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Coventry, GB

EHS Manager

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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world.

For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


Environmental, Health & Safety Manager


As a member of the EHS team, the EHS Manager will be responsible for environmental and safety programs of plant employees, analyze trends to provide guidance and technical advice and lead in implementing solutions in the area of safety, environmental, sustainability and ergonomics to ensure employees are provided a safe working environment and ensure environmental requirements are in place to protect the environment and keep facility in compliance with all applicable requirements


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Play an active role in management, implementation, and overall culture of employee engagement, Lear leadership model, continuous improvement, and adherence to safe, efficient, regulatory compliant, and consistent environmental practices and conditions.
  • Maintain environmental data and prepare and submit various environmental reports to the European and Global EHS team.
  • Ensure emergency response occurs as required
  • Perform daily walk-thru of production and logistics area looking for hazards
  • Attend / lead safety committee meetings
  • Attend daily production and/or plant manager meetings
  • Ensure incident reporting continues as procedure directs
  • Assist on Work Comp claims/questions
  • Respond to requests by plant manager
  • Respond to requests by department leaders
  • Respond to requests by union leaders
  • Support multi-site operations,
  • Lead a small team, directly reporting into you.
  • Establish and implement ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standard EMS and work with the team and Corporate EHS to maintain ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certification
  • Conduct both safety & ergonomic related risk assessments for risk control, directives, equipment, industrial hygiene, PPE, chemicals, emergency drill, and regulatory compliance
  • Lead implementation of sustainability projects at the plant to reduce energy consumption, reduce waste generation, and increase recycling. 
  • Maintain and monitor energy, waste and water data and other metrics at required frequency collect, maintain and provide information to Corporate EHS on environmental and safety programs
  • Lead the plant safety committee in the ergonomic evaluation of plant manufacturing tasks with an emphasis on collaboratively working with engineering to implement sustainable controls that will eliminate or mitigate the identified risks.
  • Actively participate in plant Kaizen Projects to ensure that the recommendations for change are based on sound ergonomic principles, body mechanics and efficiency.
  • Provide continued training support to new safety committee, continuous improvement, engineering and production to ensure continued use of ergonomic tools and training.


Advantages of working at Lear in the EHS group:

  • Advancement within the corporate EHS group for recognized skills and leadership.
  • Gain broad experiences from the different operations within Lear.
  • Learn from the global resources for world-class programs in sustainability, leadership and development.


Your Qualifications:

  • B.S.  Degree (Environmental, Chemical, Safety or Ergonomic Engineering); Minimum 5 years of experience in an industrial or manufacturing based field.
  • Understanding of the UK environmental and safety laws and regulations.  Working experience and strong knowledge of regulatory environmental and safety requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Able to support multi-site operations.
  • Strategic and tactical thinker with strong presentation skills and ability to influence others.
  • Proactive leader with ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point.
  • Excellent human relations skills.


Bonus If You Have:

  • a membership of the IOSH organization
  • Masters degree in a related field