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EHS Manager

Job Id: 3035
Industry: Chemical
Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: DirectHire

Job Description


  • Responsible for managing the Environmental Health & Safety Department and coordinating site environmental compliance programs.
  • Maintains working knowledge of governmental EHS regulations and relevant new technology, processes, products and equipment.
  • Coordinates with other plant operating departments to direct supporting staff activities toward meeting overall plant EHS goals.
  • Supervises the safety personnel responsible for the development and implementation of loss prevention and plant safety programs.
  • Ensures that the facility complies with fire, building and health codes and that employees are provided a safe working environment.
  • Supervises the environmental and utility engineers, the safety officer, the site trainer, and other personnel.
  • Obtains and maintains current all applicable construction, operating and discharge permits.
  • Works to minimize waste generation and disposal.
  • Oversees the Industrial Hygiene program for monitoring workplace exposures to potentially harmful materials and agents.
  • Oversees the contract Security personnel to guarantee that the plant remains secure.
  • Ensures that all site employees are trained and informed of health, safety and environmental compliance.
  • Maintains records and submits reports to ensure plant EHS compliance.
  • May perform other plant activities, such as acting as liaison with governmental agencies, as required by location.
  • Prepares various reports to advise management of EHS compliance activities.
  • Selects, trains, and develops an effective supporting staff. Initiates salary increases and conducts performance appraisals on a timely basis.
  • Participates in various state, local and professional groups to promote EHS concerns.
  • Is the RC14001 Management Representative with responsibilities including, but not limited to:
    • insuring that the established RC14001 System is implemented and maintained according to the American Chemistry Council RC14001 Technical Specification
    • reporting on the system performance during management reviews, including recommendations for improvement
    • identifying and assessing program and organizational needs and to allocate resources to meet RC14001 System objectives, targets and programs
    • promotes awareness of RC14001 requirements
    • Supports commitment to the guiding principles of Responsible Care®, and its Codes of Management Practice, to continually improve health, safety and environmental performance.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering or related field.
  • 5+ years of EHS experience
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • No immigration sponsorship available for this opportunity


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good working knowledge of EHS regulations.
  • 5+ years of previous management experience preferred
  • The ability to direct, train, and motivate staff
  • Experience working in a chemical manufacturing facility a plus


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