PURPOSE: The EHS Manager will develop, implement and sustain proactive environmental, health and safety strategies and processes to directly impact the elimination of work-related injuries/incidents, minimize risk, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce losses at this integrated paper operation in the Northeast.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide leadership and direction to mill population to ensure continuity of established practices and transformation of safety culture.
- Coordinate the Mill environmental and safety efforts to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, company policies and procedures.
- Manage Environmental, Health and Safety team and provide direction to their day to day activities. Includes union and non-union direct reports.
- Analyze environmental, health, safety-related concerns, incident investigations and report trends to recommend course of action/corrective action to prevent recurrence.
- Provide insight, strategies and plans to achieve Mill objectives based upon best practice information.
- Direct and maintain environmental and compliance with existing and new requirements.
- Develops and administers company safety and environmental policies and procedures.
- Actively interacts with all employees to promote safe behaviors and conditions.
- Establish and implement Plant-wide safety communications to ensure employees are aware of potential hazards and substandard conditions.
- Develop and conduct employee environmental and safety training and emergency preparedness.
- Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment, to minimize the hazardous potential (e.g. lockout, confined space entry, hot work, etc.).
- Measure, audit, and evaluate the effectiveness of environmental and safety strategies and processes.
- Facilitate incident investigations, root cause analysis, and closure of corrective actions.
- Coordinate and assist monthly training/meetings for emergency response team.
- Directs and coordinates the administration of OSHA, Title IV, EPA, DEP, WC regulations, including review interpretation, and implementation of standards. Ensures accurate reporting as required.
- Works closely with the Company Medical Director, Occupational Health Nurse, and Legal on and Workers Compensation cases and other issues.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and/or Environmental Science or Engineering, or closely related field.
- Professional certifications such as CSP, CHMM, CFPS, or CIH is preferred.
- Minimum of 5 - 7 years professional environmental, health, and safety experience in a manufacturing environment.
- Experience with emergency response (e.g. first aid, CPR, confined space rescue, spill & fire) preferred.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize as needed.
- Experience with an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to interact with all levels of management and hourly personnel.
- Evidence of required management leadership competencies.
- Proficient in the use of computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) and the ability to comprehend and learn other software programs.
- Prior experience in a union environment preferred.
Pulp & Paper