Everyone is welcome here. Each of us is unique, and that’s what makes us amazing. We believe in inclusiveness and celebrating each person’s individuality, because there’s power in bringing people with different points of view and life experiences together. That’s why we provide equal employment opportunities (EEO). All applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

So, bring yourself and your best ideas; when we feel safe and comfortable being ourselves, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

IN A NUTSHELL…

The EHS Specialist will report to the VP of Operational Compliance and supports the implementation and execution of the organization’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs including, but not limited to, the assessment, identification, and control of all elements of EHS risk that effect the business. This position is also responsible for our Safety Program, Worker’s Compensation, and compliance in all other areas, including ensuring each facility’s safety, compliance and cleanliness.

Parallel is one of the largest multi-state cannabis companies in the Untied States, owning and operating in three markets; Florida (Surterra Wellness), Massachusetts (NETA), and Texas (Goodblend). If you enjoy companies that are growing, moving fast, and constantly challenging themselves to achieve more, then Parallel is for you. We work hard, lean on each other, and are passionate about a pretty ambitious vision … pioneering a new paradigm of what well-being can be for all people, everywhere. For more information, visit www.liveparallel.com.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

  • Inspects work areas, products, and employee work habits to ensure that everything follows OHSA rules and environmental safety guidelines and makes changes to improve the safety of the workplace when necessary.
  • Supports the implementation and execution the organization’s EHS programs within assigned areas of the organization.
  • Assists with the development, implementation, and documentation of policies, procedures, internal controls, and training programs to help ensure effective management of risk and safety  with regulatory obligations.
  • Conducts inspections and audits of facilities, processes, internal controls, and training programs within assigned areas of the organization.
  • Supports change management of policies, procedures, internal controls, and training programs as the result of process changes and/or changes to applicable regulatory obligations.
  • Consults with VP of Operational Compliance regarding change management of policies, procedures, internal controls, and training programs.
  • Assists with Issue Management and Incident Response (including Corrective Action Planning) to help ensure timely and effective response and remediation of risk affecting the organization; including but not limited to Regulatory Risk, Health and Safety Risk, Financial Risk, and Reputational Risk.
  • Stays up to date on state and federal workplace safety regulations.
  • Runs informational meetings for employees regarding proper health and safety habits and procedures at work.
  • Identifies health and safety hazards.
  • Recommends ways to improve health and safety in the workplace.
  • Writes up reports detailing health and safety issue.
  • Fields inquiries from employees about proper safety procedures.
  • Responds to on-site emergencies and accidents.
  • Investigates on-the-job accidents and writes up reports.
  • Identifies hazards or faults that caused the accident and devises strategic plan to remedy those problems.
  • Monitors workplace on a daily basis to ensure all activity meets safety compliance.
  • Leads or supports special projects and assignments as required.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS YOU’LL BRING

Required

  • Age 21 or over (Industry Requirement)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (Industry Requirement)
  • Valid Government-Issued Photo ID (Industry Requirement)
  • Two (2) years Environmental Health and Safety experience.
  • Exhibits the ability to think practically and creatively to implement the best safety practices.
  • Responds quickly and efficiently to emergency situations.
  • Remains calm in a crisis.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the specific tools, machinery, or equipment used in the specific place of work.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of OHSA and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines.
  • Exercises caution and alertness always.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Experience working with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and/or Quality Assurance (QA) systems and tools.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must lift up to 50 unassisted.
  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.
  • The ability to perform various physical activities, including lifting, standing, and squatting.
  • The ability to work in extreme weather.
  • The ability to wear personal protective gear during portions of the day
  • Must be able to stand up to 8 hours a day as needed.
  • Must travel to our facilities throughout Florida as needed.

YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU…

  • Are self-motivated; micro-managing isn’t fun for anyone
  • Roll your sleeves up and do the work; strategy is important, but so is getting stuff done
  • Can work fast and be flexible; our industry is always changing
  • Play nice with others; we collaborate with each other a lot
  • Think creatively; sometimes, the “traditional” solution isn’t the best one

WHAT YOU GET

  • Employee discount
  • Consistent, reliable benefits; Full medical/vision/dental, 401k with possibility of a company match, access to company-sponsored well-being programs
  • Balance and flexibility; paid time off, paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Pet Insurance

PARALLEL IS UNITED BY OUR VISION, Mission, & Values

Our Vision – why we exist – is to pioneer well-being and improve the quality of life for humanity through the benefits of cannabinoids.

Our Mission – how we will do this – is to build a leading, global well-being company through the best talent, our values, trusted and recognized brands, science and technology-based innovation, and a relentless focus on execution and continuous improvement.

Our Values – Integrity | Collaboration | Alignment | Intentionality | Accountability | Agility

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Disclaimer

Parallel reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this job description. Your employment with Parallel is a voluntary one and is subject to termination by you or Parallel at will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time.  Nothing in this document shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Parallel associates.

 

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