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EH&S Coordinator

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Peru, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

Now’s your chance to move your career in a new direction – upward!


James Hardie is the #1 brand of siding in America. Globally, we have more than 4,900 employees and generate over $2.5 billion in net sales.  We invented fiber cement, and over 8 million homes later, we continue to set the standard for premium siding and trim.  Of course, to be the best, you have to work with the best.  That’s why we invest in more than just quality products; we also invest in our people.  We take pride in our employees and it’s clear that our employees take pride in working at James Hardie, too.


As the EHS Coordinator at James Hardie, you’ll develop and implement best practices related to safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental compliance.  You’ll work closely with the EH&S Manager as well as the Plant Manager to ensure compliance with both regulatory and company requirements.


Responsibilities include developing and implementing environmental best practices and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations by:

  • Assisting with safety initiatives such as advising on provisions to minimize safety risks, assisting with the development and enforcement of OSHA policies and assisting with the direction of accident investigation procedures when necessary.
  • Developing multi-media environmental training programs (i.e. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, air, water) and assisting plants in the implementation of the programs through hands-on annual training of plant personnel;
  • Ensuring plant safety and environmental compliance calendars are updated regularly based on changes in permits and regulations resulting from facility modifications, expansions and/or changes in government regulations;
  • Maintian plant ISO 14001 certification through actively managing all aspects of the system including documentation, management audits, and corrective action follow-up.


Engaging with Central EHS to modify permits for plant expansions and modifications to ensure maximum operating flexibility while complying with state and federal regulations by:

  • Acquiring data and technical plant information needed for permit projects (i.e. material use, throughputs, operating hours, etc.) through engagement with plant personnel;
  • Actively managing safety and/or environmental consultants to ensure cost effective execution of permit projects;
  • Working with plant EH&S Manager to develop compliance plans detailing plant actions required for compliance with new permits and compliance agreements.


Managing environmental reporting to ensure compliance with State and EPA regulatory requirements by:

  • Assisting plant EH&S Managers with instructional guidance on Emission Inventories, Tier II, Toxic Release Inventory, and Stormwater monitoring reports as necessary;
  • Reviewing regulations pertaining to environmental reporting and conveying changes required in reporting based on new government regulations;
  • Developing spreadsheets and other tools for reporting to enhance consistency across group operations i.e. spreadsheets, methodologies (i.e. emission calculation techniques, etc).
  • Responsible for conducting new hire safety and environmental orientation, and conducting monthly safety meetings for the plant when necessary.



  • Bachelors’ Degree in Chemistry, Environmental, Safety or Science related field.
  • 1+ years of working experience in a related field
  • Strong working knowledge in Air, Waste, and Water regulations with a demonstrated ability to understand, comply with, and communicate local, state, and Federal environmental laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and complete appropriate permitting applications including air and water, and the ability to perform safety & environmental audits of manufacturing and plant operations.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with the standard features of word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).


In return, we offer rapid advancement opportunities, an engaged and collaborative work environment, competitive compensation with solid bonus potential, a 401k program that matches dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a best-in-class total benefits package.  

At James Hardie, our goal is to remain at the forefront of the building products industry in every market in which we operate.  The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places, and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.  As a member of James Hardie, you will have significant opportunity to be a key contributor to achieving that goal.





James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

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