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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
All, Minnesota
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Lumber & Wood, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager

Location: Mounds View or St. Cloud, MN

Primary Objective:  
Partner with management to ensure that an effective environmental, health and safety management system is in place and managed effectively.  Work with Management Team, Safety Committee members and others to establish and maintain a safety culture where working safely and within a safe working environment is a company and employee value.


  • Lead and/or assist in the implementation of comprehensive environmental, health and safety programs, policies and procedures.
  • Serve as an internal auditor for the EHS audit program.
  • Serve as the company’s ergonomic expert.
  • Represent the company at the EHS Council meetings.
  • Renew and revise environmental permits as needed.
  • Monitor regulatory arena for new/changing regulations and rulemaking; adjust programs/procedures accordingly.
  • Lead risk identification programs; act as a technical resource for the sharing of regulatory requirements and best practices.
  • Lead safety related audit and inspection processes and open-issues tracking.
  • Serve as technical resource for incident investigation and causal factor/root cause analysis; may lead investigations.
  • Provide recommendations to management, communicate with all divisions.
  • Establish key safety metrics (both leading and lagging) in conjunction with the company metric strategy and report these metrics monthly.
  •  Ensure proper regulatory records are kept and reports/notifications are made as required.
  • Ensure environmental sampling, recordkeeping, reporting and testing for special wastes, non-hazardous waste, hazardous waste, wastewater, storm water, drinking water and machine fluids, floor cleaners and all environmental permits.
  • Ensure the provision of training on various environmental, health and safety topics, to include but not limited to: machine guarding, hazard communication, energy control, industrial hygiene concepts and testing results and other safety and hygiene related subjects, environmental inspections and awareness, hazardous/other waste handling and manifesting, others as required.
  • Review EHS concerns and safety committee recommendation & audits; help ensure closure of identified issues through the management team.
  • Identify and communicate (S&H related) training needs for use in training management system; help ensure that training is conducted as required or needed.
  • Evaluate/select purchases and/or review drawings/invoices for safety services, equipment/machine/device/products and equipment to be installed or moved within the facility.
  • Provide support and recommendations on open workers compensation claims.

Knowledge & Skills Required: 

  • BA/BS degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Engineering or related field
  • 7 -10 years’ work experience in manufacturing environment with at least 5 years in an EHS role supporting multiple sites
  • Experience with management system and regulatory compliance audits
  • Knowledge of worker’s compensation laws and best management practices
  • Expert knowledge of Federal and State |OSHA, EPA and other agencies that pertains to the wood industry.  Strong knowledge of EP Permit recordkeeping, reporting requirements and all OSHA regulations.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking abilities
  • Track record for decreasing injuries and improving safety performance
  • Excellent MS Office Suite skills, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to travel at least 50% of the time to all the company’s locations.


Build Your Future With Us

At Quanex, we stand for more than just superior building products. We stand for building an inclusive, diverse culture that values innovation and continuous improvement - and a place where success is fueled by passionate people who do what they love every day.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with locations around the world, Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry.  Quanex designs and produces energy-efficient fenestration products in addition to kitchen and bath cabinet components.


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