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Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager

Job Description

Siemens Smart Infrastructure is seeking an Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager for our Electrification Automation (EA) Factory in Heber Springs, AR. a manufacturing and distribution facility primarily focused on medium-voltage overhead outdoor power distribution products and solutions. Outdoor products are essential components of medium-voltage distribution grids. SIEMENS' comprehensive outdoor portfolio of switching devices is designed for a wide variety of applications and climatic conditions.

Position Overview:
  • The EHS manager is responsible for the Heber Springs, AR facility comprising approximately 78 office and factory employee
  • You will provide EHS services for Siemens Industry Inc. project sites involving construction and maintenance/commissioning of existing production equipment and factory buildings.
  • The EHS managers’ efforts are to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, protect the environment, assure compliance with EHS laws and regulations, handle EHS risks, prepare the site and project sites for dealing with emergencies, promote wellness programs, and promote Siemens’ Zero Harm Culture
  • The position reports to the Plant Manager in Heber Springs, with dotted line responsibility to the Business Unit EHS Director located in Wendell, NC.
Responsibilities / Tasks include:
  • Advocate for a Zero Harm safety culture that protects the safety of Siemens’ employees, subcontractors, and customers.
  • Work with business location to develop specific job safety analyses (JSA) for higher-risk work.
  • Regularly conduct safety training for Siemens employees and maintain employee safety training database.
  • Evaluate safety programs of subcontractors to meet or exceed Siemens standards.
  • Maintain and improve safe work standards and practices.
  • Lead and animate the factory 5S program together with the production managers.
  • Manage and is responsible of the ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 re-certifications by managing internal audits and developing actions plans with the Plant Manager and the other factory managers.
  • Regularly conduct site safety assessments/audits including tracking and reporting corrective action status and be a visible presence advocating for the safety of Siemens engineering, project managers, site manager, commissioning, operations, and maintenance personnel.
  • Maintain EHS regulatory compliance activities, including preparing and submitting EHS regulatory reports and working with regulatory agency personnel.
  • Manage worker’s compensation claims and return-to-work program
  • Provide technical guidance to employees regarding environmental, health and safety related issues or concerns, and regulatory compliance
  • Track occupational safety / environmental related Federal, State, and Local regulatory changes and impacting the business, both from a facility and customer relations standpoint, and communicate those to management. When necessary, coordinate business response and or comments to regulatory changes.
  • Improve employee and management EHS awareness.
  • Participate in audit activities including identification of EHS issues and implementation of corrective actions
  • Conduct and lead EHS incident investigations, including tracking and record-keeping requirements, insure detailed investigation of serious incidents
  • Conduct the new Siemens Eco-Efficiency and Waste Management programs by proposing new solutions to limit and recycle waste and reduce the energy consumption of the factory.
  • Interact with Siemens legal on any EHS activities with regulatory agencies, employees, and outside legal counsel on behalf of business when required
  • Collaborate with the Plant Manager who will provide direct support
  • Assist Regional Country United States EHS Corporate EHS professionals as required
  • Perform Sub-Contractor EHS Assessments and conduct onsite Project EHS Assessments
  • Conduct random EHS verification and compliance audits during unannounced site visits and manage findings
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
  • BS/BA in related discipline (EHS), or advanced degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in a technical EHS role focusing on Safety and Environmental Compliance
  • Experience with high-risk operations in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of EPA and OSHA regulations and industry EHS standards
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, evaluate, and recommend controls for workplace hazards
  • Demonstrated experience working on cross-functional teams and leading EHS targets and objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
  • Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong writing capabilities, especially with writing clear, concise EHS procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks for different business units and work independently with little supervision.
  • Must be able to work with all levels of the organization
  • Limited travel
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) certification, or equivalent
  • Experience working with ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and OHSAS 18001 Management System Standards highly preferred
  • Ability to influence, negotiate, and persuade employees at all levels

Can you see yourself, learning, growing, and succeeding here? If so, we'd like to meet you!

We offer flexible vacation time, a matching 401K plan, profit sharing, full health, life, vision, and dental benefits.

Apply today and learn how you can be a part of the SIEMENS family.

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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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