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Regional E/H&S Manager
United States - MI - Holland
The YFAI Environmental Health and
Safety Regional Manager, North America will coordinate and facilitate the
development of business processes and systems to identify and reduce or
eliminate Environmental Health and Safety risks in North America region. The NA
Regional Manager provides technical and legal support, business process
development, and coordination of
strategic and tactical planning with North America EHS leadership team and
customers, and leadership for specific regional risk intervention programs. The
NA Regional Manager will assist the NA Director and global leadership team with
setting long-term direction for global EHS programs and systems.
regional specific proposed changes to EHS regulations, assess and communicate
potential impact, and coordinate intervention programs as specific regulatory
changes affect YFAIAI’s manufacturing footprint.
familiarity with and recommends action to keep the plant(s) in compliance with
OSHA and other federal, state, local, and provincial health and safety laws.
- NA support
of the EHSIS data base including reporting, and metric data collection and
North America EHS leadership in defining appropriate plant and regional EHS
employees, contractors, and vendors work practices are in regulatory compliance
with OSHA, NFPA, and other regulatory agencies; as well as with company
standards and policies.
and provide direction, mentorship, training guidance and day-to-day management
of the EHS team.
other duties as assigned by NA Director or senior leadership.
in the development and issue Safety Management System supported by Regional
documents according to BOS.
the effectiveness of the YFAI Safety Management System and report issues to management
and EHS leadership.
to improve and modify Safety Management System to protect organization against
litigation and prosecution.
as the prime contact to the EHS authorities, proactively maintain & foster
good relations with the EHS authorities.
supports opportunities for Black Belt projects. Creates a solid foundation for
accurate data collection in preparation of a black belt project.
and implement Standardized PPE program in order to ensure correct standard PPE
is provided at an acceptable cost.
EHS Compliance Audits in accordance with the regional BOS instructions and
communicate audit results to management.
programs and coach regional plant EHS and local management team.
EHS performance and metrics to YFAI management.
with regional purchasing team to identify opportunities for cost savings
related to EHS matters.
the NA Director of EHS in the development of training programs as appropriate.
plants in performing “in house” statutory required measurements (noise
measurements, ESD measurements, infrared thermographic surveys, etc.) by
training plant EHS in the techniques needed to conduct these measurements.
- Business Operating System (BOS): Understand, apply and meet
all function-related BOS requirements.
- Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS): Understand, apply
and meet all function-related EHS requirements.
- Have a proven track record of managing and closing EHS
corrective actions within regulatory and company guidelines.
- Product Safety: Understand, apply and meet all
function-related Product Safety and regional Product Stewardship requirements.
- Compliance: Understand, apply and meet all function-related
- Information Security:
Understand, apply and meet all function-related IT / Information Security and
confidentiality of YFAI information requirements.
- Minimum Bachelor degree in Occupational Health, Safety Management, Safety or Environmental Engineering, Ergonomics, or related field supporting EHS experience.
- 10+ years EHS Experience within a manufacturing/automotive environment.
staff leadership experience is required (10 years).
ability to consistently improve EHS outcomes.
and experience with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 systems.
with and ability to influence senior leaders and staff. Often uses influence to
convince both internal/external parties that share a common desire to accept
new concepts, practices, and approaches and frequently negotiates with a common
desire to reach agreement on complete proposals/programs.
to solve problems that may be only vaguely defined and require understanding
and consideration of other job areas.
environmental, industrial hygiene and/ or ergonomics certification highly
Mgmt. System (e.g. ISO14001, OHSAS18001) – Apply to Management team(Manager and
above) and EHS Professionals
Internal Auditor* – Apply to EHS Professionals and YFMS (EHS Principle)