Apple & Associates, Inc.
80,000 - $90,000
This position will be responsible for developing, managing, and executing EHS strategy and Corporate EHS programs, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and effective risk management. The EHS Manager will drive EHS improvements, and will play a lead role in helping the facility to achieve high engagement and empowerment with our employees.
Lead a cultural change that will facilitate the journey to EHS Excellence. Establish and maintain a cultural of integrity, credibility, and accountable for conducting periodic reviews and assessments to evaluate status of cultural change.
Provide strategic leadership and work with management on identified EHS issues/recommendation/opportunities to foster continuous improvement of EHS culture and performance.
Lead and provide expert hands-on technical involvement on issues, programs, and processes to ensure compliance with EHS standards, policies, and interpretation of local and national EHS requirements, permits and regulations.
Develop and manage safety, health, environmental, and security programs, including, but is not limited to the following areas: air, hazardous waste, security, occupational safety, contractor safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, job safety analysis, fire prevention/protection, fleet safety, facility and asset security, workplace injury & illness, worker’s compensation claim and medical management, employee training and utility efficiency and conservation.
Manage Compliance Audits, Self-Audits, and Action Item tracking to timely closure. Develop trend analysis and appropriate action plan.
Manage interactions and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, outside support/consulting groups, and regulatory agencies.
Lead investigations of accident, incidents, and near misses to identify causes and to determine how to prevent reoccurrence. Support emergency response activities through the development of required drills and coordination of annual training.
A hands-on approach, ability to work as an integral part of the management team and engage with, and influence all levels of the organization is a must.
Ability to identify, assess, and lead/execute multiple continuous improvement projects simultaneously; must be able to work independently and demonstrate results.
Strong interpersonal, facilitation, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills are required. Strong analytical and problems solving skills are essential.
Business acumen, strategic planning, organizational assessment, and highly developed leadership skills.
Working knowledge of EHS practices, regulations, and potential EHS risks.
Ability to handle confidential information with great sensitivity.
Education and Experience:
Minimum 10+ years’ experience in a EHS role within a manufacturing environment is required; food processing experience a plus, but not required.
Minimum 7+ years’ supervisory experience is required.
B.S. Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline is required. (Master’s Degree preferred).
Bi-lingual (Spanish) required
Professional certification (CSP), preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency in software applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
Ability to work in all possible environmental conditions.
At Apple & Associates, we understand that relationships are what make us stand apart. Whether you are a client or a candidate, you are an extension of the Apple & Associates’ family. Many of our recruiters have been with the company since its earliest days. They take great pride in the relationships they build; always emphasizing high standards, ethics and quality service. Our President, Debi Apple started her recruiting career in Aiken, South Carolina. She quickly became a top producer and leading authority in recruiting for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. Her passion and drive led her to open Apple & Associates in 1993. Under her leadership, Apple & Associates has grown to be one of the leading recruiting firms in these industries. Our company is proud to represent two of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) and our first and longtime client, Becton Dickinson. Now headquartered in Chapin, South Carolina, Apple & Associates has offices from coast to coast, offering regional recruiting expertise throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Our searches and permanent placements represent all levels, from CEO to staff level positions.