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Title:  Specialist, HS & E II

Requisition ID:  8357-159

Crosby, MN, US, 56441

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  Up to 25%
Pay Grade:  92

POSITION SCOPE: The HS&E Specialist is responsible for partnering with facility management to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. This position will oversee Health, Safety & Environmental activities for the Packaging Machinery division; Crosby, MN, Sandy Springs, GA and virtual employees.


  • Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design safety programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent workplace injury.
  • Ensure personnel are trained as needed, including developing, documenting, and conducting training.
  • Drive continuous improvement in safety and environmental activities.
  • Implement and manage Corporate directed HS&E programs/initiatives.
  • Ensure facilities are compliant with OSHA, MPCA, EPA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain reports such as OSHA 300 log, TRI, hazardous waste, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, and Tier II reports.
  • Investigate accidents and near misses to determine root cause and ensure corrective action.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Safety Committees and facilitate committee projects.
  • Collaborate with operations management in regard to safety requirements/initiatives.
  • Point-person for plant emergencies, including weather, accidents, medical emergencies, and other potential incidents.
  • Manage PPE inventory and applications.
  • Oversee loss prevention and security measures.
  • Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, provide administration of worker compensation claims, interfaces with insurer, medical provider and employee in case management and return to work programs.
  • Provide other support to HR as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary or higher degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, Industrial technology or other related field
  • Prior experience in Safety or EHS role; manufacturing environment preferred
  • Knowledgeable in OSHA, EPA regulations
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Previous training experience is desirable
  • Strong written and oral communications, coaching skills and the ability to interact effectively both one-on-one and in a group

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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