EHS Manager

Environmental, Health & Safety Knoxville, Tennessee


Primary Responsibilities
•    Lead investigation of near miss and injury incidents and assist with developing and tracking the corrective actions
•    Develop and implement the EHS Training Plans for the site
•    Coordinate and present training programs in general safety and facility training and/or specialty area
•    Drive participation in BBS observations and gather and review data collected to provide site leadership focus on safety activities
•    Conduct safety portion of New Employee Orientation 
•    Ensure site maintains compliance regarding local, state, and federal health, safety, and environmental standards and requirements
•    Track and report activities identified by the site Safety & Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)  
•    Coordinate with Plant Manager on facility deficiencies and monthly safety inspections/audits
•    Ensure inspections by regulatory agencies are coordinated and deficiencies minimized and corrected
•    Maintain all logs and documentation associated with permits and regulatory requirements (OSHA 300, TIER, etc.)
•    Collaborate with Engineering, Process Engineering, and/or Maintenance to update needed SOPs as needed to ensure safe work practices and equipment utilization
•    Maintain filing systems regarding worker training and safety
•    Participate in institutional professional development and training
•    Participate in the development of safety guidelines and related environmental health and safety communications and educational information
•    Practice safe working techniques and re-enforce the safety policies, guidelines, and procedures as set out by the Company
•    Provide advice, assistance, and management to ensure that effective EHS processes are implemented  
•    Provide daily guidance and direction in EHS programs at the employee/supervisor level to ensure a common and effective approach
•    Serve as chair on safety committees/councils
•    Maintain inventory of safety equipment and supplies
•    Support ISO14001 certification activities (if applicable)

•    Prepare and distribute reports on safety metrics such as leading indicators and incident rates. 
•    Hold regular formal department and BU safety reviews. 
•    Maintain and review risk assessments. 
•    Implement risk assessments on all new processes at design and operation stages. 
•    Implement program of training and developing in all aspects of safe working. 
•    Maintain required Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and train employees. 
•    Prepare site security, safety, health, environmental and sustainability objectives and goals in support of the company strategy.
•    Investigate and report workplace accidents.
•    Perform internal safety audits.
•      Facilities knowledge of HVAC, Plumbing, Compressed Air
•    Maintenance – OEE, Visions systems, automation

•    Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Safety, or related field
•    2 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment leading to environmental and safety compliance is preferred
•    Specific training in OSHA, emergency response, basic first aid, CPR, and use of an AED preferred
•    Safety Certification/s (CSP, ASP, SMS, OHST, CHST, STS, STSC, CET) a plus

Required Skills: 
•    Team player and able to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally
•    Collaboration and delegation skills 
•    Flexible to change 
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
•    Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
•    Understanding and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
•    Project Management and prioritization abilities
•    Ability to operate calmly during a crisis situation

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or other protected status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Mativ is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce, and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Mativ, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected].