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Vance, AL, US

Plant 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.


Plant EHS Manager                                                                                                                                                     


As a member of the US/Canada EHS team, Plant EHS Manager will be responsible for:

  • Establish, implement, manage, and sustain the EHS Management System
  • Drive EHS performance
  • Analyze and trend to drive action. Make things happen.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  •  Ensure execution of EHS policies, providing guidance on program feasibility, and implementing EH&S corporate directives and guidelines for Lear locations within responsibility.
  •  Partner with and influence all departments, mainly Operations, ensuring their needs are supported and coordinated with EHS requirements, guidance and best practices.
  •  Perform recurrent (weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual) depending on the necessity) EHS reviews with applicable departments, mainly with key operating leaders and EHS team to ensure a good performance on EHS metrics and develop and track plant specific improvements plans to drive continuous improvement of EHS programs and processes.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate compliance assurance processes and adhere to Lear specific EHS requirements; Perform and coordinate audits to ensure compliance to applicable legal and other requirements (customers, investor, and corporate requirements) in the assigned plant.  Assist with aggressive abatement of findings, and tracking actions to closure.
  • Ensure data integrity, accurate and on time reporting.
  • Ensure thorough incident investigations are conducted for all significant EHS incidents. Publish EHS Alerts for incidents, and coordinate read across of relevant EHS incidents occurring at assigned Lear sites.
  • Establish, implement, manage & sustain the EHSMS (ISO14001 & ISO45001). Guide proactive plans to identify and control risks.
  • Establish relationships with regional governmental agencies, as appropriate; interact and negotiate with governmental entities on behalf of Lear.
  • Ensure injured worker information is submitted to the Third-Party Administrator (TPA) in a timely manner. Interact with the TPA and medical community to gain an understanding of the status of claims. Interact with plant management to ensure an effective Return to Work program. Create workers’ compensation user control reports on a periodic basis. Maintain the OSHA 300 log and ensure injuries/illnesses are accurately logged.
  • Ensure the implementation and management of Ergonomic, Sustainability and Continuous Improvement programs to boost the EHS culture.
  • Manage the By Product Management Program to assure the right disposition of all by products (waste materials).
  • Ensure legal and corporate requirement compliance when opening/closing a plant.
  • Coordinate budget planning to ensure needed capital and expense funding is included in the businesses operating plan.



  • 4 Year University Degree in Occupational Safety or Environmental or associated field desired
  • Ability to interact with EHS across multiple sites and across different regions
  • Availability to travel to support EHS leaders toward initiatives implementation
  • Experience executing activity based on standard work and project plans, meeting deadlines, and communicating challenges and opportunities to improve
  • Experience working independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with business leaders.

Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.