Jerilyn C. Roberts
Director of Campus Environmental Health and Safety
Coordinating all aspects of environmental management, occupational health, and safety, Director of Campus Environmental Health and Safety Jerilyn Roberts promotes a culture of shared responsibility by students, faculty, staff, and visitors for a healthy, safe, and sustainable educational and research community at the School of Mines.
After graduation, she joined the Michelin Tire Corporation in 1999 as a process pipeline engineer in Greenville, SC. The next summer she was transferred to a Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she worked as a quality engineer and then as a product engineer, maintaining and assigning cure processes for all tires produced at the facility while working on teams to industrialize developmental rubber mixes for production.
Roberts then accepted a position as an environmental health and safety applications engineer at the Black & Veatch Corporation in Kansas, where she implemented environmental management information systems projects and interpreted permits for configuration of an environmental air compliance system.
In 2002, Roberts joined Sika Corporation as a process engineer and environmental management representative and then was promoted to the facility quality assurance manager. During her tenure, she managed professional staff and lab personnel, developed and implemented ISO14001 environmental system, executed internal audit plans, saved the company more than $250,000 in material costs, and oversaw quality activities from the design stage through manufacturing start-up and product life.
Roberts joined the School of Mines community in 2006, rising rapidly through the ranks from campus environmental health and safety manager to director in 2008. In this capacity, she develops and directs the campus environmental health and safety program, chairs the environmental health, safety, and risk committee, develops and implements training methods and materials, plans and implements emergency management plans and procedures, and coordinates sustainability activities.
Roberts received her BS in chemical engineering from the School of Mines. In June of 2013, she earned her Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification.