The Weir Group PLC

  • Safety, Health and Environmental Intern

    Job ID 2018-19767
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/22/2018 3:30 PM)
    Job Location
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.






    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Under the direction of the Safety, Health, and Environmental Specialist, this position is responsible for supporting the development, implementation, maintenance and administration of safety, health and environmental programs for the Madison operations

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    • Objectives:

      • Engage employees and management on minimizing and eliminating workplace risks. Develop, implement, revise, and maintain policies and procedures to meet current and known future environmental, safety and health requirements.  
      • Create, implement, and continually update required SHE training curriculum. Develop and maintain resource information. Provide regular SHE training to employees in partnership with team leaders and managers on all shifts.
      • Keep current SHE manuals, orientation programs, and safety guidelines. Conduct safety training. Prepare and distribute all SHE communications.
      • Conduct job safety analyses and risk assessments to develop safe work procedures on all shifts. Compile data to assess existing processes and practices; determine severity and frequency of problems; identify needs and solutions.       Design and implement special programs to correct adverse safety performance trends.
      • Identify critical safety awareness aspects for each work area and establish a program to train employees who are coming into these areas from other departments to assist with the workload.      
      • Assist with maintaining the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS), OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety, and Weir Group EHS Audit requirements. Interpret state and federal regulations and standards, following company policies and safety procedures. Lead Company in complying with all applicable federal, state, local and Company SHE policies and regulations.
      • Investigate accidents. Review and analyze hazard, accident and incident reports to determine root causes. Report solutions for accident prevention.
      • Maintain Hazard Communication policy and procedures, including administration of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
      • May conduct facility audits and recommend actions for the correction of hazardous situations. Conduct operational audits of required safety related documentation to ensure compliance. Prepare audit result reports and follow up on remediation required.
      • Prepare weekly, monthly, and annual required reports for safety, health and environmental.
      • Assist and empower employee led monthly Safety Committee meetings.
      • Maintain databases and reporting systems for safety training, near-miss records, and other related policies and procedures.      
      • Complete special projects as assigned.
      • Comply with all Company policies, procedures, and programs.
      • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
      • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments.
    • Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:             

    Bachelor’s degree/in progress in safety, or equivalent work experience.

    Language Skills:

    Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



    Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


    Computer Skills:

    Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business equipment and software, including Microsoft Office and email.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    Requires a valid driver’s license.






    • Excellent knowledge of basic principles of accident prevention and safety, state and federal regulations relating to occupational safety and health, and principles and techniques of employee training


    • Strong analytical skills
    • Computer literate
    • Organization
    • Oral and written communication
    • Motivation
    • Human relations
    • Records keeping
    • Problem-solving
    • Follow-through
    • Effective presentation skills


    • Ability to promote and maintain positive relationships
    • Good work ethic – proactive
    • Confidence in own abilities and capable of acting decisively
    • Ability to project and maintain professionalism with a diversity of people inside and outside the Company
    • Must command respect
    • Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability
    • Willingness and ability to travel as necessary
    • Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations and maintain attention to detail
    • Must have a passion for the business and the “will” to succeed



    Physical Demands:

    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.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle and touch objects. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  


    The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    General office environment. Moderate noise. Frequent exposure to noise, fumes, and temperature changes when working in the manufacturing area and outside warehouses. Work is occasionally performed near moving mechanical parts.


    Core Competencies

    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.


    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


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