Environmental Health and Safety Leader

Date: Feb 21, 2024

Location: Holdrege, NE, US, 68949

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Position Description

As an Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer, your goal is to work with plant leadership in establishing and maintaining the environmental, health and safety of the plant to reduce work related injuries and environmental risk by evaluating and continuously improving the program  and leading risk reduction initiatives for the facility.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and implements the application of safety rules, policies, and initiatives that help to create a safe workplace. Maintains OSHA logs, EHS records, and reporting for internal and external use.

  2. Coordinates plant-level environmental compliance and sustainability initiatives (hazardous waste, air emissions, water, obtaining and maintaining permits, and etc.) both directly and in coordination with internal specialists and external consultants.

  3. Coordinates site activities with regulatory agencies to verify compliance, resolve situations, and maintain a cooperative working relationship.

  4. Escalates/reports any potential violations and implements corrections as needed.

  5. Conducts frequent safety and environmental inspections and procedural audits in the field and has the skills, knowledge, and ability to take immediate corrective action if required.

  6. Recommends and implements EHS related capital projects for the site.

  7. Investigates all workplace accidents and environmental incidents through root cause analysis and recommends policies, procedures, and/or other actions to correct problems and prevent future occurrences.

  8. Partners with Global Security to implement programs and technology that protect employees and assets.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Skills Requirements

  • Working knowledge and understanding of applicable EHS regulations ensuring facility compliance with government agencies (i.e. OSHA, EPA, DNR, etc.) and safety regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing environment safety (i.e. industrial hygiene, ergonomics, machinery guards, interlock systems, industrial vehicle training, PPE, and etc.).

  • Experience in implementing comprehensive safety, environmental, and sustainability projects.

  • Ability to investigate and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and use sound judgment to draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Computer skills, data analysis and reporting tools, and other applicable applications.

  • Ability to carry tasks/projects through to completion while meeting established deadlines with limited oversight.


Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Environmental Engineering or related Science disciplines

Experience Requirements

  • 3 years of EHS experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Hastings
Nearest Secondary Market: Kearney

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