Entry Level – EHS Specialist

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist
Entry Level
The EHS Specialist will assist the Corporate Safety Director in providing EHS support to all levels of the company, promote a positive safety culture, and encourage continuous environmental, health, and safety awareness and improvement.
Reporting to the Corporate Safety Director, the position will be based in LaVergne (Nashville), Tennessee. 
  • Associate degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Engineering, Natural Science, or related field, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. 
  • A minimum of two years of professional safety experience.
  • Training certificates from National Safety Council or similar certifications a plus.
  • Provide EHS support in promoting safety awareness and safe work practices to achieve a safety culture with zero incidents and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Knowledgeable in EPA, OSHA, MSHA, and DOT regulations
  • Assist in development and implementation of EHS procedures, policies, and guidelines.
  • Conducts inspections and audits, as required to ensure compliance with Company policies and regulatory compliance.
  • Assist in mitigation of identified hazardous conditions and/or unsafe acts with team members and management.
  • Participate in incident investigations and assists with development of corrective actions, and completion of reports as required.
  • Assist with development and review of site work plans and safety plans as requested.
  • Ability to represent Company during regulatory inspections, audits, and meetings.
  • Prepare and maintain EHS and Company reports.
  • Conduct EHS training.
  • Attend operations meetings to review concerns and issues as requested.
  • Respond in timely fashion to emergency response, and other incidents.
  • Provide EHS support at these incidents.
  • Participate in Health & Safety Committee Meetings
  • Requires moderate travel (30 – 40%), including overnight, generally within territory.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Know and follow all Company and customer safety rules, including maintaining a safe, clean, and orderly work area, fully participating in Company accident prevention and safety improvement activities.
  • Must have the physical ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including protective glasses, protective gloves, and protective clothing and footwear as required by the job.
Customer Satisfaction
  • Respond to all customer requests in a professional and courteous, timely and responsive manner.
  • Maintain a clean, professional personal appearance at all time, meeting all Company standards for professionalism.
  • Keep the Manager continually apprised to assist in answering customer questions and problems when necessary. 
  • Supports the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: honesty, integrity, and respect while delivering high quality solutions and maintaining a positive attitude and a safe work environment.
  • Accepts responsibility for mistakes or problems. Maintains “ownership” of assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and a high level of personal credibility and integrity with customers, management, and dealership co-workers. 
  • Must be dependable. Consistently arrives at work on time when scheduled, fully ready to work.
  • Maintain company and product confidentiality. 
  • Attend and participate in all meetings, trainings, and activities as required. 
  • Adhere to all Company policies and departmental procedures and rules. 
  • All other duties as assigned.
Work Conditions
  • Maintain a clean, safe working environment.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. 
  • Must be honest, reliable, and dependable, and display a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to work well under occasional pressure or within work standards and deadlines. 
  • Must be able to work independently and/or with others in a team environment. 
  • Able to work standard five-day schedule, including daily overtime and occasional weekend hours as needed.
  • Meet all eligibility requirements to drive Company vehicles, including a current, valid driver’s license issued by the resident State, and maintain current motor vehicle liability insurance. 
Physical Requirements
  • Pass pre-employment background check, physical exam including drug screen, and meet all physical requirements for the position. 
  • Able to lift up to 20-50 pounds occasionally.
About the Company:
Thompson Machinery is a Caterpillar equipment dealer serving the middle and west Tennessee and northern Mississippi region.  Since 1944, Thompson Machinery has been an industry leader, renowned for superior solutions, lasting relationships, and stronger communities.  Serving a broad range of customers in the construction, forestry, mining, industrial, governmental, and agricultural industries, as well as trucking, power generation, and marine businesses, Thompson Machinery is a total equipment solution provider. 
Thompson Machinery offers competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.
Compensation for this position will be commensurate with candidate experience and background.
Thompson Machinery is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
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Listing is current as of Jun 02, 2023 06:45 PM