• Environmental Health & Safety Engineer

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Environmental Health and Safety
  • Job Description

    The Facilities/Production Projects EHS Engineer will work closely with all members of production/facility improvement project teams, business unit leadership, and Cree EHS personnel. The position will primarily provide EHS support to Cree manufacturing capacity expansion projects (new tool installations, existing tool moves, production layout changes, and facility support system projects). The Projects EHS Engineer will be responsible for the following:

    • Support EHS aspects of Cree facility and production projects throughout all phases including initiation, planning, execution, performance, monitoring, and closeout.
    • Support project subcontractor onboarding (pre-construction meetings, review site-specific safety plan and job hazard analysis (JHA), review training requirements, contractor pre-qualification, and site orientation).
    • Coach project team members on safety leadership & management practices.
    • Support and review pre-task plans, provide feedback for improvement.
    • Conduct routine, documented safety inspections/audits in coordination with project personnel.
    • Ensure contractor compliance with Cree EHS requirements.
    • Facilitate accident prevention activities in compliance with Cree EHS guidelines.
    • Formulate, create, and maintain site/contract safety plans specific to projects and/or contracts when necessary or required.
    • Ensure proper employee, company, and subcontractor certifications are obtained and maintained.
    • Communicate, educate, and train employees in EHS awareness and specific EHS requirements.
    • Manage and administer the Cree Contractor Safety Program.
    • Support/lead incident evaluations and corrective actions as needed.
    • Function as the liaison between Cree and subcontractor EHS representatives.
    • Maintain project EHS documentation.
    • Identify safety training needs and provide safety training as appropriate.
    • Review projects for EHS aspects in accordance with Cree’s Management of Change (MOC) process


    Required Abilities:

    • Collaboration Skills.
    • Communication Proficiency.
    • Customer/Client Focus.                   
    • Project Management/Organizational Skills.
    • Decision Making.                              
    • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
    • Problem Solving/Analysis.               
    • Teamwork Orientation.
    • Technical Capacity.                           
    • Data Management.


     Additional Requirements:

    • Four-year degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related Engineering field. 
    • New and existing construction experience (demolition, renovation) in a manufacturing setting.
    • At least five years’ experience in an EHS support position for a manufacturing organization.
    • Thorough knowledge of EH&S operations including OSHA and EPA regulations.
    • Experience with MS Office Suite, ability to learn and use Cree EHS Data management Software
    • Be able to maneuver through job sites, including climbing ladders, crawling into tight spaces, and standing for a long period of time.



    • Master’s Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Construction Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related Engineering field. 
    • Experience with semiconductor manufacturing processes.
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
    • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
    • Membership in industry professional associations (ASSE, ACGIH).
    • Application knowledge of SEMI, IBC, FM Global, and NFPA standards and regulations.



    At Cree, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.


    We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree? We want to meet you. Submit your application now.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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