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Title:  Specialist, HS & E III

Requisition ID:  19404-159

Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49519

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  No Travel Required

  • The HS&E Specialist III plans and coordinates the implementation of plant Environment, Health and Safety programs in support of corporate-wide safety and health guidelines and standards to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries and environmental issues. This position provides on-site leadership, guidance, training, and assistance to in achieving superior Environment, Health and Safety performance.



  • Develops, implements, and drives culture toward a zero-incident work environment. Identifies and addresses unsafe conditions and behaviors, which could result in injury.   
  • Develops and implements Environment, Health and Safety programs to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local safety & health standards. Provide continuous expert EHS knowledge to the plant personnel.
  • Develops and maintains the Health, Safety and Environmental records, monitoring and measuring systems for the facility.
  • Conducts inspections of machinery, equipment, and working conditions to ensure compliance with occupational safety, Industrial Hygiene, and health regulations.
  • Manages safety incident investigation process to ascertain root cause(s) - for use in recommending preventive safety measures and improving the safety program.
  • Develops, conducts, and/or coordinates training to promote health and safety, safe operation of equipment, and compliance with precautions and control hazards. Develop a system to track employee safety/health training in support of written programs.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets data related to exposure factors concerning occupational illnesses and incidents and communicate results appropriately.
  • Manage and maintain environmental programs for the facility; this includes permit maintenance and renewal, periodic monitoring, reporting to proper agencies, and communicating any concerns with Corp EHS advocate and/or regulatory agencies.
  • Serves as a liaison with outside organizations, such as fire departments, OSHA, and health care providers to assure information exchange and mutual assistance. Services as liaison between Corporate Health and Safety and the plant.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork. 
  • Develops and implements safety incident-prevention and loss-control systems and programs (such as JSOPs and behavioral safety training) for incorporation into operational policies of the facility.  

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in safety or environment related area preferred

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in successfully coordinating, managing, developing, training, and driving safety and health programs in a manufacturing environment  

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in industrial safety, health protection, and regulatory compliance 

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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

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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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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