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Job Description

An EH&S Specialist is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Galway based client. The successful candidate will provide Environmental, Health & Safety services to support world class manufacturing standards. Please contact Tom Devaney for more information.

Role of this position

  • Manage, organize, optimize and control the overall effectiveness of all chemical equipment & processes, to the required Health, Safety and Environmental standards (Industrial Emissions Directive).
  • Manage and report all environmental metrics monthly and complete Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) & Environmental Performance Report (EPR) annually
  • Manage chemical risk assessment and deliveries for all areas on site.
  • Implement a robust process to ensure safe introduction of new chemicals on site for plant/product changes.
  • Develop and train all relevant personnel on environmental and chemical awareness including specialised training for operators using complex chemical processes.
  • Apply lean thinking and standard work to chemical processes to deliver projects that will eliminate waste in all of its forms maximising output, ensuring targets are met using the hierarchy of controls, e.g. hazardous material to be replaced by non- hazardous material.
  • Maintain an active process chemical repository ensuring that all product knowledge is maintained, readily accessible and updated, e.g. MSDS, develop site chemical matrix.
  • Provide chemical expertise for Capital expenditure projects (CER's) relating to existing products, major process re-development and new machinery so that they can be readily adapted to suit the product range and the process technologies involved.
  • Provide Chemical and Environmental support for the manufacture of current and new products to world-class standards ensuring that products are built in the safest and environmentally efficient manner.
  • Reduce the sites carbon footprint
  • Ensure the site is compliant with all TT Standard work ISO, EPA, requirements,
  • Manage the site's 5S program ensuring that all audits and corrective actions are completed on schedule
  • Energy and Irish legislative requirements.


  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), Post graduate desirable
  • 2-5 years' experience working in a world class-manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Essential Chemistry skills - particularly Effluent treatment, Metal coating, and paint processes. Familiar with six sigma/continuous improvement methodologies, ability to use simple statistical and graphical tools such as pareto analysis, A3's etc.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from associates, supervisors, and managers at the site level.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, be a self-motivated learner and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing work environment.
  • Proven track record of influencing people to collaborate in achieving project
  • Ability to assign priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Able to mentor and facilitate lean culture change in an environment with varying acceptance
  • Must demonstrate the ability to build trust and confidence with the Operations Team and influence change through providing comprehensive Chemical and Environmental risk assessments and data analysis
  • Proven record of accomplishment in Chemical and Environmental management and execution, a strong focus on achieving results and ability to lead and deliver key projects.
  • Good experience of managing EHS management systems (ISO 14001:2015, 45001 & 50001 and liaising with EPA and HSA

Please call Tom Devaney today for further information on 091-758771 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Engineering & Technical

Scientific & Laboratory

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CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900