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Responsible for managing the Environmental Health & Safety Department and coordinating site environmental compliance programs.
Maintains working knowledge of governmental EHS regulations and relevant new technology, processes, products and equipment.
Coordinates with other plant operating departments to direct supporting staff activities toward meeting overall plant EHS goals.
Supervises the safety personnel responsible for the development and implementation of loss prevention and plant safety programs.
Ensures that the facility complies with fire, building and health codes and that employees are provided a safe working environment.
Supervises the environmental and utility engineers, the safety officer, the site trainer, and other personnel.
Obtains and maintains current all applicable construction, operating and discharge permits.
Works to minimize waste generation and disposal.
Oversees the Industrial Hygiene program for monitoring workplace exposures to potentially harmful materials and agents.
Oversees the contract Security personnel to guarantee that the plant remains secure.
Ensures that all site employees are trained and informed of health, safety and environmental compliance.
Maintains records and submits reports to ensure plant EHS compliance.
May perform other plant activities, such as acting as liaison with governmental agencies, as required by location.
Prepares various reports to advise management of EHS compliance activities.
Selects, trains, and develops an effective supporting staff. Initiates salary increases and conducts performance appraisals on a timely basis.
Participates in various state, local and professional groups to promote EHS concerns.
Is the RC14001 Management Representative with responsibilities including, but not limited to:
insuring that the established RC14001 System is implemented and maintained according to the American Chemistry Council RC14001 Technical Specification
reporting on the system performance during management reviews, including recommendations for improvement
identifying and assessing program and organizational needs and to allocate resources to meet RC14001 System objectives, targets and programs
promotes awareness of RC14001 requirements
Supports commitment to the guiding principles of Responsible Care®, and its Codes of Management Practice, to continually improve health, safety and environmental performance.
Bachelor’s Degree required in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering or related field.
5+ years of EHS experience
2+ years of management experience
No immigration sponsorship available for this opportunity
Good working knowledge of EHS regulations.
5+ years of previous management experience preferred
The ability to direct, train, and motivate staff
Experience working in a chemical manufacturing facility a plus
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