GE Appliances, a Haier company Senior Manager, EHS in Columbia, South Carolina
USA, Columbia, SC
Job Posting Title
Senior Manager, EHS
The Senior Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Manager is a manager of process and isresponsible for providing EHS operational leadership and support to all operations.
You'll work with employees and cross-functional teams to ensure compliance, assessing and mitigating risk, responding to emergencies, and managing short-term and long-term EHS liability. You'll also lead and direct process safety and risk management programs for process safety management (PSM) for highly hazardous processes including flammable materials; combustible dust; wastewater treatment; and chemical management in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
Key responsibilities include implementing sustainable systems and processes that comply with all applicable EHS laws and regulations and business EHS policies and management systems; leading, training, coaching, and mentoring employees to support business operations; communicating internally and externally on behalf of the site and business; and driving a collaborative, problem-solving culture that supports open reporting and delivers business results.
What you will Do
EHS Operations : Provide functional EHS leadership and technical expertise to the site Operations team to support business needs based on compliance requirements, business risk profile, change management needs, and performance objectives.
Deliver simple, strong, and sustainable compliance and risk management solutions that are integrated in daily site operations and business lean enterprise strategy.
Lead a cross-functional team to develop and implement a site-specific injury reduction and EHS risk management plan including specific actions, owners, and due dates. Work with the Plant Manager to integrate the actions required to achieve sustainable injury reduction results in the site’s operational excellence goals and metrics.
Supervise a certified wastewater treatment operator in support of the facilities primary and secondary waste treatment operations.
Lead execution of annual site EHS training plan. Ensure timely delivery of training including new regulations and standards.
Manage site environmental compliance as applicable (e.g., air emissions, water discharge, and waste disposal & recycling). Work with the business environment and sustainability director on annual environmental reporting obligations.
Work with stakeholders (e.g. project leaders) to complete contractor safe work plans, lock out tag out assessments, and new equipment reviews, which may require travel to the equipment manufacturer.
Provide input to site strategic planning (e.g., annual budgeting, factory master planning, HOSHIN objectives), understand and respond to changing business needs, and foster networking and best practice sharing.
Lead and participate in site incident investigations (e.g., injuries, fires, spills) to ensure causal factors are identified, prevention steps are taken and validated, and lessons learned are shared and leveraged in a timely manner.
Use data analytics to analyze trends and identify site opportunities that may not be readily visible using only anecdotal levels of feedback. Develop expert level knowledge and application of the business EHS management system (i.e., Gensuite).
Recruit, retain, and promote excellent EHS team members. Ensure each team member understands how his/her role contributes directly to the success of our business. Identify and support career growth paths for EHS team members on the site EHS team.
Process Safety Management:
Develop and maintain written safety information identifying workplace chemical and process hazards, equipment used in the processes, and technology used in the processes;
Perform a workplace hazard assessment, including, as appropriate, identification of potential sources of accidental releases, identification of any previous release within the facility that had a potential for catastrophic consequences in the workplace, estimation of workplace effects of a range of releases, and estimation of the health and safety effects of such a range on employees;
Consult with employees on the development and conduct of hazard assessments and the development of chemical accident prevention plans and provide access to these and other records required under the standard;
Establish a system to respond to the workplace hazard assessment findings, which shall address prevention, mitigation, and emergency responses;
Review periodically the workplace hazard assessment and response system;
Develop and implement written operating procedures for the chemical processes, including procedures for each operating phase, operating limitations, and safety and health considerations;
Provide written safety and operating information for employees and employee training in operating procedures, by emphasizing hazards and safe practices that must be developed and made available;
Ensure contractors and contract employees are provided with appropriate information and training;
Train and educate employees and contractors in emergency response procedures in a manner as comprehensive and effective as that required by the regulation promulgated pursuant to section 126(d) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act;
Establish a quality assurance program to ensure that initial process-related equipment, maintenance materials, and spare parts are fabricated and installed consistent with design specifications;
Establish maintenance systems for critical process-related equipment, including written procedures, employee training, appropriate inspections, and testing of such equipment to ensure ongoing mechanical integrity;
Conduct pre-startup safety reviews of all newly installed or modified equipment;
Establish and implement written procedures managing change to process chemicals, technology, equipment and facilities; and
Investigate every incident that results in or could have resulted in a major accident in the workplace, with any findings to be reviewed by operating personnel and modifications made, if appropriate.
Culture and Communication:
Drive a collaborative, problem-solving culture that supports open reporting and sustainable achievement of business results.
Develop and maintain excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships (e.g., regulatory agencies, Plant Managers, Operations and Engineering Leaders).
Respond to questions and/or concerns received from internal and external stakeholders. Ensure timely, accurate responses.
Management Systems and Compliance :
- Implement EHS management systems, processes, and procedures to achieve sustainable compliance and business performance results. Integrate EHS management tools in the lean enterprise operating processes. Drive for solutions that address both short-term operational risks and long-term environmental liability management.
What you need to Succeed
Thorough knowledge of Process Safety Management elements and application in operations
Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team across multiple levels of a site Operations team and influence/drive change.
Demonstrated knowledge of EHS regulations and their application in manufacturing, budgeting and resource planning, change management processes, and contractor management.
Demonstrated ability to lead a team to execute multiple concurrent programs. Experience using data analytics to drive strategy and priorities.
Experience responding to emergency situations such as fires, spills, and injuries.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organization, project management, and presentation skills. Ability to interact with all levels of business and with external stakeholders.
Proven record of problem solving and achieving sustainable performance results.
Ability to mentor and coach other EHS professionals.
BS or BA Degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental Science or related discipline/experience.
8+ years of EHS experience leading and implementing EHS compliance and risk management programs in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated sustainable results.
8+ years of experience successfully collaborating with EHS, engineering, and/or operations professionals.
At least 5 years of experience managing a Process Safety Management program.
Legal authorization to work in the country/region where the business is hiring is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.
Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
Master's degree in an EHS or business discipline.
Strong knowledge of regulations including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, and DOT.
Experience working in a manufacturing environment
Experience with Lean manufacturing principles.
Advanced computer skills.
Audit experience or qualifications
GE Appliances does not offer sponsorship now or in the future.
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.