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Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) Engineer, Corning, NY

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Date: May 3, 2022

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47862


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


Scope of Position: As the EHS Engineer you will be responsible for promoting a safe and healthy work environment for a manufacturing site located in the Corning, NY area. The EHS Engineer will lead and support EHS programs aimed at plant operations and project risk reduction, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement in overall EHS performance.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Focus on mitigating safety risks associated with non-routine activities, non-standard work, and plant projects, including construction work. This includes performing assessments independently, as well as working with internal and external groups to evaluate and address hazards.
  • Use of hazard identification and risk assessment processes and tools (Potential Problem Analyses, Job Safety Analyses, Process Hazard Analyses, etc.)
  • Ensures effective development and delivery of all EHS related training and education programs for employees, contractors, and visitors,
  • Ensure any new chemical requests are assessed for safety and environmental requirements understood prior to brining onsite.
  • Manage and maintain SDS system and confirms new materials and products have appropriate SDS sheets and training.
  • Ensure programs for contractors and construction projects are implemented consistent with Corning standards, regulatory requirements, and best management practices.
  • Leading and supporting EHS-related projects and workstreams as needed
  • Performing & coordinating routine EHS-related inspections and correcting deficiencies
  • Promoting employee engagement in safety
  • Ensuring site operations remain in compliance with hazardous materials/dangerous goods requirements
  • Lead workplace injury & incident investigation, root cause analysis, and completion of corrective actions
  • Representing EHS interests in department meetings, project design reviews, and other forums
  • Able to react to changing requirements and perform other tasks as assigned
  • other forums


Work schedule: 40 - 50 hours/week, may require work outside of normal business hours when necessary


Travel Requirements: <5%


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in EHS-related field (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene)
  • Previous EHS, environmental, or safety experience preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment desired
  • Related EHS-related certifications are also a plus (GSP, CSP, CIH, EIT, PE)


Required Skills:

  • Ability to put a written program into action
  • Results-oriented with a high dedication to completing tasks
  • Effective communicator and presenter
  • Proficiency with managing competing priorities
  • Establishes and sustains positive relationships with peers and customers


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, NYSDEC and other EHS regulations, standards, and permits relevant to the operation
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead or drive action through influence


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning