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Saint-Gobain EHS Manager in Niagara Falls, New York

Saint-Gobain Specialty Grains & Powders is in search of a passionate EHS leader to join our team! This position is responsible for the development, implementation and management of a complete plant Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program for Wheatfield, NY site (Seeded Gel and Ekonol) to minimize all safety risks and reduce potential liabilities.

In addition to this primary responsibility and in conjunction with the EHS Regional Manager (Canada) and Plant Manager, the incumbent also supports EHS initiatives for the Chippawa, ON facility in Canada.

The incumbent ensures compliance with all EHS procedures and establishes and promotes the maintenance of a safe, accident free and healthy work environment, thereby eliminating or controlling hazardous conditions resulting from human error, equipment and machine operations which may lead to human injury and or property damage.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs those activities necessary to ensure that the Wheatfield site is in compliance with all corporate, local, state and federal EHS regulations. Interfaces with regulatory agencies and divisional personnel. Interacts with outside vendors as necessary.

  • As the manufacturing EHS leader, leads Safety and Emergency Response meetings, assures monthly safety tours and associated action is conducted, maintains overall safety policy compliance, ensures completion of annual lockout/tagout audits and lockout/tagout procedures are maintained and up-to-date, and acts as the facility safety representative for all safety incidents at the Wheatfield site

  • Formulates and ensures compliance of general EHS policies and procedures to be followed by plant personnel at the Wheatfield site in compliance with corporate, local, state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.

  • Facilitates inspection of the Wheatfield facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and recommends corrective or preventive measures where appropriate. Assists in identification, analysis and control of occupational hazards requiring the application of professional engineering knowledge, skill and abilities. Applies knowledge of psychological and physiological factors to assist in the design of safety features and controls, compensating for the possibility of human errors in the operation of machinery and equipment.

  • Directs training programs to ensure that all employees at the Wheatfield site are fully and properly trained on the approrpiate EHS related topics. Implements the annual plant action plans and Corporate plans.

  • Stays current on all corporate, local, state, and federal EHS regulations and keeps informed of all upcoming regulations and of their effect upon the Wheatfield site.

  • Leads the investigation of accidents, injuries, and other safety related incidents at the Wheatfield site. Compiles and submits agency and company reporting and maintains EHS files and records.

  • Manages the Wheatfield ISO14001 program and supports all 9001 ISO activity

  • Manages the Wheatfield Chemical Security Program

  • Leads the Wheatfield 5S Program, including implementation, training, and ongoing support. In conjunction with the leadership team, the incumbent ensures sustainment of the 5S program throughout the site.

  • Supports the Chippawa site to facilitate the implementation, management and sustainment of Corporate initiatives and EHS training programs. Assists with all EHS related matters, including investigations, at the Chippawa site, in conjunction with the EHS Regional Manager (Canada) and Plant Manager.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or Equivalent

  • 5+ years of relevant plant manufacturing EHS experience with knowledge of federal, state and local EHS laws, regulations, rules and standards, as well as a firm knowledge of Workers' Compensation administration.

  • Must be willing to work in conjunction with the Regional EHS Manager (Canada) and Plant Manager (Chippawa, ON) and willing to learn & understand the regulatory systems of Canada as needed

  • As a member of the management team, must demonstrate leadership at the sites

  • Ability to travel up to 20% for site visits, trainings, or meetings

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.