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Senior EHS Specialist

Niron Magnetics

Niron Magnetics

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Niron Magnetics is a venture-backed pre-revenue business developing the only known magnetic material with the potential to displace widely used rare earth permanent magnets at commercial scale. These rare earth permanent magnets are found in electric motors, generators, sensors, actuators, and a variety of everyday machines. They are critical to the green economy. Unfortunately, the mining and refining of rare earth materials incur harsh social and environmental costs. Further, reliance on rare earth permanent magnets represents a strategic supply chain risk, creates a geopolitical vulnerability and creates risk of supply shortages.

Niron’s Clean Earth MagnetTM is free of critical materials (including rare earth elements), which eliminates the environmental damage caused by their use. It is made up of abundant, commodity inputs enabling a secure supply chain. Niron is comprised of a team of engineers, scientists, and business leaders with a desire to make a positive impact in our community.

Niron is supported by both the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. Strategic investors include Volvo Cars and Western Digital Capital. Financial investors include Anzu Partners and Artiman Ventures. We are growing our production team as we prepare to commercialize the magnet.

About the Position:

The EHS Specialist is responsible for assisting in the implementation, management, and monitoring of the company's proactive environmental, health, and safety programs. This role ensures best practice compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations related to hazardous materials, occupational safety, and environmental protection. The EHS Specialist will work closely with various departments to promote a world-class proactive culture of safety and environmental stewardship within the organization. This role will report to the EHS Manager and will be based out of Niron’s Minneapolis, MN office.

Key Responsibilities:

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor programs and procedures to ensure total compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Assist in maintaining necessary permits, licenses, and certifications related to hazardous materials, waste management, air quality, and other environmental aspects.
  • Stay up to date with regulatory changes and update company policies accordingly.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Perform regular safety audits and hazards assessments throughout the facility, reporting results and following up to ensure discrepancies are corrected. Assist in communicating hazard control information and evaluate effectiveness of the controls.
  • Develop and implement mitigation strategies to reduce risks.
  • Collaborate with R&D, Engineering, and Operations teams to design and implement safety controls.

Training and Education:

  • Develop training materials and conduct EHS training; including, but not limited to, new hire orientation, SDS utilization, LOTO, Hot Work, emergency procedures, workplace safety, etc.
  • Train and assist others to complete designated safety and compliance responsibilities (audits, following safety rules, required training, etc.)

Safety Card Management:

  • Investigate all safety cards: proactive reports, incidents, hazard ID’s, and safety suggestions to determine root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence or implement suggestions to prevent initial occurrences.
  • Maintain accurate records and reporting as required by law.

Environmental Stewardship:

  • Assist in the monitoring and management of waste disposal, air emissions, water discharge, and other environmental aspects.
  • Implement programs to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainability.
  • Identification and management of hazardous chemicals
  • Provide guidance on proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials.

Auditing and Reporting:

  • Conduct regular EHS audits to ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations.
  • Prepare and submit required reports to regulatory agencies.
  • Provide regular updates to management on EHS performance and initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related field
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in EHS roles, preferably in the chemical and/or manufacturing industry
  • Working knowledge of environmental regulations and policies
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local EHS regulations
  • Communicates effectively with company personnel across all levels
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and EHS management software
  • Exceptional organizational skills and high consideration for detail
  • Relevant certifications such as Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or equivalent are preferred

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