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EHS Intern

PADNOS offers internship programs for students to make an impact on sustainability, as well as continue learning and growing towards their career. We recognize the importance of education and ability to learn from our past, present and future. We provide challenging environments for interns to learn what we have worked so hard to achieve in the last century, as well as see the potential for a brighter future.

PADNOS is a full-service recycling company handling paper, plastic, metals and electronic recycling. We tailor recycling programs for consumer and industrial clients throughout the United States. PADNOS was founded over a century ago and continues to transform the recycling industry. The company has thrived as a family business through four generations and has grown to be a market leader and best in class innovator.

PADNOS has a rich history of taking care of our Team Members, their families and the multiple communities we serve. We invest in our Team Members and offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive Wage
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 100% Tuition reimbursement for employees
  • 75% Tuition Reimbursement for dependents
  • First Time Home Buying Assistance
  • 401K Match and Profit Sharing
  • Performance Driven Bonuses

Environmental Health & Safety Internship Summary:


  • The EHS Intern will assist and support our EHS Team with essential projects while gaining invaluable experience for their future career. Key projects and tasks include but are not limited to:
    • Support of EHS Owners’ Partnership Services, projects and tasks
    • Provide support for the development of Lockout Procedures
    • Visitor Center program development and management
    • Annual Audiogram scheduling
    • CPR/First Aid/AED Training scheduling


A successful intern achieves their project milestones and supports the EHS department’s quarterly Rock and Service goals to reduce PADNOS risks


  • Weekly:
    • Project milestones execution
    • Support Lockout Procedures development process weekly
  • Monthly:
    • Report on & update personal goal page status; 1x/mth
    • Support Lockout Process training sessions; perform 2 sessions before end of internship
    • Perform Partnership Services (Audits, Coach, Rounds, Training, Investigations, Safety Alerts); 1/month with EHS owner
    • Grandville office emergency equipment inspections; 1x/mth
  • Quarterly:
    • Plan Rocks
    • Create Personal Goal Page
    • Calendar block (Rocks, Services, Sand, Projects)
    • Perform PADNOS Lockout Process training
  • Annually:
    • Audiogram scheduling
    • CPR/First Aid/AED Training scheduling



  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health
  • Clean driving record
  • Valid driver’s license and means of reliable transportation
  • Willing to work outdoors in heavy industrial environment
  • Proficient with technology and systems (Word, Excel, Outlook, ppt)



  • Analysis/problem solving
  • People-centered/Strong customer service
  • Building relationships
  • Strategic/critical thinking
  • Teamwork/collaboration; cross-functional engagement
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Resilient
  • Self-reliant and results driven
  • Planning and organization
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Time management
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated; ability to work independently or in a team setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Be a part of the green movement and join PADNOS today!

PADNOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, weight, height, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, genetic medical information, protected veteran status, or disability status.