General Motors

Chemical Compliance Engineer

General Motors

July 21, 2021

About GM
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To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.
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Job Description
The Aftersales Engineering Chemical Compliance Specialist:

  • Provide direct support to the CCA Product Management team to ensure all safety, environmental, customs and regulatory requirements are met and maintained for all CCA products.

  • Maintain awareness of North America federal and provincial/state regulations that pertain to the sale of consumer and workplace products.

  • Train/advise/lead the different stakeholders on the compliance requirements and on how to meet them.

  • Ensure applicable compliance requirements are met for all products by:

    • Obtaining full ingredient disclosure information from the manufacturer.

    • Ensuring products do not contain any banned substances.

    • Checking for import/export restrictions by country and state.

    • Restricting the sale of products due to maximum allowable volatile organic compound (VOC) content or other limitations

    • Registering the products with regulatory agencies, as required.

    • Creating reports for submission to federal or provincial/state regulatory agencies, as required

    • Assigning environmental handling charges

    • Classifying the safety hazards of the products (toxicity, corrosivity, flammability, etc.) under the consumer (CPSC/CCCR) or workplace (OSHA/WHMIS) regulations to determine the safety phrases on the labels as well as the requirements for leak tests and child-resistant packaging

    • Adding other regulatory required wording on the label such as country of origin, net weight/volume, California Proposition 65 warning, etc.

    • Support development of Ensuring the Safety Data Sheets (SDS), in the correct languages and format, and ensure availability to the dealerships and warehouse distributors

    • Maintaining a written General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) from the manufacturer for all fluids and chemicals sold to consumers in the United States.

  • Conduct audits, self-assessment validations, surveys, and inspections on a regular basis to verify compliance levels against legal requirements and, when required, implement and track corrective and preventive actions

  • Raise any compliance issues to the country Government Relations team and/or Legal Staff and support them in their interactions with the government

  • Limited travel required for training and ongoing compliance activity

Additional Job Description
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Toxicology, Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years minimum experience with consumer product-related regulations and product safety and environmental regulations such as GHS/OSHA/WHMIS and TSCA/DSL/NDSL
  • Experience in classifying chemical products under the different safety hazard classes such as toxicity, corrosivity, flammability, etc.
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Demonstrated analytical ability to work independently, investigate and to apply technical judgement and resolve problems
  • Ability to interface effectively with other departments, staffs, and suppliers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to details and organization skills
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office systems (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Previous experience managing compliance of product lines, including chemicals and batteries
  • Fluent in French and/or Spanish
  • Supervisory experience is desired
  • Knowledge of regulatory software (such as: Ariel®, Chemwatch©, Chemtrac®, SiteHawk©, etc.

Benefits Overview
The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
  • Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
  • Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
  • Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
  • Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
  • Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information
General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.