaluate effectively documents written at the highest levels in English, in conjunction with the performance of the essential functions and other assigned job duties.  Must have mathematical skills equivalent to those required under education and/or experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills including ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining a calm, rational and respectful demeanor and communication style in times of stress occasioned by work demands, tight timelines, heavy production expectations, unexpected quality control issues, and other work-related issues or concerns that may cause a heightened level of anxiety, frustration, anger, disappointment, confusion, etc.
  • Strong technical, trouble-shooting, problem solving, research, organizational and analytical skills, combined with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet established deadlines.  Ability to multitask is also essential while remaining flexible with changing priorities and deadlines with multiple complex assignments, projects and issues. 
  • Well-reasoned decision making with a high attention to detail regarding organization, planning, workflow, and project prioritization to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and accurately.  Uses a proactive approach to problems and challenges and is able to react quickly and decisively in critical situations.
  • Highly ethical, self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and/or with limited direction, as well as cooperatively in a team environment, while consistently demonstrating collaborative, respectful and productive work habits.


Environment/Atmospheric Conditions:


The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  This position’s job duties are performed generally in a shop or warehouse type environment.  Team members in this position may be exposed to loud noises from operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals and vapors, and possibly injury associated with work involving manufactured parts, assembly and heavy machinery.  The team member may also occasionally be required to work in an office environment with traditional office lighting and office furniture, as well as consistent and frequent noise, interruptions and other similar distractions.


Machines, Tools Equipment, Software:


Personal computer, network environment, fax machine, copy machine, other office equipment, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows and other company specific software.


The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be required for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this or similar positions and additional duties may be assigned.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Oregon : Milwaukie

Sub Division : VSG Warn Automotive

Job Requisition ID : 41315

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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