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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Company: Novolex
Location: North Vernon
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Why Choose Us?
Novolex is a leader in packaging innovation, choice and sustainability. We manufacture products in paper, plastic and sustainable materials for the food, retail, health and industrial markets.

Our Sustainability Commitment
The Novolex sustainability vision is built upon three pillars: our products, our operations and our people. Each is critically important to our growth and future as a business. These pillars form the foundation of our company-wide commitment to sustainability, helping us achieve our ambitious goals through our wide-ranging initiatives.

How You'll Perform the Role
Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Advance initiatives which promote and sustain the safety, health, security, and welfare of all personnel.
  • Develop, deploy, and monitor all EHS programs, procedures, policies, and standards in a manner that ensures compliance to Federal, State, Local, Customer, and align with Corporate EHS requirements.
  • Provide focus, direction, leadership, and technical expertise to the various tactical teams (Plant Safety Lead Teams; High Risk Teams - Ergonomic, Electrical Protection, Fall Protection, Mobile Equipment, Guarding; Storm/Waste Water Pollution Prevention, SPCC, Behavioral-Based Safety Training Team.)
  • Implement and administer an internal EHS hazard/risk assessment and compliance auditing process designed to validate adherence to 'best known' standards and practices.
  • Implement and administer a root cause analysis procedure/process design to reveal and capture intellectual wisdom from all near miss and/or failure occurrences.
  • Communicate post incident / near miss findings (written/verbal: Incident Flash; Detailed Incident Investigation; and phone / net conferences).
  • Develop, implement, and institutionalize a process to identify and eliminate high risk occurrences through review of historical incident data; leading/warning indicators; plant, process, and equipment audits; job and activity observations; and highly specified JSA's and SWI's.
  • Stimulate and cultivate "a zero-incident mentality" throughout the facility.
  • Provide applicable management/agency notification, oversight, interface, and coaching.
  • Proactively work with the HR Manager in the administration of Workers Compensation case management.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all environmental reports (Air Emission Summary, TRI, Tier II, SWPPP, deviation reports, and waste disposal both hazardous and non-hazardous, etc).
  • Develop, report, and ensure the accuracy and timeliness of all related leading and lagging performance and success measures.
  • Assess and evaluate plant EHS connections and make recommendations to the Plant Manager regarding strategies to remedy training, skills, or performance deficiencies.
  • This job description is an overview of key responsibilities, not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities will vary based on current projects and initiatives within the plant and Novolex's EHS Department.

    What We Need From You

    • BS Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Mechanical/Chemical Engineering, Business/Organizational Management or related field preferred.
    • Related post-education training, certifications such as CIH, CSP, CPEA, or CHMM preferred.
    • 5 or more years of experience implementing EHS standards, training and legal compliance in a manufacturing environment preferred.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
    • Self-motivated, organization skills, and ability to multi-task.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading cultural change across a facility; experienced in leveraging multiple approaches to helping people adopt and implement sustained change in a manufacturing environment.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading continuous improvement activities and programs, leveraging processes, tools, and best practices in a manufacturing environment.
    • Excellent "soft skills" in communicating effectively with all levels of the organization.
    • Effective in influencing change across functional and demographic boundaries.
    • Budget/cost management; strategic planning and leadership experience preferred.
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, etc).

      What You'll Get From Us
      With safety as our top priority and a commitment to employee well-being an important focus, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance (including Telehealth options) as well as a variety of other well-being resources focused on mental, physical and financial health. Specific benefitsand well-being programs may vary depending on where you work.

      Community Engagement
      At Novolex, giving back to the local communities that support us is important. Our Focused Giving Program prioritizes support for organizations whose missions promote sustainability initiatives or address food and hunger needs. We also encourage facility level support of activities in the communities where our employees live and work.

      Training and Development
      We offer constant opportunities for advancement. From skills development to advanced education programs, training and development programs and courses are available through Novolex University. Programs include company and industry training curricula, support for formal education through the Tuition Reimbursement Program, and a Learning Management System that supports and enhances employee skills at all levels of the organization.
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Keywords: Novolex, Bloomington , Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Healthcare , North Vernon, Indiana

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