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Environmental Health and Safety Engineer

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
Job ID: R0008290
Date Posted: May 23, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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No relocation support provided.

Work-style designation is Hybrid (+50% Onsite)

NOTICE:  Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc. (“HTA”) requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  All new hires will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to their start date and will need to receive the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on or before January 4, 2022, or no later than two weeks prior to their start date with HTA, unless they request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.


Reporting to Hitachi High Tech America, Inc. (HTA) Manager, EHS, providing guidance to HTA’s executive team and working in conjunction with the other members of the HTA EHS Team, the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer is responsible for developing, implementing and administering HTA’s companywide environmental, health and safety program, assuring compliance (where applicable) with federal, state and local EHS requirements, with a primary focus on the HTA Oregon facilities, under the guidance of HTA’s legal department. Functions include designing and directing a program to reduce accidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazards; and designing an emergency preparedness plan as needed. Responsibilities to be accomplished through conducting or management of safety inspections and safety training; designing out workplace hazards; serving as consultant to divisions on safety issues; investigating safety incidents and implementing changes as required/reasonable; and performing associated duties as required. This position is based in Hillsboro, Oregon.


  • Monitors and assures the company’s compliance (where applicable) with federal, state and local laws as they apply to EHS; evaluates and determines the impact of changing regulations; determines plans and implements necessary follow-up action with guidance from HTA’s legal department. Focus on Oregon regulations and implementation is priority.

  • Liaise with Environmental Management Division and Occupational Health Safety Center in Japan coordinating EHS efforts required by HTA’s parent company and Hitachi, Ltd.

  • Assists in managing the company’s EHS (including Injury and Illness Prevention Program-IIPP) plans and programs including but not limited to occupational and health safety program, Emergency Response Plans, coordinating the participation of divisions within that program, and creating and/or modifying the company’s safety programs and manuals as needed.

  • Support development and organization of satellite safety teams for applicable offices, with priority focus on HTA Oregon facilities.

  • Organize and/or conduct regular safety audits including inspection of facilities, worksites, equipment, work practices and safety devices to ensure compliance with required workplace safety standards and regulations. Priority focus is on HTA Oregon facilities before assisting other HTA facilities.

  • Identify workplace hazards and recommend solutions to reduce/eliminate hazards.

  • Provide technical assistance with the development of site or corporate EHS standards and procedures as required.

  • Review accidents and incidents to determine cause(s) and implement plans to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Lead regular safety meetings with divisions, corporate group representatives; prepare regular reports and maintain appropriate documentation in compliance with regulations and laws.

  • Serves as Oregon EHS Representative for the HTA Oregon facilities which is a safety resource to HTA Oregon divisions, provides consultation, guidance and technical assistance related to matters of workplace safety.

  • Help develop and provide onsite training and counseling on safety topics such as working with hazardous materials, ergonomics, personal protective equipment and lifting/back safety.

  • Ensure site employees receive appropriate EHS related training in accordance with applicable requirements. Safety training includes session offered to local safety team members on safety practices and policies, accident prevention techniques and accident reporting.

  • Serves as safety consultant on construction or facility expansion or relocation projects.

  • Provides consulting and guidance to divisions who encounter safety requirements and/or request at/from customer sites.

  • Monitor and report all site safety records, testing and reporting obligations as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BS Degree in safety or related industry preferred – other applicable education and/or equivalent experience will be considered.

  • Related safety certifications preferred.


  • Three (3) plus years managing / coordinating corporate safety and loss prevention or related programs.

  • General knowledge of EHS state and federal laws.

  • Knowledge of Oregon safety and environmental regulations.

  • Chemical and equipment safety experience in the high-tech industry is beneficial.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Speak and write fluent Japanese a plus.

  • Ability to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations.

  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently and in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated project management and process development skills.

  • Must be willing to travel (minimum 20%) and have a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected]

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