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Elkay EH&S Specialist in Savanna, Illinois

EH&S Specialist

Imagine working for a company that inspired this kind of employee feedback .

  • I’m proud to work for Elkay.

  • The company invests in my success.

  • I do work that makes a difference.

  • I love my co-workers.

  • I feel like part of a family.

When you come to work for Elkay, that is exactly what you will experience.

Elkay is a thriving, values-driven company focused on doing the right things so we can be in business forever. We’re financially-stable and family-owned, with an enduring reputation for ethics, integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.

At Elkay, we never forget that our strength lies in our people. Our employees are the driving force behind Elkay’s superior quality, product ingenuity, and exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people and their professional development is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today’s leading international suppliers of plumbing, water delivery, and branded commercial interiors.

If you’re ready to join a company where everything you do makes a difference and you go home proud at the end of each day, talk to us about joining the Elkay family!


This position oversees and manages all environmental, health & safety programs for the Freeport, Lanark and Savanna facilities. This position is responsible for overseeing and developing policies, procedures and programs that ensure the safety of Elkay team members, contractors, vendors, etc. This position provides safety leadership, ensures facility compliance with OSHA, EPA, and corporate safety standards, implements safety directives, improves safety performance, and ensures safety policies and procedures are aligned with regulations. This position identifies best practices and leads continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness, and improve safe work practices as well as:

  • Engages with all team members, plant and corporate leadership to build strategic plans and energize team members in safety and environmental improvement

  • Develops and implements innovative strategies with the goal of creating a culture of safety

  • Develops and supports policies, procedures and programs aimed at improving safety performance and ensuring regulatory compliance

  • Analyzes and creates actions using data regarding performance against organizational metrics, incidents trends, serious incidents, regulatory and legal issues

  • Organizes and manages the incident investigation process within the facility using participative root cause analysis technics

  • Develops a continuous improvement approach that proactively identifies opportunities and finds solutions based on industry beset practices

  • Manages workplace injuries including Workers Compensation, injury review, investigation and corrective actions. Collaborates with Risk Management, HR and carrier to effectively manage claims.

  • Develops and implements sampling and monitors plans for Industrial Hygiene monitoring.

  • Collaborates cross functionally to ensure effective equipment guarding, design, installation and compliance of current equipment and new equipment and processes

  • Oversees & works with on-site Safety teams to achieve excellence in safety performance

  • Administers Hazard Communication, Hearing Conservation and Personal Protective Equipment programs

  • Completes all compliance documents and reporting for OSHA, EPA, etc.

  • Actively participates in capital planning and equipment installation to ensure safety is considered in all plant equipment modifications and facility expansions

  • Conducts employee training to improve employees’ expertise and knowledge in equipment safe operations, work safety procedures, and teamwork, including all regulatory training (i.e. LO/TO)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety & Health or related field highly preferred

  • 2+ years of safety experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • ASP/CSP preferred

  • Complete understanding of OSHA & EPA rules and regulations required

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities required

  • Ability to impact leaders and team members by demonstrating subject matter expertise, strong business acumen and outstanding leadership required

  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written and interpersonal/coaching communication skills

  • Proven experience with problem solving tools and techniques

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products. Advanced Excel skills required to ensure data integrity

  • Ability to get work done through others

  • Ability to interact will all levels of the organization and with third party partners

  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality

  • Excellent interpersonal, motivational and coaching skills


Elkay Manufacturing Company turns 100!

Founded on the north side of Chicago in 1920, Elkay has been making innovative products and delivering exceptional customer experiences for one hundred years. As we head into our second century, we will be taking time throughout the year to pause and reflect upon all that has changed, all we have accomplished, and the many hundreds of people that have made this company something to truly be proud of.

For example, while proud to be America’s No. 1 selling kitchen sink company, Elkay expanded its commercial offerings more than four decades ago, and today delivers faucets, water coolers, drinking fountains, Smartwell Water Delivery Systems, and the award-winning ezH2O bottle filling stations, in addition to world-class stainless steel and quartz sinks. Our Elkay Interior Systems business is a global leader in the design and buildout of branded retail environments for leading global brands. Elkay Commercial Systems provides stainless steel products for commercial kitchens around the globe.

What makes Elkay special is our people and our culture.

Many companies have core values that are enshrined in their annual reports, and posted in frames on their walls. But few companies embrace and live their values quite as Elkay does. On any given day, you’ll hear employees quoting them in meetings, as the rationale for why they make business decisions.

One of Elkay’s core values is "We are in Business Forever." We are family-owned and believe our people and business partners are an extension of our family. Like your family, Elkay has values and traditions that endure, and help us live up to this lofty goal. Examples include our commitment to sustainability and giving back to our community. Our water delivery products have helped keep over 20-billion plastic bottles out of landfills. Over the past decade, Elkay and our employees have donated over $3.8-million to worthy causes in the communities where we work and live. Utilizing their paid volunteer time off, Elkay employees have donated countless thousands of hours serving those in need in their communities. Our conservation and sustainability efforts reflect our concern for the future and our commitment to building a better world. To learn more about Elkay’s corporate responsibility efforts, visit .

When we say “Our Strength is in Our People,” we recognize that Elkay’s employees are at the heart of everything we have ever accomplished. Through their bright minds, we’ve developed many breakthrough innovations that have shaped the way we live in this country and around the world. Through their clever hands, strong bodies and deep, unwavering commitment to quality, we’ve risen to a place of recognition and respect in the community and in the markets we serve. We would be remiss, as we pause to consider the past 100 years of success, not to mention our profound gratitude for each and every one of our people that have been a part of Elkay through the years. We hope you’ll consider joining us and sharing 100 years of great adventures yet to come.

Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, today, Elkay employs over 2,500 employees worldwide, working from 21 locations across the U.S., China, Mexico, Austria and Cyprus. We hope you’ll visit our website and learn more about Elkay at ( .