EH&S Manager

Work with the facility managers, associates and the corporate EHS staff to develop and maintain a total EHS culture focused on risk management, compliance and engagement.  Drive continuous improvement in EHS through involvement, ownership, education/training, recognition, ongoing program assessment and leadership.  Serve as a point of expertise and leadership for EHS issues as they arise. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction in the development, administration and maintenance of EHS systems and continuous EHS improvement initiatives as they apply to the operations and facility
  • Organize compliance into a management system that meets and maintains certification criteria
  • Develop, implement and revise training programs to maintain employee engagement
  • Participate in the fulfilment of compliance requirements and ESAB business standards; apprise facility management of EHS issues and performance as needed
  • Nurture an empowered and proactive EHS culture; provide leadership, guidance and instruction to drive organization towards articulated goals and continuous improvement
  • Partner with ESAB Corporate and Regional EHS team
  • Perform or oversee investigation and corrective action for upset conditions, missed targets, accidents or other EHS non-conformances
  • Develop and manage annual EHS budget, be accountable for EHS expenses and budget
  • Collaborate with HR to manage facility workers’ compensation claims; assist with insurance issues and management as necessary
  • Serve as local incident commander in crisis events
  • Serve as a resource and contributor to the site’s Risk Management Program – support property and business interruption insurance surveys and visits


Language Capabilities

  • English

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Environmental Sciences, Industrial Hygiene or a related line of study

Technical Requirements

  • Prior experience in a union environment helpful
  • Detailed understanding and previous involvement in formal EHS Management Systems
  • Excellent communication and motivational skills, at all levels from factory floor to the senior management offices
  • Experienced in development of education and training programs
  • Trainer certifications/qualifications a desirable attribute.
  • Membership within EHS Professional organizations such as the ASSP, AIHA or NSC desired
  • CIH, CSP and/or CHMM certifications preferred
  • Strong experience with MS Office, particularly Excel, is a must. Experience with SAP, MS Access, and/or a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is a plus
  • Human Relation Skills – ability to manage job and interpersonal relationships in a professional manner suitable for a supportive work environment; must be a “team player” and willing to support co-workers & staff
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • High energy and results focused

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience manufacturing and/or managing EHS programs preferably in an engineering /industrial environment
  • Self-motivated and willing to take on additional responsibilities
  • Must have excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Maintains proactive and positive relationships with others in a team atmosphere
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US; sponsorship not supported for this role

Mobility & Travel Requirements

  • Travel – up to 15%

The ESAB Corporation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.