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Progress Rail Services Corp. EHS Manager in Arab, Alabama


PRS Facility Location:

Arab, AL - 321

Job Purpose:

The site Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist is required to be highly visible in constantly communicating a safety first culture and positive work environment. Must possess a positive attitude, be proactive, strong communicator, and be highly observant and skilled in various techniques eliminating potential hazards in the workplace.

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Company Description:

Railroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!

As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions – whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.

Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting .

Education / Training:

• Bachelor's degree in EHS related field preferred;

• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in safety and environmental field preferred.

Job Title:

EHS Manager



Key Job Elements:

• Performs EHS training, including SafeStart/SafeTrack, Emergency Action Plan drills, New-Hire Orientation, Daily/Weekly Toolbox Topics, and Specialized training such as forklifts, aerial lifts, cranes, etc.;

• Identifies existing and potential EHS problems and participates in developing corrective measures;

• Ensure compliance with organization and government EHS standards (i.e., OSHA, ADEM);

• Develops procedures to assure continuing compliance with regulations and organization standards;

• Maintains data in EHS management systems PREMS/PRACTSNET);

• Handles regulatory inspections/visits;

• Completes reports for submission to EPA, OSHA or other regulatory agencies;

• Conducts thorough accident investigations, property damages, with follow up and corrective action;

• Conducts required environmental tests, analysis, and observations;

• Ensures environmental discharges are within permit requirements;

• Completes sampling of various environmental media (air, water, and waste);

• Collects, labels, packages and ships samples for laboratory analysis;

• Develops injury/incident updates;

• Completes Self-Audits, J.S.A.’s, P.P.E. assessments, etc.;

• Inventory, purchase, and distribute P.P.E.;

• Issues and oversees Hot Work Permits;

• Completes Safety Program Updates & Safety Bulletin Updates;

• Reviews/ and verifies Lock out/Tag out procedures;

• Maintains accurate inventory of Safety Data Sheets (S.D.S.);

• Completes contractor audits (Browz and On Site Agreements);

• Conducts/Assists in Emergency Action Plan drills;

• Issues permits for live electrical work;

• Completes Ergonomic Assessments, Workplace Violence Assessments, Respiratory Fit Tests, and Respirator Inspections;

• Communicates with Health Services concerning incidents, worker’s comp cases, Return to Work, drug testing, physicals, Audiometric testing and Respiratory-related requirements;

• Staff member of facility management team;

• Prepare and present comprehensive safety update PowerPoint presentations at weekly plant wide communication meetings;

• Update safety KPI dashboard and communicate improvement initiatives;

• Provide oversight and direction to the plant Safety Council;

• Primary contact for site security; maintain respective door key register;

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Proven experience conducting EHS compliance;

• Solid understanding of safety practices and ability to conduct safety training on an ongoing basis;

• Effective communication (verbal and written) skills a must;

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively at all levels, including company management, customers, staff, contractors, vendors, and site personnel;

• Strong communication skills, both written and oral;

• Strong presenter to large audience groups;

• Proficient computer experience in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities


  • Competitive Salary

  • 401(k) plan with up to 6% company match (no waiting period with immediate vesting)

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability Insurance

  • Supplemental Accident, Critical Care, and Hospital Insurance available along with an HDHP and HSA with seed money

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time-Off (PTO)

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • Education Assistance Program

  • Employee Recognition Programs

  • Site specific Production and Incentive Plans

  • Site specific Step and Skill Level Wage Adjustment Plans

  • Site Specific Relocation and Sign-on Bonus Programs

*Benefits eligibility varies by job position, full-time/part-time and regular/temporary status. The provisions of the plan documents control such benefits.

Job Category:

Environmental Health and Safety