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Certification and Compliance Specialist Recycling

Certification and Compliance Specialist Recycling

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The Certification & Compliance Specialist conducts training, performs internal inspections and monitors the Environmental Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal guidelines, as well as the requirements with the standards that GoodElectronics are certified towards. This role reviews and tracks all employees training as well as approves downstream vendors through vetting procedures set forth in the EHSMS. The Specialist schedules and maintains the compliance calendar, reviews and performs accident investigations and is one of the main points of contact during audits and reviews of the system. This role serves as a champion and model of GID’s values – “FACE IT” which incorporates fun, accountability, collaboration, empowerment, innovation, and transparency in all we do. The Certification & Compliance Specialist performs the following duties personally or through subordinates:


  • Schedules training and maintains all records of the EHSMS.
  • Conducts accident/incident investigation and reports results to manager and GID EHS Mgr.
  • Monitors performance of EHSMS.
  • Trains new employees and performs continuous improvement and internal EHS training for all employees.
  • Prepares and updates training presentations in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Assists the Manager of GoodElectronics in annual reviews of EHS policies and procedures.
  • Performs internal audits/inspections of processes within department.
  • Performs downstream vendor surveys and audits.
  • Adheres to Goodwill’s core values as outlined in Standards for Business Conduct Policy.
  • Ensures Department adheres to R2: 20123, OHSAS18001 and ISO14001 Standards, 40 CFR part 273 federal regulations and all equivalent regulations attached to part 273 as well as local, state, DOT and OSHA regulations.
  • Works closely with the EHS and Safety management team to drive Goodwill business.
  • Makes sound decisions based on analysis, experience, and judgment of situations.
  • Builds and maintains effective quality working relationships with management, co-workers customers, and donors. Uses effective written and verbal communication. Uses good interpersonal skills treating everyone with dignity and respect. Immediately advises supervisor of significant and unexpected problems. Promotes and demonstrates teamwork and cooperation.
  • Completes assignments, projects, reports, and paperwork accurately and timely.
  • Follows all Goodwill policies and procedures. Follows safety rules and regulations. Acts safely at all times.
  • Works flexible schedules, overtime, weekends, evenings and holidays if required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Project Management, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Quality Management and Planning/Organizing.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Requires a minimum of an associate’s degree with one (1) year experience in a related field. Must have a working knowledge of EHSMS and electronic recycling industry. Safety and OSHA training preferred. Ability to be detail oriented, stay on task, and efficient project management. Must have the functional and technical skills to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job.


Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts as it relates to the duties and responsibilities of the job.


Ability to analyze and apply policies, procedures, federal regulations, and regulatory standards. Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form. Ability to define problems, collect data, identify root causes, draw valid conclusions without bias, develop and implement approved solutions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Word processing software; MS Excel spreadsheet software; and MS Outlook contact management systems. Proficiency in Internet and general database concepts is preferred.


Ability to pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment drug test, and E-Verify. OSHA 30 hours, 60 hour or trainers certifications preferred.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is located in an office environment within Warehouse conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Duties and responsibilities are usually conducted in Warehouse conditions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical - Heavy Work: Lifting and Carrying objects weighing 10 pounds constantly, 20 pounds occasionally to raise objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to- position requiring the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discriminations in sound. Standing: Standing in one location for an extended period of time. Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Repetitive Motions: Uninterrupted repetitions of the wrists, hands, fingers, elbows, or shoulders. Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist using the lower extremities and back muscles. Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Visual: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as operating office machines; preparing; viewing a computer terminal; determining the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned. The worker is required to have visual acuity, including color, to visually inspect products for small defects at distances close to the eyes and within or at arms’ length. The worker is required to have visual acuity, including color, to read prices, operate a cash register, complete credit card and return paperwork, etc. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles, tractor trailers, forklifts, compactors, balers, etc.