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Plant EHS Manager

By June 22, 2023No Comments

Job description

A BS degree and prior experience in a Manufacturing environment are required for this position.

We are currently looking for a Plant EHS Manager to join our manufacturing plant located in Dayton, OH.

The role involves planning, organizing, and executing health, safety, and environmental activities to ensure compliance with government laws, regulations, and best management practices. The Manager will also oversee the coordination of the environmental management system for ISO 14001.

Additionally, you will

  • Manage all environmental functions, activities, policies, and directions; develop, implement, and maintain ISO 14001 certification programs.
  • Deploy the global/cluster EHS strategy, policy and standards in the site to achieve sustainable results.
  • Manage the EHS teams responsible to deliver Occupational Health, Safety and Environment results.
  • Drive safety and environment risk assessment and develop/implement appropriate controls.
  • Reduce the sites environmental impact.
  • Lead the EHS Pillar in accordance with Manufacturing Excellence.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Unilever PSM Program where applicable to assess the site PS risks and support deployment in the site and support the application of Unilever guidelines and procedures for Process Safety assessment.
  • Influence senior management and drive safety and environmental leadership through line management.
  • Monitor site legal compliance and ensure the site meets all local/national regulatory requirements and Unilever standards, provide advice on national EHS legislation requirements implement relevant procedures and policies.
  • Work closely with Occupational Health personnel to identify and mitigate risks which may lead to occupational ill health.
  • Assist the site leader to develop and lead the internal crisis committees and safety committee; support the site leader in leading serious incident investigation and analysis.
  • Advise line management in all accident/incident investigations.
  • Conduct trend analysis from incidents, near misses, safe behavior observations and deep compliance audits.
  • Develop and deploy internal EHS auditing and inspection systems, participate in audits of other Unilever organizations as required.
  • Determine training needs and assist in delivery of training programs.

What Youll Need To Succeed

  • University degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent industrial experience required.
  • Drive HSE QRCI incident investigation.
  • Perform duties as ISO14001 Lead Assessor.
  • Advanced degree in Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Sustainability or factory manufacturing leadership experience.
  • At least 5 years experience in Health, Safety and/or Environmental in a manufacturing setting.
  • Prior Leadership with hourly or salary direct reports experience.
  • Project Management exposure.
  • Good knowledge of Manufacturing and Process Safety.

To excel in this role, it would be advantageous to possess a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental & Health, Industrial Hygiene, or a related field, or have relevant work experience equivalent to that level of education. Additionally, it is essential to have at least 3 to 5 years of professional HSE site experience in a manufacturing setting. A sound understanding of production methods such as Kanban, 5S, Hoshin, TPM, etc., would also be very beneficial.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Manufacturing: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: In person