EH&S Coordinator in Waverly, VA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 8/23/2021

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for an EH&S Coordinator who will join our team in Waverly, VA.

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating and overseeing environmental, health and safety compliance at this growing media (mulch and soil) facility to all local, state and federal safety and environmental regulations and corporate guidelines and procedures.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Ensure EPA and OSHA documentation compliance with guidance from the corporate EH&S department.
  • Collaborate with employees and managers to identify and mitigate EH&S concerns.
  • Maintain a Job Hazard Analysis database and ensure required PPE is available.
  • Maintain Incident, Injury, Near Miss, and Safe Behavior documentation and follow-up on resulting action items.
  • Coordinate RCRA compliance activities and training.
  • Provide guidance and direction for emergency response activities for the facility.
  • Coordinate EH&S training sessions and compile training records in accordance with regulatory and corporate requirements.
  • Record monitoring, sampling, and disposal data into recordkeeping software according to regulations.
  • Coordinate vendor inspections and services (fire, sprinkler, waste water, etc.).
  • Must be able to periodically work flexible hours, including second and third shifts, if necessary.
  • Team lead on the safety committee.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.   OSHA Certification preferred.
  • One-two years of experience in EH&S roles, preferably in a manufacturing, agriculture or related environment.
  • Knowledge in EPA, OSHA, State Workers Comp Laws and Wastewater compliance.
  • Working knowledge of applicable Health and Safety regulations and standards.
  • Working knowledge of metrics, both lagging and leading.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet savvy.
  • Knowledge of facilities and operational procedures.
  • Ability to lead meetings and train employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships to gain cross-functional alignment for execution.

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)
  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)
  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.
  • 13 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.


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