Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc


Job Reference Code: WP-1654
Location: Chicago (near Midway)
Salary: $100-120,000 + 10%
Last Updated: 05/01/2022
Our services have been retained to recruit an ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER for a 550 person consumer products manufacturing facility in Chicago (near Midway). Our client is growing, is international in scope and with dozens of facilities across the globe to include multiple U.S. locations. Position reports to the Plant Manager (dotted line to corporate) and leads staff of one Specialist.

Responsible for leading the EHS culture while ensuring the facility remains in compliance with applicable regulations and corporate standards. Importantly, successful candidate must possess good environmental and safety blend within manufacturing setting. • Leader of the facility EHS System who leads by living our corporate values. • Focuses on coaching all levels of employees to achieve a best-in-class EHS performance. • Key strategic partner and member for the facility leadership team. • Develops others to improve their effectiveness as EHS leaders. • Ability to communicate complex EHS situations, regulations and metrics to all levels of employees. • Provides direction to all levels of personnel to ensure compliant execution of EHS programs throughout the facility. • Works closely with Corporate EHS Team on the development of programs and policies. • Research, develop, and implement approved policies and procedures that govern the management of occupational safety and environmental practices in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. • Develop strategies and identifies resources needed to deliver quality and cost effective EHS training to employees throughout the facility. • Provides expertise in all areas of EHS; understands their own limitations and knows when to ask Corporate EHS or external consulting for assistance. • Ability to communicate EHS metrics to a wide range of people from senior leadership to the newest hourly employee. • Ability to lead complex projects aimed at anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling EHS hazards. • Promotes safety awareness throughout all facilities by using effect communication techniques and available resources. • Promotes an activity based ESH program that instills accountability by focusing on communication, education, performance, and recognition. • Ability to translate their experience into actions that improve regulatory compliance, risk reduction techniques, employee engagement, behavior-based safety programs and risk/JSA assessments with the intention of furthering and sustaining EHS at OSI. • Follows up and helps manage workers compensation, liability or property claim investigations as related to root cause practices or behaviors and assist with identifying corrective actions. • Represents company during federal, state and local health and safety inspections or provide direction and guidance to facility safety personnel during facility inspections by federal, state or local agencies. • Conducts EHS related audits and inspections on a routine basis to verify compliance and correct deficiencies. • Develops and tracks corrective actions identified through audits, near misses and inspections to closure. • Helps coordinate and manage the standard work for hourly safety teams/coordinators. • Dotted line reporting to the NA Director of EHS and member of the US EHS Team. • Experience with Management Systems, such as ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, a plus. • Manages security personnel either through the third-party contract or direct hire by the facility • Performs other duties as assigned. Required Skills: • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety, environmental science, or related disciplines or equivalent subject matter knowledge skills and abilities acquired through work. • 7 or more years of experience working in progressively more responsible safety and environmental roles in a manufacturing environment and familiarity with manufacturing equipment, work environments and procedures is preferred. • ASP, CSP, CIH, CHMM, CSHM or other certification preferred, but not required. • Knowledge of governmental safety compliance regulations and their influence on manufacturing operations and policies. • Strong interpersonal skills to influence participants and decision-makers. • Ability to travel occasionally to other facilities, conferences or meetings and flexibility to work non-traditional business hours, as needed, to accommodate our operations (i.e. 24/7).

Salary in the $110-120,000 base range with 10% bonus potential, competitive benefits, solid growth potential and exceptional challenge. Relocation package available. This is an immediate need! Please send resume ASAP if any interest or questions. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-860-5607 wep@job-recruiters.com www.job-recruiters.com