Career Area:Environmental Health and Safety
JOB PURPOSE: Provide leadership, mentoring, and direction to hourly, salaried and management personnel to insure employee health and the environment are protected. Conduct and supervise activities that insure compliance with governmental regulations (OSHA, EPA, DOT) and corporate policies. Typically manages Environmental, Health and/or Safety (EHS) activities at a small to medium facility or one discipline at a large facility. JOB RELATED STATISTICS: Supervises two or more EHS staff and support personnel.
JOB DUTIES: Reporting to this position are various levels of EHS staff and support personnel.
The incumbent needs to coach and facilitate the development of the work group to develop collaborative relationships among themselves, suppliers, other cross functional groups and internal customers to insure goals are achieved. Incumbent needs a breadth of knowledge and experience including EHS regulations, programs and policies.
Assists operations management in understanding related EHS requirements and their impact on operations. Evaluates the impact of impending regulations and communicates these issues to appropriate facility personnel. Utilizes and modifies the corporations “best management practice” programs and plans to fit the needs of the facility.
•Identifies common safety/health/environmental hazards inherent in the organizations operations, and establishes guidelines for protection from those hazards.
•Investigates and implements new pollution control technologies.
•Prepares or reviews EHS training materials for the facility.
•Investigates and establishes standards for protective equipment.
•Audits safety/health/environmental programs for compliance with company standards, government regulations, and adequacy relative to local conditions.
•Monitors periodic performance reports for trends and conditions and alerts line management to problems.
•Generating and/or reviewing of reports for environmental (EPA) and safety (OSHA) agencies.
BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree with EHS education background. At least 5-year mfg. industrial EHS experience. A strong understanding of EHS regulations and corporate standards is essential. Strong communication skills are necessary.
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).
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