Progress Rail Services Corp. EHS Intern in United States

Auto req ID: 3608BR
Posting Title: EHS Intern
Job Category: Environmental/Health/Safety
City: Boaz

Company Description

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

Provide a student pursuing an undergraduate degree or in a graduate program with practical work experience to supplement an academic field of study. Position would normally be a temporary assignment to be utilized on a part-time basis. Work involves a substantial variety of administrative and technical duties with instruction from supervisor.

Key Job Elements

Assists in the following tasks under the direction of the Plant EHS Manager:

• Performs EHS training, including SafeStart/SafeTrack, Emergency Action Plan drills, New-Hire Orientation, Daily/Weekly Toolbox Topics, and Specialized training such as forklifts, aerial lifts, cranes, etc.;

• Identifies existing and potential EHS problems and participates in developing corrective measures;

• Ensure compliance with organization and government EHS standards (i.e., OSHA, ADEM);

• Develops procedures to assure continuing compliance with regulations and organization standards;

• Maintains data in EHS management systems PREMS/PRACTSNET);

• Handles regulatory inspections/visits;

• Completes reports for submission to EPA, OSHA or other regulatory agencies;

• Conducts thorough accident investigations, property damages, with follow up and corrective action;

• Conducts required environmental tests, analysis, and observations;

• Ensures environmental discharges are within permit requirements;

• Completes sampling of various environmental media (air, water, and waste);

• Collects, labels, packages and ships samples for laboratory analysis;

• Develops injury/incident updates;

• Completes Self-Audits, J.S.A.’s, P.P.E. assessments, etc.;

• Inventory, purchase, and distribute P.P.E.;

• Issues and oversees Hot Work Permits;

• Completes Safety Program Updates & Safety Bulletin Updates;

• Reviews/ and verifies Lock out/Tag out procedures;

• Maintains accurate inventory of Safety Data Sheets (S.D.S.);

• Completes contractor audits (Browz and On Site Agreements);

• Conducts/Assists in Emergency Action Plan drills;

• Issues permits for live electrical work;

• Completes Ergonomic Assessments, Workplace Violence Assessments, Respiratory Fit Tests, and Respirator Inspections;

• Communicates with Health Services concerning incidents, worker’s comp cases, Return to Work, drug testing, physicals, Audiometric testing and Respiratory-related requirements;

• Staff member of facility management team;

• Prepare and present comprehensive safety update PowerPoint presentations at weekly plant wide communication meetings;

• Update safety KPI dashboard and communicate improvement initiatives;

• Provide oversight and direction to the plant Safety Council;

• Primary contact for site security; maintain respective door key register;

• Other duties as assigned.

Education / Training


Qualifications and Experience

• Currently enrolling in a Bachelor's degree program in EHS related field


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/life/disability insurance coverage and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities