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Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Senior Manager - Factory Service

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-12103


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Senior Manager - Factory Service

The Challenge

The Factory Service Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Operations Leader is a senior EHS role responsible for providing EHS operational leadership, direction, and support to ~1,000 Factory Service Technicians located in the United States in 97 service zones in major metropolitan areas.

Responsibilities include ensuring compliance, assessing and mitigating risk, responding to emergencies, and managing short-term and long-term EHS liability. In addition, this role is responsible for implementing sustainable systems and processes that comply with all applicable EHS laws and regulations and business EHS policies and management systems; leading, training, coaching, and mentoring the Factory Service team to support business operations; communicating internally and externally on behalf of the business and function; and driving a collaborative, problem-solving culture that supports open reporting

What you will Do

  • Provide functional EHS leadership and technical expertise to the Factory Service teams to support business needs based on compliance requirements, business risk profile, change management needs, and performance objectives.
  • Deliver simple, strong, and sustainable compliance and risk management solutions that are integrated in daily Factory Service Technician operations and business lean enterprise strategy.
  • Lead a cross-functional team to develop and implement an organization-specific injury reduction and EHS risk management plan including specific actions, owners, and due dates. Drive accountability with all functions and associates to reduce accidents and injuries.
  • Develop and implement new initiatives, programs, and process improvements to reduce injuries and improve overall EHS performance.
  • Lead EHS ride-along audit process with service technicians incorporating Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) concepts and drive tactical resolution of identified opportunities.
  • Integrate EHS Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the organization’s operational excellence metrics.
  • Lead execution of annual EHS compliance training (e.g., LOTO, HAZCOM) including new employee orientation. Ensure timely delivery of training including new regulations and standards.
  • Manage environmental compliance as applicable (e.g., refrigerant recycling). Contribute to annual business environmental reporting obligations as required.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., NPI leaders, fleet management) to identify, assess, and mitigate field service risks.
  • Provide input during business strategic planning (e.g., annual budgeting, HOSHIN objectives), understand and respond to changing business needs, and foster networking and best practice sharing.
  • Lead and participate in incident investigations (e.g., motor vehicle accidents, injuries, fires, spills) to ensure causal factors are identified, prevention steps are taken and validated, and lessons learned are shared and leveraged in a timely manner.
  • Serve as organization security liaison.  Work with GEA Security team to train team members on emergency response and workplace violence prevention.
  • Use data analytics to analyze trends and identify opportunities that may not be readily visible using only anecdotal levels of feedback.
  • Learn how to use the business EHS management system (i.e., Gensuite).

Culture and Communication:

  • Drive positive change in EHS programs through proactive planning, execution, measurement, communication, and best practice sharing. Lead the engagement of all employees in EHS processes.
  • Drive a collaborative, problem-solving culture that supports open reporting and sustainable achievement of business results.
  • Develop and maintain excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships (e.g., CSMs, regulatory agencies).
  • Respond to questions and/or concerns received from internal and external stakeholders. Ensure timely, accurate responses.
  • Drive for solutions that address both short-term operational risks and long-term environmental liability management.

Management Systems and Compliance:

  • Implement EHS management systems, processes, and procedures to achieve sustainable compliance and business performance results.

What you need to Succeed

Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team across multiple levels of an organization and influence/drive change.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EHS regulations and their application in manufacturing, service operations, budgeting and resource planning, change management processes, and contractor management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to execute multiple concurrent programs. Experience using data analytics to drive strategy and priorities.
  • Experience responding to emergency situations such as fires, spills, and injuries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization, project management, and presentation skills. Ability to interact with all levels of business and with external stakeholders.
  • Proven record of problem solving and achieving sustainable performance results.
  • Ability to mentor and coach other EHS professionals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA Degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental Science or related discipline/experience.
  • 8+ years of EHS experience leading and implementing EHS compliance and risk management programs in a manufacturing and/or services with demonstrated sustainable results.
  • 2+ years of experience leading and supervising a team of EHS, engineering, and/or operations professionals.
  • Legal authorization to work in the country/region where the business is hiring is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
  • Master's degree in an EHS or business discipline.
  • Strong knowledge of regulations including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, and DOT.
  • Experience working with Union workforce.
  • Experience implementing EHS programs in an office environment.
  • Experience with Lean manufacturing principles.
  • Advanced computer skills. Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified.
  • Audit experience or qualifications.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions are normal for an office and field service environment. Work may involve lifting materials and products up to 30 pounds. Working in this environment requires the use of safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-toed work boots, and hardhat. These roles will require frequent walking in manufacturing plant(s), office, consumer’s homes, retail, and construction environment. Travel may be required: 10% - 20%. Hours & Weekends: Working off-shift and weekends may be required

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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