Americas Health, Safety and Environment Manager

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Milford, Massachusetts, US
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Waters Corporation is currently seeking a Regional Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager to support manufacturing, research, laboratory, and distribution operations at our facilities within the Americas region. The Regional Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring site environmental and safety programs as well as educating and engaging employees at all levels with these programs. This role will report to the Global HSE Director and work closely with the Regional Managers for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific and Greater China (APAC/GC.)

  • Proactively manage health, safety and environmental compliance and related continuous improvement programs
  • Support Americas sites and field-based employees located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil
  • Maintain site licenses, permits, reporting and regulatory requirements as required: air, water, laboratory safety, hazardous chemical storage and use, hazardous waste, etc.
  • Develop and promote safety programs, safety awareness and HSE culture
  • Develop and deploy ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 45001 Safety Management systems at manufacturing and distribution sites
  • Monitor regulatory updates and industry best practices throughout the Americas region
  • Provide guidance and advice to employees, supervisors and managers on HSE compliance and best practices
  • Conduct job hazard analyses, personal protective equipment assessments, and facility safety and environmental audits and inspections
  • Participate in incident investigations, root cause analysis, and support and documentation of corrective actions
  • Assist with the determination and collection of key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Develop and deploy employee HSE training and maintain associated training records
  • Liaise with HSE Team members, Facilities and Real Estate departments on projects, initiatives, and budgets
  • Participate in due diligence efforts and integration programs associated with mergers and acquisitions
  • Domestic and international travel required (10-20% post-pandemic)
  • Directly manage site-based HSE staff

Demonstrated Behaviors:
  • Positively influence employees and team members to promote a culture of health, safety and well-being
  • Effectively communicate to colleagues across business units, geographies, and at all levels of the organization
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams; seek stakeholder input to arrive at mutually beneficial solutions
  • Operate with integrity, transparency, and humility
  • Act as a true company owner to advance the overall interests of Waters
  • Carry a broad global perspective of markets, technologies, and trends
  • Balance clear strategic thinking and accountability in execution to deliver results
  • Promote diversity and inclusion to contribute to innovative and productive teams
  • Actively create the conditions for Waters' people and teams to succeed

Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in an HSE role within an industrial or laboratory setting
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical / Environmental / Safety Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science, or related field
  • Working knowledge of domestic and international HSE regulations with a focus on laboratory safety
  • Experience with environmental permitting, hazardous chemical and waste management, and ISO 14001/45001 programs
  • Experience leading health and safety initiatives
  • Experience with program development and implementation of new or changing regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, evaluate and recommend controls for workplace hazards
  • Demonstrated ability to execute work assignment and perform duties without direct supervision
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills; strong attention to detail
  • Superior communications, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, HSE management software and SAP

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional safety and/or environmental certification(s) strongly preferred
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Ability to lead through influence and to work effectively as part of a matrixed organization
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and to adapt and learn in a changing work environment

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

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