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EHS Leader

Job Id: 3191
Industry: Building Materials
Location: Fort Smith, AR
Job Type: DirectHire

Job Description

Trispyrian connects bright people with great companies. Our team partners with global manufacturing companies in search of top Engineering and EHS talent. Learn more about our company at .

Our client, a world-class leader in the Building Products industry, has an opening for a qualified Environmental and Safety Leader at a 24/7 site in Fort Smith, Arkansas.



The Fort Smith Environmental, Health, and Safety Leader must maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, influence employees, and engage them in all aspects of safety and environmental processes. This position leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety and environmental process, programs, and procedures in order to achieve a zero-injury and NOV environment. The successful candidate provides leadership and applies technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization in order to sustain world-class safety and environmental processes.

Reports to: This position reports directly to the Plant Leader

Direct Reports: 0


Live the Safety Stand; adhere to the safety, health and environmental responsibilities

  • Transform plant safety and environmental performance to world-class levels that align with division and Company's corporate goals
  • Build and foster a safety culture among all plant employees
  • Reduce the plant’s environmental foot print in the community
  • Support and help build a culture of wellness


Develop skills and grow capabilities in the plant

  • Coach, mentor, and re-direct personnel in the plant in order to develop Extraordinary Leaders
  • Assess effectiveness of plant leadership from a safety perspective and provide developmental guidance as required
  • Develop and implement training programs in a coordinated effort with appropriate plant personnel
  • Continually reinforce the Company’s stand on safety
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of all critical EH&S processes, programs, and procedures
  • Set and accomplished critical metrics regularly to ensure continuous improvement in the processes that lead to an engaged safety culture on the floor
  • Lead the EHS pillar for TPM Deployment
  • Recognize employee accomplishments and contributions
  • Implement systems and processes to reduce plant exposure to SIF risks


Oversee compliance with governmental regulations and corporate programs

  • Ensure regulatory compliance of all environmental permits and processes
  • Foster positive relationships with governmental agencies and work as a partner to improve plant
  • Create, maintain, and oversee the compliance calendar for all regulatory requirements
  • Effectively address enforcement actions from local, state or federal agencies
  • Provide expert technical support in identifying, and resolving, critical regulatory issues.
  • Ensure adherence to corporate policies and programs
  • Maintain the corporate management systems
  • Address deficiencies in internal EHS audits





  • Completed Bachelors degree, or higher, required (industrial hygiene, engineering, science or equivalent preferred)



  • 3+ years of progressive manufacturing safety experience preferred
  • Professional certification preferred (CSP) preferred



  • Strong working knowledge of environmental, health, and safety compliance law and industrial hygiene
  • Ability to identify hazards, critical process, and system needs and implement appropriate action plans
  • Ability to establish agreement and consensus with management
  • Ability to effectively engage employees is critical
  • Ability to initiate and lead cross-functional teams and management / union committees to achieve objectives
  • Adept at developing and delivering safety training
  • Skillful in driving and managing change
  • Ability to integrate resources across the organization



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