EHS Specialist in Itasca, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

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Job Description

Kester, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., is a leading global supplier of assembly materials to the electronic assembly, component and microelectronic marketplaces. Our products include an array of basic and high-tech attachment materials including traditional soldering chemicals, bar and wire solder and paste products. We serve a worldwide customer base with facilities in North America, Germany and China. Kester offers the following solutions: Lead-Free Solutions, Solder Paste, Liquid Solder Flux, Solder Wire, Bar Solder, Tacky Solder Flux (TSF), Preforms, SE-CURE™ Advanced Materials and a full spectrum of global customer technical support. Throughout the world, Kester’s products are known for their high quality and advanced technology. Kester’s ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certifications ensure Kester’s partners of this dedication to quality and environmental responsibility. Our goal is to provide product solutions for the electronics assembly, semiconductor and automotive industries across the world.


The primary focus for this position is to ensure that Kester’s facilities comply with all applicable environmental, health and safety regulations


•        Manage the maintenance and implementation of safety programs, compliance plans, and initiatives.

•        Participate in the investigation of incidents, near misses and property damage incidents. Ensure follow-up is done to minimize future exposure and proper records/documents are maintained.

•        Conduct, coordinate and track various training to support company programs.

•        Conduct routine safety & regulatory audits to ensure compliance with EHS regulatory agencies, company environmental, health, and safety policies, procedures and practices.

•        Maintain internal and regulatory reporting including data collection

•        Ensure the company meets all its legislative compliance obligations with OSHA, EPA, ADA, and fire codes.

•        Serve as primary contact for all regulatory agencies for inspections, permitting, reporting (air, water, waste).

•        Maintain compliance with permits, government regulations and other industry practices.

•        Keep abreast of any safety and environmental law or regulation changes that impact the organization.

  • Maintain required safety and health program documentation. Establish systems and procedures to ensure that all sites maintain required safety and compliance documentation.

  • Maintain the company’s ISO14001 environmental management system.


Job Requirements


  • BS Degree in EH&S or related field.

  • 3-5 years of EH&S experience; experience managing environmental permits and record keeping requirements for global chemical company preferred.

  • EH&S related certifications (CSP, ASP, CIH, CFPS, CHMM) strongly preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA, EPA, RCRA & DOT regulations.

  • Training experience and related certifications including, LOTO, Fork Lift, Haz-Com, Haz-Waste, etc. required.

  • Strong PC skills including, Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel through management, regarding issues and solutions.


  • Decision Making

  • Problem Solving

  • Technical Competence

  • Teamwork


Key Competencies:

  • Accountability & Reliability

  • Effective Prioritization

  • Manage & Develop Others

  • Project Management