Plant EHS Manager

Manufacturing Richmond, California


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PLANT EHS MANAGER- -Richmond, CA

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We are currently seeking to hire a Plant EHS Manager for our Richmond, CA manufacturing facility.

The Plant EHS Manager technically advises and leads all EH&S practices and programs to protect the employees, customers, and the environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and implements corporate EH&S programs, policies, procedures, training, and reporting
  • Champions organizational compliance, evaluating workplace environments, equipment and practices of all safety standards and government regulations
  • Guides management of hazards associated with process safety management, ensuring comprehensive program is maintained to integrate technologies, procedures, and management practices
  • Conducts chemical and SDS risk assessment as well as operations risk assessments to specify engineering controls and other regulatory requirements are applicable
  • Develops and implements environmental strategies in the work place, auditing and analyzing environmental practices for sustainability (including workplace pollution control, waste management and recycling) for assigned location(s)
  • Undertakes regular statutory compliance audits, PSM, JSA process reviews,  and QA assessment of safety management systems
  • Directs accident investigation programs, reports or reviews findings, note trends, and develop programs for improving performance
  • Provides and communicates employee safety training and communication programs, Contingency Planning, Emergency Response, and H&S evaluations / implementation
  • Sets environmental and safety priorities and goals consistent with corporate objectives.
  • Specifies EH&S guidelines and directives for internal governance and internal controls
  • Acts on quantitative measurements and coordinates solutions, presentations, and detailed reporting on safety performance and continuous improvements
  • Establishes cross functional teams to coordinate delivery of compliant, safety performance
  • Defines solutions which support EHS policy integration into facility operations
  • Determines improvements which provide reliable, successful EH&S programs

 

Qualifications:

  • 8 - 10 years management, safety, and/or operational experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety or other related field of study
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of food processing, gmp, mechanical engineering, vegetable oil and hydrogen plant operations helpful
  • Lead and direct the work of others with strong team orientation, ability to influence, and collaborate with all levels of leadership
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, interpersonal and communicative skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and ERP applications
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements for federal and state programs, processes and program implementation strategies
  • Experience and judgment to perform a variety of complex tasks
  • Skilled in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail
  • Ability to coach and work directly with plant managers and supervisors at each location providing support at the level they need to fulfill their EHS responsibilities.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship, now and in the future

 

 

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