• Job Locations US-NY-Ilion
    Staff Req. #
    ILN 19-012
    # of Openings
    1
  • Position Summary

    General Summary:

    Overall responsibility to manage the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Programs to ensure regulatory compliance with all applicable (local, state, federal, etc.) regulations (laws, statutes, ordinances, etc.).  Develop and promote EHS programs and objectives. Develop and provide training programs. Support and provide leadership and continuous improvement activities.  

     

    Plans, implements, and manages the environmental/safety policies and procedures to ensure company compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Overall responsibility for the identification, coordination, and direction of all on-site and off-site activities necessary to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations, and all company environmental policies.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Management (Leadership)

    Support company goals and strategic direction thoughout the organization.  

     

    Provides leadership and drives continuous improvement.

     

    Supervise projects, employees, and contractors. 

     

    Lead and conduct investigations; identify root causes; make recommendations; determine appropriate corrective actions; drive completion and sustainment of corrective actions.  Distribute and share learnings to others internally and externally. 

     

    Determine and maintain Key Performance Indicator (KPI) information including boards, postings, Ops Reviews, and similar reporting. 

     

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, and the general public.

     

    Initiate and manage projects to improve efficiency and reduce wastes and costs. 

     

    Must work and communicate effectively with other department supervisors, managers, and internal customers and throughout the organization. 

     

    Prioritizes and implements industry best practices (i.e. above minimum of regularoty standards). 

     

    Present self in a professional manner including being able to maintain confidentiality.

     

    Represent the best interests of the company. Supports company efforts to increase business; including meeting requirements for governmental contract proposals.  

     

    Support corporate EHS efforts; including sharing of information, standardization, systemization and compling data as requested by the EHS Director.

     

    Work includes these duties and other duties as assigned. 

     

    Environmental

    Ensures compliance with all applicable federal state and local environmental regulations and ensures necessary records are prepared, kept, and maintained and according to established guidelines and standards. 

     

    Manage and prepare all required permit applications/conditions, and managing all plant activities to assure compliance with resultant permits. Prepare all required compliance monitoring reports.

     

    Manage all regulatory records, monitoring results, annual reports, and compliance plans, etc., required by regulations and permit conditions.

     

    Manages all Plant solid, hazardous, and recyclable waste, including the proper identification, characterization, and disposal thereof, and related DOT shipping requirements (i.e. RCRA).

     

    Manages the compiling and submitting hazardous waste, wastewater, stormwater and air compliance reports required by environmental regulatory agencies (i.e. NPDES, SWPPP).

     

    Recognize any reportable spills or releases of hazardous substances, and file appropriate reports with federal, state, and local agencies (i.e. SPCC).

     

    Responsible for all records, monitoring results, annual reports, and compliance plans, etc., required by regulations and permit conditions (Annual Air Emission, TRI, Tier II).

     

    Liaison with local agencies for environmental issues (i.e. Sanitary District, Recycling).

     

    Maintains safety performance records (i.e. KPIs).  

     

    Prepares and presents materials in formal meetings. 

     

    Review and compile annual "Environmental Matters Report" for Corporate Finance Department, as required for SEC filings, as needed.

     

    Assure that all required inspections and plan updates are performed and recorded on schedule. Submit taxes and environmental program fee payments on schedule.

     

    Health & Safety

    Ensures compliance with all applicable federal state and local safety regulations and ensures necessary records are prepared, kept, and maintained and according to established guidelines and standards. 

     

    Coordinate safety and health programs, including development and implementation of manuals, training, safety committee, etc. and ensure all health and safety guidelines are followed.

     

    Supervises, participates and develops the training of employees on safety policies, procedures, regulations.

     

    Oversee and perform monitoring and testing; including but not limited to air flows, water flows, IH sampling; and affilitated record-keeping and reporting. 

     

    Participates in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory inspections, providing inspectors with appropriate documents and identifying safety measures.

     

    Liaison with local agencies for emergency response (i.e. EMS services).  Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.

     

    Keeps and maintains regulatory records (i.e. OSHA logs and forms) and safety performance records. Responsible for compiling and submitting accident/injury reports required by regulatory agencies.

     

    Manages work related injury cases in order to compile and submit accident reports required by regulatory agencies and insurance providers; oversees the administration of workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to reduce recordables and employee lost time (i.e. point of contact for Workers Compensation).  Working closing with medical and insurance providers and in order to reduce the number, impact, and costs of incidents and injuries.

     

    Leads efforts for hazard awareness and indentificaiton in workplace (i.e. BBS); prepares studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and health hazards for use by company personnel and outside agencies.

     

    EHS

    Plans and implements environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures to ensure that the facility is in compliance with local, state, and federal agencies including applicable rules and regulations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State Environmental Agency, and Department of Homeland Security(DHS).

     

    Provide leadership and oversight to develop and implement safety training programs, including training managers, supervisors, and employees in work site safety, fire prevention, chemical handling, safe equipment use, safety modules, RCRA, HazMat, DOT, OSHA 10/30 etc., forklifts, new hire orientation, and related topics.

     

    Develops, plans and implements programs to train managers, supervisors and employees in work-site safety practices, hazard recognition and control and environmental compliance.

     

    Provides information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards to prevent access to hazardous conditions.

     

    Support corporate environmental health and safety efforts and compile other environmental reports as requested by the EHS Manager and/or EHS Director.

     

    Oversees, the completion of incident reports and submits incident (accident/injury) reports as required by policy and/or regulatory agencies.

     

    Maintains compliance calendars and visual boards.  

     

    Be the point of contact for interactions with federal, state, local environmental and safety regulatory agencies and site inspections. Coordinate and reply to any federal or state Superfund inquiries.

     

    Maintain a current knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, and maintain resources and networks to augment that knowledge. 

     

    Maintain required annual training certifications.

     

    Represents the organization in community or industry safety and environmental groups and programs.  Participates in community emergency planning efforts, as appropriate. Prepares and arranges safety exhibits and material for display, promotional work, industry conferences, and exhibitions.

     

    Auditing/Risk Management

     

    Audit organizational facilities to detect potential hazards and prevent incidents.  Audits organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented (i.e. Completes internal audits, including Layered Process Audits (LPAs), GEMBA walks, safety and environmental focused audits).

     

    Leads the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.

     

    Create, standardize, implement and sustain policies and manuals (i.e Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions).

     

    Serve as Remington's technical contact with DuPont for Environmental Liability Services Agreement matters, and coordination of Superfund sites for which DuPont is responsible.

     

    Interface with internal and external legal departments; managing attorney client privileged and confidential materials. 

    Manage emergency response activities (i.e. Spill response, HazMat, evacation, natural disaster, fires, etc.).

     

    Identify, coordinate, and manage all Plant activities to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations.  Interfaces with and interacts with site managers to keep abreast of any projects or activities that may have an EHS impact. Provides guidance to applicable department and site leadership. 

     

    Priorities issues and presents plan of action to upper management (Situation, Option, Strategy, Plan). 

     

    Works independently (managing minor issues); communicate clearly and promptly (escalates) any larger impact issues. 

     

    Drives performance of employees (manage down), department managers (horizontal management), and up in organization (manages up); ensuring adherence to policies, practices, and timelines (i.e. Safety Alerts, reporting, corrective actions). 

    Skills and Education Required

     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Requires a bachelor's degree (BS/BA) and 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area (Higher degree a plus).

     

    Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field (i.e. knowledge of applicable regulations and guidelines; EPA, OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, ASTM, etc.).

     

    Required experience reading and interpreting regulations. 

     

    Certifications (P.E., CSP, ASP, CHMM, IH) (preferred).

     

    OSHA 501/511, etc. (preferred).

     

    Member of ASSE or other related organizations (preferred).

     

    Relies on data,experience, and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 

     

    Performs a variety of complex tasks. 

     

    A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. 

     

    Ability to work well across all levels of the organization.

     

    Typically reports to a manager (potentially a director).

     

    Excellent (oral and written) communication skills; including speak, read, write (legibly), type) Must be confident and proficient at presenting projects and status updates to Management teams on conference calls and in formal meetings

     

    Organizational Skills; including regulatory documents (i.e. accurate and organized filing).

     

    Attention to Detail.

     

    Computer Skills (i.e. MicroSoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and SAP).

     

    Experience in Six Sigma, LEAN, 5S, etc. (preferred).

     

    Prior supervisory experience. 

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