Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  HSEQ

Ottawa, KS, US

Environmental, Health and Safety- Intern

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Internship description


Who is Kalmar?
⮚    Kalmar is the industry forerunner in port automation and energy efficient cargo-handling- unique in its ability to enable seamless integration of different terminal processes.
⮚    Kalmar is the world’s leading manufacturer of terminal tractors- Kalmar Ottawa has built over 80,000 terminal tractors/yard trucks and the majority of them are still in use today.
⮚    One in every Four container moves around the globe is handled by a Kalmar solution
⮚    Cargotec recently invested $22 mil EUROS into the Ottawa, KS manufacturing facility to increase manufacturing capabilities of the current Terminal Tractor line and bring an Electric Terminal Tractor to market- Now is the time to join our team if you are interested in opportunities for growth and advancement. 
⮚    Kalmar is 2022 recipient of the Best of Ottawa- Manufacturing Award!

What makes Kalmar GREAT:
✔    Kalmar’s commitment to sustainability- Our sustainability focus areas are: people & society, environment and governance.
✔    Kalmar believes in collaboration, delivering on our promise and that people make the future.
✔    Team members can expect to be appreciated, respected and highly valued.    



Hear what a former Intern has to say: “Since the first day, Kalmar has been welcoming, supportive, and has helped me grow professionally.” - Ana Paula Guanes

Making your next move count

This is an on-the-floor (high visibility/floor presence) position that requires an individual to be assertive but friendly, energetic, and genuinely curious about learning and applying EHS best practices. The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist position will provide technical and professional support services to the operation and service facilities with guidance from the QEHS Manager. Design and deliver training perform job hazard analysis, ergonomic evaluations and perform workplace safety and environmental inspections. 



Main tasks and responsibilities


• Maintaining facility training calendar and training records per OSHA requirements. Facilitating appropriate internal facility safety  training using appropriate training materials (hands-on, Google Slide, props, etc.) as scheduled.
•  Implementing written EHS programs and company safety policies aligned with Federal & State requirements (e.g., OSHA, EPA, or the respective State agencies). Administering the local hearing conservation program per OSHA regulatory requirements. Maintaining and administering the facility's written contractor safety manual. Obtaining and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of EHS standards and Workers’ Comp requirements. 
•  Performing Ergonomics evaluations and give recommendations for improvements. 
•  Working directly with leadership to ensure facility monthly safety inspections are completed. Making recommendations to remedy noted deficiencies. 
•  Providing internal support for workers’ compensation cases. Acting as facility safety contact for work comp claims questions, interfacing with insurance adjusters, medical professionals, and injured workers. 
•  Administering hands-on guidance to facility managers & supervisors regarding incident reporting/investigation programs to ensure company standards and processes are met. 
•  Promoting a positive safety culture by developing and creating documents in Google Suite to support positive employee communications & data delivery, such as video tutorials, posters, mailings, team activities, and safety news.
•  Collaborating with the leadership team to lead campus-wide safety initiatives. 
•  Serve as chair for safety committee meetings and partnering up with HR on driving wellness initiatives. 
•  Facilitating new hire safety onboarding for new employees. 
•  Must obtain First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification and be willing and capable of providing first aid care to others. 
•  Coaching and mentoring all levels of the organization in EHS practices. 



What you’ll need to succeed


 • Degree or equivalent experience in occupational environmental, health, and safety. 
• Experience in the Occupational Safety, Health, or EHS department in the manufacturing industry is preferred. 
• Preference is given to those currently holding CSP (Certified Safety Professional) credentials
• Knowledge of EPA standards is preferred
• Effective written and verbal Communicate skills. 
• Possess knowledge and skills to interpret regulations, permits, and other technical data. 
• Maintain annual HAZWOPER 40-Hour Certification. 
• Able to attend off-site training courses as necessary.
• Maintain certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED. 
• Proficiency in Google Suite required (Slide, Sheet and Doc). 
• Ability to work with others or alone to solve complex human or environmental issues. 
• Ability to read and comprehend federal and state regulations. 
• Ability to apply mathematical principles to determine quantifiable results. 
• Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
• Identifies hazards and resolves workplace safety problems promptly
• Seeks feedback to improve performance and exhibits an ability to learn and apply new skills. 
• Inspires and motivates others to work safely, shows strong enthusiasm for workplace safety.


You will be part of


✔    Kalmar is part of a global organization with over 12,000 employees worldwide- We have a very talented and diverse workforce focused on equity & inclusion.
✔    We believe in our people as it is our people who really make the difference. 
✔    We always work in close collaboration with our customers, deliver on our promises and never walk away no matter how big the challenge. 
✔    We succeed because we do it together. 
✔    With us, you will have the opportunity to realize your potential and become an important member of our global team.


Interested to join?


Please submit your resume/CV to be considered!

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.