Position Description

Health & Safety Specialist
Location MN - Roseville
Job Code 2020-118
# of Openings 1
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Hawkins, Inc. is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent grade laboratory chemicals sold to municipalities and businesses throughout the Central United States. Thousands of organizations across a variety of industries have depended on Hawkins for the chemical products they need since 1938.


Learn more about us at   www.hawkinsinc.com/careers .  (NASDAQ: HWKN)





Hawkins is looking for a Health & Safety Specialist to join the Health, Safety & Environmental team at corporate headquarters in Roseville, MN.  This individual will provide leadership and assistance in the prevention of workplace incidents and injuries, by identifying and correcting potential health and safety hazards, ensuring occupational regulatory requirements are met, and reporting on performance outcomes.



  • Coach and mentor employees and leaders to ensure compliance with company and governmental regulations, support incident investigations and corrective action process, and proactively seek ways to improve overall employee health and safety performance.
  • Implement safe work instructions and monitor conformance through site assessments.  Conduct safety assessments at plant locations, including communication of findings and management of documentation.
  • Analyze PPE needs and assist in the procurement process; coordinate necessary medical surveillance such as respiratory fit testing and DOT physicals.
  • Coordinate employee safety training and participate in safety committee meetings.
  • Update safety-related policies and procedures, ensure compliance with regulation, and verify adherence.
  • Assist with required regulatory reporting such as OSHA 300 logs, and manage external safety databases.
  • Assist with DHS security requirements, emergency response drills, and other tasks and projects.




  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or related field with 2+ years of experience; or equivalent work experience
  • OSHA 30 and/or OSHA 511 coursework preferred
  • ASP/CSP certification preferred
  • Training development and delivery experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and time management skills
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask and provide excellent follow-up  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Able to travel up to 25% within the Twin Cities and out-of-state
  • Able to sit, stand, bend, reach, ascend or descend stairs, and walk for extended periods of time in an office or manufacturing setting, including areas where conditions may include odors, varying temperatures, humidity and moderate levels of noise
  • Ability to wear PPE such as a respirator and chemical suit
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis




Hawkins offers a competitive compensation and benefit package and is an award-winning employer and organization!    Learn more about us at  www.hawkinsinc.com (NASDAQ: HWKN).



All resumes/applications must be submitted online.


Hawkins, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.


Hawkins, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace Employer

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