EHS Manager in Chicago, IL at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 9/20/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead all plant environmental, health and safety compliance and management system functions and activities; train, monitor and mentor both supervisors and managers in applicable modules of the EHS Management System (EHS Insight).
  • Responsible for partnering with Ops and the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) to build greater awareness and a proactive mindset, fostering employee engagement towards an interdependent safety culture.
  • Working under the Direction of the NASP Sr. Environmental Engineer and the Director of EHS, implement environmental programs and practices to ensure compliance with various operating permits and required regulatory programs including RCRA (hazardous waste), stormwater, industrial waste water, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC), and the facility]s Integrated Emergency Action Plan
  • Participate in critical management of change processes, including work with Ops and engineering, to ensure employee safety and environmental compliance is considered and implemented in the design phase of new or proposed projects. 
  • Participate or direct root cause analysis of all injuries, incidents, and near-misses to ultimately guide and implement effective remedial action to prevent recurrence.
  • Work with Ops, supervisors and the JHSC to achieve leading indicator targets on the EHS Balanced Scorecard; to work towards employee and supervisor success for the safety component of the hourly and MMIP bonus programs.
  • Responsible for conducting audits in EHS Insight to systematically reduce hazards and ensure regulatory compliance; ensuring corrective actions/preventative actions (CAPAs) are assigned to the right individuals and tracked to completion.
  • Coordinate required OSHA training; lead and train employees and supervisors (train the trainer) in all subject areas covered under the Mauser NASP Safety Program
  • Work with HR to ensure that all new hires or transferred workers receive the required orientation training as necessary prior to starting their new assignments.
  • Under the direction and guidance of the NASP EHS Director, interface with federal, state and local environmental and safety agencies on plant issues
  • Managing and implementing compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), USEPA and State regulations in accordance with government and company requirements; following the guidance and processes established through the EHS management System
  • Coordinating with site leadership at facilities to develop mutually beneficial solutions to complex environmental, health and safety challenges; assist in planning and preparation of budgets to ensure that future safety needs are met.
  • Communicating effectively, championing and implementing change with a diverse set of internal and external customers;


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering or related program of study and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Heavy Manufacturing
  • Certifications in Environmental or Health & Safety preferred; including CSP, CIH, CHMM
  • Experience customizing and delivering effective, engaging safety training for hourly workers, supervisors and managers.
  • Experience with EHS management systems for incident management, program documentation, emergency planning, OSHA/EPA recordkeeping, periodic audit and inspections, and required reporting to governmental agencies.
  • Superior communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, along with the ability to work with all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to solve complex problems by: actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources; systematic and objective evaluation of information consistently looking for novel ways to solve problems; and mastering unfamiliar information, tasks and situations quickly and effectively;
  • Effective attention to detail with a calm and steady demeanor and a high degree of accuracy under pressure;
  • Intermediate computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office Suite of Products, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook;
  • Experience with hazardous waste management and Clean Air Act reporting;
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus;
  • Ability to travel between the facilities assigned (Lively and Arthur)



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