Provide direct EHS leadership and management for the New York North America Performance Additives Wollastonite Operations
- Plan, organize, manage and evaluate EHS compliance programs/systems
- Demonstrate and drive behavior based safety processes
- Ensure all proper EHS/Mining permits and licenses are in place
- EHS Management systems, Audits and Self Assessments
- Legislative & regulatory monitoring for operating facilities
- Workers Compensation Claims oversight
- Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene guidance
- Participation in industry forums/committees and on Company EHS teams
Provide technical and regulatory support to ensure (1) the site(s) are in compliance with applicable federal, state and local EHS laws and regulations as well as Company EHS Policies and Protocols (2) the sites are providing a safe, healthy workplace for all Company employees, visitors and contractors and (3) all employees are properly trained in all EHS areas.
- Provide high level planning and develop Environmental Safety and Health objectives and targets for a 100 person mining and milling operation.
- Coordinate/Assist in the development of professional and administrative EHS staffs.
- Support and guide operating locations in the achievement of established EHS objectives
- Core responsibilities are EHS Leadership for the New York Operations, some travel will be required to assit in group EHS Auditing
- Coordinate and Chair monthly EHSQ Steering Committee Meetings
- Develop and submit monthly reporting of EHS activities and results
- Participate in site incident investigations of high/critical EHS loss events
- Ensure programs, procedures, training, work practices and controls are effectively implemented.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Drives the development and implementation of EHS programs and policies to assure compliance of all company facilities with Federal, State, and Local EHS regulations and standards.
- Reports safety, environmental, and health compliance issues and works with local staff(s) to make recommendations to appropriate site management for correction.
- Provides guidance and counsel to the site management teams on applicable programs, practices, and existing/proposed local, State and Federal regulations.
- Oversees and/or coordinates training mandated by MSHA, EPA, state or local regulatory agencies and provides continuous training for Plant Managers, Maintenance Managers and others.
- Develops and implements proactive environmental compliance and training programs to ensure all regulatory and permit requirements are met and continual environmental improvement is achieved.
- Participates in safety and environmental audits of facilities in accordance with internal/external auditing schedules.
- Directs and/or prepares, maintains, and submits safety and environmental reports and permits in a timely manner in accordance with Federal, State, and Local EH&S regulations.
- Actively participates in Change Management Reviews of Capital Projects to ensure EHS safeguards are built into projects.
- Provide review and approval of contractors for large scale projects based on historic performance, quality of contractor EHS Programs and their ability to meet insurance requirements.
- Reviews and develops appropriate recommendations regarding planned expansion, modification or closure of facilities where EHS risks may be posed or impacted.
- Contributes to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for safety and environmental systems and issues.
- Oversees or investigates and maintains records of safety and environmental incidents and responses as required by law.
- Maintains current working knowledge of Federal, State and local safety, environmental and occupational health regulations (e.g., MSHA, CERCLA, NEPA, SARA, Clean Air and Water Acts).
- Serves as contact with MSHA, EPA, state and/or other regulatory body in designated areas.
- Reports safety, environmental, and health compliance issues to North America Performance Additives Management and the IMERYS EHS group.
- Participates on teams with Company EHS group as necessary.
- Performs other duties as required.
Education and Experience requirements:
- 7-10 years combined experience in Safety and/or Environmental roles in a manufacturing/industrial environment. Mining industry experience preferred.
- Environmental experience - field oversight, environmental investigation, effective remedial design, and familiarization with air and water sampling processes at multi-site manufacturing facilities.
- Safety experience - strong understanding of MSHA regulations, developing and administering training programs, accident investigation and resolution.
- Bachelor’s degree in appropriate Health, Safety and/or Environmental discipline or equivalent education and experience.
- Knowledge of environmental and safety compliance, permitting, incident investigating and reporting protocols.
- Ability to manage large/complex projects.
- Ability to analyze a wide range of Industrial Hygiene, Health and Environmental data/ samples to recognize potential hazards and design /implement effective control strategies
- Skilled in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees.
- Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Understanding of and ready access to; US Federal and applicable State Safety and Environmental Regulations.
- Experience with permitting requirements.
- Professional certifications such as Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) and Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) desired.
Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:
- Strong commitment to safety
- Strong problem solving skills
- Good people skills
- Strong leadership skills
- Skilled in the use of computerized software e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes.
- Detail oriented, a self starter who also displays sound business judgment
- Excellent presentation, negotiation, verbal and written communication skills
- Highly organized and capable of multi-tasking, evaluating and prioritizing a number of projects
- Participates in Industry forums and/or committees
- Travel 5-10% of the time.
- Work in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles.
- Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hart hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.
- Physical requirements are those of a standard office.
- Manual dexterity, keyboard skills, ability to drive.
The requirements and responsibilities contained in this job description do not create a contract of employment and are not meant to be all-inclusive. They may be changed by the role manager during employment on an as-needed basis.