EHS Manager

Richmond, VA

At Manchester Industries, a Clearwater Paper Company, we provide unparalleled service and the best solutions in Paperboard Sales, Sheeting, and Distribution.  Since 1978 we have helped our customers meet the daily demands of the commercial printing, publishing, point of purchase display, specialty packaging, and folding carton industries.

 

Through innovation and continual improvement in precision converting technology, we provide prime paperboard grades from leading mills to paper merchants and packaging companies. With vast inventories at Manchester’s 5 strategic locations: Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and Texas, we maintain 14 precision sheeters, 9 guillotine trimmers, 4 carton packing lines, and 2 slitter rewinders within 450,000 combined square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space. 

 

The goal of Manchester Industries is to provide an exceptional service platform with our staff of committed employees. Through working with customers and suppliers together, we are able to find profitable and proficient solutions in this ever-changing marketplace.


Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

This site-based role will lead the implementation of a prevention-focused environmental, health and safety program.  The position will establish, execute and deliver facility-specific EHS plans that support Clearwater’s overall EHS objectives and maintain regulatory compliance.

 

  • Provide EHS leadership, guidance and technical support to site Leadership Team on EHS performance, priorities, risks, costs, major issues/concerns and regulatory interpretations.
  • Collaborates with plant team to ensure safe, environmentally practical solutions are achieved for EHS issues.
  • Leads execution of an annual EHS plan, including development of expense and capital budgets (as needed) to support these efforts.
  • Define and implement strategies to engage site employees in the EHS process.
  • Oversee the site-wide system to identify and evaluate hazards and implement effective controls consistent with Clearwater’s EHS process.
  • Lead incident investigation process, including root cause analysis and identification of corrective action plans
  • Build capability of site resources to support implementation of EHS programs
  • Oversees EHS regulatory requirements; ensures all regulatory requirements are implemented.
  • Develops and maintains EHS systems, processes and records.
  • Develops EHS training to ensure compliance and communicate expectations.
  • Acts as the point person to identify, correct, and communicate EHS issues in a professional manner.
  • Conducts audits, risk assessments, and accident/incident investigations, determines root causes and ensures corrective actions are implemented to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Ensures that required regulatory permits are acquired, that reports are submitted to regulatory agencies and any site permit conditions (e.g., sampling, recordkeeping) are met.
  • Interface with regulatory bodies (OSHA, EPA, State/Local regulators) on EHS matters.
  • Provides guidance to operations on employees returning to work within their restrictions to encourage return to work at full capacity.


Key Competencies & Attributes

  • Actively seeks and allocates appropriate decision-making authority or task responsibility to appropriate individuals based on their abilities, availability, motivation, and development needs; considers potential positive and negative impact, business unit priorities, organizational values, and the opportunity to enhance others’ knowledge and skills.
  • Identifies barriers that impact customer service and retention; communicates concerns and recommendations to others.
  • Uses understanding of customer needs and the organization’s customer service practices to set priorities, make decisions, and take actions that create customer satisfaction and prevent service issues from occurring.
  • Creates relevant options for addressing problems and opportunities that will achieve desired outcomes.
  • Systematically evaluates business opportunities, targeting those with the greatest potential for producing positive business results.


Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Safety/Health related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.  


Skills/Abilities: 

  • Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal EHS regulations.
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Operating knowledge of industrial hygiene equipment.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitive information.


Illustrative Essential Functions

Prior to start date, applicants are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will make accommodation(s) for applicants who are unable to get vaccinated due to legitimate medical or religious reasons.

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