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EHS Associate / Project Consultant

Location: Edwards, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2020

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Job Description


To perform conventional, less complex Environmental, Health and/or Safety (EHS) assignments where building a working knowledge of Caterpillar and the products, technologies, processes, services and systems related to specific job assignments is expected. 

JOB DUTIES:  The key role of this second level EHS position is to move from learning and assisting others to learning to contribute independently.  EHS Senior Associates are expected to be familiar with the company’s processes and methodologies. Decisions on routine, limited risk issues that may affect the facility may be made by this position.  Challenges include meeting expectations in delivering results, learning to consider alternative courses of actions, making timely decisions and developing communication skills.
This role will also have project work around 25% of the time.  There are special projects you will be asked to work on such as identifying designs for structural enhancement projects, etc.

Individuals in this position might expect to have several assignments allowing them to gain experience in multiple EHS functions.  They will be expected to apply theory and concept in the assigned area.  EHS Senior Associates must build an understanding of how and why decisions are made within their work group and organization.  They may be responsible for applying those decisions to design, development or maintenance of a process, analysis of data or test results, application of a system, etc.

EHS Senior Associates must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology and regulatory changes.  Key learning comes from gaining experience in product, process and systems definition, selecting the most appropriate tools and techniques for a project and collaborating with people who work outside of EHS as well as technical communication and documentation.

Performs structured assignments that require some interpretation of data and regulations, identification of problem sources and possible remedial actions.

Representative Activities: • Applies standard techniques involving only minor innovations of methodology to perform well-defined assignments. • Uses judgment in selecting alternatives. • Performs specific components of a larger project directed by a senior professional. • May delegate routine work to support staff. • Contributes to the development of an EHS management system. • Performs training that has already been developed • Completes EH&S reports for review and submission to EPA or OSHA


Basic Requirements:
• A degree OR 1+ years of EHS experience


Top Candidates Will Also Have:
• Project consultant work is highly desired as there will be project work in this role as well
• Ability to begin working independently and have demonstrated ability to apply theory and concept
• Must have ability to communicate effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as customers and suppliers

Additional Information:

- Relocation assistance is NOT available for this position

- This position requires 10% travel

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.


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Sep 16, 2020


United States

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