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Global Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Smithers Oasis
Kent, Ohio, US
Closing date
Jan 28, 2022

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Smithers-Oasis is a diverse global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam and design media, floral accessories, postharvest products, cellular growing media, temperature control packaging, medical impression foam, and custom foams for specialized applications. Our business divisions include OASIS Floral Products, Floralife Postharvest Products, Design Master, OASIS Grower Solutions, Temprecision International, Medical Impression Foam, and Engineered Products.

Our business divisions and operating units all have the same goal - to provide solutions-based products and services - and our network of facilities around the world enables Smithers-Oasis to provide these at the local level, yet with a global perspective. For floral markets, that means products reflect local cultural preferences and traditions. From horticultural and postharvest perspectives, we work with suppliers throughout the global supply chain to maximize crop production and protect products from harvest to the point of sale. For our specialty foam divisions, we drive innovation, accept accountability, and are positioned to partner with operations worldwide.

At Smithers-Oasis, we are committed to quality and innovation. We are proud to collaborate with our communities to create longstanding, supportive partnerships and customer satisfaction.


We are looking for an experienced experienced individual to lead our global environmental, health, safety and regulatory functions. By nature, this individual must be a strategic thinker who is able to influence and collaborate with others in a team environment.

Some responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):
  • Develop and implement a variety of proactive initiatives to drive all manufacturing sites and manage projects towards continuous improvements in EHS measurements including OHSA recordables, regulatory compliance and lost time injury cases.
  • Ensure sound judgment is used to balance the reasonable needs of the business with regulatory requirements.
  • Represent all U.S. operations at regulatory hearings, legal actions, and legislative meetings.
  • Manage the maintenance of inventory of existing installations and their current status with regard to compliance with federal, state and local regulatory laws.
  • Review construction plans to determine if pollution control considerations are adequate and provides technical supervision for construction and installation of pollution control equipment.
  • Act as a liaison with outside associations concerned with pollution control and government personnel in regulatory agencies.
  • Manage the Work Safely program by working with operating units on corrective actions to audit deficiencies.
  • Administer environmental programs including Title V, and other air PTI/PTO documentation, SARA 312 and 313 reporting, RMP program management, SWPP, waste management (hazardous and non-hazardous), and other environmental programs as required.
  • Inspect or tour all facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards and recommends corrective or preventative measures where indicated.
  • Assist in implementation of tools (KPIs, reports) and techniques to assure ongoing regulatory compliance process improvements.
  • Oversee management of consultants as necessary to acquire specific knowledge or regulatory information.
  • Maintain current knowledge by monitoring the development of regulations around the world and manage impact on current and future product offering.
  • Support product development and research by assuring product compliance to international, federal, state and local regulations.
  • Provide project management to transfer technology as deemed necessary, ensuring that Smithers-Oasis' intellectual property is protected at all times.
  • Conduct EHS training for employees, new hires, and contractors.
  • Produce reports as required to update the status of projects or other pertinent industrial information.
  • Handle hazardous waste issues.
  • Develop appropriate emergency action plans.
  • Analyze plant accident, injury, and environmental data to identify trends.
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned by management.

  • An individual with an advanced degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Operations Management, or a related technical discipline.
  • An individual with at least five years of experience in product regulations who has knowledge of TSCA, CEPA, Hazard Communication Standard and other pertinent product regulations.
  • An individual with at least five years of experience working in EH&S in a manufacturing work environment.
  • An individual who is experienced in regional, global, and functional organizations.
  • An individual who can execute strategic and tactical objectives provided by senior leaders.
  • An individual who is able to effectively interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • An individual who has an appreciation for, and sensitivity to, cultural diversity within the company.
  • An individual who is able to travel approximately 25% of the time within a year's time, both domestically and internationally.

  • A full-time career with a competitive salary and benefit plan options, paid-time off and an immediately vested company-matched 401k plan
  • Our company culture places a high value on integrity and trust, respect, collaboration, and a proper work/life balance
  • An opportunity to add value to the organization and build strong professional relationships

We are looking for someone who resides in the northeast Ohio area. This position may be performed remotely, however, at times it may require onsite availability for training, meetings or other onsite activities.

Job Type: Full-time

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:
  • Bonus pay

Work Location: Multiple Locations
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