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Environmental Health and Safety Engineer

Date: Feb 16, 2021

Location: Poplar Bluff, MO, US, 63901

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description


Leads plant-level safety, environmental compliance, and relationships with applicable Federal, State, and local contacts. Implements and administers Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs that protect employees and reduce risk to the company in coordination with local management. Investigates accidents and employee complaints as necessary and partners with plant leadership to implement preventative measures.

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, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton, LLC 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.

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