Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor
Trojan Battery Company - Sandersville, GA

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Are you an experienced EHS Specialist looking to take the next step into a Supervisory role? Or are you a current EHS Supervisor whose not being challenged in their current role?

If so, then Trojan Battery Company has an immediate and exciting opportunity for an Environmental, Health & Safety Supervisor at our Sandersville, GA battery manufacturing facility. This position is responsible for the development, coordination and management of the company safety and environmental program in a lean environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising the environmental and janitorial staff while fostering a work environment with the highest of safety and quality standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate the safety program to ensure a safe environment that is consistent with regulatory, environmental, and company requirements and needs
  • Operate and maintain water treatment and waste water equipment, ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental protection limits
  • Prepare reports and maintain logs for water treatment systems on meter readings, tests, chemical and equipment usage, and all other record-keeping requirements
  • Build a cohesive team with the skills necessary to successfully meet the departmental/company objectives and strategies.
  • Communicate training information in a formal classroom setting and conduct on-the-job training on various safety and environmental programs
  • Maintain safety and environmental records and log books up-to-date
  • Assist with cost-control efforts and participate in manufacturing improvement committees
  • Interface with OSHA and various environmental programs inspectors
  • Study, plan and formulate new and revised safety programs, JSA’s, and rules: prepare recommendations and implement for conformance.
  • Responsible for effective application of safety and environmental policies and practices and to investigate and eliminate hazardous conditions and unsafe practices.
  • Keeps supervisory personnel apprised of hazardous conditions and practices through safety and environmental training sessions, meetings, manuals, bulletins, films, etc.
  • Study work operations, details of nature of the work, materials and equipment used, products and byproducts, and employee workforce profile.
  • Coordinate safety and industrial hygiene to obtain optimum service with insurance carriers
  • Investigate serious injuries/incidents in conjunction with line and staff personnel, HR and Occupational Health Nurse.
  • Work with medical department to follow high-cost or precedent-setting workers’ compensation cases.
  • Assist line and staff management to understand OSHA regulations and standards, including guidance on handling OSHA compliance, inspections and citations
  • Manage and maintain appropriate permitting requirements.
  • Keep apprised of developments in federal and state safety and applicable environmental laws likely to affect the company.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with hazardous materials management
  • Must be able to work in lead acid battery manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge base of baghouses preferred
  • Successfully manage the environmental/safety group by exemplary leadership, integrity and character
  • Working knowledge of safety regulations, OSHA, EPA, hazardous materials, and emergency preparedness
  • Ability to work independently in a highly professional manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills in managing people and communicating with all levels of employees and management

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Health, and Safety preferred
  • 5 to 7 years of experience as an EHS Specialist or Supervisor.
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

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