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Complex Environmental Health & Safety Manager (EHS)

Description: 

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

 

SUMMARY

International Paper currently has an opening for a Complex Environmental, Health and Safety Manager at our Fort Wayne & Butler, IN plants.  These manufacturing plants produce packaging for local and national customers. The Complex EHS Manager is responsible for leading systems, processes and procedures that promote a positive safety culture, which results in an injury free and healthy workplace. Collaborate with local leadership to execute on all local, state, federal regulatory EHS requirements and company EHS programs.  This position reports directly to the Complex General Manager and will work functionally with regional EHS staff.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for supporting and fostering the safety culture, safety and environmental compliance of the manufacturing facilities.
  • Assign and track all EHS activities, corrective action plans and tasks to completion and update as needed;  Maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Assess facility programs against performance standards and develop corrective action plans to close gaps.
  • Manage leading indicator efforts including safe work observation process, 5S, hazard recognition and controls.
  • Lead and maintain Contractor safety effort; assist in development of contractor work plans and monitor compliance.
  • Manage energy control, hearing conservation and chemical management programs.
  • Participate in required internal and external EHS audits and inspections; Coordinate and review results to ensure deficiency correction.
  • Lead incident investigations, complete investigation files, develop corrective action plans and manage worker's compensation process.
  • Lead initiatives to strategically plan, communicate, deliver and track required employee training.  Responsible for makeup training process and new hire onboarding.
  • Responsible for plant-wide EHS communications; utilize resources from EHS function, participate in Area EHS calls and communicate/distribute materials to site leaders; prepare and provide info at plant-wide meetings.
  • Promote sustainability of safety leadership tools; provide feedback to leaders on skill improvements needed.
  • Participate and support an active cross functional safety committee.
  • Maintain files, environmental permits, inspections, certifications and submissions (VOC, waste water, storm water, cyclone, silo, Tier II, DMR's, Air, etc.).
  • Lead deliberate improvement efforts to improve EHS performance.
  • Work with lead team to develop and implement site-specific annual objectives for EHS.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in EHS required
  • 3-5 years EHS experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with progressive EHS cultures and safety leadership
  • Knowledge of EHS compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; Presentation and delivery skills
  • Aptitude for organization, prioritization and managing multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a collaborative fashion to accomplish EHS requirements and objectives
  • Willingness to travel for training, meetings and benchmarking and weekly support of multiple facilities within geography

 

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES

  • Ethics and Values
  • Business Acumen
  • Process Management
  • Drive for Results
  • Command Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Managing through Systems
  • Problem Solving
     

 

International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account.   This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.

 

 

International Paper 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. 

Location: 

FORT WAYNE, IN, US, 46899 Butler, IN, US, 46721

Category:  Environment Health & Safety
Date:  Dec 29, 2021

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