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Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer

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Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57525


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.

Purpose of position

Responsible for promoting a safe, and environmentally compliant work environment for all employees throughout the manufacturing facility and to maintain compliance with all applicable federal, state local, and corporate environmental and safety laws.


Roles and responsibilities

  • Facilitate and communicate Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) programs and policies.
  • Develop and work towards all required Corporate and AO EHS policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Manage environmental permits, hazardous waste, reduction of waste, and other environmental applicable programs.
  • Lead and participate in review of new equipment, process, or chemicals to assure safety and environmental requirements are assessed and understood prior to activity.
  • Implement special project assignments related to facility and/or equipment layouts.
  • Ensure Material Handling programs are established and upheld.
  • Lead Gensuite framework modules and response programs
  • Mentor and coach SME's on their assigned safety programs.
  • Ergonomic evaluations and improvements.
  • Implement safety programs to develop an inter-dependent safety culture where everyone is watching out for everyone’s safety
  • Ensure effective development and delivery of all EHS related training and education programs and maintain EHS records.
  • Respond, in conjunction with supervisors/management, to EH&S emergencies, investigate accident, participate along with other groups, and recommend corrective and preventive action.
  • Coordinate with AO for reporting, tracking, and trend analysis of EHS metrics.
  • Maintain SDS system and ensure new materials and products have pre-approval, appropriate SDS sheets and provide employee training.
  • Work with leadership to set annual targets for injury reduction and develop the Safety Annual Plan and drive necessary actions to meet or exceed targets.
  • Lead internal audits and ensure timely corrective action for discrepancies and work with internal and external groups to handle industrial and chemical hygiene, safety, health, and environmental audits/ inspections.
  • Able to react to changing requirements and perform other tasks as assigned.


Education requirements

  • We require a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Environmental, Health and Safety.


Required Skills

  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in a safety role within a manufacturing environment
  • Effective leadership, organization, and planning skills, with ability to handle changing priorities and ambiguity
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work in team environment and motivate others
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), social, and influencing skills.



  • We anticipate less than 5% domestically


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave. Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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