The Director of EHS will provide leadership and expertise to drive best in class performance in the Environment, health and Safety performance of AGCC. The successful candidate will partner with operational leadership to establish vision and strategy and advance a culture of safety throughout the company. The Director of EHS will support planning and implementation of safety, health and environmental programs to ensure a safe, healthy and accident-free work environment for every employee and sub-contractor. The role will also provide technical and compliance expertise, support the operations of safety for our manufacturing facilities, and ensure proper reporting practices of all workers’ compensation, general liability, and auto claims.
Responsibilities & Roles
- Provide senior management with guidance on short and long-term safety strategy to reduce incident frequency and severity. This includes recommendations on metric tracking, safety initiatives, enhanced employee engagement, and effective communication strategies.
- Partner with company leadership and plant leaders to drive safe behaviors, good habits, and a strong safety culture with all employees/teams.
- Provide technical and compliance expertise to business leaders and personnel at all levels.
- Strategy and structure to deliver top quartile manufacturing organization in safety.
- Ensure plants are complying with federal, state and local safety regulations by keeping abreast of existing and new legislation, anticipating future legislation, interpreting standards, enforcing adherence to regulation, and advising management on needed actions.
- Drives implementation of strategic safety initiatives to achieve safety objectives; identifies elements of change required to support the safety strategy; encourages management teams to balance short-term demands with long-term benefits of strategic safety programs; and inspires commitment and involvement with safety objectives and programs.
- Conduct periodic audits of operations in coordination with local safety managers and business leaders, provide appropriate levels of support, and assist in tracking audits to completion.
- Involvement in OPI best practice teams, industry and safety specific associations/committees and continuous improvement teams.
- Assist senior management with refining the roles of both safety and operational teams to help ensure sharing of best practices and procedures with the goal of achieving zero incidents, injuries and fatalities.
- Support plant safety leaders in setting direction and content of safety programs, training, trend analysis, and best practice rollouts. Help to facilitate/conduct required training for managers and employees.
- Assist management, assigned counsel and insurance professionals in defending the Group against claims and lawsuits to effectively defend against unreasonable demands and resolving matters requiring reasonable resolution. Provide divisional and regional leadership with reports, feedback and performance metrics.
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental (preferred), Health & Safety or related field (natural sciences, engineering, chemistry, OH&S or similar).
- 10+ years of work experience in the Environmental, Health, and Safety field with increasing responsibility, including experience leading and directing safety teams. (Large organization preferred)
- Safety certifications preferred, e.g. CSP, CMSP, etc.
- Ideal candidate would have advanced knowledge of OSHA, DOT, FRA and worker’s compensation compliance standards. OSHA and/or MSHA instructor certification is a plus.
- Demonstrated success in improving safety performance and establishing best practices. Proven examples of engagement across all levels of an organization.
- Proven examples of effective communication and listening skills.
- Demonstrated team leadership skills. Experience in managing Corporate EHS.
- Passion and drive for safety leadership and elimination of incidents and accidents.
- Knowledge of OSHA, DOT and MSHA regulations.
- Broad knowledge of workers’ compensation regulations and best practices.
- Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong self-motivation skills.
- Analytical ability and process improvement knowledge.
- Ability to read and interpret technical documents and regulations.
- Ability to develop and foster relationships and trust at all levels of the organization.
- Travel of 50-75%