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CpK Interior Products Environmental, Health & Safety Student in Guelph, Ontario


The Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Student is cross-trained in both the Environment and Health and Safety daily processes, with a primary focus on Environmental initiatives. The successful candidate administers standardized processes to ensure environmental, health and safety compliance meets or exceeds federal provincial, and municipal regulations, as well as Corporate and Company Policies and Procedures. Focuses on IATF standard for quality improvement through a formal commitment to excellence, cost efficiency and reliability.


  • Implementation of EH&S processes to meet EMS 14001/E2HS and WCM Environmental Pillar requirements

  • Work with Human Resources (PD) to ensure compliance training requirements are achieved before expiry

  • Work with Engineering/Facilities on new equipment programs at the concept stage to ensure that Environmental design specifications, permit requirements and regulations are considered prior to buy off

  • Conduct regular audits of EHS processes and follow-up where necessary to ensure compliance

  • Escalate findings from audit regularly to plant leadership and corporate EHS

  • Oversee and report on progress with regards to sustainability reporting

  • Oversee and report on progress/gaps with regards to ISO 14001 certification; reduce or eliminate gaps

  • Respond to and analyze environmental incidents and EWO’s (eg. water/oil spills) determine root causes, implement corrective action and communicate to plant leadership and corporate EHS. Present impact on KPI’s at QBR

  • Manage routine environmental reports, permit applications, inventories and surveys; including data acquisition, documentation, record keeping, monitoring, review and approval and submittal to regulatory agencies

  • Manage supplier contacts, generate purchase orders and/or cheque requisitions on a timely basis

  • Monitoring and maintaining accurate and complete records within the Environment, Energy, and Health & Safety Management System OHSAS 18001 (45001), ISO 14001, ISO 50001, WCM Pillar requirements, SDS binders, Training records, contractor audits, IATF 16949) demonstrating compliance and conformance in electronic and hard copy

  • Ensure proper PPE, Environmental equipment is available and used appropriately per SDS

  • Facilitate Environmental & Energy training in New Hire Orientation and promote EHS social responsibility

  • Identify Environmental deficiencies, assign responsibility and track implementation of countermeasures

  • Develop monthly Environment talks and newsletter article

  • Point of contact for Governmental agencies with respect to Environmental legislation

  • Attend external JHSEC meetings and Safety Group meetings and ensure all annual requirements are met

  • Complete EHS projects to improve EH&S key performance metrics

  • Report Environmental Performance Metrics at Plant EH&S meeting

  • Attend daily Green room reviews to review environmental impact of repairs and suggestions may have

  • Provide safety support and coverage to help ensure safety compliance and drive safety improvement projects

  • Knowledgeable of all relevant policies, procedures and processes under IATF 16949

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Knowledge/Skill/Experience):

  • Diploma in Human Resources, Environmental Engineering, Health & Safety, Ergonomics/Kinesiology or related field

  • Strong working knowledge of the National Pollutant Release Inventory, TDG and Ministry of Environment legislation

  • Experience responding to EHS concerns and participate to prevent unnecessary Work Refusals

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Previous experience in manufacturing an asset

  • Ability to present data visually with supporting Microsoft Excel info. (e.g. Pivot Tables, Conditional formatting)

  • Team player with a positive attitude


  • Verbal and Written Communication

  • Culture and Change Champion to promote and complete EHS initiatives

  • Strategic business acumen to manage EHS inventory and costs

  • Partnership building with EHS inspectors, Production and Engineering to achieve Team goals

  • Control of Non-conforming Product/tagging

  • Understand Plant KPI’s

  • Problem solving tools & techniques


  • Exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable on a daily basis

  • Regularly interacts with others; shares the same work space with EHS team, socially distanced

  • High level of interaction with employees requiring assistance with work related EHS issues

Must wear appropriate PPE as identified by SDS, company policy and procedure and legislation.