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Environmental Health Safety Engineer

Company: American Packaging Corporation
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

EHS Engineer

Columbus, WI


American Packaging's longstanding success is fueled from the inside out, and we consistently seek to improve our internal operations to propel that success into the future. When you join APC, you don't just join a company you join a family!

For over a century, American Packaging Corporation (APC) has been a leading flexible packaging converter for customers throughout North America. We nurture our employees by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401(k) plans and tuition reimbursement programs. These are just a few reasons why we were named a "Best of the Best" in the Best Workplaces in the Americas awards for 12 years in a row. APC's longstanding success is fueled from the inside out, and we consistently seek to improve our internal operations to propel that success into the future.

EHS Engineer

Location: ROTO facility

SUMMARY: Engineering is a vast and growing field comprising of several branches of operation, one of which is health and safety engineering. It is also known as safety engineering and focuses on the safety of products and processes in a working environment. A health and safety engineer is responsible for developing new solutions to identify and minimize potential threats or risks.

The job of health and safety engineers requires meticulous planning and implementation of safety programs to prevent unsafe working condition. These engineers generally work with various organizations for designing and installing safety devices. Such engineers use their knowledge in prevention of disease or injury, or any kind of damage to the property. This role reports to the COE Director and has a dotted line to the Director of EHS.


Machine Guarding Evaluation & Design

Develop & Maintain Corporate Risk Assessment Model

Work closely with Maintenance/Plant engineering on validation of Equipment Safety Systems

Define/evaluate/manage critical process controls

Serve as machine-safety expert and harmonization facilitator Corporate-wide

Lead incident investigations as needed & track corrective actions to closure

Assist EHS Management with Job Hazard Analysis Auditing/Refinement

LOTO Program Leader - Develop, Review, & Audit Procedures as Needed

Support Process Safety Management (PSM) Program

Capital Expenditure EHS Project Planning & Implementation

5S/Facility Improvement (Collaborate with Process Engineering)

Manage Corporate Machine Safeguard and Pinch/Nip Point Inventory

Serve as subject matter expert for technical EHS training development

Assist in developing corporate machine guarding expectations per OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and other relevant standards

Actively participate in and assist EHS Management with Management of Change Process (MOC) and incident investigations

Support Site EHS Management on projects and/or injury case management as needed

Other Duties as Assigned



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in a Technical Field (Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,

(3)+ years' work experience in engineering, environmental health & safety, or similar.

Bachelor's degree preferred in engineering, environmental health & safety, or similar.

Knowledge of OSHA, ANSI, NFPA standards and regulations in general industry

Experience in machine safeguarding design and technology

Process Safety Management experience preferred

Project management experience

Risk assessment experience

Strong knowledge of hazard identification in the workplace

Familiarity with flammable liquids handling, grounding & bonding preferred

Ability to travel as needed for corporate-wide projects

Strong communication skills, team dynamic


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information predominantly technical in nature and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

Skillful in presentation skills both in preparation and delivery is preferred.


Good general computer literacy and ability to learn new systems for ERP, project management, specification control, and the like. Also, competency in standard Microsoft programs and internet research.


Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Our total rewards package goes above and beyond just a paycheck. Whether you're looking to build your career, improve your health, or protect your wealth, we offer generous benefits to help you achieve your goals. Very Competitive total compensation plans.

A 401(K) plan to help you plan for your future with an impressive employer match

Amazing dental and vision insurance paid for by APC!

Great health packages to fit your needs to ensure you're happy and healthy.

A holiday bonus and annual bonus program to go along with a bonus deposit into your 401(k)!

A progressive PTO policy along with 11 paid company holidays that empowers our employees to take the time they need to recharge!

American Packaging Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. American Packaging Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at .

Keywords: American Packaging Corporation, Madison , Environmental Health Safety Engineer, Engineering , Columbus, Wisconsin

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