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DUF EHS Specialist

Date:  Jul 19, 2024

Duffield, VA, US, 24244-0256

Req ID:  29508
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.



Key Result Areas.  The major activities that declare a business need for the existence of the position.

Normally 4 - 6 short statements summarizing the broad responsibilities of this position.

  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure the successful delivery, implementation, administration and refinement of both regional and site Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies, procedures and best management practices.
  • Oversee all EHS activities within the operational context and guide operations towards the achievement of compliance with national, customer, and company EHS standards and best management practices.  Ensure that plans are consistent with overall Komatsu EHS strategies and corporate mandates.
  • Interface with and influence operations to ensure the proper analysis, documentation, communication, and implementation of corrective actions items for all incidents of loss (i.e., injury, illnesses, liability, property and near miss).  Assume the leadership role in the investigation of serious or otherwise significant incidents of loss.
  • Collect, record, analyze and communicate key performance metrics on a regular basis (i.e., daily, monthly, quarterly and annually) to effectively facilitate the advancement of the organization’s EHS initiatives.    
  • Guide Operation pollution prevention and waste minimization efforts in reducing the overall cost in facility waste management.




The primary tasks necessary to complete / impact the associated Major Responsibilities.  How the majority of your time is spent.  Most jobs will require from 6 to 15 tasks.  Include both those tasks which are performed on a frequent, almost daily basis; Example: “Negotiate parts, prices and delivery schedules with vendors.”  Also those which may be performed less frequently but are still an important part of the job; Example:  “Prepare annual department budget for incorporation into the Company’s formal Profit Plan.”

  • Lead by demonstrating the required behaviors, attitudes and mindset to further develop the Komatsu  EHS culture.
  • Oversee the implementation of Komatsu EHS initiatives and act as a change agent regarding integration into the core business processes.
  • Provide the necessary resources, technical guidance, education, coaching, counseling and mentoring to assist managers, supervisors and employees in the understanding and application of Komatsu EHS requirements. 
  • Interface with operations personnel to ensure the proper analysis, identification, documentation, communication, and implementation of corrective actions items for all incidents of loss (i.e., injury, illnesses, liability, property and near miss).  Assist operations with investigations related to major injuries and other incidents of loss.
  • Monitor all Injury and Illness incidents and assist with the organizations Worker’s Compensation management efforts to effectively reduce costs and other associated negative outcomes (recordability, restricted and/or lost workday classifications), while demonstrating an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Champion the organizations EHS Policies and Principles
  • Lead program and site internal audits, provide instruction and assistance to operations and other personnel on issues identification, implementation of corrective actions, and documentation of issue closure.  
  • Support corporate monitoring, record keeping and reporting initiatives to effectively demonstrate compliance with external regulatory requirements and company best practices.
  • Ensure environmental compliance with solid and hazardous waste, air emissions, and water quality regulatory requirements, and drive pollution prevention initiatives that help reduce operating costs.  
  • Participate in the departmental budgeting and planning process.  Manage the budget for all areas of responsibility as determined by the Regional Manager.



Please list and identify the dollar amounts – either budgets, costs, payrolls, purchases, sales or savings on which this position impacts.  Show annualized dollar amounts.  You may list more than one amount.

Include limits of authority on matters of expenditures, changing policies, implementing plans.

  • Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment; Indirect WCB future premium cost savings - up to 25% of annual premium.
  • Improved Compliance with Customer EHS initiatives and Best Management Practices.  
  • Mitigate regulatory fines (OSHA, EPA):  costs associated with regulatory fines and liabilities. 
  • Waste minimization and pollution prevention cost reductions. 



D.  Typical Work Environment

This section describes the Environment, Climate, and Context of Position.  Note information that helps “set the scene” for the reader to understand the “atmosphere” in which a position functions.

  • This position functions within the EHS Group and is responsible for 1 USA locations of approximately (200) non-union employees.  Position is one of high visibility among corporate and site managers and employees .  Solid management/employee relations’ skills a key element along with the ability to interface with all levels of corporate and site management.
  • This position works from an office setting 30% of the time, in a shop setting 70% of the time.
  • Overnight travel, while not typical for this position, will include occasional trips to other Komatsu locations for training purposes.
  • Position is one of high visibility among divisional, regional and site management, as well as with all craft employee levels and requires solid management and employee relation skills that range from entry level employee to senior level executive.  This position will also have visibility with customers and government entities such as COHS, OSHA, EPA, etc.

Job Overview

Key Job Responsibilities


Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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