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Environmental, Health and Safety Engineer

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Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49804


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:

The successful candidate will develop and implement environmental, health and safety strategies to reduce environmental impacts, minimize risk, and to ensure environmental, health and safety compliance with applicable regulatory and corporate requirements. This position will focus primarily on Environmental regulatory programs but will include some aspects of health and safety management. Experience with compliance programs including Title V Air, municipal sanitary permit management, industrial hygiene, and laser and radiation safety highly desirable.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Interfacing with a team of engineers, management, and operations employees, the Environmental, Health and Safety Engineer provides guidance, leadership, and technical support for environmental, health and safety programs and initiatives.
  • Review projects, plans, specifications, and purchases to verify that environmental issues are considered, and addressed in a proactive manner. Support projects as requested and collaborate with company and consultant resources to leverage best work practices and to provide additional skill-level support.
  • Responsibility for submitting state and federal compliance reports for air, waste, water, and other programs.
  • Lead or facilitate root cause analysis when non-compliance events, environmental near misses, or safety incidents occur.
  • Stay abreast of new environmental obligations (i.e. government regulations, industry standards, or corporate guidance) or a change in the workplace and ensure continued facility compliance.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret environmental statistical data.
  • Understand impact of manufacturing process and equipment in regard to environmental impacts, health and safety risk, and compliance.
  • Interacts with federal, state, and local regulators to facilitate plant operations, resolve compliance issues, and participates, as a team member, in regulatory and corporate inspections and investigations.
  • Lead the facility effort to respond to corporate and external audits, including developing appropriate corrective actions and tracking the closure of those actions.


Travel Requirements: minimal


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 - 50/wk Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in technical field (e.g. Engineering, Environmental, Health, and Safety, Environmental Science)


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience in air and/or water compliance engineering experience and knowledge of other environmental, health and safety regulatory programs
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental regulations


Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of environmental regulatory programs
  • Strong analytical, and data processing skills
  • Ability to communicate regulatory compliance requirements to all levels
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills


Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environmental setting
  • Work experience in manufacturing
  • Experience interfacing with NYSDEC (or relative state or federal agencies)
  • Fundamental understanding of technology delivery and innovation and management of related environmental challenges
  • Project management experience
  • Certifications such as PE, CSP, CIH, or CHMM


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, relates well to all kinds of people—up and down the company hierarchy, and inside and outside the organization (i.e. operators, management, regulatory agencies, consultants)
  • Develops strong relationships with leadership and staff, enabling clear communication of environmental, health and safety needs and goals
  • Fosters key relationships with colleagues to ensure alignment of EHS programs with facility/division/corporate objectives
  • Self-directed
  • Desire to work in a team-based environment


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.

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