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Quick Question:

Do you have experience with ergonomics and tool design in production environments?
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Quick Question:

Do you have 3+ years of EH&S management experience in manufacturing, including facilities with at least 500 employees?
Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) Specialist
MO - Kansas City


The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. In addition, to be a good fit for the EH&S Specialist opportunity, you will have:
  • 5+ years of EH&S specialist experience in manufacturing, including facilities with at least 500 employees
  • Experience with ergonomics and tool design in production environments
  • Up-to-date training in hazardous material accumulation, recycling, container management, and spill response
  • A collaborative, team-player approach
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High-Impact Role Creating and Implementing EH&S Programs in Facilities Rebuilt from the Ground Up

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Utilimaster
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Champion local solutions and serve as part of corporate EH&S team at a growing industry innovator

Experience in large production environments, a strategic mindset with a hands-on approach, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. If this describes you, this position offers you some very compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make your mark developing and implementing both local and corporate solutions that make the Kansas City campus a safer and better place to work Quick question for you - click here
  • Join at a time of transformation -- we are ramping up operations to meet customer demand for trucks that make ecommerce shopping, grocery, and pharmaceutical at-home deliveries a reality
  • Take point on raising awareness around EH&S, design training and graphics, and more
  • Have a seat at the table with the Director of EH&S and help shape company-wide policy and programs
Utilimaster moves ahead of the competition when commercial trucks and upfit services require precision, planning, peerless people, and the perfect vehicle. Our vehicles deliver for well-respected global brands in the package delivery, ecommerce, food and beverage, linen and laundry, grocery and pharmaceutical markets. Utilimaster is a top-tier go-to-market brand of The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF), North America’s leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets. The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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You will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) prevention/conservation programs at the Kansas City campus, which includes multiple plants. You'll report to the Plant Manager and join a team that includes an EH&S professional at each campus across the country. Quick question for you - click here

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Why Join Us
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Broad, high-level support
Senior executives have identified safety as a strategic priority. We have strong programs and a solid record, but you'll help us make a good thing even better. You'll support the deployment of corporate-wide EHS systems and also tailor solutions for the Kansas City operations.

Professional development
We know you'll bring strong experience, but we also believe there will be new things to learn. 

Stability and growth
The Shyft Group is financially sound and will continue to be an aggressive market disrupter through strategic acquisitions, relevant product innovations, and aggressive growth models that serve strong and growing end markets. Be assured, our accelerated growth trajectory will create opportunities for strong performers.

Focused transformation
Utilimaster, alongside The Shyft Group's family of well-respected brands, continues to lead in every segment in which they compete. The Shyft name represents speed, efficiency, agility, and a high-intensity approach, which corresponds with the company's pivot in market focus and the forward momentum garnered in the work truck, specialty service, and delivery vehicle markets.

Driven to deliver
Ever evolving and advancing, The Shyft Group is driven to make an impactful difference in how effectively goods, people, and services are delivered in today's and tomorrow's marketplace. Through our unmatched industry knowledge, engineering expertise, and manufacturing reach, we continue to deliver job-enhancing, efficiency-driving, ever-reliable products and services made for the road ahead.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance plans; a health savings account; a flexible savings account; wellness credits; a wellness program; a 401(k) plan with a corporate match; an employee stock purchase program and more.
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More About Your Requirements 

Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions
  • Self-motivation and the ability to stay on task
  • A collaborative, team-player approach
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A proven ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work with constantly changing priorities
  • A creative and innovative approach to achieving goals and solving problems
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
More About Your Role 
We're looking for a professional who can identify potential issues and develop impactful solutions rather than temporary fixes. For example, at one of our facilities not long ago, employees in a particular work area were reporting a high number of lacerations. The EH&S professional dug in and quickly realized that the employees needed gloves rated for sheet metal. A small investment in the right gloves reduced employee injuries significantly, increasing both production and revenue.

To help you understand the role, here is a sampling of specific responsibilities:
  • Develop and coordinate training to educate associates about safe work practices and hazards
  • Conduct and document new associate safety training and orientation
  • Perform periodic inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and work practices, improve workplace operations, and control hazards
  • Investigate and reduce accidents and losses in compliance with occupational safety and health regulations
  • Communicate, distribute, and enforce site-specific safety procedures and federal, state, and local safety and health regulations
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of federal and state OSHA regulations and safety codes and environmental quality regulations
  • Distribute and/or post new or revised safety standards or regulations that affect the company
  • Create and maintain EH&S programs that are compliant with ISO14001 and ISO18001
  • And more.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

More about Your Success
To excel in this role you will look forward to getting out on the production floor to interact with employees and promote a culture of safety. We are not safety police. Instead, you should establish yourself as a resource and partner who can help people stay safe and healthy. Another recent fix illustrates the value of this approach: an EH&S professional asked employees in a production cell which of two drills they preferred. The general feedback was that one made their shoulders sore. The team went with the drill that offers better ergonomics. That being said, you also will need to be assertive when necessary.

This role has strategic elements and you'll have plenty of chances to show off your creativity. At the same time, you'll need to roll up your sleeves to get things done. As you communicate with different audiences, you should adjust your messaging and delivery accordingly. Throughout your interactions, you should share your passion for best practices in environmental, health and safety.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding EH&S Specialist you will:
  • Pay attention to details and also grasp the bigger picture and why the details are important
  • Achieve goals independently and also contribute as a team player
  • Bring a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively
  • Combine creativity and analytical thinking in solving problems
  • Keep a constant eye out for ways to improve environmental, health, and safety conditions
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Utilimaster is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at laura.eaton@theshyftgroup.com.