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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Utica, Illinois
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services, General Manufacturing, Mining
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a performance materials company with core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science. As a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the Company is a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry, and in a wide range of industrial applications which enables us to continue to build on our 119-year track record as a large-scale producer and innovator by expanding our end markets and delivering great service to our customers.

 Our 27 geographically dispersed production facilities controlling an estimated 627 million tons of reserves of commercial silica and 56 million tons of reserves of diatomaceous earth, perlite, and clays - we produce and cost-effectively deliver over 400 diversified products to customers across our end markets. U.S. Silica's wholly-owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics™. EP Minerals is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays, and non-activated clays. SandBox Logistics™ is a state-of-the-art leader in proppant storage, handling and well-site delivery,dedicated to making proppant logistics cleaner, safer and more efficient.

The Company is headquartered in Katy, Texas and has offices in Reno, Nevada and Chicago, Illinois.

At the direction of the Ottawa EHS Manager, the EHS Coordinator will work with plant
operations and operations leadership to ensure the environmental safety and
industrial health programs at the site are developed, implemented and practiced
consistently to promote compliance and a safe work environment adhering to
regulations and the Company’s and site’s environmental, health policies and

Work with Ottawa EHS Manager, Plant Manager, site operations and maintenance teams and site employees to maintain EHS regulatory compliance, safe work environments and procedures and the highest levels of environmental protection practices and develop a culture where EHS is integrated at all levels.

Support maintenance and compliance with environmental permits to facilitate site expansion and maintain existing permits. Manage MSHA compliance programs. Lead the investigation of EHS incidents including root cause analysis and corrective action determination. Ensure audit and incident investigation recommendations are completed on time.

Provide necessary training, either classroom or web based, for successful environment and
health/safety performance. Work with Operations and Maintenance leadership in
the enforcement of regulatory requirements and company and site procedures.
Participate during MSHA enforcement inspections. Conduct regularly scheduled
inspections and audits.

Develop and Lead Management Systems

Develop and lead implementation of EHS protection and compliance systems relative to site inspections and completion of corrective actions, incident investigation and follow-up, employee training, EHS recordkeeping, management of change, project support and contractor management. This would include use of the IndustrySafe EHS management system, MSHA and EPA required record management, behavior observation process, silica and noise monitoring and recordkeeping and implementation of the USS environmental management system.


Complete regulatory and compliance tasks needed to meet the requirements/conditions of existing environmental permits and programs. Support site expansion through new permit applications. Support waste management including inspecting and preparing shipments for transportation, maintaining certification to sign HAZMAT manifests, and maintaining required pollution prevention plans. Support compliance of the NPDES, Clean Air Act, Title V, Storm Water, Drinking Water, and other environmental permits by completing assigned tasks such as weekly, monthly, and quarterly water sampling, reporting to State and Federal departments as required, completing all inspections required by environmental permits orUSS environmental team, and any additional required compliance work therein. Contribute to pollution reduction and recycling efforts.

Safety and Health

Conduct and lead team inspections, optimize workplace exam processes and silica/ noise/chemical/radiation monitoring processes and review medical surveillance information to systematically detect and control potential safety and health hazards. Integrate MSHA compliance needs into site operations and maintain required compliance records. Help lead the site EHS Committee with input from site leadership and employee bargaining units. Report and investigate injuries and incidents in accordance with Company, MSHA and worker compensation requirements. Optimize data analytics using IndustrySafe EHS management system. Coordinate activities with company EHS staff, regulatory and insurance inspectors and with local emergency response authorities. Provide proactive and timely support to new site projects and to on-site emergency incidents. Coordinate timely implementation of MSHA, EPA and company required training. Serve as an effective team member with other site departments and assist the Plant Manager/Operations with the enforcement of all regulations, policies, work procedures, safety rules and instructions.

Education and Experience Required 

  • Bachelor degree in occupational health and safety, environmental science or equivalent science degree (preferred). 
  • At least 3 years of experience at a site and/or Company level EHS management role in a mining or mining related industry.
  • Experience in safety, health and some exposure to environmental program management.
  • Must have the ability to establish relationships at all levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills are a must with knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, meet strict project deadlines within established parameters.
  • Work extended hours, weekends or nights as needed, especially when problems occur or the business demands that deadlines must be met.
  • Some travel may be required for meetings, cross facility audits, or professional development opportunities.
  • MSHA Part 46 or 48 training.

Licensing or other Special Requirements 

  • Requires a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Knowledge of MSHA regulations is required.


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