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Environmental Health Safety Manager

Employer
Empire Auto Parts, LLC
Location
Houston, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 18, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Sustainability
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob Description

About Us:

Empire Auto Parts is a leading, fast-growing provider of aftermarket collision automobile parts to independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and dealer-operated body shops across twenty states throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Totowa, NJ, the company has over thirty locations and employs over 800 team members.

https://www.empireautoparts.com/

Job Summary:

Reporting to the VP of Operations, we are seeking an experienced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager to join our team in the aftermarket collision auto parts industry. An EHS Manager, will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive environmental, health, and safety programs that ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. The EHS Manager's primary goal will be to create a safe and healthy work environment for our employees while minimizing our environmental impact.

The EHS Manager plays a pivotal role in creating a safer and more sustainable future for the aftermarket collision auto parts industry. A successful candidate will contribute to our mission of maintaining the highest standards of environmental health and safety.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Develop and Implement EHS Programs:

· Design, develop, and implement comprehensive EHS programs, policies, and procedures specific to the aftermarket collision auto parts industry.

· Establish guidelines and protocols for workplace safety, hazardous material handling, waste management, and environmental sustainability.

· Conduct regular audits and inspections to identify potential hazards, assess risks, and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards.

Compliance and Regulatory Affairs:

· Stay up-to-date with local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to environmental protection, workplace safety, and hazardous material management.

· Monitor and maintain compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.

· Act as a liaison with regulatory agencies, ensuring all required permits, licenses, and reporting are obtained and submitted accurately and on time.

Training and Education:

· Develop and deliver EHS training programs for employees, focusing on safety procedures, hazard identification, and emergency response protocols.

· Promote a culture of safety awareness and environmental responsibility through ongoing communication, training sessions, and engagement initiatives.

Incident Investigation and Risk Management:

· Lead investigations into accidents, incidents, and near misses to identify root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.

· Develop and maintain an incident reporting system, ensuring all incidents are properly documented and analyzed.

· Conduct risk assessments and implement risk management strategies to minimize workplace hazards and potential environmental impacts.

Waste Management and Sustainability:

· Develop and oversee waste management programs, including hazardous waste disposal, recycling initiatives, and pollution prevention.

· Implement strategies to minimize environmental impact, reduce energy consumption, and promote sustainability practices.

Continuous Improvement:

· Monitor key performance indicators related to EHS and recommend improvements to enhance safety, efficiency, and sustainability.

· Stay informed about emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in EHS management within the collision auto parts industry.

· Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate EHS considerations into new processes, projects, and product development.

Required Skills/Abilities:

· Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.

· Relevant professional certifications (e.g., Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist) are highly desirable.

· Proven experience in EHS management, preferably within the aftermarket collision auto parts industry or a related manufacturing environment.

· In-depth knowledge of environmental regulations (e.g., EPA, OSHA), safety standards (e.g., NFPA, ANSI), and hazardous material management.

· Strong understanding of risk assessment methodologies, incident investigation techniques, and root cause analysis.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels.

· Proficient in analyzing and interpreting complex data, developing reports, and making data-driven recommendations.

· Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and drive continuous improvement.

· Familiarity with sustainability practices and a commitment to promoting environmental stewardship.

· Experience working with regulatory agencies and conducting audits/inspections is highly desirable.

Personal/Professional Attributes:

· Strong Ethical Standards : Demonstrates integrity, ethical decision-making, and a commitment to promoting a culture of safety and environmental responsibility.

· Leadership Skills: Possesses excellent leadership abilities to inspire, motivate, and guide teams towards achieving EHS goals and objectives.

· Analytical Thinking : Exhibits strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess risks, identify hazards, and develop effective strategies for mitigating them.

· Attention to Detail: Pays close attention to detail to ensure compliance with regulations, accurate documentation, and thorough incident investigations.

· Communication Skills: Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate EHS policies, procedures, and training materials to employees at all levels of the organization.

· Adaptability: Thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, adapting quickly to changing priorities and effectively managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

· Collaboration and Influence: Collaborates effectively with cross-functional teams, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders, and possesses strong influencing skills to drive EHS initiatives and gain support from key stakeholders.

· Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a passion for staying updated on industry trends, emerging regulations, and best practices in EHS management, and applies this knowledge to improve processes and drive continuous improvement.

· Technical Competence: Possesses a solid understanding of relevant EHS regulations, standards, and practices, and keeps abreast of advancements in technology and tools used for EHS management.

· Resilience : Maintains composure and resilience in high-pressure situations, demonstrating the ability to make sound decisions and take appropriate action in emergency response scenarios.

· Organizational Skills: Demonstrates strong organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and effectively allocate resources.

· Commitment to Professional Development: Displays a commitment to personal and professional growth by pursuing relevant certifications, attending training programs, and participating in industry conferences and associations.

Company DescriptionEmpire Auto Parts is a leading, fast-growing provider of aftermarket collision automobile parts to independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and dealer-operated body shops across twenty states throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Totowa, NJ, the company has over thirty locations and employs over 800 team members.Company DescriptionEmpire Auto Parts is a leading, fast-growing provider of aftermarket collision automobile parts to independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and dealer-operated body shops across twenty states throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Totowa, NJ, the company has over thirty locations and employs over 800 team members.

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