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Location: 

Pine Grove, PA, US

EHS Manager

Guilford Performance Textiles, by Lear Corporation is a supplier of textiles to the global automotive industry as well as to industrial and medical markets in the U.S. With revenues of approximately $475 million and 1500 employees worldwide, we have two manufacturing facilities in the US and one in the UK. Guilford is owned by Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, with over $14 billion in revenue, operations in 35 countries and a culture that is dedicated to operational excellence, superior customer service and continuous improvement.

 

 

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Will serve as a key member of the management team in aligning and assisting in developing best practices, processes, policies, and programs for the site.  The position is responsible for the strategic planning, technical support and overall management for handling environment, health, safety, training and industrial hygiene issues.  This position oversees the compliance programs, procedures and policies associated with federal, state, and local regulations. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a safety strategy with corporate initiatives and programs.
  • Build, design, develop and administer EHS objectives and practices that align with the company goals to drive the business.
  • Implement and oversee EHS processes, including policies/procedures, which reflect compliance with state, federal and local regulations.
  • Champion and model our core EHS values, engraining them into the culture and the psyche of the organization.
  • Maintain environmental permits up-to-date, maintain data, prepare and submit various environmental reports to the appropriate agencies including air emission reports, water report, wastewater discharge reports, SARA Tier II and Form R.
  • Conduct audits and maintain and complete inspections and updates for all environmental programs including:  SPCC, storm water, air emissions, hazardous waste, WWTP, emergency response, and others as required.
  • Establish and implement ISO 14001:2015 standard EMS and work with the team and Corporate EHS to obtain and maintain ISO 14001:2015 certification at two plants.
  • Lead implementation of sustainability projects at the plant to reduce energy consumption, reduce GHG emissions, reduce waste generation, and increase recycling.  Maintain and monitor energy, waste and water data and other metrics at required frequency.
  • Play an active role in management, implementation and overall culture of adherence to safe, efficient and consistent work practices and conditions.
  • Develop and maintain standard work and maintain data, prepare and submit various reports to the appropriate agencies including OSHA annual summaries, and workers’ compensation first reports of injuries.
  • Conduct Risk Assessments for risk control, directives, equipment, control hazardous energy, industrial hygiene, PPE, chemicals, emergency drill, and regulatory compliance.
  • Establish systems for incident prevention and recommend appropriate programs and processes to ensure employee safety and process integrity.
  • Assess education and training needs, evaluate EH&S programs/processes and develop EH&S training as necessary, and provide employee training on EHS programs and requirements applicable to the facility.
  • Establish systems for environmental incident prevention and ensure thorough incident investigations are conducted for all environmental incidents, including but not limited to spills, operational upsets, waste management, other emergencies, and inspections by outside agencies.
  • Communicates proactively with the Corporate EHS team where larger issues arise toward problem solving and partnering
  • Maintains presence on the production floor, and builds relationships with both production employees and the salaried management team
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree (environmental, industrial hygiene, safety, chemical, civil, or mechanical engineering);
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in EH&S, manufacturing process knowledge or consulting area with emphasis on textile and automotive processes and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to use analytical tools to identify and drive improvements.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail orientated.
  • Solid leadership skills; able to lead by example; decision-maker.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and negotiation skills required.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under pressure
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a self-motivated individual; displays ability to work in highly productive, constantly changing environment. 
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Motivated, committed, and proactive leader in bringing about positive results for the organization
  • Strategic and tactical thinker with strong presentation skills and ability to influence others

 

Key Elements:

  • Environmental: Strong understanding of Federal and State environmental laws and regulations and Federal and State OSHA standards.  Working experience and strong knowledge of regulatory Environmental, Health and Safety practices and regulatory requirements (e.g.  to air permits and compliance, wastewater discharge permit and compliance, wastewater treatment processes and management, groundwater withdrawal, waste management, sludge management, SPCC, storm water, emergency response/Hazwoper, SARA, ASTs and Boilers operation and compliance, soil and groundwater remediation machine guarding, lockout, electrical safety, chemical management, workers’ compensation management, risk assessment and management, ergonomic risk reduction, etc.)
  • Health & Safety: Strong understanding of Federal and State environmental laws and regulations and Federal and State OSHA standards.  Working experience and strong knowledge of regulatory Health and Safety practices and regulatory requirements (e.g. machine guarding, lockout, electrical safety, chemical management, workers’ compensation management, risk assessment and management, ergonomic risk reduction, etc.)