EHS Specialist

Department:  Safety
Date:  Oct 1, 2021

External Overview:

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


Business/Function Overview:


The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist will drive excellence in safety performance and environmental compliance by working with others in the EHS Department and all plant employees. Directly assist employees through coaching, training, audits, observations, investigations, and assessments. The EHS Specialist will provide backup assistance to the Environmental Health and Safety Manager as needed (requires knowledge of environmental and OSHA regulations and becoming familiar with the duties of that role), will participate in and facilitate weekly safety meetings and provide expertise to help improve the environmental administrative systems and plant process systems to minimize waste and enhance continued compliance with all local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations.



  • Occupational Safety – Promote the FMC Middleport  Plant’s Safety Policy.  Prepare training materials and conduct training.  Perform internal audits and support audits by external agencies or others.  Observe and coach employees in the work environment and help identify and implement changes to equipment and/or procedures that reduce risk.  Administer and improve safety systems (e.g., incident reporting and action item tracking systems).  Apply safety regulations and best practices, identify gaps, propose solutions and improvements, and drive their implementation.  Develop a supportive relationship with all employees, and to become an advocate for their well-being.


  • Environmental - Promote the FMC Middleport  Plant’s Environmental Policy.  Assist other EHS Team members and provide backup as needed with their tasks of managing wastes and preparing federal, state and local reports as required by permit, regulations or corporate.  Apply federal and state environmental regulations and best practices, train others on these requirements and audit plant performance against them to ensure that plant operation is in compliance with the regulations.


  • Common for Occupational Safety and Environmental: - Participate in and lead near miss and incident investigations.  At times will be involved in the review of process changes and projects to ensure they are safe and environmentally sound. This position has the broad latitude to take necessary corrective and preventative action to avoid non-compliances and to support the safety of all employees.


Required Education:


  • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Health & Safety, Environmental Science, or equivalent experience.




  • Familiarity with federal / state environmental and safety rules and regulations
  • Specialist I:  3 to 5 years of Environmental or Safety leadership experience; chemical industry preferred
  • Specialist II:  6+ years of Environmental or Safety leadership experience; chemical industry preferred


EEO Statement:

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 




Nearest Major Market: Buffalo