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Environmental Compliance & Sustainability Specialist

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Davidson, NC, US

Company: MSC Industrial Supply

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Requisition ID : 7041

Employment Type : Full time 

Job Category : Environmental                                       

Work Location :  Davidson, NC or Melville, NY, Remote

State or Province : NC, NY

Potential Work Location : Davidson, NC or Melville, NY and or Remote



The EC&S Specialist has experience in all four EC&S Foundations:  Product Stewardship, Facility Compliance, Transportation Compliance, and Sustainability.  This position will begin to focus and specialize in one or more of the foundations.  


Open to consider candidates with great customer service skills, communication both verbal and written and having a degree in an Environmental discipline.



  • Researches assigned regulations and guidance documents to determine risk and impact to MSC. Prepares summary reports for management on findings.
  • Has intermediate level of understanding of compliance regulations in area of expertise.
  • Provides customer service to internal/external customers and responds to requests in person, by phone, and/or through email in a timely and professional manner.
  • Understands and applies all company policies, procedures and precedents in specialty area.  Uses this knowledge to conduct daily activities and respond to emergencies, irregularities and special circumstances.
  • Writes company procedures in specialty area under guidance of Senior Specialist or Department Management.
  • Prepares training under guidance of Senior Specialist or Department Management.
  • Works with Coordinators and Senior Coordinators to prepare, review, and vet required government reports within area of expertise.   Trains and oversees efforts of coordinators preparing government reports.
  • Responsible for preparing and updating specific procedures and/or processes in areas of expertise of the Environmental Management System.  Assists coordinators with areas under their review.  
  • Establishes cross functional relationships and works with other MSC departments on continuous improvement of mutual areas of responsibilities.
  • Leads audits and inspections at branches and CFCs when applicable to foundation focus. Assists sites with corrective action plans and follows plans through to completion. Audits plans after implementation to ensure the corrective actions are successful and are being maintained.  
  • Monitors metrics established for area of expertise and determines trends in productivity and compliance.  Reports findings to management. 
  • Works on EC&S teams as either a subject matter expert or as a gatekeeper.
  • Completes customer questionnaires in areas of expertise (e.g. Contractor Qualification questionnaires, ESH, and Sustainability).  Trains Coordinators in basic knowledge to complete questionnaires.
  • Reviews and assesses compliance records and EC&S performance from MSC sites or departments. Reports findings to department management.
  • Stays current with EC&S department training and mandated regulatory training.  Obtains and maintains current certifications and/or required training for this position.
  • Leads department projects requiring high level of technical knowledge and skill.
  • Creates compliance surveys and analyzes results in reports to department management
  • Maintains technical accuracy while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Identifies opportunities for risk reduction programs and participates in continuous improvement activities.
  • Determines need for third party consultants and• reviews their work for accuracy and completeness of scope.
  • Works cohesively and effectively with others to deliver excellence in written/verbal communications, planning, documenting, organizing and executing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Assists EC&S management as requested with responding to both long and short term strategic plan initiatives and projects.
  • Conducts incident investigations and ensures appropriate corrective actions are completed.
  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s vision and unity of purpose.
  • Participation in special projects and performs additional duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering, Science or Environmental Science, with a minimum of three years of applicable compliance experience required. 
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Recognized third party certification a plus.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite® including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.  Intermediate proficiency in Excel is preferred.
  • Interpersonal, communication, time management, organizational and analytical skills are required.
  • Presents a professional image when interacting with team members and internal and external customers.
  • Possesses high integrity and ethical standards.
  • Knowledgeable of incident investigation techniques.
  • Understands and uses statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrates level of knowledge to identify impacts of regulations, non-compliance, and risks to company.
  • Has attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Proficient public speaking and presentation skills are required.
  • Experience in AS400 and SAP is preferred.


  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel up to 40% of the time are required.

Why MSC  
People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions. 

We care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,500+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement 
At MSC, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and our associates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any category protected by applicable law.                    


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Nearest Secondary Market: Concord