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Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) Specialist in Disputanta, VA at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 1/13/2023

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Job Description

Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with a complementary focus on heavy duty, industrial equipment and original equipment markets.

We are organized into two operating segments. Each segment focuses on providing our customers with full-line coverage of its products, and a full suite of complementary services that are tailored to our customers’ business needs and driving end-user demand for our products. Our Engine Management Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the ignition, electrical, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems of motor vehicles. Our Temperature Control Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the temperature control (air conditioning and heating) systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories and windshield washer systems of motor vehicles.

We sell our products primarily to automotive aftermarket retailers, program distribution groups, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

We employ approximately 4,300 people in North America, Europe and Asia.

Overall Scope


The Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist ensures adherence to company and regulatory agency policies, including federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health, environmental science, or related subject.
  • Minimum of five years working in a distribution or manufacturing site with of at least 300 people in an EHS leadership role.
  • Strong working knowledge of OSHA regulations and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
  • Understanding of worker’s compensation and liability insurance claims.
  • Experience conducting safety audits, job safety analysis, accident investigations, analyzing data, and managing OSHA 300 log.
  • Experience with programs including: hazardous and non-hazardous waste, chemical management, hazard communication, and forklift safety background.
  • Experience developing, organizing, and conducting presentations and training programs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Evaluates hazards within the facility for safety, health, and environmental risks and recommend improvements.
  • Evaluates existing health and safety procedures and programs for all departments and develop new procedures and programs where necessary.
  • Leads the facility Safety Team.
  • Leads accident and injury investigations, investigations of environmental incidents, and recommends appropriate action.
  • Administers the Worker’s Compensation program.
  • Maintains facility EHS files, environment permits, accidents and training records, and updates regulatory logs.
  • Maintains contingency plans, including fire prevention, and procedures for controlling hazardous spills in accordance with government regulation and insurance company requirements.
  • Trains employees on safety policies, procedures, and regulations.

    Develops inspection policies and establishes regular inspection schedules.

  • Performs other departmental duties as assigned by supervisor.

Ergonomic Focus

  • Walking, standing, and sitting during an 8-hour shift
  • Ability to look up, stoop, and use ladders to reach height.
  • Ability to lift 10-40 lbs from ground level to waist high.
  • Ability to type and use computer and telephone equipment

Standard Motor Products is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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