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Position: HSE Engineer

Location: Plymouth, MI

The health, safety, and environmental engineer is responsible for developing and driving a safe environment.  They provide technical guidance to ensure development, implementation and improvement of environmental programs.  HSE engineers interpret existing environment regulations and design specifically focused plans to minimize environmental hazards such as spills.


  1. Monitors, evaluates, and re-engineers business processes with the objectives of reducing complexity and ensuring the health and safety of employees, while maximizing the production efforts and maintaining environmental protection requirements. 
  2. Prepare, review, and update environmental investigation reports
  3. Design projects leading to environmental protection, such as water reclamation facilities, air pollution control systems, and operations that convert waste to energy
  4. Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures
  5. Provide technical support for environmental remediation projects and for legal actions
  6. Analyze scientific data and do quality-control checks
  7. Monitor the progress of environmental improvement programs
  8. Inspect industrial and municipal facilities and programs to ensure compliance with environmental regulations
  9. Advise corporations and government agencies about procedures for cleaning up contaminated sites
  10. Knowledge of local, state, and federal health, safety and environmental regulations. 
  11. Uses the principles of “lean manufacturing” and the Five-S principles of “sort”, “set in order”, “shine”, “standardize”, and “sustain” to drive the modification of work practices to obtain excellent results.
  12. Conducts risk assessment for contractors and non-routine work tasks as required.
  13. Implementation and maintenance of ISO14001, and OHSAS 18001/ISO45001 management systems.
  14. Maintains and updates environmental permits as required and prepares and files environmental reports to required agencies.
  15. Maintains facility chemical inventory and third-party safety data sheet database and manages hazardous waste and recycling programs.
  16. Acts as a consultant to the Director of Operations, Senior Managers, supervisors, leads, and process engineers in relation to all environmental manufacturing matters.
  17. Partners with the management team to drive a health, safety and lean engineering culture at all levels and functions within the facility.

 We Expect:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in environmental, health and safety role.
  • Must read, understand, and comply with all Environmental, Safety, and Health, and Quality procedures and policies – both - corporate and regulatory, and ensure Oerlikon Five Golden Rules of safety are followed at all times.
  • Implement Oerlikon Mission and Core Values: Integrity, Team Spirit, Excellence, and Innovation.
  • Must have experience in a process-related industry such as:  food, chemicals, or pharmaceuticals. (Familiarity with powder processing techniques including atomization {e.g., spray drying, gas atomization, water atomization}, screening, air classification, blending, and conveying is desirable).
  • Must be able to read and understand Risk Assessment (RA) and Job Hazards Analysis (JHA).
  • Must have knowledge of ISO and AS quality requirements for work activities, as well as familiarity with Lean Manufacturing Principles, 5S, and/or related methodologies (i.e., Six Sigma, Muda, Kaizen, “5 Whys”, etc.).
  • Must be able to use and operate manufacturing equipment, machines, and small tools
  • Experience with SAP or a comparable business enterprise system is desirable.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, energy, oil & gas, automotive, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Metco to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Metco is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.