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Lead EHS Services Programs Specialist

Company: Wabtec
Location: Erie
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at:

It's not just about your career... or your job's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Our Erie, PA site is the largest facility under Wabtec (formerly GE Transportation); located on beautiful Lake Erie in Northern Pennsylvania and part of the Wabtec family of companies. Wabtec is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services. Whether it's freight rail, transit, mining, industrial, or marine, our expertise, technologies, and people - together - are accelerating the future of transportation. At Wabtec, we are moving and improving the world!


The Lead EHS Services Programs Specialist will demonstrate leadership in communicating Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role, you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and enable customers to meet business goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

--- Provide leadership, technical support, training, and project management for the development of environmental, health, and safety strategies.

--- Facilitate risk elimination programs.

--- Lead and build positive relationships with diverse teams of hourly and management employees

--- Integrate safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, compliance assurance, and care for the environment into all aspects of managing the business.

--- Manage center of excellence (business/plant) environmental risk, and compliance with Title V air permit, RCRA TSD permit, NPDES permit, EPCRA reporting, DOT, & others within the assigned area.

--- Lead the development and facilitate the execution of risk elimination plans.

--- Support the site participation in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program.

--- Provide technical resources, EHS data analysis, and interpretation of regulations.

--- Audit for compliance to regulatory compliance, business strategic programs, and risk reduction initiatives.


--- Bachelor's Degree in an EHS related technical field

--- GSP, ASP, CSP, or CIH certifications preferred

Desired Characteristics

--- Minimum of 5 years of EHS professional work experience

--- Minimum of 3 years of experience with heavy manufacturing environments

--- Strong team building, oral and written communication, and problem-solving skills

--- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

--- Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with all levels within the company as well as external organizations (including regulatory agencies)

--- Strong analytical skills, structured problem solving (six sigma, lean, A3, systems safety) experience preferred.

--- Working knowledge of environmental regulations.

--- Working industrial hygiene experience.

Physical and Mental Requirements

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.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for long durations of time and be mobile throughout the workday. Employee must be able to effectively communicate (talk and hear), and use hands and fingers to handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Regularly required to operate a variety of automated office machines which includes a computer, printer, copy machine, calculator, telephone, etc. Must be able to move or carry objects or materials.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn, apply and teach new information or skills; and interact with other employees, customers and vendors.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor manufacturing environment. The employee will work in areas exposed to production activities to include but not limited to production machinery, assembly operations, overhead cranes usage, and forklift traffic. The employee will be required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to workplace hazards.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles...people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Keywords: Wabtec, Erie , Lead EHS Services Programs Specialist, Other , Erie, Pennsylvania

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