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Environmental, Health, and Safety Operations Leader

GE Appliances LaFayette Full-Time
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Job Location

USA, La Fayette, GA

Job Posting Title

Environmental, Health, and Safety Operations Leader

The Challenge

The GE Appliances Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Operations Leader is responsible for providing EHS strategy development, operational leadership, and support to all Roper Corporation operations. Roper is comprised of +1800 employees, +200 contractors and 1.4 million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance, assessing and mitigate risk, responding to emergencies including managing short-term and long-term EHS liability. Other duties include developing then implementing sustainable EHS systems and processes that comply with all EHS laws and business initiatives. A key candidate is an EHS agent of change with a history of cultivating collaborative, open reporting, problem-solving cultures and empowering teams.

What you will Do

EHS Operations:

Provide functional EHS leadership and technical expertise to the site Operations team to support business needs based on compliance requirements, business risk profile, change management needs, and performance objectives.

- Deliver simple, strong, and sustainable compliance and risk management solutions that are integrated in daily site operations and business lean enterprise strategy.

- Lead a cross-functional team to develop and implement a site-specific injury reduction and EHS risk management plan including specific actions, owners, and due dates. Work with the Plant Manager to integrate in the site’s operational excellence metrics the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) required to achieve sustainable injury reduction and environmental compliance results.

- Lead execution of annual site EHS training plan. Ensure timely delivery of training including new regulations and standards.

- Supervise at least two environmental, health, and safety professionals and provide strategic leadership and direction for Roper Corporation.

- Manage site environmental compliance as applicable (e.g., air emissions, water discharge, and waste disposal & recycling). Validate site annual environmental reporting obligations as required.

- Manage and deliver EHS compliance training (e.g., LOTO, HAZCOM).

- Work with stakeholders (e.g., project leaders) to complete contractor safe work plans lock out tag out assessments, and new equipment reviews, which may require travel to the equipment manufacturer.

- Provide input to site strategic planning (e.g., annual budgeting, factory master planning, HOSHIN objectives), understand and respond to changing business needs, and foster networking and best practice sharing.

- Lead and participate in site incident investigations (e.g., injuries, fires, spills) to ensure causal factors are identified, prevention steps are taken and validated, and lessons learned are shared and leveraged in a timely manner.

Site Security:

- Lead the site security process.  Maintain and train team members on the emergency response and workplace violence prevention plans.

- Ensure physical security through training and resources to provide proper access control to everyone entering Roper facilities.

- Lead the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) process (as applicable)

Culture and Communication:

- Drive a collaborative, problem-solving culture that supports open reporting and sustainable achievement of business results.

- Develop and maintain excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships (e.g., regulatory agencies, Plant Managers, Operations and Engineering Leaders).

Management Systems and Compliance:

- Implement EHS management systems, such as Gensuite, processes, and procedures to achieve sustainable compliance and business performance results.

- Integrate EHS management tools in the lean enterprise operating processes.

Additional Job Description

Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team across multiple levels of a site Operations team and influence/drive change.

Demonstrated knowledge of EHS regulations and their application in manufacturing, budgeting and resource planning, change management processes, and contractor management.

Demonstrated ability to lead a team to execute multiple concurrent programs. Ability to use data analytics to drive strategy and priorities.

Strong organization, project management, and presentation skills.

Ability to interact with all levels of business including external stakeholders.

Proven record of evolving an EHS culture through change management and achieving sustainable performance results.


What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

BS or BA Degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental Science or related discipline/experience.

10+ years of EHS Leadership experience including implementing EHS compliance and risk management programs while managing an EHS team in a short cycle, high volume, manufacturing environment with demonstrated sustainable results.

Legal authorization to work in the country/region where the business is hiring is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Master's degree in an EHS or business discipline. Strong knowledge of regulations including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, and DOT.

Experience with Lean manufacturing principles.

Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 30 pounds. Working in this environment requires the use of safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-toed work boots, and hardhat. These roles will require frequent walking in a manufacturing plant environment. Travel may be required: 10% - 20%.

Relocation assistance is available.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Skills required

Corrective And Preventive Action (Capa)
Occupational Health And Safety Administration (Osha)
Safety Training
Regulatory Compliance
Code Of Federal Regulations


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