Title:  Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Associate/Specialist, Danville, VA

Job ID:  94690
Country:  USA
City:  Danville
Professional area:  Supply Chain
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Danville, US, 00000


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 80% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, ten years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

Learn more: jti.com



Local applicants welcome. 


Department: Supply Chain 

Location: Danville, VA

Reporting to: EHS MANAGER, Inacio Edgar Mueller Junior

Role: Permanent


Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Associate/Specialist


About Us:

In Danville, Virginia, we take pride in being a vital part of the community, contributing to the rich tradition of tobacco craftsmanship. As a leading tobacco facility, we are seeking an EHS Associate to join our team and play a crucial role in the safety of a newly established factory under the startup environment.


What This Position Is About:

Work with EHS processes, projects, and ways of working to ensure compliance with Company Standards and EHS Legal Requirements. Assist in implementing the JTI EHS systems to track critical metrics and establish local processes for reporting those metrics at a local and global level. The incumbent will ensure good and efficient cooperation between other departments motivating and growing their safety awareness bringing the JTI Safety culture to the new working environment. Carry out risk assessment, release of risk activities, and management of waste in areas.



Areas of Responsibilities:

· Identify hazards, propose control measures and actions to eliminate or reduce occupational risks in conjunction with areas, aiming to prevent incidents and improve working conditions, carry out safety inspections in departments through periodic visits and checking compliance with policies and JTI procedures, seeking to encourage safe behaviors and strengthen the safety culture.

· Identify and supervise EHS programs and controls to mitigate environmental impacts and health & safety risks associated with the operations of the business

· Provides support to ensure that appropriate EHS systems and resources are in place. This includes hazard recognition, evaluation, and control.

· Support at designs, develops, and implements procedures, programs, processes, and systems that ensure compliance with EHS Global Standards

· Support Annual Strategic Plan (ASP) development by determining and reviewing EHS critical metrics to ensure consistency with the company’s overall objectives and goals


Who Are We Looking For - Requirements:

· University degree in Natural or Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or equivalent professional qualifications;

· 2+ years working in EHS area;

· Effective training and presentation skills: ability to transfer knowledge and train local employees, clear and effective communication;

· Project management skills: strong project management capabilities to navigate a start-up environment with tight deadlines, ensuring timely completion of tasks;

· Knowledge of methods of solving problems in teams, root cause analysis;

· Knowledge of USA legal requirements, statistical process control, and ISO standards;

· Fluency in English (Oral and written), Spanish is a plus.


Benefits: Join a company that values its employees. Our benefits package includes:

· Healthcare

· Dental + Vision

· Voluntary benefits

· Paid Time Off

· Paid family leave benefit

· 401k Plan + Company Contributions

· Life Insurance

· Disability

· Tuition Assistance


Why JTI?

At JTI, we're not just building products; we're building a community. We value your skills and are committed to providing a supportive work environment. Join us in upholding a tradition of excellence in the heart of Virginia’s tobacco country!

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