HSE Assistant Manager

Location:New Jersey
Salary:80K - 90K
Ron Eliason
P: 440-971-0681
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Job Description


Growing company with multiple manufacturing locations has an excellent opportunity available for an HSE Assistant Manager.  You will be responsible for leading and administering the company’s Environmental, Health & Safety programs.  Meet the requirements of federal, state and local laws, industry standards, customer and company specifications applicable to environmental, health and safety.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Maintain and revise company environmental, health and safety programs as required.
  • Responsible for key environmental programs, recordkeeping, reporting and permitting; (air, chemical management, wastewater, noise, storm water, hazardous material site permitting activities; hot work, LO/TO, safe work permit, etc.).
  • Responsible for maintaining knowledge on relevant environmental regulations to include but not limited to:  CWA, CERCLA, CSA, HSA, EPCRA, SARA) as well as any internal requirements established.
  • Implement programs and procedures for environmental compliance assurance and performance management goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for environmental compliance assurance and sustainability requirements.
  • Support operating units to maintain environmental compliance assurance and performance management goals and objectives.
  • Support technical monitoring systems and data collection.
  • Conduct routine environmental inspections.
  • Monitor emerging regulatory and industry issues that may affect facility.
  • Engaging employees to maintain training requirements and a high-level of environmental awareness to maintain our performance and sustainability goals.
  • Ensures that the site performs emergency response drills and critiques.
  • Recommend changes or improvements to enhance the effectiveness of the HSE programs.
  • Develop and/or revise appropriate facility-wide policies, procedures, practices and training, as required, and ensure alignment with the requirements of federal, state, and local laws and industry standards.
  • With support from the HSE Manager and Plant Manager, develop HSE targets and objectives.  Monitor progress toward completion of objectives; document & report progress on quarterly basis.
  • Establish, coordinate, perform, and/or participate in internal and external HSE audits.  Assurance adequacy and implementation of responses; confirm effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Lead site-specific HSE risk assessments.  Document results and implement measures for improvement.  Work with HSE Manager, Plant Manager, and other personnel to revise or modify facility procedures to address hazards and risks, and minimize their impact on personnel.
  • In collaboration with supervisors and managers, investigate all work-related incidents (injury/near-miss/property damage/environmental spills) and develop/implement corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.  Work closely with HR / Supervisors to return workers to modified / full duty.
  • Work with HR / Supervisors to track incidents – including days away and days of restricted work activity.
  • Lead safety committee meetings regarding environmental activities.
  • Direct investigations into events and incidents.  Provide feedback on root cause and appropriate corrective actions.  Monitor corrective actions and responses, and follow-up when required.
  • Maintain company MSDS-GHS system.
  • Participate in industry associations.
  • Represent organization at safety and environmental meetings / functions; interfaces directly with outside inventory agencies.
  • Assist with activities involving regulatory agencies in the areas of air, water, and waste management, including site inspections.
  • Assist with preparation of required permits, licenses or approvals.
  • Assist with submitting specified required reports to external agencies or stakeholders to meet all regulatory deadlines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements

  •          Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in Environmental Engineering or Health, Safety & Environmental studies.  Have a minimum of four years supervisory experience or three to five years environmental health and safety experience.
  •          Knowledge of federal, state and municipal environmental laws and regulations.
  •          Thorough understanding of OSHA standards.
  •          Must have a thorough understanding of electrical safety, equipment lockout, machine safeguarding and industrial machinery operations.
  •          Understands Management of Change (MOC) reviews and Process Hazard Analysis (PHA).
  •          Excellent interpersonal communication (verbal, written, technical & presentation) skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels in the organization, OSHA, and government officials.
  •          Excellent problem-solving skills in reviewing safety issues and possible environmental impacts.
  •          Strong organizational skills to effectively maintain environmental records.
  •          Working competence in Digital Transformation in order to assist in developing and implementing a digital transformation strategy/action plan for the plant.
  •          Proficient in time management with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  •          Must have the ability to work independently.
  •          Must be detail oriented, organized, and analytical thinker.
  •          Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and in other Microsoft Office 365 applications.
  •          Ability to identify safety concerns and implement corrective action.
  •          Must be able to promote and encourage teamwork.