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Health and Safety Manager


International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting



International Paper currently has an opening for a Plant Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager at Moses Lake Packaging Plant. This manufacturing plant produce packaging for local and national customers. The EHS Coordinator is responsible for leading systems, processes and procedures that promote a positive safety culture, which results in an injury free and healthy workplace. This critical team member collaborates with plant leadership to execute on all local, state, federal regulatory EHS requirements and company EHS programs. This position reports directly to the Manufacturing Manager and works functionally with regional EHS Manager.



  • Responsible for supporting and fostering the safety culture, safety and environmental compliance of the plant.
  • 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 programs including safe work observation process, 5S, hazard recognition and controls.
  • Lead and ensure compliance for Contractor safety; 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 including makeup and new hire training. 
  • 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.
  • Ensure 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, wastewater, storm water, cyclone, silo, Tier II, DMR's, Air, etc.).
  • Lead deliberate and continuous improvement efforts to improve EHS performance.
  • Work with lead team to develop and implement site-specific annual objectives for EHS



  • 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
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing and prioritizing to manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to accomplish EHS requirements and objectives
  • Ability  to travel for training, meetings and benchmarking



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


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.
Union Gap  WA  98903-1537



Union Gap, WA, US, 98903-1537

Category:  Environment Health & Safety
Date:  Jun 24, 2022

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