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Xylem Environmental Health Safety Security & Sustainability Coordinator II in Chicago, Illinois

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com ​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.

  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.

  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.

  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire an entry level EHS coordinator.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Development, implement, and ensure compliance in EHSSS

  • Evaluate EHS activities to determine adherence to corporate policies and programs, as well as Federal, State and Local regulations.

  • Maintain the corporate management systems

  • Oversee compliance with governmental regulations and corporate programs

  • Perform audits, inspections and reporting for regulatory compliance, analyze and implement solutions of all environmental permits and processes (NPDES, SPCC, EPCRA, Form R, site wide disposal efforts, etc. and remediation activities.

  • Execute onsite support services for the entire lifecycle of a hazardous materials management programs by performing chemical inventories, segregating chemicals, and shipping hazardous waste off-site

  • Respond to chemical spill emergencies in assisting the containment, clean up, and disposal of hazardous materials

  • Ensures compliance with site security and emergency preparedness

  • Development and perform routine training related to EHSSS

  • Assist department with the EHSSS expertise and contribute to the compliance of Corporate, State and Federal EHSSS policies and regulations.

  • Lead safety teams, safety committees, first aid teams, etc)

  • Perform environmental regulatory inspections for Air, Water, Waste, etc and analyze results of the inspections.

  • Lead sustainability efforts to reduce waste to landfill, electricity, nature gas, water use, etc.

  • Develop and implementation of programs designed for Continuous Improvement with EHS efforts

  • Direct Operation in achieving overall facility compliance and place focus on moving beyond compliance

  • Lead the respirator, hearing conservation, safety shoes, safety glasses First aid, BBP and all compliance training.

  • Assist in accident investigation programs and procedures to ensure work related injuries are reported and investigated in order to prevent reoccurrences.

  • Perform Risk Assessments and assist in driving corrective actions and creative solutions.

  • Maintain all training files, lead forklift training and recertifications for all training topics

  • Maintain metrics weekly/monthly to EHS Manager

  • Work with supervisors and managers regarding health and safety matters

  • Interact with vendors and contractors and compliance while onsite

  • Maintain permits (hot work, confined space, etc)

  • Conduct ergonomic assessments to determine the safety of employees

  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Education – Requires a degree in EHS, related field from an accredited school

  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in the field or in a related manufacturing environment

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

  • Project management experience

  • Ability to influence change

  • Proficient in computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) – preferred or pursuing

  • Experience in a Union Environment

  • Experience in a fast pace manufacturing environment

  • Works well with others and be able to train people in large groups

  • Critical thinking and good problem solving skills

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Be able to lift a minimum of 35 lbs

  • Be on your feet for long periods of time

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

  • Standard weekly job hours: The job required Monday through Friday dayshift. There may be situation that require weekend, or evening coverage.

  • Travel requirement: 10 to 15%

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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