ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER - EHS - Rockford, Illinois United States - 26308

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 26308
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER - EHS
Job Location: Rockford, Illinois - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: Bonus Commission: 15% TARGET
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Prefer Local or Regional but willing to relo
Relocation Paid?: Yes

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


Join a growing, high quality food and beverage industry leader who offers a compelling place to grow your career and make a difference.  Our client is seeking a talented EHS Manager for their plant in the Greater Rockford, IL area.

By submitting your confidential resume to us, we will immediately contact you should you meet our client’s requirements.  We are a team of seasoned recruiters specializing in placing Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers in the Chemical Process Industry and Environmental, Health, Safety and Human Resource Professionals for all Industries and we look forward to hearing from you.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsibilities: 

  • Implements/maintains consistent EHS&S management systems, including control designs, methods, procedures (SOP/Work Instructions/Standard Work) and programs.
  • Establish site strategies, systems and controls to assure company objectives and compliance in the areas of environmental health and safety.
  • Establish and report site key EHS performance metrics to ensure objectives are met.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of 3 year EHS improvement plans.
  • Acts as liaison between assigned facilities and the Corporate EHS&S Department.
  • Focuses EHS&S efforts towards common goals and processes to achieve world-class status.
  • Develop and maintain facility wide EHS programs including proactive incident prevention, business continuity plan, hazardous chemical management and employee training.
  • Drive employee engagement to create and foster a proactive, empowered safety culture.
  • Manage incident reporting process including completion of investigations/RCA’s, implementation of corrective actions, and communication to key stakeholders.
  • Along with the Human Resources Team, actively manage Workers’ Compensation cases, working closely with all appropriate parties.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety & Health, or Engineering related field. 
  • 3+ years' of experience managing EHS programs for a manufacturing plant; food industry preferred but not required. 
  • Experience in managing complex projects, workers’ compensation claims and/or occupational nurse a plus.
  • Experience in a union environment is also a plus
  • Willing to travel up to 30%, to Corporate, for training and to share best practices

This position is not eligible for work visa sponsorship. Applicants must possess unrestricted US work authorization.

Education:
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree