EH&S Internship (Summer 23)

Date: Dec 31, 2022

Location: Carrollton, GA, US, 30119

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 

Long Description

Role Summary

In support of a lean culture, the EH&S Intern’s responsibilities consist of providing resource support for the environmental, safety, and health requirements of the site, performing day-to-day safety and health responsibilities to comply with those regulatory requirements, as well as providing direction for company directed Safety & Health initiatives using lean tools and principles.


Description of Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the Environmental Health & Safety programs and lean culture. Support EHS management strategies, provide recommendations and technical expertise on regulatory compliance.
  • Provide input and support to achieve zero recordable incidents through behavioral based safety, injury free events (IFEs), safety interactions, human performance principles, hazard identification/elimination, work practice controls, employee engagement, and other company directive preventive safety initiatives.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate EHS inspections and assessments to assure compliance with regulatory requirements, Key Performance Measures (KPIs) expectations, identify opportunities for improvement, and provide recommendations based on findings.
  • Procure and maintain records, data, or information necessary to prepare internally or externally required reports or responses to agency requests. Prepare and/or submit timely reports and responses to informational requests.
  • Support incident investigations including root cause analysis for corrective action. Train management personnel on incident investigations and proper documentation. Track plant performance, benchmarking against best-in-class manufacturing.
  • Provide industrial hygiene support as needed to evaluate employee noise and other health exposures.
  • Responsible for initiating, formalizing, and providing various EHS training programs for plant personnel.
  • Sustain a systemized environmental, safety & health program that ensures the location meets Corporate Safety standards and initiatives.
  • Support the location in the development and maintenance of Corporate Safety EHS systems, OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), ISO, and similar.


Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in college
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in an EHS discipline or other scientific program applicable to the safety field is required
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must have knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Requires basic knowledge of General Industry standards, to include ergonomics, machine guarding, electrical hazards, LOTO, etc.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written skills, and interpersonal skills along with ability to make presentations comfortably and professionally to large groups.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Adept at resolving complex problems encountered in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skilled at managing multiple projects at once and providing feedback to managers.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work

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

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta