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Title:  Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist

Requisition ID:  12453-159

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

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

Under guidance of the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, responsible for:

  • Supporting systems of accountability for excellence in the areas of health, safety and environmental for a 100 acre location housing 5 manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facilities, totaling 1.2 million square feet, and with an employee base of 900 employees. 
  • Supporting compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and Graphic Packaging International guidelines.
  • Facilitating projects and processes focused on the prevention and/or correction of unsafe working and environmental conditions.
  • Facilitating and participating in job safety and hazard analysis, with a preference for engineering solutions.
  • Driving initiatives focused on increasing safety awareness, effectiveness, and efficiency.
  • Providing technical support for HSE projects, investigations, site inspections and audits, and safety activities.
  • Inspecting property, equipment, and work practices for compliance with regulatory and insurance carrier standards.
  • Shop floor HSE coaching and recognition; assisting with implementation and support of HSE responsibilities.


Required Skills


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in HSE in an industrial manufacturing environment, preferred. (Internships acceptable)



  • Bachelor's Degree (Occupational Safety, Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental, or similar discipline)
  • Master’s Degree, or advanced safety certification, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with others within and outside of the facility.
  • Ability to develop and implement HSE programs and processes; develop and implement creative solutions. 
  • Ability to develop and effectively deliver training.
  • Software Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Analytical, critical thinking and organization skills; detail orientation.
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Displays initiative and self-direction; works independently without a great need of supervision.
  • Project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects at one time.



  • Monday - Friday, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends.
  • Occasional travel.



  • Sitting, walking, or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional lifting to 25 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices; using various office equipment, hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment in designated areas (Safety Shoes, Hearing Protection, Hair & Beard Netting).
  • Ability to work in various temperatures & humidity levels depending on building & department (not all areas are temperature controlled throughout facilities).
  • Ability to work overtime (greater than 40 hours per week).
  • Ability to work any shift, including 12 hours, evenings, and weekends.

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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