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Regional E/H&S Manager

United States - MI - Holland

Job Description

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.

  • Monitor
    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.
  • Ensure
    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
    review.
  • Support
    North America EHS leadership in defining appropriate plant and regional EHS
    staffing.
  • Ensure
    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.
  • Oversee
    and provide direction, mentorship, training guidance and day-to-day management
    of the EHS team.
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned by NA Director or senior leadership.
  • Assist
    in the development and issue Safety Management System supported by Regional
    documents according to BOS.
  • Audit
    the effectiveness of the YFAI Safety Management System and report issues to management
    and EHS leadership.
  • Strive
    to improve and modify Safety Management System to protect organization against
    litigation and prosecution.
  • Act
    as the prime contact to the EHS authorities, proactively maintain & foster
    good relations with the EHS authorities.
  • Proactively
    supports opportunities for Black Belt projects. Creates a solid foundation for
    accurate data collection in preparation of a black belt project.
  • Organize
    and implement Standardized PPE program in order to ensure correct standard PPE
    is provided at an acceptable cost.
  • Conduct
    EHS Compliance Audits in accordance with the regional BOS instructions and
    communicate audit results to management.
  • Develop
    programs and coach regional plant EHS and local management team.
  • Communicate
    EHS performance and metrics to YFAI management.
  • Cooperate
    with regional purchasing team to identify opportunities for cost savings
    related to EHS matters.
  • Assist
    the NA Director of EHS in the development of training programs as appropriate.
  • Assist
    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
    Compliance requirements
  • Information Security:
    Understand, apply and meet all function-related IT / Information Security and
    confidentiality of YFAI information requirements. 

Your Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Relevant
    staff leadership experience is required (10 years).  
  • Proven
    ability to consistently improve EHS outcomes. 
  • Knowledge
    and experience with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 systems.
  • Experience
    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.
  • Ability
    to solve problems that may be only vaguely defined and require understanding
    and consideration of other job areas.
  • Safety,
    environmental, industrial hygiene and/ or ergonomics certification highly
    desired. 

  • EHS
    Mgmt. System (e.g. ISO14001, OHSAS18001) – Apply to Management team(Manager and
    above) and EHS Professionals
  • EHS
    Internal Auditor* – Apply to EHS Professionals and YFMS (EHS Principle)
    Auditors

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Published: 02/19/2018
Job Field: "Risk / Health, Safety & Env"
Location: United States - MI - Holland
REQ. NO.: 17003956
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