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Environment, Health and Safety Manager

II VI Incorporated
Champaign County, Illinois, US
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Areas of responsibility include Environmental, Safety, Emergency response and enduring regulatory compliance at the Federal, State and City levels. Responsible for hazardous & non-hazardous waste management, air quality management and water quality management for the facility. Ensure the safety of all personnel through effective administration of safety policies and procedures; planning, developing and delivery of safety training, and maintaining compliance to OSHA, Corporate and local regulations.Ensure program development and compliance for ISO9001, ISO14001, EICC and RBA, RoHS, REACH and WEE standards.

Description for Internal Candidates

Duties & Responsibilities

Environmental Operations
  • Maintain compliance to Federal, State and Local Regulations
  • New standards, regulatory updates and customer requirements are studied, understood and requirements communicated to the organization
  • Develop and maintain the budget for environmental and regulatory operations
  • Maintain Environmental Management System compliant to ISO14001 standard
  • Self-Declaration
  • Reporting requirements are met on time
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Texas Department of Health
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas Water Development Board
  • Department of Transportation
  • Champaign Water Utilities
  • City of Champaign
  • Air Emissions
  • Water Quality
  • Fire Department
  • Manage and maintain compliance for hazardous and non-hazardous waste
  • Chemical and waste handling
  • Definitions and classifications
  • Waste minimization and recycling
  • Packaging, labeling, and manifesting waste shipments
  • Disposal management
  • Generator categories and corresponding regulations
  • Waste accumulation and corresponding requirements
  • Container and tank management
  • Manage and maintain air quality compliance
  • Air quality permits and facilities emissions
  • Permit by rule exemptions
  • Review and approve process impact on all new product development (PDP) and continuous improvement projects
  • Work with Process Engineering at all sites to define process requirements and develop operating procedures
  • All company environmental policies and procedures are in place and current
  • Training is developed and delivered as required
  • No major impacts to the environment and\or residential neighbors
  • No citation or monetary fines issued due to non-compliance
  • Serve as an Internal Auditor to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, international standards, customer requirements, company policy, procedures and practices

Employee Safety
  • Safety policies and procedures are developed, implemented and maintained to ensure employee health and safety at all locations
  • Training materials are developed and delivered per OSHA requirements

Customer Product Material Compliance
  • Ensure customer product material complies with all requirements - RoHS, REACH, Proposition 65, WEEE, etc.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements including bi-annual REACH updates and ensure changes are communicated as required
  • Leads and supports the Customer Product Material Compliance Requirement TEAM
  • Interface with customers concerning compliance questions, certifications and audits
  • Develop and provide training for internal employees and external suppliers and customers

Emergency Coordinator
  • All Emergency Operations and equipment are maintained in good operating condition and meet inspection requirements
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Building security
  • Emergency eye wash and shower stations
  • First aid cabinets
  • Spill response media
  • All company emergency policies and procedures are in place, current and facility personnel are trained
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Tornado Alert
  • Chemical Spill
  • Security
  • Contingency Plan
  • Emergency Response Teams are staffed and trained in Dallas and Vietnam
  • Contingency Plans are in place and current
  • Responsible for authorizing activation of response and notification of proper authorities

Workers Compensation
  • All injury reporting to insurance carrier and State agencies are completed in a timely manner
  • All injured employees receive authorized satisfactory medical care
  • Accident investigations are conducted promptly and recommendations are made in a timely manner
  • Injured employees who incur lost time return to work in a timely manner
  • All injured employees who have work restrictions return to regular work in a timely manner
  • Employee medical records are maintained properly

Administration / Personal Development
  • Participate in training opportunities to learn other skills in relation processing and characterization of materials.
  • Management Review is conducted annually to identify Environmental Aspects and establish objectives and targets to prevent negative impact
  • Personal and Business Goals are developed, pursued and achieved
  • Reports and indices are updated on time
  • Suggestions for continuous improvement are documented and communicated
  • Problem solving and GAP analysis are used to identify root cause and effective solutions
  • Timely and consistent communication with coworkers and department teams is maintained
  • Quality Work Environment housekeeping standards are maintained for own work area and community areas

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in environmental and safety field
  • 9+ years in Environmental and Safety Engineering
  • Working knowledge of U.S. environmental and safety regulations
  • Experience maintaining ISO9001 and ISO14001 compliance
  • Working knowledge of REACH, RoHS, EICC and SA8000 standards
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Able to balance financial, safety and environmental objectives
  • Audit experience in safety and environmental areas
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and ability to comprehend and communicate at a high level with Senior Managers, customers, distributors, and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to anticipate and handle multiple priorities and complex/abstract issues involving external and internal priorities
  • Ability to excel in a cross-organizational, cross-cultural, global team environment
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate people
  • Handle special assignments promptly and professionally
  • Set a high standard of ethics, professionalism, leadership, and competency

Working Conditions

Indoors. Hazardous chemicals and gasses present. 24/7 operation.

Physical Requirements

Normal physical requirements

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and II-VI Corporate EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company's values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at II-VI:

Integrity - Create an Environment of Trust

Collaboration - Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

Accountability - Own the Process and the Outcome

Respect - Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm - Find a Sense of Purpose in Work

II-VI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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