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Senior Manager - Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Company: Atkore International
Location: Eugene
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

Atkore International Group Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Electrical Raceway products, primarily for the non-residential construction and renovation markets, and Mechanical Products & Solutions for the construction and industrial markets. Our mission is to be the customer's first choice for electrical raceway and mechanical products and solutions, by providing unmatched quality, delivery and value based on sustainable excellence in strategy, people and processes.

Our business is comprised of two reporting segments, Electrical Raceway and Mechanical Products & Solutions, with total annual revenue of $1.9 B. Electrical Raceway has 2 business units, Cable Solutions and Conduit & Fittings, totaling just over $1.4B in annual revenue. Mechanical Products is a stand-alone business unit with about $500M in annual revenue.

Our global locations include 66 manufacturing and distribution centers in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, and New Zealand with over 4,000 employees.

We are currently searching for a Senior Manager - Environmental Health & Safety (EHS). Reporting to the Conduit & Fittings Director of Atkore Business Systems/Environmental Health and Safety, this role's primary focus will be to support the development and execution of essential cross-segment EHS programs to achieve world-class performance. This position will be responsible for supporting functional leadership and top operational leaders within the Conduit & Fittings strategic business unit as an individual contributor to ensure compliance and best in class performance for environmental, health and safety across the company. This role will be based out of one of the following facilities: Weatherford, TX - Eugene, OR - Louisville, KY - Hobart, IN, Thomasville, GA - Tampa, FL - Binghamton, NY - Santa Paula, CA.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Safety Engineering or related engineering/technical field with 8+ years progressive EHS leadership experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in lean manufacturing or business system-based company is a plus.

Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Ensure that federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules and codes are observed throughout the 14 Strategic Business Unit facilities including Canada.

* Direct continuous improvements in order to transform the strategic business unit's EHS culture to one of best-in-class (zero incidents) performance.

* Responsible for guiding the implementation of the Health & Safety strategy and strategic objectives across the Strategic Business Unit.

* Lead the continuous improvement and development of initiatives and programs to drive a Zero Incidents culture throughout the organization, leveraging best practices and behavior-based methodologies.

* Drive safety improvement in non-traditional work settings (creative/design, virtual, at client site).

* Survey, compile, and analyze data relating to occupational and environmental safety and health issues such as chemical exposure, noise, dusts, vapors, mists, solvents, behaviors, and ergonomics which are known or suspected of being real or potential detriments to health.

* Perform measurements, safety evaluations, and hazardous waste evaluations with corrective action follow through.

* Provide hands-on support at the operating site level.

* Monitor, analyze and evaluate metrics that measure effectiveness of EHS Strategy implementation and overall compliance, provides updates to leadership and determine the best path forward.

* Develop and execute information solutions to enable efficient, accurate, and comprehensive reporting and information exchange. Support management system implementation, training and/or compliance as needed.

* Implement initiatives designed to identify, evaluate, prevent and control EHS related hazards through means such as, but not limited to:

* Conduct comprehensive assessments of critical programs such as fire prevention, emergency response, equipment safeguards, and lockout/tagout, fall protection and correct handling techniques for chemical, toxins, equipment, and other materials.

* Assess and optimize environmental management systems and programs.

* Drive the implementation of behavior-based safe practices and initiatives.

* Implement technical programs associated with facility risk factors and asset base, including risk mitigation and business continuity strategies.

* Drive cost reduction and efficiency improvement associated with EHS-related engineering controls and processes.

* Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished. Mentor, coach, train and develop team.

* Oversee the administration of Workers' Compensation program, including working with the corporation to reduce employee lost time.

* Ensure timely submittal, acquisition and maintenance of all environmental permits and reports to maintain compliance with state and federal requirements.

* Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:

* Bachelor's Degree in Safety Engineering or related engineering/technical field

* Advanced degree (MBA, Master's) preferred.

* 8+ years progressive EHS leadership experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing, including exposure/experience with environmental, quality, safety, and Lean or Six Sigma principles is preferred.

* Proven ability as an individual contributor.

* Ability travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally 30 - 50% of the time.

* High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.

* Significant level of knowledge pertaining to national and EHS standards and best practices.

* Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).

* Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.

* Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.

* Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

* Ability to work with and influence peers and management.

* Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.

* All associates must embrace and foster an environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.

Our Culture Drives Value

Atkore's culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become. Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customer's experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, that's how we win!

Great Leaders Drive Value

Atkore is committed to creating an engaged and aligned workplace that helps drive an accountable and performance-based culture. Our team possesses a willingness to Strive for breakthrough results, Stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully Supports decisions of the Company after robust debate.

Atkore International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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