Environment Health and Safety Manager

McLaughlin Gormley
Chaska, Minnesota, US
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
MGK has 100+ years' of experience focusing on sustainable & environmentally conscious ways to protect families and crops from pests around the world, using our synthetic and certified organic, botanically based pesticide products.

General Description:
The Environmental, Health & Safety Manager is responsible for managing the overall safety, health, and environmental activities with the primary goal of reducing loss and liability at both MGK facilities. This position will develop and manage programs that ensure compliance with state, local and federal regulations as well as company and corporate requirements. It will assist in the company's efforts to plan, implement and manage the EHS and Responsible Care programs and to ensure compliance with the corporate and SCC EHS philosophy. The role will act as the manager of the overall EHS program with a focus on EHS excellence, compliance, continuous improvement and collaboration with the Valent USA facilities as well as manage specific corporate programs (for example, fleet safety.) Performs and utilizes compliance audits of contract manufacturers and vendors to minimize liabilities and ensure utilization of qualified third-party service providers and contractors. Potential for additional responsibilities related to facilities safety management including security, off-hours systems monitoring, and grounds conservation.
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Manage or assist/advise with all Environmental, Health and Safety duties surrounding compliant operation of the MGK facilities, operations and staff.
  • Assist with compliance audits of contract manufacturers, warehouses, and vendors to minimize liabilities and ensure utilization of qualified third-party service providers and contractors.
  • Model and promote an organizational culture that fosters EHS excellence through effective leadership.
  • Implement and manage assigned company EHS programs (for example, hazard communication, hazard waste management, emergency response, laboratory operations, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, ergonomics, etc.) to ensure compliance with OSHA and applicable environmental standards at both facilities and in cooperation with other departments as applicable.
  • Provide or coordinate all OSHA-mandated, company-required and non-mandatory training to comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Oversee incident investigations, prepare, maintain and track required reports, both internal and to agencies as required. Identify and assign corrective actions in cooperation with applicable department management. Identify countermeasures to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Provide or coordinate new hire orientation outlining high expectations regarding EHS and company compliance and the important role of the employee.
  • Perform frequent and routine environmental and safety inspections, and internal audits to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and corporate requirements. This includes facilities, grounds, employee work practices and procedures.
  • Recommend and develop changes in policies, procedures, work environment and equipment to prevent incidents and illness.
  • Identify and correct hazardous working conditions and unsafe employee practices through personal interaction, site visits, safety plans, and education of all appropriate departments.
  • Review documentation to insure all required onsite records and reports are complete, accurate and submitted per established procedures. Maintain all EHS documents according to the corporate retention schedule.
  • Accompany, when possible, all facility visits by OSHA, EPA, DOT, and other regulatory agencies, as well as corporate EHS department and insurance inspectors on audits and assessments.
  • Act as the company EHS liaison with governmental agencies, the insurance carrier and industry associations as required.
  • Participate and act as an advisor for employee safety committee activities.
  • Represent MGK by participating as a member of the corporate EHS and Responsible Care teams as directed. Continue work-related knowledge and personal development by attending approved meetings, workshops, training, and seminars on OSHA and EPA standards and other relevant topics.
  • Collaborate and support EHS team members within the company and group companies.
  • Act as a change agent committed to continuous improvement.
  • Manage corporate level respiratory protection and hearing conservation programs, and others, as needed.
  • Participate, as requested, on related corporate programs such as the Crisis Communication Team
  • Manage the Process Safety Management (PSM) program especially for the on-going installation of new systems and equipment.
  • Assist with the PSM audits performed every 3 years and HazOps every 5 years.
  • Oversee Emergency Response, Safety meetings and training events.
  • Oversee and assist with hazardous waste shipments at both facilities.
  • Participate in industrial hygiene & ergonomic evaluations including Job Hazard Analyses.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Engineering or similar Science or EHS field from an accredited university.
  • 5+ years' experience in the listed principal responsibilities in an operationally diverse EHS environment.
  • Certification as CSP, CIH, CHMM is preferred and may be required for promotion potential. Other certifications preferred: First Aid/CPR/AED Trainer, RCRA & Hazardous Waste Management, OSHA 10 hour or 30 hour, and 40 hour HAZWOPER
  • Experience with industrial hygiene techniques and ergonomic evaluations.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office software, particularly Excel and PowerPoint preferred.

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