Ramsey, MN 
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Hoya Optical - Ramsey, 7000 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States of America * Ramsey, MN 55303, USA Req #1531
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Hoya Vision Care, North America

Job Description

Job Title:

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist


HQ Internal Audit and Compliance

Reports To:

Director of EHS Regulatory Compliance- Americas Region


Ramsey, MN

FLSA Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The EHS Specialist is responsible for leading the environmental health and safety (EHS) program requirements and improvement of the performance, compliance, and continuous improvement safety culture. Works closely with the Director of of EHS to ensure all requirement corporate, global, and regulatory EHS program expectations are implemented to standard. Provide safety management expertise to assigned US locations to help ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws/regulations and company policies and procedures. Ensure EHS is promoted and championed at the location in line with the Global EHS standards and policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong leadership to drive strategic and technical improvements and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and Global standards for location.
  • Assists location in managing EHS regulatory compliance programs from all required governmental agencies.
  • Partners with lab leadership on implementing EHS initiatives, provides guidance and direction, and coordinates and facilitates EHS discussions.
  • Coordinate and oversee the EHS management system implementation, maintain, improve, and support for location.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining effective EHS programs, foster a proactive work environment via proactive programs and interventions.
  • Participates with the leadership teams in moving the organization forward in progressive and continuous improvement environment.
  • Align and assist with the implementation of EHS Global (GESH) strategy in collaboration with lab leadership.
  • Partner with Workers' Compensation carrier to review and reduce claims, this includes tracking costs and case management of all recordable injuries.
  • Collect injury reporting and analyze any trends to reduce injury claims. Coordinate corrective actions to reduce claims and lost time.
  • Collect injury reports and analyze any trends to reduce future injuries. Coordinate corrective actions to reduce claims and lost time. Report injury occurrence to GESH twice annually.
  • General knowledge of the requirements for importing chemicals under the Toxic Substance Control Act, EPA regulations, RCRA standards, Clean Air Act, and state requirements for hazardous waste generator status.
  • Ensure all required permits, licenses, and regulatory reporting requirements are completed and filed timely.
  • File NPDES applications as needed. Audit labs to determine if exempt locations meet the requirements for exemption certification. Maintain SWPPP, and ensure timely reporting of MPCA and MCES required reporting.
  • Is designated lab Facility Chemical Safety Supervisor's (FCSS) maintain program requirements.
  • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures and files within the document revision process, and ensure they are updated at least annually.
  • Maintain OSHA log for Ramsey lab and ensure annual DOL and OSHA required reporting completed timely.
  • Ensure that all environmental compliance reporting and permitting is completed on time.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • To perform the job successfully, the individual should have the following competencies:
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; Self-starter and does not require much direct supervision.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality and professionalism; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethics; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Ability to work effectively with executive management, operations management, and key operations personnel; Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to requests; Solicits customer feedback to improve service.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Diversity - Promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Sense of urgency - Must possess a strong sense of urgency and the ability to work in an environment with time sensitive deadlines.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Ability to work overtime as needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • 2- 5 years EHS program management in manufacturing setting
  • Experience of leading management and influencing others to embrace and implement continuous safety improvement culture
  • Ability to manage personnel with strong leadership ability to motivate and coach personnel to accomplish company and global strategic goals
  • Valid driver's license and good driving history
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Extensive knowledge of OSHA regulatory standards on safety and health
  • Environmental management experience
  • Incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and interface with all levels of management and employees.
  • Excellent oral and written communication/interpersonal skills


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in a laboratory working with water, caustic and acidic chemicals and exposed to hazardous chemicals, occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; Occasional dusty air with flying particulates, and office environment sitting for extended periods of time, using a keyboard & mouse, lifting up to 10 pounds and speaking in a professional manner in person and via phone.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


The duties outlined in this document are not limited to what is presented and are not exclusive. You may be asked from time to time to perform additional duties by your supervisor or another member of management.

Other details
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Hoya Optical - Ramsey, 7000 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Ramsey, MN 55303, USA
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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