EHS Specialist

Carson, CA, USA Req #935
Friday, June 11, 2021
The Shyft Group, Inc. embodies a lean culture - not just a lean manufacturing process - to ensure everything from our product planning, to our engineering protocol, to our final assembly and finish processes are highly efficient and carry with them the demand for continuous improvement. 
Although publicly traded, we're entrepreneurial in spirit and carry the core beliefs that hard work and accountability pay off.  We take personal pride in every vehicle we build, every partnership we secure, every process we advance, and every owner and driver we empower to command their road.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Purchased Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program


The Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining an effective environmental, health, and safety (EHS) processes through risk reduction strategies and management system implementation.


• Manage all aspects of EHS and sustainable development programs

• Improve EHS workplace performance by promoting an incident-free workplace, identifying and mitigating EHS risk, and implementing safety and environmental management systems in accordance with regulations, corporate compliance policies, and ISO standards

• Determine and direct necessary environmental and safety training for employees and ensure compliance and understanding

• Guide and direct assigned business units toward compliance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations, and corporate compliance policies

• Facilitate and engage business unit teams and team members to drive projects that will lead to reductions in accidents, energy, water usage and waste minimization

• Ensure timely submittal of required federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulatory reports

• Participate in Safety Committees, Team meeting or meetings as appropriate for the business unit

• Conduct inspections and audits throughout the entire manufacturing facility to identify existing or potential hazards and determine corrective or preventive measures

• Assist in incident investigations and practical problem solving

• Administer initial Workers Compensation functions for the assigned business unit

• Maintain thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local OSHA regulations, safety codes and environmental quality regulations

• Create and maintain EHS programs that are compliant with ISO 14001 and ISO 45001

• Facilitate EHS suggestions

Conduct JSAs (safety risk assessments) and Aspect / Impact Analysis (environmental risk assessments)

• Coordinate environmental waste disposal; maintain waste manifest records

• Manage Medical First Responders Team

• Maintain and manage Department of Transportation (DOT) / CDL driver files, medical physical cards, and applicable training

• Participate on the HazMat team

• Other tasks as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree in environmental, health and safety or related scientific field

• CSP, OSHA 10- and 30-hour, DOT/Spill Response/RCRA, Internal Auditor certifications preferred

• 3-5 years related experience

• Trained in hazardous material accumulation, recycling, container management, and spill response; attend refresher course annually

• Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task

• Innovative team player

• Intermediate computer skills are required

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

• Commitment to excellence and high standards

• Sound judgment with the ability to make timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions

• Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

• Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

• Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities

• Strong:

o Communication skills, verbal and written

o Interpersonal skills

o Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

• Willing to travel when needed

This job description is intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  This description is not intended to be all - inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility. The Shyft Group, Inc.  reserves the right to change or assign to this position as required.

The Shyft Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, Veteran status or disability. 

Other details

  • Job Family EHS
  • Job Function Indirect
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Carson, CA, USA