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Global Material Compliance Engineer

Location: Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
Job ID: R0008291
Date Posted: Mar 16, 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: Yes

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Description

Work-style designation is: Remote

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to Manager, EHS providing guidance to ­­­­EHS, Trade Compliance and Legal Teams, the Global Material Compliance Engineer will work with divisions and factories regarding composition of the parts HTA distributes. Educate divisions and suppliers about relevant regulatory requirements within the US and abroad, such as EPA, TSCA, Prop65, RoHS, REACH and SCIP. Implement and maintain a material compliance program for reporting to appropriate agencies meeting global and regional policies. Collaborate globally with teams to exchange information on material regulations, standards and procedures. Communicate with government bodies, as required. Monitor changes to regulations to support the business and understand which rules impact HTA and its subsidiaries. Working with internal teams, trade associations, and outside counsel; prepare comments to submit to regulatory bodies prior to the deadlines.  Establish and drive communication of material compliance activities to relevant personnel in a manner they can understand. Lead multiple projects of varying scope at different times. Understand HTA and HHT corporate social responsibility initiatives and how they impact the business.  Review full material disclosures (FMD), certificates of compliance (CoC) and analytical reports for material and made-to-spec parts and assemblies. Enter data in form of CoC to evaluate relevant regulations. Ensure SCIP database is maintained accordingly. This position is remote. Travel is required at least 20%, to include international.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain current understanding of all regulatory requirements and current industry standards for material compliance activities within the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe for products that are imported and purchased domestically.

  • Monitor and assure the company’s compliance (where applicable) with global, federal, state and local laws as they apply to environmental material compliance. Evaluates and determines the impact of changing regulations; determines plans and implements necessary follow-up action with guidance from HTA legal department.

  • Recognize where pending global regulatory changes, United States government, and/or United Nation agendas could potentially shift or impact HTA’s business activities.

  • Liaise with Environmental Management Division/Corporate Social Responsibility Groups.

  • Develop, implement and manage the company’s material compliance program to include writing procedures.

  • Coordinate with local and international approval agencies to create and maintain regulatory compliance documentation and certificates, including the generation of and obtaining approvals for "Declarations of Conformity" and similar documents. Review relevant compliance periodicals and web sites, review of current and new standards, interactions with agency personnel, and attends seminars/webinars and designated committee meetings.

  • Organize and/or conduct or participate in regular audits or inspections, as required.

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

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

  • Serve as an environmental resource to all divisions; provides consultation, guidance and technical assistance related to matters of material compliance.

  • Help develop and provide onsite training and counseling on material compliance topics.

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

  • Utilizing third party software, ensure regulatory questionnaires are submitted and completed by suppliers for all required regulatory matters, to include part level inquiries.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, LICENSES, AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Related environmental certifications preferred.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Five to seven years’ experience in global regulatory compliance, environmental compliance, or consulting fields.

  • Knowledge of EPA, TSCA, REACH, RoHS, SCIP, Prop65; as well as other related standards for environmental compliance.

  • Working knowledge of key international standards such as ISO9001 and ISO14001.

  • Experience with communicating environmental requirements to management and experience interacting with regulators.

  • Chemical and related equipment safety experience strongly preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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

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

  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated to work outside normal business hours to complete responsibilities and correspond/communicate with staff around the globe.

  • 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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