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Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Date: Nov 11, 2020

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37601

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Our company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over 140 years ago by the Smith family and we’ve been manufacturing innovators ever since. We take pride in our company’s values and reputation for integrity, and we’re also proud of the A. O. Smith innovations that make life better for people all over the world. Our Johnson City location in Eastern Tennessee is home to approximately 1000 employees on our Manufacturing and Engineering teams for Residential Water Heaters, a product category in which we have #1 market share - nearly 40% of homes with a water heater have an A. O. Smith brand. If you want to join a team with integrity and a mission to make life better for others, you can take the first step here.


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that believes in the goals we share and supports each other in accomplishing our shared goals
Primary Function

The Environmental Health and Safety Manager will implement, oversee, and adapt policies and programs to improve the organization's environmental and safety performance, ensure it complies with current and future regulations and standards, and protect its reputation. This position is responsible for providing leadership by developing strategies for effective environmental, health, safety and security programs for the facility.

Role Specific Responsibilities
  • This position is responsible for providing leadership by developing strategies for effective environmental, health, safety and security programs.
  • Will design, develop, implement and oversee the organization's EHS programs and procedures to safeguard employees and surrounding communities and to ensure that all facilities are in compliance with regulations.
  • Manage all federal, state, and local environmental programs (Air, SPCC, Storm Water, etc.) and permits and ensure compliance. Acts as company representative with government agencies in all EHS matters affecting the company.
  • Responsible for influencing site leadership to improve EHS management and performance in their areas of responsibility. Responsible for driving continuous improvement of EHS performance.
  • Direct supervision of all Safety, Environmental and security employees to include contract personnel. Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop this team.
  • Guide incident review process and perform incident trend analysis for hazard prevention and control.
  • Direct management of any workers’ compensation claims.
  • Identify safety improvement projects on the production floor and coordinate cross functional resources to complete projects and mitigate risks. Utilize the Safety Committee where feasible to complete projects and mitigate risks.
  • Establish facility EH&S goals and metrics
  • A bachelor's degree is required
  • We also require at least 5 years of related work experience
  • The ideal candidate will be adept at leading and inspiring a team to meet objectives; at least 6 years of supervisory/leadership experience is preferred
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Prior working knowledge of and experience with ISO standard 14001 and ISO 45001 is preferred
  • Prior experience in a union environment is also preferred
  • Must have extensive experience in OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations and compliance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Strong presentation skills are required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other business software applications is required
  • The ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality is required
We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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