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EHS Intern

Date:  Sep 16, 2023

Duffield, VA, US, 24244-0256

Req ID:  26885
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.



  • Lead the implementation and refinement of EHS initiatives, best practices and policies to ensure safe working conditions and sound environmental practices for (insert location) Operations
  • Communicate, partner and discuss with Operations management performance objectives and compliance issues as needed
  • Drive continuous improvement of the EHS performance for the Operations.
  • Guide Operation pollution prevention and waste minimization efforts in reducing the overall cost in facility waste management
  • Direct Operation in achieving overall facility compliance and place focus on moving beyond compliance



  • Workers’ Compensation costs.
  • Waste minimization and Pollution Prevention cost reductions
  • Cost associated with regulatory fines and liabilities
  • Consulting fee for environmental reporting, permitting and site assessments




A.  List the confidential information you deal with:

Costs, Official Company Records and Minutes, Company Plans, Designs and Development Programs, Individual incident Reports and medical records as they pertain to EHS and Facility, Internal EHS Auditing Reports and Inspections, Third Party performed Environmental Studies.


B.  List any office or related machinery you operate and approximate amount of time spent on operation.

Computer – Daily Operation, Fax – Daily Operation, Cell Phone – Daily Operation


C.  Note any physical, disagreeable working conditions encountered in performing your job.

Frequent entry into hazardous areas where PPE or other equipment is necessary.  Travel requiring driving (10%).




  • EHS resource for manufacturing / warehousing operation providing support and coverage over three shifts.
  • Champion the organizations EHS Policies, Procedures and Best Practices
  • Assist in coordinating industrial hygiene exposure monitoring.  Act as liaison between supervision and personnel for monitoring results, recommendations and control strategies / recommendations.
  • Interface with supervision, managers and hourly employees regarding all EHS matters.
  • Provide all EHS regulatory training.
  • Monitor all Injury and Illness incidents (recordability, restricted and/or lost workday classifications)and assist with the operations with Worker’s Compensation management efforts to effectively drive continuous improvement.
  • Assist with facility incident investigations and return to work programs.
  • Work with NA Environmental Manager and Regional Manager to 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.
  • Monitor Contractor Safety programs and compliance
  • Participate in facility EHS committee’s
  • Assist supervision in the development of Tisk Assessments and Job Safety Analysis (JSA’s).
  • Work with site operations and regional EHS manager on development of annual improvement planning
  • Maintain facility SDS and EHS management databases.
  • Support operations with OSHA, EPA, DOT and state regulatory agencies and inspectors as needed.
  • Assist Operations with EHS recordkeeping and data management.
  • Assist facility in EHS compliance and program audits and provide instruction and assistance to operational management on successful closure of recommendations and finding.




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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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