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EHS Specialist at ITW

EHS Specialist

ITW Elk Grove Village, IL (Onsite) Full-Time
ITW Shakeproof serves major automotive OEMs and their tier suppliers with metal, cold-headed fasteners totaling approximately $160m in revenue. In addition to ITW's industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Shakeproof enhances our customers' competitive advantage by:

+ Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America.

+ Exchanging product, process, and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.

Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.


The Environmental Health & Safety Specialist is responsible for driving an effective safety culture and will establish a comprehensive safety approach throughout the division. A critical component for success in this role is the ability to influence and drive change across all levels of the organization. This position is responsible for establishing, communicating, and implementing a safety strategy that places employee safety as the top priority across the business. In addition, this role is responsible for maintaining all legal, statutory, and regulatory requirements associated with Environmental, Health, and Safety compliance. This can include interfacing with a third-party contractor who assists with required submissions on ITW Shakeproof's behalf or directly sub mitting required elements.


+ Acts as partner to division/plant leadership and safety teams to enable and drive a safety culture that places employee safety first.

+ Develops safety action plans collaboratively to encourage and sustain employee engagement, more robust safety processes, and improved safety results.

+ Leads effective plant Safety Committees, Emergency Response Teams, and environmental health initiatives for the division.

+ Develops, facilitates, and delivers training on EHS elements including new hire and contractor EHS orientations and onboarding.

+ Oversees accident/near miss investigation process ensuring corrective actions are identified and implemented timely.

+ Maintains OSHA 300 logs and the Safety Incident Management System.

+ Responsible for maintaining ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications held by the division.

+ Regularly reviews measurements of EHS performance, audit results, incidents etc. and drives continuous improvement in corrective/preventative actions and EHS processes.

+ Leads written, verbal, and electronic safety communication within the division including Accident and Near Miss Alerts.

+ Develops, maintains, and ensures effectiveness of EHS procedures, JSA's, and assessment processes.

+ Responsible for ensuring internal and external audits are scheduled, completed, and actions resolved.

+ Drives behavioral observations/interventions to assist in hazard reduction and cultural progress.

+ Supports and oversees safety stand downs, safety walks, hazard hunts, and safety recognition efforts.

+ Ensures complete and timely submittal of required EHS reports from all sites within the division.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor's Degree in EHS or other related discipline and/or comparable work experience

• 3 years' experience driving EHS within a manufacturing environment

• ASP certification or seeking ASP certification, CSP certification a plus

• Broad knowledge of OSHA regulatory guidelines, incident investigation methodologies, and root cause analyses

• Ability to demonstrate effective leadership, organization, problem-solving and education of others

• Ability to work well in a cross functional environment

• Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office

• ISO 14001, ISO 18001, and ISO 45001experience preferred but not required

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

_ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential._

_As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship._

_All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. _

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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