EHS Coordinator

Country/Region:  US

Basalite Building Products, LLC is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete masonry products in the Western United States. Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, engineered wall systems, retaining walls, ornamental and garden products, and a full range of sack goods. We are a proud member of the Pacific Coast Building Products Family of Companies.


POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Plant Manager, this position supports the organization’s environmental programs and in all areas of safety.  This position is responsible for coordinating efforts to ensure a safe working environment and those standards, record-keeping, permits and environmental concerns are maintained according to regulations. Assists in the supervision, development, and analysis of plant and production and quality assurance related activities; and is responsible for supporting and demonstrating the Core Values of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success. Performs other related duties as assigned.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  General supervision


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EHS Duties/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate safety meetings, employee trainings, and all plant compliances (SWPPP, CERS, Air Pollution).
  • Inspects all plant machinery, equipment and vehicles as directed.
  • Contacts vendors and orders parts, materials, and supplies needed to maintain plant’s safety initiatives as directed.
  • Attends and conducts training sessions to develop the skills of the employees and communicates company standards and goals.
  • Develops exceptional understanding of manufacturing components such as, but not limited to, 5S, facility safety, employee training and development, regulatory and compliance.
  • Ensure that new employees including temporary employees receive general orientation and location specific task training.
  • Ensure that the location meets all OSHA requirements.
  • Ensure that Record Keeping and Documentation requirements are met.
  • Ensure that all accidents and injuries are properly investigated and that the written report accurately describes the circumstances surrounding the accident/injury.
  • Conducts routine environmental plan audits, reports deficiencies, ensure that responsibilities are being met, corrective actions taken, and follow up completed.
  • Support the Sustainable Development efforts of the company including but not limited to packaging reduction programs, energy and water conservation programs, etc.
  • Facilitate sharing of good practices and procedures on industrial hygiene and safety, water use, energy use, waste minimization, and wastewater treatment.
  • Research, compile, tabulate, and analyze data for a variety of administrative and Company matters.
  • Prepare and present reports; draft policies and procedures; respond to requests for information.
  • Ensure the compliance of company guidelines and environmental regulations.
  • Order and stock safety and first aid supplies
  • Hold safety and committee meetings on a monthly-basis.
  • Ensure that regulatory agency required programs are readily available, maintained, reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
  • Ensure that company-required programs or process are maintained.
  • Complete monthly plant inspections and track written action items resulting from those inspections.
  • Ensure all compliance measures are met as directed by the Plant Manager.
  • Ensure that the OSHA 300 form is properly maintained and posting requirements are met.
  • Complete a monthly safety report for the Plant Manager.


Quality Assurance/Other Duties

  • Collects and test samples for block Compression and Absorption testing
  • Maintains product performance data and issues supporting documentation as necessary.
  • Monitors production lines dry side for color, texture, sizing.
  • Tests and inspects raw materials, work-in-progress and finished goods to ensure they meet established standards for quality.
  • Reports changes in strength with raw materials and finished product and quality to management.  Recommends corrective action when appropriate.
  • Documents lab test results.  Monitors process and documents changes as required.
  • Analyzes batch weights to make sure mix designs do not fluctuate, and if they do, applies a corrective factor to the mix design to offset the change.
  • Maintains Mix Designs and Batching Computer entries of all mix designs
  • Coordinates and conducts weekly Block Plant volumetric proportioning calibration.
  • Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies, ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  • Contributes to overall business development utilizing the understanding of elements mentioned above.
  • Regular attendance is required.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  


  • Bachelor’s degree or five years similar experience in related field.
  • Basic understanding of safety knowledge. 
  • Requires ability to operate forklift and pass an annual forklift certification course.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to operate office equipment to include calculator, computer, copy machine, document scanner, fax and telephones.
  • Keep work area clean.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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.


  • Requires constant sitting, standing, and talking or listening.
  • Requires occasional reaching with hands & arms and bending at the waist or neck.
  • Travel time up to 10% by air or car.
  • Lifting up-to 50 pounds.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Exposure to fumes or airborne particles, odors, loud noise, outdoor weather conditions, extreme hot or cold (non-weather), and near moving mechanical parts.  Extreme temperatures.
  • Occasional office environment with moderate noise.
  • Plant environment with loud noise, moving machinery, dusty, dirty.
  • Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


This is a regular, full-time position with competitive compensation and full benefits including medical/dental insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing retirement plan, and wellness programs. We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug free workplace

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle