Environmental Management Systems Specialist

POSITION TITLE:                     Environmental Management Systems Specialist

LOCATION:                               Collingwood, Ontario

MacLean Engineering is looking for skilled and experienced Environmental Management Systems Specialist  to join our team. This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic team. If you are looking to be challenged, valued, and rewarded with a competitive compensation package in a dynamic work environment, this position is for you!

About the PositionThe Environmental Management Systems Specialist is responsible for driving continuous improvement initiatives that reflect MacLean’s Engineering’s Environmental objectives, mission, vision, and values, implementing and administering standardized Environmental processes to ensure compliance to Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations as well as other requirements, and upholding conformity to ISO 14001:2015.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support Managers and Supervisors in the development, implementation and monitoring of environmental management system (EMS) objectives, key performance indicators (KPIs), and continual improvement initiatives/activities.
  • Monitor and maintain complete records of legal compliance requirements and assist Managers and Supervisors with planning to and achieving environmental compliance.
  • Respond to and investigate environmental incidents and concerns. Assess urgency and severity of issues and provide input to implement immediate, and/or long term, measurable and sustainable corrective action plans. Complete detailed root cause analysis to identify areas where corrective actions and opportunities for improvement can be implemented.
  • Ensure environmental controls are established and maintained for all key equipment and processes.
  • Work in conjunction with Quality to schedule and facilitate joint management reviews, at least annually, to monitor above areas.
  • Determine, with Management, the risks and opportunities of environmental aspects by maintaining a list that includes risk priority number to be reviewed upon implementing controls or other changes.
  • Implement, conduct and monitor risk assessments with relevant team members at each facility for environmental risk and compliance.
  • Coordinate outside resources as required for compliance monitoring requirements at all facilities.
  • Analyze metrics from relevant processes to implement EMS initiatives across all levels of the company.
  • Assist Procurement with vendor relationships and vendor audits to ensure alignment relating to environment and a life-cycle approach.
  • Plan and manage the environmental internal audit; providing focus, direction, and leadership.
  • Lead registration at due dates and provide annual updates for Facility EASR registry.
  • Maintain process flowchart mapping needs to track the continual improvement of the EMS; maintain an overall process integration flow.
  • Provide guidance on the development, auditing, editing, and approvals of high-level process workflows, standard operating procedures, environmental standards, work instructions, and other supporting documentation in relation to environmental aspects and the EMS.
  • Conduct gap analysis of processes and subsequent controls, providing training to process owners to help teams achieve legal compliance and conformity to 14001 and our EMS.
  • Coordinate, and at times deliver, training to employees to improve EMS awareness and competence.
  • Responsible for internal and external communication relating to the EMS.
  • Facilitate preparation for external audits.
  • Travel between Ontario sites as required (typically once/wk).
  • Attend training, conferences and symposiums as required.
  • Provide regular reporting of activities, compliance issues and relevant updates to Supervisor or Department Manager.

 About You: The successful candidate must be willing to learn, able to work independently and as part of a team, organized, detail oriented, high regard for confidentiality, and must have a positive attitude and ability to build and maintain good working relationships, along with the following qualifications:

  • Environmental Management, Safety, Business, Engineering, Quality or Science related degree, diploma, certificate, or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of experience working in an EMS role including experience with ISO14001 implementation.
  • Strong understanding of Federal, State, Provincial and Local regulations and requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundamental environmental principles, systems, methods, organizational dynamics, supplier relations, training, root-cause analysis, risk assessment and improvement systems.
  • Detailed-oriented and highly organized.
  • Team-oriented, positive attitude, high aptitude, humble and willingness to learn.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite; SharePoint, Visio are assets.
  • Self-motivated; able to schedule priorities as assigned and working with minimal direct supervision.
  • Well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Creative and innovative with focus on problem solving.
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 Quality Management System.
  • Detailed knowledge of EASR registration relative to ONTARIO REGULATION 1/17 and other regulatory requirements.

About UsMacLean Engineering has been a leading innovator of underground mining equipment solutions for over 40 years. As we continue to expand our product range and geographic footprint, we remain privately owned and consistently focused on the Company’s founder’s original engineered design imperatives – safety, productivity and enduring quality. MacLean Engineering has three manufacturing facilities located in Collingwood, Owen Sound, and Barrie. Our workforce is comprised of various skilled trades working together in a safety and quality-oriented environment to produce components and equipment to the underground mining industry, as well as the municipal, environmental, and industrial sectors.

We offer competitive wages and benefits including:

  • 3 weeks’ vacation annually
  • Flexible Group benefits Package (Once probationary period is completed)
  • Voluntary DPSP (Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan) and GRRSP (Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan) (Once probationary period is completed)
  • Annual Employee Bonus

If you are interested in being a part of an established and growing Canadian Company, we want to hear from you!


We thank all applicants in advance for their application and interest in MacLean Engineering & Marketing Co Limited.  However only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

MacLean Engineering & Marketing Co. Limited is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005).


MacLean Engineering & Marketing Co. Limited will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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