Apply now »

Senior EHS Specialist

Date:  Nov 11, 2023

Longview, TX, US, 75603

Req ID:  28241
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.

Job Overview


Komatsu is recruiting for a Senior EHS Specialist to support Longview, Texas Operations.  Komatsu offers an excellent benefit package, competitive pay, tuition reimbursement, annual merit increase and bonus potential. 

Key Job Responsibilities


Work Safe and be an advocate for safety


Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure the successful delivery, implementation, administration and refinement of site Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies, procedures, and best management practices.
  • Oversee EHS activities within the operational context and guide operations towards the achievement of compliance with company EHS standards and best management practices. 
  • Assist management in the leadership, development, and coordination of EHS representatives; set and communicate goals, strategic direction and priorities to ensure success.
  • 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).  When necessary, 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.   


Predominant Tasks:

  • 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, safety leads 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 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 injury and illness incidents and assist with the organizations 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
  • Participate with ISO 45001 OHS management system audits, provide instruction and assistance to operations and EHS personnel on issues identification, implementation of corrective actions, and documentation of issue closure.  
  • Conduct various training topics to assist in meeting EHS expectations.
  • Use database systems and assess content within to allow management to make data driven decisions.




  • BS in Safety and Occupational Health.
  • 5+ years industrial manufacturing, mining, or heavy equipment construction
  • Must have 3-5 years OSHA experience in Manufacturing, Mining and/or Industrial environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of all Federal / National, State / Provincial, OH&S regulations and standards as they relate to General Industry.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Considerable ability to plan and prioritize EHS initiatives and work with others to execute strategic priorities.
  • Strong capability to lead organization through change and ability to lead multiple projects.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations.
  • Capability to maintain multiple accountabilities and relationships.
  • Ability to analyze data proficiently and show graphically.
  • Ability to travel 10-20% domestically and internationally.


  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) highly desired.
  • ISO 45001 internal or external certifications desired.
  • Experience having direct reports.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Longview

Apply now »