• Health, Safety & Environmental (EHS) Specialist

  • Posted: 02/19/2024

    About Our Company

    American Tripoli is a global industrial minerals and logistics company with key competencies in mining, processing, logistics, and science. We produce and offer a wide range of products to consumers worldwide.

    We are a veteran-owned company and support our Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard military members and veterans.

    About the Role

    The Health, Safety & Environmental Technician position will work to ensure all employees uphold the core value of safety by implementing and maintaining American Tripoli safety programs. A successful Safety Representative will develop positive professional relationships while working closely with company associates, all levels of management, and outside agencies during all phases of operation. This is an on-site position in Seneca, MO.

    Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Works to align company safety philosophy with actual work practices
    • Completes observations of associates to ensure compliance using an electronic check sheet
    • Upholds the core safety values of the organization
    • Trains associates on safety expectations
    • Conducts orientation activities such as completing and checking paperwork on new hires, validating required experience and licensure, and collecting I-9 documentation
    • Orientation in Seneca, MO office
    • Investigates incidents, injuries, damage to property or other safety-related concerns
    • Completes incident reports, MSHA required documentation, and other reports related to safety
    • Critically assesses and evaluates hazards as well as taking corrective actions in the moment
    • Documents findings
    • Communicates with HR, leadership, and associates what happened and recommendations for how to prevent similar occurrences
    • Verifies corrective measures have been completed (including recommendations of the safety committee, leaders, and those that arise from the suggestion programs)
    • Proactively suggests safety improvements, process improvements and personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep associates safe in all facets of our work
    • Develops and maintains programs to encourage safety suggestions from others, improvements to working conditions that may impact safety, and processes that respect safety needs
    • Enforces safety standards, quality assurance, conducts safety audits, participates in safety meetings or conference calls; conveys information to/from MSHA inspectors regarding specific safety requirements on site
    • Coordinates with others to enforce work procedures, rules and regulations related to safety
    • Posts safety communications in various locations as needed
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with local safety agencies and insurance carriers to foster good communication between the company and external influences on safety
    • Observes workers and evaluates job activities to determine the use of prescribed safety equipment such as glasses, helmets, goggles, respirators, clothing, harnesses, and other PPE
    • Inspects new processes, materials, tools, substances, and equipment to identify hazards before an issue occurs
    • Fills in for other associates who are out on vacation or leave, or in other situations
    • Develops positive, professional relationships with all associates, all levels of leadership, outside agencies, and the general public
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Education, Experience & Background:

    • High School Diploma required
    • MSHA or OSHA experience preferred
    • 1-2 years experience in a safety-related role preferred
    • MSHA, OSHA certifications are a bonus
    • Training and presentation skills a plus
    • Customer service experience and attitude
    • Strong influencing skills required
    • Coaching & mentoring
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Experience working with manufacturing and mining trades a plus
    • Strong skills with organization, communication and attention to detail
    • Computer proficiency is essential to the role

    Physical Requirements of the Role:

    • Climb ladders or scaffolding to perform inspections; occasionally work in confined spaces
    • Occasionally work in an aerial lift
    • May inspect trenches and excavations; climb steel cat-walks and other structures
    • Stand for prolonged periods, stoop, climb, squat or walk
    • Wear a respirator and personal protective equipment appropriate to the assigned work
    • Work is occasionally outdoors with exposure to weather including high and low temperature extremes
    • Exposure to manufacturing hazards and associated equipment

    Company Benefits

    • Company-sponsored health insurance
    • Paid holiday & Paid Time Off

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $18.00 - $25.00 per hour


    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off



    • 8 hour shift
    • Monday to Friday


    Application Question(s):

    • Do you have experience training people? Writing training plans?
    • Do you have a current MSHA 5000-23?
    • Do you have a MSHA instructor certificate?
    • Do you have experience using a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet, and/or a smartphone to text, take pictures/video, upload files, and video conference calls?
    • Explain a role where you were given limited oversight and expected to manage the program/department.



    • OSHA: 1 year (Preferred)
    • MSHA: 1 year (Preferred)

    Ability to Relocate:

    • Seneca, MO: Relocate before starting work (Required)

    Work Location: In person