Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager

Norman, OK

Johnson Controls is developing the next generation of smart and connected. Through a full range of systems and digital solutions, we make buildings smarter. A smarter building is safer, more comfortable, more efficient, and, ultimately, more sustainable.

Our Norman Manufacturing Plant is a state-of-the-art facility supporting the research, design, manufacturing, and testing of our rooftop products. The 900,000-square-foot facility includes almost 400,000 square-feet of incremental laboratory and manufacturing space and renovations to over 150,000 square-feet of office and meeting space.

What you will do

The EHS Manager will plan, direct, and implement environmental, health and safety programs across the Norman plant to ensure regulatory compliance and accident-free work environment for the organization.

How you will do it

  • Plan and implement EHS policies, procedures, and programs in compliance with local, state, and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations along with Corporate, ISO14001/45001, and JC Management Systems requirements.
  • Implement an incident investigation process based upon a team approach. Coordinate the preparation of investigation materials and evidence for the site to use in the internal safety alert/knowledge sharing communications, hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.
  • Engage, implement, and effectively communicate to plant employees and the leadership staff safety best business practices and how their activities impact safety performance.
  • Engage the entire work force both salary and hourly to drive cultural change and accomplishing safety performance objectives and targets.
  • Develop and implement motivational and incentive programs that promote a high degree of safe behavior awareness and enthusiasm.
  • Responsible for establishing site wide EHS training program focusing on a risk-based approach including supporting HR in the new hire orientation with the safety portion.
  • Perform and coordinate job hazard analysis and ergonomic risk assessments and creating action plans to reduce risk.
  • Inspect organization facilities to detect existing or potential EHS risks/hazards, focusing on life critical programs (LOTO, Machine Guarding, Electrical, Forklift, Cranes and Hoists, etc.). Develop risk/hazard prioritization plan, determine corrective or preventative measures, and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Compile and submit all site applicable EHS permits and reports required by regulatory agencies. Build a compliance calendar and ensure that associated tasks are entered into EHSIS. Review the compliance calendar monthly with site Leadership.
  • Review existing EHS Zero Harm Coaching and Engagement program at the site based upon the Corporate EHS policy and build a plan to drive improvement.
  • Assess the current Safety Leadership Gemba process and identify improvement opportunities and rolls those out with the site Leadership.
  • Assess the existence of a Safety Committee for employees. Build a plan to enhance this program and share with site Leadership regularly.
  • Perform and ensure compliance with industrial hygiene testing and other requirements.
  • Review planned changes and new equipment installations prior to receipt. Approve or recommend changes in manufacturing and engineering matters of plant layout, location/relocation of machinery, equipment, facilities, safety designs, and processes.
  • Develop and roll out a Maintenance Non-Routine Risk Assessment process for the site.
  • Responsible for facilitating corrective and preventative action closure within EHSIS and with the Site Leadership regularly.
  • Coordination of any regulatory inspections/audits and correspondence by partnering with Regional and Corporate EHS and Legal.
  • Manage workers compensation and reducing costs by working closely with insurance carriers, JCI workers compensation manager, attorneys, and state authorities, along with in-house supervisors and managers.  Manages each claim from the accident report to the return of the worker for modified duty and ultimately to claim closure.
  • Manage property risk by insuring compliance with FM Global assessments and routinely touring the property and conducting inspections to ensure compliance.
  • Perform and document regular property inspections to conform with corporate and governmental environmental requirements (such as weekly Opacity and Odor Log, monthly Chemical Storage Area Inspection, and quarterly Wet Weather Inspections)
  • Record and maintain spreadsheets containing all paint booth, fin press and parts washer chemical usage and air emissions.
  • Responsible for the administration, implementation, and compliance with the ISO14001 and 45001. 
  • Coordinate air emission, wastewater, storm water, and waste testing. 
  • Perform waste characterization and profiling and coordinates disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. 
  • Identify opportunities to minimize waste streams, reduce cost, and implement solutions.
  • Identify opportunities to improve air emission controls and implements solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What we look for


  • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences or a related field.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of EHS management experience in a manufacturing/production environment.
  • Experience with EHS oversight responsibility at multiple plants.
  • Experience with Environmental, Health and Safety management systems.
  • Experience with strategic implementation and deployment of EHS management system.
  • Strong background with regulatory agency interaction and engagement.
  • Success in building relationships, motivating and inspiring a team and proven record in achieving results.


  • Successful EHS Management experience over a large and complex site.
  • Experience with ISO 14001 and 45001 management systems.
  • Refrigerant knowledge and refrigerant management experience.
  • Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma experience.

Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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