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EHS Manager

Description: 

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 65,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide.

International Paper’s vision is to be one of the best and most respected companies in the world. A company of substance in everything we do, from the products we make, to investing in communities, to protecting our environment, International Paper supports communities where our employees live and work.

The EHS Representative reporting directly to the General Manager works to plan, direct, and implement environmental health and safety programs to ensure a positive, safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment and is responsible for the compliance with all environmental and safety regulatory agencies.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Be a safety leader out on the shop floor as well as in the front office to ensure all employees know, understand and execute safe work practices.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively and intervene with all employees to ensure safe work practices are being followed.
  • Works in partnership with Area, regional and local management to develop and implement strategies, policies, and services to increase employee safety & reduce organization risks.
  • Develops, implements and maintains effective systems, procedures and training to achieve and maintain an accident free, injury free, and healthy work environment. Plans and implements procedures, programs, and files regulatory reports in compliance with the local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Assists with the record keeping, and manuals for these programs (including but not limited to): OSHA, DOT, etc.
  • Assists with annual department goals according to key metrics (ex- lost time accidents) that are measured throughout the organization.
  • Plans, implements, and oversees the company safety and maintenance program; coordinates with plants’ safety committees.
  • Be familiar with or be willing to quickly learn California regulatory requirements in the areas of Storm Water, Waste Water, Air Quality, Hazardous Waste, etc.
  • Lead local efforts around key company EHS initiatives, such as Contractor Compliance (IPCC), Key Element Surveys, Environmental Compliance audits, Energy Control Program (ECP), etc.
  • Supervise and manage hourly employees, assigning, and directing work; evaluating employee performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; promoting safety, teamwork; resolving conflicts.
  • Provide leadership in developing, implementing and managing EH&S policies, programs and practices.
  • Plans and implements programs to train supervisors and employees to meet standards and also to enhance the company safety culture.
  • Assists with new employee safety orientation program and employee safety training.
  • Assists with employee safety and driving records and training; special environmental projects and worker's compensation program.
  • Coordinate with the Logistics Division Manager and EHS Director on transportation issues and executing the Truck Driver Safety program
  • Inspects organization facilities (safety audits) to detect existing or potential incident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Assists with the investigation of all incidents and injuries from initial report to closure.
  • Review Plant ECMS annually and ensure its development, based on permits and regulatory requirements, its entry into MTT, and its execution.
  • Accountable for annual review of Environmental KES and Corrective Action Plan development an execution.
  • Works with the Lead team to develop site-specific annual objectives for safety, environmental, industrial hygiene and worker's compensation improvements that support these goals, policies and statements.
  • Manages regulatory agency, third party audits, inspections, inquiries, contacts and reporting, ensure/oversees California VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) annual compliance audits

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • BS in Occupational Health and Safety or related field or equivalent work experiences in EHS required.
  • 5+ years’ EHS experience, preferably in manufacturing environment
  • Experience with progressive EHS cultures and safety leadership
  • Knowledge of EHS compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Proficient PC skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to be on call or work off hours as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Superior analytical/ problem solving, written and verbal communications.
  • Experience working with local regulatory agencies preferred.

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 Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

Location: 

Tracy, CA, US, 95376

Category:  Environment Health & Safety
Date:  Jun 11, 2022

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