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Director, EHS (M3)

LaFayette, GA, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-13167

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Job Location

USA, LaFayette, GA

Job Posting Title

Director, EHS (M3)

The Challenge

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Director is a senior EHS role responsible for providing EHS operational leadership and support to all operations located at the Roper, LaFayette, GA location. Responsibilities for this location include ensuring compliance, assessing and mitigating risk, responding to emergencies, and managing short-term and long-term EHS liability.

Key responsibilities include implementing business EHS policies and management systems; leading, training, coaching, and mentoring the Roper EHS 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 and delivers business results.

What you will Do

EHS Operations (60%)

Provide functional EHS leadership and direction via a dotted-line reporting structure to the Roper EHS Operations Team to support business needs based on compliance requirements, business risk profile, change management needs, and performance objectives.

- Align Roper EHS strategic action plans with business strategic objectives and functional EHS and sustainability objectives. Deliver simple, strong, and sustainable compliance and risk management solutions that are integrated in daily business operations and lean enterprise strategy.

- Lead cross-functional team (e.g., Plant Managers, EHS Site Leaders, AME Leader, Ergonomics Leader) to develop and implement an Appliance Park injury prevention and reduction plan. Integrate the actions required to achieve sustainable injury reduction results in each business unit’s operational goals and metrics.

- Implement and maintain a Roper EHS team operating rhythms to support team needs (e.g., training on new regulations and standards), collect and provide input to business strategic planning (e.g., annual budgeting, factory master planning), understand and respond to changing business needs, and foster networking and best practice sharing.

-Use data analytics and partner cross-functionally to analyze trends and identify strategic business opportunities that may not be readily visible using only anecdotal levels of feedback.

- Support and learn from incident investigations and leverage enterprise-wide solutions. Lead, mentor, and/or participate in event and incident investigations to ensure causal factors are identified, prevention steps are taken and validated, and lessons learned are shared and leveraged in a timely manner.

-Invest in the EHS team’s continuing education to ensure the team is trained to identify hazards and deliver compliance and risk management solutions at business-pace with consistent customer service.

-Understand operational efficacy of each team member to build on strengths and bolster weaknesses in daily EHS operations, project management, emergency response, and customer service. Provide mentoring and coaching.

-Recruit, retain, and promote excellent EHS team members. Ensure each team member understands how his/her role contributes directly to the success of our business. Identify and support career growth paths for EHS team members.

- Lead the Campus recruiting efforts of the EHS function at Roper to source, screen and hire a pipeline of Co-Op & Intern talent.

Management Systems and Compliance (25%)

- Implement EHS management systems, processes, and procedures to achieve sustainable compliance and business performance results. Integrate EHS management tools in the lean enterprise operating processes. Drive for solutions that address both short-term operational risks and long-term environmental liability management.

-Through benchmarking, government relations, and industry trend analysis, ensure emerging risks and regulations are identified and escalated to the GEA Senior EHS Director.

Culture and Communication (15%)

- Develop and maintain excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships (e.g., regulatory agencies, Plant Managers, Operations and Engineering Leaders).

- Respond to questions and/or concerns received from internal and external stakeholders. Ensure timely, accurate responses.

-Drive a collaborative, problem-solving culture that supports open reporting and sustainable achievement of business results.

Relocation assistance will be provided.

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, 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.
  • 10+ years of EHS experience leading and implementing EHS compliance and risk management programs in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated sustainable results.
  • 10+ years of experience leading and supervising a team of EHS, engineering, and/or operations professionals.

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 with Lean manufacturing principles. Advanced computer skills. Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment.
  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product 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 a manufacturing plant 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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