Carter Machinery Company, Safety & Environmental Specialist

Carter Machinery Company, the authorized Caterpillar dealer serving Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. is hiring a Safety & Environmental Specialist in Richmond or Manassas, Virginia or Elkridge, Maryland. The Safety & Environmental Specialist works closely with the Director of Safety & Environmental in the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the safety, health and environmental program of all of Cater Machinery’s locations and departments.  Responsibilities include reducing occupational injuries and illness, performing audits of field technicians, creating training/communications content, delivering effective EHS presentations, executing all activities concerning collection, storage and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and continually reviewing safety and health literature for ideas to improve Carter Machinery performance. We’re seeking candidates with bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related field preferred.  A minimum of three years’ Occupational Health and Safety experience required.

Requirements for the Safety & Environmental Specialist position include:

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in computer-based technology.  Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to learn environmental, health, and safety concepts and provide expertise to branches.
  • Must be able to quickly evaluate facts and maintain good judgment when making decisions.
  • Must possess ability to develop safety policies and procedures to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and regulations.
  • Must be able to assist the EHS Team in addressing specific reporting and recordkeeping of regulatory agencies.
  • Must be willing to work extra hours, including days, nights, and/or weekends to meet business demands.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands.  Requires strong organizational skills.
  • Promote a positive customer experience.
  • Uphold the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment, Excellence and Teamwork by embracing The Carter Way.
  • Extensive travel within Carter Machinery’s geographical footprint required. 

Physical requirements must be met for the Safety & Environmental Specialist job, including the ability sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.  Able to lift, carry and maneuver items up to 10 pounds in weight.  This position may require reaching, standing, stooping, kneeling, bending and climbing beside, onto and under a variety of heavy equipment. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Additional duties may be assigned.  

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Paid time off.
  • 401(k), $0.75 to $1.25 match up to 6%.
  • Life and disability insurance.
  • In-house training instructors/programs.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee referral bonus program.
  • Discounts: cellular phone service, computers, tooling, cars and trucks.

Carter Machinery Co. Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, or any other characteristic protected by law – are encouraged to apply. 

Carter Machinery is a drug-free workplace.