EHS Specialist

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Opening ID: 30515
Job Family: Safety and Environmental
Date Posted: Apr 30, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

 Altec is an industry leader, providing equipment to electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and signs markets. We help customers dig deeper and reach higher! Altec’s auction subsidiary, JJ Kane, extends the lifecycle of critical equipment that allows new markets—small businesses and local individuals—to continue using products. This is great for the environment and for communities. Altec’s JJ Kane auction associates are the best in the business.

A nationwide growth strategy continues, opening a position for a manager skilled in strategic and operational thinking. This position will allow you to combine your people skills with your ability to make decisions and solve problems.

  • If you are seeking a culture of innovation and inclusivity,
  • Where your strong administrative, interpersonal, organization and communication skills can shine,
  • And if you are ready to join a nationwide team with dozens of auction lots across the country,
  • Where continued growth can result in a long-term career position,

Then we want to meet you!

JJ Kane auctions all types of used equipment including: bucket trucks, digger derricks, construction equipment, back hoes, skid steers, mini excavators, tractor crawlers, dozers, fleet cars and more! Altec, family-owned since 1929, has the reach and resources of a large organization with the heart of a local firm. “More than just building equipment, we also build relationships.” Altec products and services can be found across the U.S. and in over 100 countries around the world. Safety is a primary responsibility in everything we do as is support of the Altec Company Values: Customer First - Enjoyment of Work - Family - Financial Stability - Integrity - People are our Greatest Strength - Quality - Spiritual Development – Teamwork

Candidate will need to reside in one of the following areas:  Denver, Colorado or Salt Lake City, Utah.


Main Areas of Responsibilities May Include: 

  • Serves as primary EHS support for Western locations in the Unites States. 
  • Travel up to 50% of the time – to include areas in the western portion of the country. 
  • Drives key effective, sustainable implementation of Corporate and Site EHS initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities via hands on leadership, coaching and teamwork.
  • Inspects and evaluates workplace environments, equipment, and practices to ensure compliance with safety/environmental standards and government regulations. 
  • Serves as support contact person with EPA, DOT and OSHA regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborates with associates and leadership to identify and implement solutions to safety and environmental issues identified to eliminate incidents and preventing recurrence.
  • Leads and ensures thorough investigation of all incidents, in coordination with site leadership Fosters/develops a culture where everyone is actively engaged in performing their work in a safe manner and associates hold each other accountable to prevent at-risk behaviors.
  • Leads EHS projects or processes of diverse scope, while working independently with limited supervision.
  • Actively administer records in the company's Safety Management System and Learning Management System.  
  • Implement and maintain EHS programs and process to include, but not limited to, Lock Out/Tag Out, Haz Comm, Emergency Preparedness, Fleet Safety, Contractor Management, and Fall Prevention.
  • Coordinates the maintenance of the spill response equipment and countermeasures at the designated facilities.
  • Conducts Hazardous Waste, Storm Water, and SPCC Audits, per Altec programs and policies. 
  • Oversees, monitors, and assists with Worker’s Compensation cases at designated facilities.  
  • Completes and files Environmental and Safety regulatory reports and submits required governmental reports for EPA and OSHA compliance; as well as maintain all other governmental records. 
  • All other duties as assigned.

Interested applicants with more experience are encouraged to apply as the job level may be adjusted if qualifications of a higher level are met.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Occupational and Safety, Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering; OR High School diploma plus four years direct applicable experience in Environmental & Safety (i.e. EH&S Coordinator) at an Altec facility in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree required
  • Basic S&H Principles – Experience must include understanding of the following:
    • Basic application of regulatory standards (OSHA or DOT) - OHSA 30 hours training
    • Application of simple hazard assessments (e.g. JHA/JSA)
    • Basic Hazard recognition skills (e.g. Guarding, slips, etc.)
    • Simple problem-solving abilities (e.g. job and/or gap analysis, etc.)
    • Root Cause Analysis - Participate in 5 whys, cause mapping
    • Continuous Improvement at an individual level (e.g. Housekeeping, procedure, etc.)
    • Operational Knowledge
    • Basic IH Knowledge

Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Program
  • Retirement 401(k) Traditional or Roth Program Options with Company Match
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance including Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Additional Wellness Programs and Rewards Available