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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Lowell, Michigan
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Food & Beverage
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Sr. Environmental Health Safety (EHS) Manager

Basic Purpose and Scope:

Responsibility for managing site environmental, health and safety programs to promote and achieve world-class workplace safety and regulatory compliance.

Guiding Principles – Culture – Service:

1. Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
2. Accountable for outstanding Customer service to all internal and external Customers
3. Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
4. Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

Essential Job Functions – Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and lead the implementation of best practice safety programs, compliance and initiatives to eliminate hazards, reduce risks and drive EH&S performance. Strong partnership with all location EH&S Managers to create cohesion of the program (5%)
  • Serve as member of the Corporate EH&S team to partner across business units (5%)
  • Audit systems to ensure 100% regulatory compliance at all times. Serve as local primary contact for safety and regulatory agency inspections. (5%)
  • Develop, conduct, and direct safety training of all plant management and employees to ensure a thorough knowledge and understanding of safety rules, regulations and guidelines. Keep leadership up-to-date on new programs or policies involving EH&S. (10%)
  • Plant liaison with insurance and medical personnel as well as employees involved in workplace incidents. Including light duty program. (15%)
  • Develop, execute and maintain site strategic plan to eliminate workplace injuries (5%)
  • Actively engage with plant management to get/keep them involved in all aspects of safety training, recognition and enforcement. (10%)
  • Direct accident investigation programs, develop accident trends, develop programs for improving performance and provide analysis and recommendations to eliminate future accidents. (5%)
  • Maintain/verify employee training records and reports are current. (5%)
  • Develop / source safety programs and training materials as needed. (5%)
  • Manage and coordinate environmental initiatives in conjunction with location plant managers and functional leaders (5%)
  • Manage and coordinate plant Safety Team and related programs in conjunction with location plant managers and functional leaders (10%)
  • Work to bring Litehouse EH&S performance to world class levels. (Ongoing)
  • Provide a safe work environment at all times (Ongoing)
  • Conducts risk reviews, compliance audits and internal assessment of facilities (5%)
  • Manage waste water initiatives. (3%)
  • Establish and maintain accurate record keeping of inspections, procedures, and JSA’s. (2%)
  • Oversee company return-to-work programs for employees injured on the job. (2%)
  • File and manage location first reports of injury and manage OSHA reporting. (3%)
  • Responsibility to adhere to Food Safety policies and report food safety and quality concerns to their supervisor. (Ongoing)
  • Other activities and duties as assigned (Ongoing)

Supervisory Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree relating to EHS preferred or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 10+ years’ experience in a EH&S role. Experience as Manager preferred.
  • Active OSHA 30 and CIH and CSP certifications desired.
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Experience in presenting and training in large groups, one-on-one, vendors and physicians
  • Strict confidentiality required
  • Solid computer skills with spreadsheets, presentations
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Proven ability to remain calm and professional in a workplace injury.
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Flexible work schedule to be available many shifts in a 24/7 operation
  • Must have strong verbal and written communications skills with ability to express ideas effectively and efficiently.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with all contacts inside and outside of the company.
  • Ability to meet attendance requirements

Travel Requirements
Travel up to 10% of the time should be expected.

Travel may be required with little prior warning and/or for extended periods of time.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting 33.33% Walking 33.33% Standing 33.33%
  • Near Acuity Speaking – Ordinary Speech Hearing – Ordinary Conversation
  • Manual Dexterity – Computer Keyboard Fingering
  • Regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to climb or balance, talk or hear, and taste or smell.
  • Occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally must work in confined space.

Litehouse is a 100% employee-owned company.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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