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Director, EHS

Company: Southwire
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what's possible?

Job Title: EHS Director

Department: Safety & Security Department

Location: Made To Order Plants (12 locations)

Report To: Vice President of Safety & Security

Summary:

In support of Culture of Zero, the person assuming this position is to coordinate all EHS activities for the MTO locations. Perform day-to-day environmental, safety and health responsibilities to comply with Southwire, regulatory and consensus standards. The incumbent will act as a team member to the MTO Senior Staff, Corporate EHS Staff, and ensure EHS is considered in all appropriate business activities. Incumbent will lead the efforts to implement an effective EHS management system to address risks associated with the business; 12 MTO locations. In addition, support the overall Corporate EHS strategies and initiatives, lead an Injury Prevention Strategy initiative and perform other duties.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Create synergy and support the Environmental Safety & Health and OPS culture. Develop and monitor effective EHS management strategies, provide recommendations and technical expertise on regulatory compliance.
  • Provide direction and support to achieve zero recordable incidents through behavioral based safety, injury free events (IFEs), safety interactions, human performance principles, hazard identification/elimination, work practice controls, employee engagement and other company directive preventive safety initiatives.
  • Audit and monitor activities to ensure all safety and health regulatory requirements are being met. Provide effective safety communication and liaison support between employees, facility management, and federal, state, & local regulatory agencies.
  • Drive and execute a comprehensive multi-year strategy to continue the companys drive toward zero injuries. This includes safety, environmental, and occupational health and process safety. The strategy focuses on both technical systems/standards, leadership, behavioral, and cultural aspects.
  • Ensure the construction, expansion and other production operational changes have appropriate permits as required. Coordinate resources to ensure EHS aspects and requirements, including legal requirements.
  • Coordinate EHS inspections and assessments to assure compliance with regulatory requirements, Key Performance Measures (KPIs), TTIs expectations, identify opportunities for improvement and provide recommendations based on findings.
  • Procure and maintain records, data, or information necessary to prepare internal or external required reports, respond to agency requests. Prepare and submit timely reports and responses to informational requests.
  • Facilitate incident investigations including root cause analysis for corrective action. Train management, personnel on incident investigations and proper documentation. Measure plant performance, benchmarking against best in class manufacturing.
  • Further develop, implement, and sustain a systemized environmental, safety & health program that ensures the MTO locations meets company standards and initiatives.
  • Conducts required inspections of universal and hazardous waste accumulation sites.
  • Assist locations with waste management, waste streams, EPCRA, storm water, and spill prevention
  • Oversee and prepare the submission of environmental reports such as, but not limited to air and water reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Support the MTO locations in the development and maintenance of EHS systems, OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), ISO and similar.

    Specific Deliverables:

    • Annual Division EHS Plan
    • EHS training plan that covers diverse needs for the Division
    • Weekly Scorecard to monitor progress toward goals and targets
    • Periodic reviews with Injury Prevention Strategy team on progress, issues
    • Lead annual EHS cross-audits, rapid events, and Kaizen events regarding Culture of Zero
    • Position will require travel to the 12 MTO locations
    • Stay abreast of dynamic business conditions and ensure EHS management systems are sufficient to maintain EHS values
    • Act as an EHS coach and mentor for plant managers and EHS professionals
    • Must have good interpersonal astuteness and the ability to work with various level of the organization.
    • The incumbent will ensure EHS reporting, recordkeeping, training, investigations of all incidents (SIF) and non-compliance incidents.

      Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

      • Bachelors Degree in engineering, industrial safety or business administration
      • 7-10 years experience in manufacturing, 7-10 years safety experience in general industry and 5+ years of Environmental efforts with waste management, EPCRA, storm water, spill prevention, air, and waste streams.
      • Requires effective communications (oral & written) both internally and externally.
      • Requires working effectively with other people and effective team building skills.
      • Requires effective planning and organizing skills.
      • Requires effective computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
      • Professional certification in safety desired.

        Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Southwire, Atlanta , Director, EHS, Executive , Carrollton, Georgia

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