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EHSS Project Manager

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

Provide EHS service, solutions, programs, best practices and technical guidance to North American facilities and support functions to effectively and efficiently manage compliance assurance and EHSS risk mitigation. This role will report to the corporate director, EHSS and shall act as a liaison between the corporate EHSS Director and the North American EHS representatives with the primary goal of supporting EHSS initiatives and standardization methods for all NA facilities.


*This incumbent for this role can be located in any of our NA facilities.  


  • ISO 14001/45001 Implementation and Audit Management
    • Includes full oversight of the EHSS ISO platform with emphasis on plant execution and performance.
    • Responsible for ISO audit oversight which includes planning, scheduling, and execution of ISO audits at all North America facilities. This role will assist sites in the preparation of their audit, as well as aid with the closure of action items. In addition, this role will train and mentor new EHSS professionals to grow their auditing skill sets such that they join the audit program and conduct future audits.
  • Develop and manage a critical risk program; standardize the approach across business units.
  • Drive risk reduction based on business initiatives. Prevent or control EHSS risks arising from operations or the business.
  • Lead critical EHSS projects, initiatives, and standardization efforts across North America.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on; technical and regulatory aspects, EHSS management systems, technical standards, and EHSS best practices, specifically for facilities lacking formal EHSS expertise.
  • Ensure facilities complete critical to compliance tasks prior to their required due dates.
  • On-board and train new EHS professionals on tools, systems, and program expectations.
  • Assist in managing serious incident investigations and standardization of corrective actions across North American facilities.
  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership of EHS systems to site EHS and plant leaders.
  • Facilitate communication between corporate and individual locations.
  • Collect, measure, and analyze regional and site EHS metrics and KPI performances, to discover trends for continuous improvement and/or corrective measures.
  • Manage or assist with regulatory agencies and external stakeholder EHS activities, including reporting, visits, or inspections.
  • Assist EHSS director in aligning and implementing long-term EHS strategies and annual or short term EHSS action plans, projects or initiatives that effectively manages EHSS compliance and risk mitigation objectives with business and operational needs, operating plans, capital planning, resource staffing and budgeting.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health & Safety/ EHS  or another related discipline is required
  • We also require 7+ years related work experience
  • Must have 2-3 years supervision/leadership experience.

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.

ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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