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Environmental Health Specialist

Gates Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Iola, KS posted August 5, 2022.

HSE Manager

Iola, KS United States

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Are you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you.
Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.
Let’s simplify it, think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, & 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all?
As an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located in our Iola KS, manufacturing facility, you will be an Health, Safety, Environmental Specialist.
  • Responsible for organizing, implementing, administering and monitoring Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) programs within the scope of Company requirements and local, state, and federal regulations. Identify HSE hazards and establish controls to mitigate risks.
  • Typically dayshift hours with flexibility to cover off-shifts as needed.
  • Will be on call (rotation) as urgent needs arise.
Key responsibilities (to name a few):
  • Maintain a variety of safety and environmental programs, policies and procedures that will ensure facility is in compliance with state and federal regulations, including OSHA and EPA standards
  • Perform, review, and revise HSE risk assessments including job hazard analyses
  • Lead investigations on safety and environmental incidents, including near misses and injuries
  • Maintain ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems
  • Participate in and/or lead internal audits and inspections
  • Support plant’s management of environmental and OSHA regulatory reporting and record-keeping requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety & Health, or Environmental Management preferred
  • 3 – 6 years of HSE-specific experience required, preferably in manufacturing industry
  • Relevant certifications preferred (First Aid, waste management, Associate Safety Professional, internal audit training)
  • Strong working knowledge of safety codes, OSHA 1920, and other regulatory agencies; environmental codes, EPA 40CFR, and other regulatory agencies
  • Must have experience with permit administration, Behavior Based Safety, HSE record-keeping and reporting, incident investigation (including root cause analysis)
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Must be able to work over-time, extended hours, and/or weekends as needed
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE. While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as ‘One Gates’ and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers’ diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.
While we expect the best we also want to give you the best. That’s why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of ‘Dress for your Day’ (yes – that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to our ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit to learn more.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Gates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.

Associated topics: air monitoring, climate, ecological, environment, environmental, environmental science, farm, waste, water monitoring, wetlands