EHS Safety Specialist

Date:  May 12, 2024

Ellabell, GA, US

Requisition ID:  841

About HMGMA  

HMGMA is the abbreviation of Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. It is Hyundai Motor Group's first dedicated EV mass-production plant and is an innovative plant with cutting-edge production technology applied. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

[Health and safety management] 

  • Establish safety management plan for new plant construction and installation of manufacturing facilities. 

  • Inspection of production equipment and facilities according to the company and OSHA registrations; Provision of the OSHA and relevant legal requirements; Making inspection checklist; Conduct inspections and report the results  

  • Develop, and facilitate safety training to new shop floor employees and supervisors. 

  • Identify and develop good working relationships with federal, state and local authorities (i.e., safety agencies, fire departments, etc.)  

  • Establish and conduct health and safety procedures and process based on ISO45001.  

  • Develop and implement Health and Safety programs and activities for the facility to achieve, maintain and exceed compliance with relevant regulatory laws and regulations as well as comply with HMC standards and procedures.  

  • Reinforce safe work practices with team leaders and Team Members 

  • Work with team leaders and manufacturing engineering team & shop operation team to resolve safety issues in all areas.  

  • Participate in investigations and root cause analysis of incidents; facilitate the completion of reports; analyze incidents to identify trends; implement corrective actions; assure lessons learned are shared and preventive actions are closed and documented. 

  • Providing information for Workers Compensation requests (incident investigations) 

  • Develop and conduct effective and appropriate health & safety training and assure compliance with regulatory training requirements. 

  • Establish long- and short-term health and safety strategy plan  


[Health and safety management on construction period] 

  • Establish and operate safety management process; PTW (Permit To Work), Emergency Response Plan, High-risk work management, Operating safety committee, Safety inspection, and etc.  

  • Coordinate and assist in the execution of new plant start up site to ensure compliance with requirements and completion on a timely basis.  

  • Review and analysis of all production facilities to install in the plant to meet legal requirement (OHSA, etc.) and HMC standards. 


Qualifications & Preferences  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Science or related field 

  • 3+ years of job-related experience. (Manufacturing plant experience)  

  • Extensive knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, ANSI and EPA regulations and reporting requirements.  

  • Experience in establishing and operate EHS procedures and process based on ISO45001.  

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical, problem solving and human relations skills. 

  • Strong organizational and systems implementation. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Proficient in MS Office products. 

  • Leadership coaching skills; investigation skills.  


  • Experience of EHS management for new plant startup PJT 

  • Job related experience in Automotive Industry 

  • Experience with establishing or using EHS IT system. 

Competency Based:  

  • Working With a Team 

  • Planning and Organizing 

  • Problem Solving 

  • Communication 

  • Strategic thinking and mindset 

  • Willingness for transformational changes 

  • Flexibility 

Travel Requirement 

  • Domestic / International travel required. 


Working Hours (Shift) Requirement 

  • Employment opportunities at HMGMA will be completed in multiple phases.  

  • Shift assignment for this position may change to meet the business needs.   

  • Any changes will be communicated to employees and according to accommodation; will be considered. 


Compensation & Benefit 

  • HMGMA offers opportunities for growth, work flexibility, competitive pay, and benefits. 

  • HMGMA benefits include competitive Medical / Vision / Dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and competitive 401k plan. 


Other Information 

  • FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salary 

  • When submitting a resume for this position, I understand that this information may be used to create a registration with the Georgia Department of Labor on Employ Georgia. 


HMGMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. 


Nearest Major Market: Savannah