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Sr Specialist EHS-US



REQ ID:  40529

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Senior EHS Specialist, Traverse City, MI



The Sr. EHS Specialist will drive the development and execution of site EHS goals as well as help lead the EHS strategy for location.  This person will coordinate with the location leadership and Global EHS Manager to drive implementation of processes, systems, and program to ensure compliance, and continuous improvement projects that will steadily improve EHS performance.


Essential Duties:

  • Leads and supports implementation of corporate EHS systems and standards at the location with direction of EHS leadership.
  • Leads and supports management of applicable environmental programs (air, water, waste, etc.) by collecting data and helping to assure reports, inspections and samples are completed timely.
  • Leads implementation of critical EHS programs at the location. (lockout, mobile equipment, electrical fall prevention, etc.)
  • Develops and drives implementation and execution of site-specific injury prevention plans
  • Leads and supports location fatality and serious injury prevention team and developing action plans to eliminate risks.
  • Develops and conducts EHS training to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Leads and supports incident investigations root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Coaches and mentors’ site management and frontline supervisors on executing their EHS roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to complete other duties as assigned by Global EHS Manager.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in EHS or closely related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of EHS experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Strong knowledge of state, local and government EHS related requirements
  • Excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.


Desired Characteristics:

  • Self-motivated with high energy.
  • Ability to lead projects as assigned.
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

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