Environmental Health & Safety Engineer

Requisition Number: 41937


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor™ Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.


Scope of Position:

In this role, you will be responsible for promoting a safe, and environmentally compliant work environment for all employees throughout the manufacturing facility and to maintain compliance with all applicable federal, state local, and corporate environmental and safety laws, policies and procedures


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and communicate Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) programs and policies.
  • Develop and work towards all required Corporate EHS policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Maintains the SDS system and ensures new materials and products have appropriate SDS sheets and training.
  • Ensure any new chemical safety and environmental requirements are assessed and understood prior to bringing onsite.
  • Implement special project assignments related to facility and/or equipment layouts.
  • Ensure Material Handling programs are established and upheld
  • Emergency Response programs and leadership
  • Ergonomic evaluations
  • Lead ISO 14001 efforts
  • Handle hazardous waste, environmental permits, reduction of waste, and other environmental applicable programs
  •  Implement safety programs to develop an interdependent safety culture where everyone is watching out for everyone’s safety.
  • Mentor and coach subject matter experts on their safety programs
  • Ensures effective development and delivery of all EHS related training and education programs and maintain EHS records.
  • Understand and coach others on State and Federal Laws related to the Department of Labor and Industry, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Air and Water Pollution Controls and Insurance requirements, as well corporate Safety, health, and environmental requirements.
  • Respond, in conjunction with supervisors/management, to EH&S emergencies, investigates accidents, participates along with other groups, and recommends corrective and preventive action.
  • Coordinates reporting, tracking, and trend analysis of EHS metrics
  • Leads internal Audits and ensure timely corrective action for discrepancies and work with internal and external groups to handle industrial and chemical hygiene, safety, health, and environmental audits/ inspections.
  • Able to react to changing requirements and perform other tasks as assigned.


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 5% normally, possibly up to 25% during the first 6 months


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Exempt position working approximately 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, standard business hours, with the flexibility to support project assignments and off shifts.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, including but not limited to Engineering or Environmental and Safety.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in an EHS role within a manufacturing environment.


Required Skills:

  • Root cause analysis and data-driven problem solving
  • Consistent track record on improving processes and working on teams to influence others.
  • Experience leading safety programs within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with environmental and other regulatory permitting for federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • CHMM or CSP certification preferred.
  • Experience leading ISO 14001 or similar preferred.
  • Experience with air permitting (CAA, NESHAPS, or title v).
  • Experience with water permitting (NPDES, CWA, etc).
  • Experience with CFATS programs.
  • Familiar with Gensuite (EHS management software) or similar system.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to interface with all levels inside and outside of the organization
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), social and influencing skills.
  • Attention to detail and time management to meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle ambiguity.
  • Positive teammate who is customer-focused, open, and approachable to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment and across all levels of an organization.
  • Challenges status quo by finding opportunities for continuous improvements and frequently updates action plans to conform to changing organizational and customer goals.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Salary Range
$52,000.00 - 76,000.00
per Year
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Durham, NC 27712, US