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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Warrenton, Georgia
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Lumber & Wood, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager

Georgia-Pacific is seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager to provide leadership and presence at our Warrenton, GA lumber facility.

The EH&S Manager provides leadership and strategic direction by building a partnership with front-line leadership and collaborating with business partners.  As an ambassador or Georgia-Pacific’s culture and vision, the EH&S Manager will develop and mentor the team while fostering a culture of safety and sustainability. In this role, EH&S Managers ensure exposure is aggressively identified and mitigated by leveraging EH&S risk profiles and team engagement through training and employee empowerment.  This position reports directly to the Mill Manager, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Division H&S Manager and Division/Regional Environmental Manager.

Georgia-Pacific’s building product business is consistently amongst the nation’s top suppliers of building products to large warehouse retailers and building materials dealers. Our employees strive for safety and health excellence while achieving an injury free workplace. To learn more about our Building Products division, visit www.buildgp.com. 

A Day In The Life Typically Includes: 

  • Leading to achieve the EH&S vision by establishing and executing strategies through management commitment and employee ownership & accountability
  • Facilitating EH&S ownership, communication, mentoring and accountability by the line-organization by establishing clearly defined roles, responsibilities, and expectations
  • Participating in the selection, onboarding and development of facility talent
  • Building employee relationships and advancing EHS knowledge and hazard mitigation through coaching, mentoring, training, and employee engagement/empowerment
  • Fostering an employee-driven safety ownership program and culture
  • Coaching employees and driving EHS excellence by leveraging GP’s culture and Guiding Principles to aid in the teams’ understanding, acceptance, and use of challenge process and decision rights
  • Driving EH&S excellence by developing and implementing risk and compliance management systems
  • Preforming self-assessments and root cause analysis (RCA’s)
  • Evaluating and developing synergies between safety and environmental programs
  • Managing employee injuries and worker’s compensation
  • Demonstrates consistent, open and effective communications at all levels of the organization, resulting in a workforce that understands and executes their responsibilities and is able to articulate them.
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge and understanding of applicable regulatory and compliance obligations with the ability to clearly explain and provide subject matter expert level direction
  • Drive EH&S excellence by developing/implementing risk and compliance management systems
  • Leading the development and use of risk assessment methods/systems for anticipating, identifying, and evaluating hazards. Drive and assist with the mitigation of identified gaps, weaknesses, and improvement opportunities
  • Managing all aspects of compliance (e.g., OSHA, environmental, company standards) while ensuring ownership resides with the appropriate roles within the organization.
  • Ensuring facility risk profile is addressed through development/implementation of key controls
  • Recommending and facilitating engineering/design changes to eliminate or reduce risk (e.g., machine guarding, ergonomics, traffic, fire/explosion, noise, upset conditions, waste generation)
  • Driving flawless execution, assessment, and improvement of critical safe work practices
  • Supporting all phases of capital and major expense projects to ensure compliant and safe execution (e.g., design review, contractor selection/orientation/auditing, work plans/permits, pre-startup review, environmental permitting, etc.)
  • Ensuring a system exists and is updates to develop, manage, deliver, track, and document needed and required training
  • Ensuring training is provided by properly qualified persons, and that training is effective (e.g., though documented demonstration of competency)
  • Actively sharing and seeking out knowledge (e.g., best practices, lessons learned, franchising of EH&S programs)
  • Ensuring change is identified, and proactively and effectively managed
  • Driving continuous improvement through the use of tools and activities, including: self-assessments and audit processes; incident/near miss investigations; metrics and targets (leading and lagging indicators); and periodic reviews of performance, culture, and talent
  • Utilizing training and development plans to grow EH&S knowledge and skills
  • Taking the lead on minor projects/permit applications and be an active participant in larger project permit applications
  • Preparing regulatory submittals and technical reports and assure on-time submittals with proper GI review

What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Five (5) or more years EH&S experience in a regulatory industrial, manufacturing, or chemical process environment or completion of Georgia-Pacific’s ELE or ELP Program
  • Demonstrated experience in leading culture change and developing/implementing management systems
  • Experience in environmental compliance and management systems
  • Experience in reporting and permitting to include, air emissions, Title V and storm/waste water
  • Experience and understanding of OSHA compliance
  • Experience in hands on training and presentations
  • Experience in behavior-based safety management
  • Experience in workers’ compensation
  • Experience and understanding leading root cause analysis (RCA) methodologies

What Will Put You Ahead?
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (AS) or Certified Industrial Hygiene (CIH) or progress towards achieving certification/s
  • Additional safety and health certification/s such as CPR, Construction Safety, Lift trucks, OSHA courses, etc

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran - Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf 

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