Environmental, Health & Safety Intern

Operations | Texarkana, AR, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: Smith-Blair, a Xylem brand, seeks to hire an intern in their Environmental, Health, Safety, Security, and Sustainability department. This role will help support the EHSSS Manager to ensure a safe working environment in compliance with government regulations and company policies. The position will give the student opportunities to learn and apply Health, Safety &/or Environmental principals within a manufacturing environment. This position will be located at the Texarkana, Arkansas facility.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects or actions to drive risk reduction throughout business
  • Develop working knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental, health and safety regulations
  • Special assignments or projects relating to EHS
  • Conduct EHS Assessments (PPE, Hazard/Risk for new equipment/process, Safety Walks, 5S)
  • Participate in the sites Safety Steering Committee
  • Participation in trainings related to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) topics
  • Working closely with site employees outside vendors
  • Maintains EHS files and records
  • Review and propose updates and/or changes to current safety programs

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a student in an accredited undergraduate or graduate academic program in an environmental, health, and safety field and have completed 2 years of study
  • Experience in laboratory, or manufacturing environments a plus
  • Strong attention to detail, quantitative and analytical skills
  • Excelled written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with other people or groups
  • Detail oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple assignments
  • Aptitude to research and solve problems

Physical Demands:

(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.)

  • Light lifting (20-25 lbs.)
  • Daily walking both to and from the office and throughout the manufacturing areas is necessary based upon specific daily job demands.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, reach, bend and move about the work environment.

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office/Mfg. Plant: 50/50
  • Office Area: Typical climate controlled office environment requiring the use of standard office equipment.
  • Manufacturing Area: Subject to loud noises, moving machinery and equipment, and climate changes. Safety glasses are required. Hearing protection may be required in certain areas.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours. Overtime may be required based upon job demands.

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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