The Davey Tree Expert Company

Industrial Hygienist | Kent, OH

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: OH, Kent, 1500 N. Mantua St., 44240 

Requisition ID: 188030

Position Overview

The Industrial Hygienist is responsible for interpreting regulations and understanding occupational safety and industrial hygiene practices to implement effective safety measures, conduct assessments, collect data, develop strategies to mitigate workplace hazards, and ensure adherence to safety standards.  The Industrial Hygienist will develop training materials and assist with safety policy review, employee education and training, and the evaluation of work practice controls. Works under general supervision. Reports to the Health and Safety Manager.

The Industrial Hygienist is an exempt, full-time employee position.  

Supervisory Responsibilities: 
•    This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions*):

  • Evaluate new and existing tasks and processes for potential hazards, recommending samplings and assessments where necessary.*
  • Conduct periodic noise samplings to establish representative baselines for all operational groups.*
  • Perform work site evaluations using appropriately selected monitoring and sampling devices.*
  • Select appropriate sampling tools and equipment based on job requirements.*
  • Determine appropriate personal protective equipment and work practices based on collected data to protect workers from task hazards.*
  • Coordinate activities to ensure project deadlines are met and goals meet specifications and requirements.*
  • Stay updated on relevant legislation and regulations, ensuring alignment of operations with legal requirements.
  • Perform other safety-related and departmental duties as assigned, including regulatory interpretation, policy revision, employee training development, and metric reporting.
  • Develop training, communication, and policy documents to support regulatory and company requirements.
  • Complete department assignments timely and accurately.*
  • Demonstrate appropriate response in emergency situations.
  • Report timely and accurately to supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 
  • Follow all company policies, procedures, and work rules.

Core Competencies:

  • Customer Service:  Respond appropriately to requests for service and assistance. Respond appropriately to questions. Meet job duty requirements.
  • Teamwork:  Balance team and individual responsibilities. Give and listen to feedback. Contribute to building a productive team environment.
  • Communication:  Communicate clearly, accurately, and professionally in positive and negative situations and in answering questions with employees, clients, and members of the public. Effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Listen and obtain clarification, interpret oral information. Participate constructively in meetings. Write clearly and accurately. Accurately read and interpret written information. Observe and respond to instructions, messages, and other visual and oral communication. Communicate clearly in a professional and understandable manner.
  • Ethics: Follow applicable laws and regulations. Uphold organizational ethics and policies.
  • Health and Safety:  Evaluate existing health and safety programs. Identify opportunities for improvement to worker health and safety. Interpret regulatory standards to ensure compliance with relevant requirements. Observe and follow health and safety and security procedures.  Determine and apply appropriate action using guidelines and training. Report and correct unsafe or potentially unsafe conditions. Use and maintain equipment and materials properly. 


Education and Experience:

  • Required:  Undergraduate or master’s degree in occupational safety, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, or related field is required.
  • Required:  A minimum of four years of relevant experience in safety and industrial hygiene.
  • Required:  Obtain and maintain required licenses and certifications. Applicant must hold a Certified Industrial Hygienist credential. 
  • Required:  Proficient in MS Office and other computer or software programs necessary to complete job duties.
  • Required:  Experience operating technical sampling equipment.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish is beneficial.

Math Ability: Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 

Reasoning Ability: Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and identify and resolve abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Requirements:
Observe and respond to visual messages.
Observe and respond to instructions, messages, and other oral communications.
Write, type, and use specialty equipment.
Bend, reach, hold, grasp, sort, and organize.
Perform in the presence of distractions or work frustrations.
Regular and timely attendance.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be willing to travel domestically up to 25% of the time.
  • Distractions and interruptions.
  • Multi-tasking.
  • Noise level and environmental changes in the work environment.
  • Adjust quickly and efficiently from task to task with little or no notice.

Accommodations: If requested by employee or otherwise as required by law, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Information

What We Offer: * 

  • Paid time off and paid holidays 
  • Opportunities for advancement 
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match 
  • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options 
  • Group Health Plan 
  • Employee referral bonus program 
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas 
  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers 
  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees 
  • Charitable matching gift program 

*all listed benefits available to eligible employees  

Company Overview

Divisional Overview


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland