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EHS Specialist

Location: Rock Island, IL, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Packaging
Remote Type: No Remote

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The EHS Specialist supports the overall delivery of Environmental, Health, and Safety at their assigned Liberty Diversified International location. This position is accountable for executing EHS initiatives to deliver on EHS responsibilities at their manufacturing location. This role will partner with plant leadership and the broader LDI EHS team to support deployment of EHS initiatives, administer site incident / injury management, coordinate emergency response, track and document KPIs at the site level, and ensure the organization’s products meet required standards while minimizing risk. This position reports to the Plant Manager at the Rock Island, Illinois location.



  • Maintains EHS programs to be compliant with regulations and company standards.
  • Performs EHS training for new hires and recurrent training as required.
  • Maintains a production floor presence and supports people leaders’ safety performance.
  • Coordinates STOP Behavioral Safety Program by ensuring wide participation.
  • Ensures incidents and injuries are investigated according to expectations.
  • Collaborates with Shared Services EHS Director and EHS peers across all business units for best practices on policies and training.
  • Utilizes Velocity EHS management system to organize and complete EHS action items.
  • Conducting emergency response team drills for incidents such as injured employee, severe weather, lockdown, and fire drills. 
  • Coordinates the implementation of sustainability projects and programs within the designated location(s).
  • Communicates with EHS team to utilize and coordinate all EHS electronic platforms.
  • Other duties, as assigned.



  • EHS program management experience of 2+ year or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.
  • Effectively read, write, and communicate in the English language, including strong presentation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently with moderate supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills particularly in managing multiple tasks and prioritization.
  • Attention to detail and the capability to analyze data and draw conclusions.



  • Strong experience in building relationships, training, and coaching.
  • Has or is working towards a professional EHS certification.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to actively participate in team development.
  • Occasional travel.



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.

  • Regular sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
  • Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping.


about our company:

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.