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Shaw Industries Inc EHS Technician in Aiken, South Carolina

Job Title

EHS Technician

Position Overview

Shaw Industries is looking for an EHS Technician to provide critical support to facility Operations. This support includes promoting compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety regulations, Shaw Management System (SMS), job requirements, general industry Best Practices, and more.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, and is a global leader in delivering carpet, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. We are committed to creating a better future for our customers, our people, our company, and our communities.


  • Performs routine safety and environmental inspections. Prepares and submits detailed reports to department managers for corrective action to be taken or maintenance to be performed. Follows-up to ensure proper action has been taken

  • Work with EHS Manager and Training Department to accomplish goals of all SAFE system programs and Environmental Handbook

  • Be an EHS expert and resource for plant Safety Champions, facility ergonomic committees as well as Safety Leadership Organization.

  • Maintain all documentation and required metrics for any Safety recognition. Reports any concerns to Safety Leadership Organization

  • Record safety and environmental data and compile it into reports for Management Team

  • Serves as a source of information on health and safety issues to hourly employees

  • Coordinate and develop training & drills for PEO Team

  • Conduct New Hire Safety Training per SMS requirements

  • Partner with Maintenance and Plant Engineering to ensure EHS work orders are addressed

  • Maintain and monitor SDS’s in the SAFETEC system and partner with plant training to ensure effective training is held and associates are educated appropriately

  • Provide Contractor Safety reviews, issue non-routine work permits, Hot Work permits, Confine Space Entry permits, etc. as needed to support plant maintenance functions

  • Serve an active role in the incident investigation process and root cause analysis

  • Maintain paperwork for shipments of facility non-hazardous, hazardous and universal chemical waste.

  • All other responsibilities as assigned by EHS manager



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google

  • OSHA 30-hour course completion-or position in EHS with understanding of basic OSHA requirements


  • Associate's degree or 2-3 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment where safety was at least 40% of job

  • DOT Hazardous Waste Training completion

  • Visible Emission Certification

  • Familiar with Federal, State and OSHA regulations

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Required Competencies:

  • Communicate Effectively

  • Demonstrate Inclusive Leadership

  • Initiate Action

  • Manage Work

  • Solve Problems

Safety and Other Requirements:

  • Occasionally work alternating schedules/shifts to cover plant needs

  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs and lift/carry 20 pounds when needed.

  • Required to wear all necessary PPE in designated areas.

  • Must be able to work around equipment that emits loud noises, hot/cold and damp environments occasionally and around forklift traffic.

Shaw Benefits Include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health savings account

  • Paid Time Off

  • Parental Leave

  • 401K and Retirement Plans

  • Pet Insurance

  • Product discounts for employees

  • Adoption assistance

  • Shaw Family Health Center (Dalton, GA, and Cartersville, GA, locations)

  • And much more.

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.