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Environment, Health and Safety Manager

Pridgeon & Clay
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding career that allows you to utilize your skills to their fullest potential? Do you want to join a team of hardworking, enthusiastic and creative people and enjoy working with a company that recognizes and embraces diversity? Do you take pride working with a company that is committed to being a great corporate citizen and playing a role in producing the highest quality products and services?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Pridgeon and Clay is the place for you…

Founded in 1948 by John Pridgeon and Donald Clay, we are one of the largest independent, value-added manufacturers and suppliers of automotive stamped and fine-blanked components in the United States.

The EHS Manager is responsible for all aspects of the EHS strategy and functions to ensure the regulatory compliance, safety, health, and welfare of all employees. They develop, implement, and drive all EHS continuous improvement plans by meeting or exceeding all federal, state, local and company standards, this includes OSHA, MIOSHA, IOSHA, NFPA, and DEQ policy's. They are the champion on all safety and environmental initiatives with the intent to continually improve processes and the environment with an exemplary manner.

Qualified candidates will possess the following Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety (with an emphasis in Environmental Health Management)
  • Knowledge and understanding of MIOSHA/OSHA safety regulations, NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency standards, OSHA 18001 standards, local, state, and federal rules and regulations (GR city waste, MDEQ, and EPA), and ISO 14001
  • Previous experience managing employees, and safety and environmental issues within a manufacturing environment required, including experience auditing job sites for health and safety compliance
  • Experience with creating safety awareness and training programs and ergonomics analysis.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to lead and drive projects to completion
  • MIOSHA level 1 certification and Certified Storm Water Operator (SWPPP) certification preferred
  • An excellent work record, including attendance.

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently adhere to, and support, company policies and procedures, including ISO, IATF 16949, and safety regulations.
  • Maintain active involvement in safety organizations (such as PMA), using resources to assist in the identification of opportunities related to safety and environmental issues.
  • Ensure yearly fire, tornado, and spill drills are schedule and performed at all locations.
  • Lead cross functional safety committee to help recognize and address any safety related issues, while also raising awareness of safety related issues.
  • Act as the main contact for qualified safety item suppliers for items such as chain slings, crane hooks, gloves, etc.
  • Administer required reoccurring safety training/testing, such as first aid, blood borne pathogens, forklift/hi-lo/PIT training, crane training, lock out tag out, confined space, audiometric, and new employee safety training.
  • Be the point of contact for any MIOSHA/IOSHA visits, complaints, or other related items.
  • Work with business units to ensure compliance in all areas of safety and take the lead in all safety related 8-D's.
  • Create workplace and employee safety awareness programs, as well as employee recognition programs.
  • Work with the Human Resources department to continuously improve employee safety training programs (lockout/tag-out, forklift/hi-lo/crane training, PPE, and environmental awareness programs) and tracked.
  • Ensure compliance of National Fire Protection Codes by implementing programs for our employees that will safeguard our people and our workplace. Work with outside contractors to ensure they meet the NFPA standards/codes.
  • Ensure compliance of Pridgeon & Clay and MIOSHA/IOSHA/OSHA safety regulations by outside contractors and vendors working within or for Pridgeon & Clay.
  • Understand all local, state and federal laws that include MIOSHA/IOSHA/OSHA and DEQ regulations and verify compliance with all policies and practices.
  • Maintain all required documents for safety regulations.
  • Schedule and coordinate all state and local inspections related to safety.

  • Track and monitor proper disposal of biohazard wastes.
  • Perform reoccurring tests for air samples, sound levels, and other environmental impacts.
  • Assist the General Manager with evaluating environmental impact relating to chemical waste generation, storm water run-off control and air quality and/or health related concerns regarding proper use of process chemicals
  • Assist General Manager to lead and maintain ISO 14001 Environmental standards.
  • Maintain SARA Title 313 reporting and documentation.
  • Maintain all required documents for environmental regulations.
  • Schedule and coordinate all state and local inspections related to environment

  • As a resource advises the global operations on EHS system development and environmental issues.
  • Mentors EHS team members by creating professional and technical growth goals for each team member. The ability to identify future leaders within the company and support their leadership development.
  • Plays a key role in helping to protect workers, communicate accurately and effectively about risks, and ensure business continuity when a pandemic event threatens to disrupt normal operations.
  • Provides guidance and direction to the GR EHS coordinator.
  • Define and prioritize corporate EHS goals and objectives and manage projects to meet corporate goals and deadlines. Assist in solving specific challenges to overcome project roadblocks when necessary, so that agreed goals and objectives are met.
  • Effectively communicate with co-workers and management personnel to enhance teamwork and communication initiatives by providing necessary, accurate, and timely feedback.
  • Lead and drive the PNC Safety & Environmental corporate committee, setting goals and realistic deadlines with committee members.
  • Leads all safety inspections internal and external and safety audits.
  • Perform the safety and environmental portions of new hire orientation.
  • Develops safety environmental portion and delivers the training as needed.
  • Ensure proper, timely completion of safety/health documentation and recordkeeping.
  • Leads all aspects of incident investigation and reporting for safety and environmental issues.
  • Develops and manages EHS Budget.
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