The Safety and Environmental Manager is responsible will be responsible for the Columbus Plant’s environmental, health, and safety programs and for compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines. EH&S manager leads and administers all safety initiatives as well as directs plant wide environmental and safety related continuous improvement activities. Excellent communication within various levels of the organization will be critical. Support and lead efforts towards engagement and coaching management practices. This position will work at the direction of the Plant Manager for the daily activities identified in support of the plant.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Creates and maintains company programs to prevent on-the-job injuries and illnesses
- Partners with the operations teams to implement ergonomically sound and safety conscience production operation and process changes for lockout/tag-out and other safety compliances
- Leads accident investigations in collaboration with managers/supervisors to uncover root causes and implements corrective action; follows up on corrective action to ensure hazards are mitigated
- Monitor and manage the environmental regulatory area for new/changing regulations and rule-making to include but not limited to Title V, SPCC, EPCRA, RCRA, and storm water discharge in conjunction with outside contractor
- Provide information and interpretation on related standards, regulations, legal compliance and safe work methods to supervisors, workers and managers
- Maintain polices and standards and ensure plant employees are appropriately informed
- Assist in the preparation of recommendations for corrective actions to eliminate or minimize potential or existing risks and hazards
- Analyze and communicate metrics and KPI’s as needed. Communicate monthly safety highlights in “Monthly Employee” communication meetings
- Develop and perform education and training classes for safety & environmental compliance with onsite training resources. Update/revise safety training data, safety & health manual and safety reference info.
- Conduct & coordinate on-site inspections to audit physical and environmental conditions
- Prepares material and evidence for organizational use in legal proceedings and insurance investigation. Help resolve safety issues and complaints. Worker’s Comp. liaison
- Maintain safety and health records (including OSHA recordkeeping) and maintain the Health & Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001)
- Ensure compliance with hearing conservation
- Assist in development of emergency response plans
- Lead and maintain facility multi-media (air, water and waste) Environmental programs to ensure compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations and permit requirements
- Complete environmental reports for federal, State and local agencies (including PTIO quarterly, GHG Reporting, Title V Annual Certification, SARA 313, NPDES, POTW, Hazardous and Solid Waste reports, spill reports and general environmental performance statistics
- Monitor and report on environmental performance to plant management
- Perform root cause analyses and implement corrective actions for environmental issues as needed by working with outside consulting
- Provide technical direction and conduct environmental employee training
- Assist in preparation of operating permit applications, translate environmental permit requirements into plant operating guidelines, and train management and operating personnel in compliance requirements
- Implement voluntary programs addressing topics such as energy efficiency, waste minimization, GHG emissions reduction, and alternative energy use; oversee environmental projects including site remediation, and control systems installation and testing.
- Responsible for waste management including development of waste profiles, waste manifests and scheduling of waste shipments to conform to local, state and federal requirements
Business Acumen, Communication, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Awareness, Materials/Supply Chain Expertise, Leadership & Navigation., Relationship Management, Ethical Practice.
This position manages all areas of safety and supports each department
This job operates in a professional manufacturing office and shop floor environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment and provides strong presence in a manufacturing plant floor.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday. This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Required Education, Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, or Chemical Engineering or an Environmental Law
Preferred Education, Qualifications and Experience
Master’s degree in Business Management, Safety and Environmental Management.