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Complex EHS Manager

Stockton, CA · Manufacturing
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The EHS Manager reporting directly to the Complex General manager works to plan, direct, and implement environmental health and safety programs to ensure a positive, safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment and is responsible for the compliance with all environmental and safety regulatory agencies.
  • Works in partnership with senior and site management to develop and implement strategies, policies, and services to increase employee safety & reduce organization risks.
  • Develops, implements and maintains effective systems, procedures and training to achieve and maintain an accident free, injury free, and healthy work environment; plans and implements procedures, programs, and files regulatory reports in compliance with the local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Assists with the record keeping, and manuals for these programs (including but not limited to): OSHA, DOT, etc.
  • Assists with annual department goals according to key metrics (ex- lost time accidents) that are measured throughout the organization.
  • Plans, implements, and oversees the company safety and maintenance program; coordinates with plants’ safety committees.
  • Supervises and manages hourly employees, assigning, and directing work; evaluating employee performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; promoting safety, teamwork; resolving conflicts.
  • Provides leadership in developing, implementing and managing EH&S policies, programs and practices.
  • Plans and implements programs to train supervisors and employees to meet standards and also to enhance the company safety culture.
  • Assists with new employee safety orientation program and employee safety training.
  • Assists with employee safety and driving records and training; special environmental projects and worker's compensation program.
  • Coordinates with the Logistics Division Manager and EHS Director on transportation issues.
  • Inspects organization facilities (safety audits) to detect existing or potential incident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Assists with the investigation of all incidents and injuries from initial report to closure.
  • Works with complex lead team to develop site-specific annual objectives for safety, environmental, industrial hygiene and worker's compensation improvements that support these goals, policies and statements.
  • Manages regulatory agency, third party audits, inspections, inquiries, contacts and reporting, ensure/oversees California VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) annual compliance audits.

  • BS in Occupational Health and Safety or related field (required)
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing environment with responsibility for Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Proficient PC skills including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to be on call or work off hours as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Superior analytical/ problem solving, written and verbal communications
  • Experience working with local regulatory agencies preferred
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to indirectly manage
  • Interpret technical problems, regulations, environmental reporting
  • Drive for results
  • Managing through systems
  • Problem solving
  • Motivating others
  • Action oriented
  • Safety, environmental and health technical competencies
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