The Environmental, Health and Safety Manager will be the established point of contact to manage all aspects of environmental compliance and safety for the Yakima Box facility. This position will work closely with all functional areas to ensure that all parties understand pertinent environmental and safety requirements and to ensure that compliance is maintained. Effectiveness in this position will require artful leadership of non-subordinate employees working with and through them to maintain facility compliance. This position reports to the Site Manager at the facility.
- Responsible for environmental compliance with all company, local, state, and federal requirements. Develops schedules, prepare permit applications and provides documentation to demonstrate compliances with all company and agency requirements.
- Provide leadership in developing, implementing and managing safety policies, procedures and practices. Manage and coordinate a variety of safety aspects of the Gilroy Box safety program while revitalizing the emphasis in safety approaches. Respond to safety incidents and leads the on-site emergency response team.
- Reviews and informs leadership of any regulatory changes and prepares facilities for compliance with these changes.
- Develop and effective communication process to make safety priorities and performance visible. Coach and work with facility leadership to be a visible role model of (1) accident prevention, (2) safe work practices and (3) environmental compliance. Provide technical support for on-going problem solving and safety investigations.
- Oversees & conducts training and inspection processes for all safety and environmental programs.
- Maintain and develop, when necessary, recordkeeping systems to support demonstration of compliance with requirements. This may include development of tracking spreadsheets and databases.
- Act as the point of contact for all scheduled agency inspections. Actively participate in internal and external discussions and meetings, with auditors, agencies, consultants & EHS corporate staff.
- Effectively and proactively manages all environmental financial aspects, including but not limited to: environmental compliance activities, training, etc.
- Obtain air and water permits, as needed, review monthly VOC and HAP emissions records, coordinate timely disposal of hazardous waste and universal waste, maintain proper documentation,. Track on time submission of all required reports and forms to appropriate regulatory agencies.
- Develop and maintain good relations with local and state agencies.
- Coordinate environmental programs for the locations to ensure compliance with IP Alerts and Communiqués.
- Participate in corporate sponsored environmental audits and conduct quarterly compliance reviews with each plant’s management in support of the Quarterly Compliance Certification process.
- Review all capital projects with regard to environmental impacts and permitting requirements. Provide management with details of what will be required and permitting timelines.
- College degree and/or 3 to 5 years of EHS experience in manufacturing
- Demonstrated ability to manage through others.
- Excellent communication skills (listening, writing, and speaking) required.
- Ability to analyze, problem solve, and make decisions.
- Ability to understand technical aspects of manufacturing processes.
- Ability to interpret complex legal and regulatory documents, then translate for others to understand.
- Ability to actively participate in team development, team-oriented processes, and motivate others to do the same.
- Strong aptitude for organization, prioritization, and managing multiple tasks at the same time.
- Attention to detail and the capability to analyze data and make sound conclusions.
- Ability to work independently with moderate supervision.
- Computer literate (MS Office) with emphasis in spreadsheet software.
- Strong ethics and values.
- Ability to motivate employees and influence employee behaviors.