EH&S Engineer

11 days ago
Job Description

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry. This segment is classified into two main product groupings - carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Purpose of the Position:

Develops and facilitates implementation of environmental, safety and health strategies to minimize risk and to ensure environmental, safety and health compliance with applicable regulatory and corporate safety and health requirements.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Direct and guide the implementation of the environmental (ISO 14001 system) and safety and health management systems. Execute responsibilities as defined in the facility Environmental Management System (EMS) and the Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Support safety and health risk assessments and environmental assessments and resulting mitigation activities that will identify, evaluate and control unsafe conditions and acts and prevent non-compliant environmental conditions and acts.
  • Lead or facilitate root cause analysis when near misses, injuries, illnesses or non-compliance events/situations occur.
  • Facilitate assignment and communication of responsibility for all aspects of both the SMS, (including the year-specific safety and health plan) and the EMS (including its objectives) so that managers, supervisors, and employees know what performance is expected of them. Develop measures for performance outcomes.
  • Facilitate management evaluation of the year-specific safety and health plan and EMS objectives to ensure that they are effective and appropriate for workplace and business conditions. Revise the plans and objectives in a timely manner to correct any deficiencies identified by the plan and objective evaluations.
  • Provide direction for internal employees ranging from management to operations, contractors, suppliers and others to maintain safety and health and environmental compliance.
  • Review projects, plans, specifications, and purchases to verify that environmental and safety and health issues are addressed in a proactive manner. . Ensure, in conjunction with management, that safety and health responsibilities are assigned as appropriate to knowledgeable and capable employees (Subject Matter Experts for instance).
  • Respond to new environmental, safety and health information (i.e. government regulations, industry standards or corporate guidance) or a change in the workplace that indicates a new or increased hazard or environmental concern may be present.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret environmental and safety and health (accident, loss, and exposure) statistical data.
  • Work with management to set short (annual) and long term (3-5 year) goals for environmental and safety and health improvements. Safety and health goals should include suitable reductions in injury and illness rates. Facilitate and direct efforts to meet or exceed the goals.
  • Provide consultation regarding environmental and safety and health education and training, support and guidance to facility personnel to maintain a work environment consistent with company policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Evaluate and identify standards and controls for environmental concerns and safety and health hazards within operations.
  • Communicate environmental and safety and health regulations as they pertain to the facility.
  • Understand the impact of manufacturing processes and equipment with regard to environmental impacts and safety and health compliance.
  • Understand and communicate environmental permit requirements and data generated to prepare permits.
  • Participate, as a team member, in regulatory, corporate or facility safety and health inspections and investigations.
  • Support projects as requested and collaborate with company and consultant resources to leverage best work practices and to provide additional skill-level support.
  • Work with site health and wellness, and administration/coordination of the site's workers compensation program.



Corning Incorporated is an American multinational technology company that specializes in specialty glass, ceramics, and related materials and technologies including advanced optics, primarily for industrial and scientific applications. The company was named Corning Glass Works until 1989.Corning divested its consumer product lines (including CorningWare and Visions Pyroceram-based cookware, Corelle Vitrelle tableware, and Pyrex glass bakeware) in 1998 by selling the Corning Consumer Products Company subsidiary (now known as Corelle Brands) to Borden, but still holds an interest of about 8 percent

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