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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Human Resources | Texas Hydraulics - Temple, TX | Full Time

Job Description

Summary:  The EH&S Manager develops, plans, directs and implements organization safety programs to prevent injuries and work-related health conditions and complies with applicable OSHA, EPA, State and Local regulatory requirements. This role serves as a technical resource to line supervision and managers while minimizing EH&S related problems. Including but not limited to: human injury, environmental degradation and unsafe working conditions/practices. This role proactively promotes a strong safety culture throughout THH through risk/gap assessments, continually improving our safety management systems and with personal interaction with all teammates.  This position is accountable for all Texas Hydraulics Holdings locations (Hydromotion, Precise Hard Chrome, Texas Hydraulics, and Oilgear)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain Company’s EH&S management compliance policies and procedures.
  • Identify, develop, and facilitate training for employees related to environmental, safety and health.
  • Primary point of contact with federal, state and local environmental and safety agencies.
  • Provides guidance, assistance and advice to Management and employees on EH&S issues.
  • Develops and implements programs and policies for monitoring, managing, and mitigating chemical, physical, and biological impacts at the facility.
  • Conducts risk assessments on THH activities to identify potential risks and gaps in our safety systems.
  • Surveys, compiles, and analyzes data relating to occupational and environmental health issues such as chemical exposure, radiation, smoke, fumes, noise, temperatures, dusts, vapors, mists, gases, solvents, lighting, and ergonomics.
  • Develops or provides input to hazardous material communications, including maintaining safety data sheets (SDS).
  • Keeps up-to-date with all pertinent developments in federal and state laws and regulations by monitoring all Federal and State Safety and Environmental regulations and reporting requirements and submits such on time, to assure compliance.
  • Implements or recommends control measures for exposure to hazardous materials or conditions.
  • Supervises and directs daily responsibilities for the Safety department and employees assigned to handle waste and disposal requirements.
  • Responsible for working with HR and third parties to manage Worker’s Compensation injuries and claims.        
  • Manage the Environmental Management System in accordance with ISO.
  • Oversee environmental compliance to include monitoring, reporting, and registrations for areas such as: RCRA Large Quantity Generator, Toxics Release Inventory, SARA 311-312, air permitting (New Source Review), storm water permitting (MSGP), DOT HAZMAT, and wastewater (Categorical Industrial User).
  • Review facility and product changes to identify hazards, appropriate controls, and environmental impacts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related area.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in EHS leadership in manufacturing environment.        Multi-site experience is a plus. 
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Tactful and effective communication skills with peers and subordinates.

Skills: 

  • Microsoft Office
  • PMVitals experience is a plus
  • Strategic and proactive approach
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong presentation skills including public speaking

Key Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with federal, state, and local environmental regulations and agencies
  • Expert-level knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards
  • Ability to lead team to deliver commitments
  • Ability to utilize skill set to handle multiple tasks and/or projects efficiently/Ability to meet deadlines
  • High level critical thinking/reasoning ability
  • Judgement and decision-making ability
  • Confidentiality in all matters
  • Initiative
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver results
  • Adaptability
  • Continue education and knowledge of industry wide EH&S related information and technologies as well as new regulations.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

NOTE: The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.