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Environmental Health and Safety Technician


Location: Lexington, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: July 3, 2024
Full Time
At Modine , we are engineering a cleaner, healthier world. Building on more than 100 years of excellence in thermal management, we provide trusted systems and solutions that improve air quality and conserve natural resources. More than 13,000 employees are at work in every corner of the globe, delivering the solutions our customers need, where they need them. Our Climate Solutions and Performance Technologies segments support our purpose by improving air quality, reducing energy and water consumption, lowering harmful emissions and enabling cleaner running vehicles and environmentally-friendly refrigerants. Modine is a global company headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin (USA), with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Modine, visit
Position Description
Provide technical and administrative support to the EHS department with a focus on the prevention of workplace injuries & illnesses and environmental spills and releases which could adversely impact soil, air or water. The individual must be detail oriented and organized with the ability to effectively communicate to front line employees, supervisors and site management.
Key Responsibilities
• Complete classroom and on the job training for topics such as: Hazard Communication, Lockout-Tagout, Hearing Conservation, Emergency Plans/drills, Hazardous Waste Management, Stormwater Pollution Prevention, New Employee Orientation, Respiratory Protection, Bloodborne Pathogens, Behavior Based Safety, Ergonomics, Fall Protection, Mechanical Power Presses, Forklift Training, Electrical safety, etc. File training records and update tracking spreadsheets. Write, update or present EHS information at supervisor tool box talks.
• Update and write plant EHS policies and programs including: Emergency Plan, Hazardous Waste Plan, Hazard Communication, Respiratory Protection and Worksite Specific Procedures, PPE Assessments, Lockout-Tagout procedures, Confined Space Entry, various EHS forms and task specific work instructions.
• Compile, input and track EHS data including Behavior Based Safety observations, safety inspections, energy, waste, water, air emissions. File accident reports, assist with workers compensation claims. Maintain OSHA logs. Attend production meetings to provide EHS support. Upload and update 8D system for recordable injuries and environmental incidents. Participate in safety committee meetings and follow up on corrective actions to ensure effectiveness.
• Complete or support wastewater & storm water sampling on a routine basis. Perform safety inspections for routine hazard identification and work with site management and maintenance on resolution. Audit environmental processes such as hazardous waste storage, stormwater storage, chemical inventory and air permit logs. Complete dedicated audits for PPE compliance, secondary container labeling, safety posters/labels/procedures, machine guarding. Perform air sampling for brazing, welding, painting & Volatile Organic Compound's (VOC's). Conduct noise sampling. Conduct ergonomic reviews of equipment. Provide shop level support for recordable injury investigation, root cause analysis and corrective action.
Required Education & Qualifications
• High School diploma or GED.
• 2+ years experience in EHS
• Ability to conduct classroom training.
• Safety certifications preferred
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Basic understanding, or the ability to learn, basic chemical safety and engineering practices.
• Ability to work independently including planning training events on off-shifts.
Modine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Modine provides a competitive benefit package, which could include paid vacation, short term disability, 401(k), health, dental, vision, life insurance, flex spending benefits, tuition reimbursement, Health Savings Account and much more. Human Resources will provide more detail upon your hiring.
Location/Region: Lexington, Virginia