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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Milford, New Hampshire
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
EH&S Corporate Director/Manager
Industry Segments:
Consumer Goods, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager

Alene Candles LLC & Midwest is a private label, contract manufacturer that produces high-quality candles for some of the world’s most recognized retail, boutique, and cosmetic brands. With our headquarters in New Hampshire and locations in Ohio and New York, we’ve been in business for over 25 years. We are passionate about making the best products in the world, making safety our number one priority, and being an insanely great place to work.

We are seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager to provide full-time environmental, health and safety leadership and management for all Alene Candle locations. You will be responsible for overseeing the development, management, and execution of a world class environmental and safety program the meets or exceeds all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. You will collaborate with various departmental leaders and senior leadership members.

This position will work in conjunction with the Human Resources Department to oversee workers’ compensation cases to help minimize the severity and potential for repeat occurrences, as well as support the development and coordination of safety related training programs. You will oversee the completion of risk assessments, audits, and loss prevention. You will be required to work with remote teams and will directly supervise remote employees. You will responsible for promoting safe and healthy work environments for all Alene Candles employees, contractors, and visitors. This role requires the ability to travel domestically (30%).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, strategy, and guidance to ensure compliance with legal requirements pertaining to manufacturing environmental health and safety.
  • Understand and implement federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Lead the development of a fully compliant Alene Candle corporate level environmental management and safety program.
  • Work directly with the Human Resources Department to actively manage all workers’ compensation cases to minimize the severity and impact to our insurance mod rate.
  • Lead the Corporate Safety Council to provide overall leadership to all Alene locations and their safety committees.
  • Actively support business objectives in relation to environmental, health and safety concerns
  • Work directly with Plant Managers and other site leaders to establish a culture of Safety First with the proper policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Lead the effort to fully implement the DuPont STOP program for behavior-based safety.
  • Practice safe working techniques and re-enforce policies, guidelines, and procedures as established by the company.
  • Provide safety and environmental guidance and direction to various programs, at all levels, to ensure continuity.
  • Support a culture of excellence in safety management through effective communication and employee engagement. Drive actions in pursuit of Zero Incident culture.
  • Responsible for assisting in the identification and prevention of possible losses.
  • Risk management and mitigation.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of corrective action plans implementing a plan to correct or prevent a loss.
  • Conduct internal safety audits.
  • Develop, maintain, and update Job Hazard Risk Assessment (JHRA) for all safe work practices and equipment.
  • Conduct JHRA employee training.
  • Coordinate with Plant Manager and Operations on facility deficiencies and monthly safety inspections.
  • Maintain all logs and documentation associated with permits and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in maintaining the site preparedness, emergency plan and procedures.
  • Oversee Safety exercises, drills, and response procedures.
  • Responsible for coordinating regulatory programs and its applications and help support the compliance process.
  • Review accidents and incidents by conducting field audits, reporting and manage the corrective actions.
  • Provide timely monitoring and tracking of all injuries along with Management of Workers’ Compensation cases.
  • Partner with Human Resource Department to implement employee wellness programs and initiatives.
  • Maintain working relationships with Regulatory Agencies and other third-party agencies.
  • Facilitate and lead the Safety Committee for the Operation team.
  • Manage Team Base Job Hazard Risk Assessments; oversee the process and conduct training needs analysis.
  • Coordinate and lead emergency response teams including First Aid, First-Responders, and authorized fire extinguisher users.
  • Ability to travel 30%+ as needed.

Requirements/Required Qualifications:
  • Degree in Health, Safety, & Environmental Engineering/Science or a related discipline
  • 5 years of experience working in industrial/manufacturing setting with progressive experience
  • Strong knowledge of Behavior Based Safety Programs and practices of implementing such systems
  • Working experience/knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety systems, metrics, KPI’s and tools, including knowledge of statistics
  • Knowledge of OSHA/EPA and other relevant regulations and standards

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Timely record maintenance and excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  • Risk analysis and prevention methods
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Alene offers a host of competitive benefits for full-time employees, some of which include: Medical, Dental, and Vision with a Healthcare Reimbursement Account, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance (100% company paid), Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement and “Alene Gives Back” – our paid volunteer program.

Alene Candles provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.