Environ & Safety Lead (12161)
Owens Corning - Memphis, TN

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Location: Memphis, TN – US


Relocation Paid: Yes

The Environmental Health & Safety Leader must maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, influence employees and engage them in all aspects of the safety and environmental process. He/She will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety & health processes/programs/procedures in order to achieve a zero-injury environment. The successful candidate will provide leadership and apply technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization in order to sustain world-class safety process.

The EHS leader manages two facilities with one direct report. The position reports directly to the Plant Leader, has functional reporting to the Division Network, and serves as a member of the Plant Leadership Team.

Responsibilities :
  • Investigate incidents, injuries, near misses and property damage to determine root causes and preventive measures
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current company policies, regulations, and local standards
  • Inspect facilities, tools, machinery, and equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure compliance
  • Review EHS programs annually
  • Lead and develop various safety teams
  • Manage occupational monitoring program
  • Maintain all required records and documentation
  • Manage EHS budget
  • Conduct annual emergency evacuation drills
  • Interact with regulatory and divisional personnel
  • Conduct design safety review for capital projects

The plant Environment & Safety Leader will demonstrate strong Leadership to transform plant safety and environmental performance to world-class levels that align with division and Owens Corning corporate goals. These goals will reflect a total commitment to changing our safety culture and preserving the environmental health of the communities we operate in.

  • Develop and manage plant Strategic Action Plans and deliver on all commitments
  • Achievement of personal, department and facility goals.
  • Ensure effective management of all safety incidents to avoid litigation, third party and union intervention
  • For any safety incidents, ensure proper investigation, root cause analysis, communication and aggressive action planning and execution to prevent future repeat incidents across any OC locations.
  • Recordable incident rate (RIR)
  • % closure on safety incident corrective actions within a timely fashion
  • Maintenance of the corporate Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Developing safety leadership capabilities in our people
  • Coach, mentor, and re-direct personnel in the plant in order to develop Extraordinary Leaders
  • Assessing effectiveness of plant leadership from a safety perspective and providing development and recommending changes as required.
  • Develop and implement training programs in a coordinated effort with appropriate plant personnel
  • Continually reinforce the company’s stand on safety and always recognize employee accomplishments and contributions.

  • Visible signs and indicators of the Plant Safety Goals.
  • 100% Completion of training plan and certified competence of all employees

Oversee regulatory compliance of all environmental permits and processes

The Environmental, Health and Safety Leader must have familiarity and knowledge of environmental regulations such as SPCC, RCRA, TSCA, CWA, CAA, OPA, EPCRA, and SARA. Experience in working with local, state and federal regulatory agencies (EPA, OSHA, Fire Department, TDEC) and representing the company in a professional manner. Must be able to provide expert technical support in identifying and resolving critical regulatory issues.
  • Oversee safety and environmental policies, systems and processes to ensure Federal compliance, corporate and local compliance as required.
  • Manages facility environmental program in the areas of pollution abatement, environmental and waste water management.
  • Informs management of environmental problems with solutions involving the facility, local or federal standards.
  • Ensures that all EHS reporting, preparation, application filing and associated fees are completed and submitted before deadlines. These may include but not be limited to: OSHA 300 Log, Hazardous Waste reports, SPCC, Air permit, wastewater permit, Storm Water, Radiations, Title V air permit, FRP, FSP, Solid Waste reporting, Recycling, Tier I & II.

  • Create, maintain and oversee the compliance calendar for all regulatory requirements
  • Maintenance of the corporate Environmental Management Systems(EMS)
  • Enforcement actions from local, state or federal agencies
  • Deficiencies in internal EHS audits

Job Requirements


  • Bachelors degree in any field related to EH&S, such as industrial hygiene, engineering, science or equivalent
  • Professional certification preferred (CSP)
  • 3-5 years safety leadership experience required
  • Hands-on safety leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

  • About Owens Corning

    Owens Corning has touched your life in more ways than you know. From composites found in the automotive industry to innovative roofing products to energy-efficient insulation, our products play a role in thousands of applications worldwide. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is the market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2011, and we are preparing to celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2013. A Fortune® 500 company for 58 consecutive years, our cutting-edge innovations continue to enhance lives and the communities in which we live, work and play. From our headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, we have a global presence with about 15,000 employees spanning 28 countries reaching across five continents. Discover Owens Corning opportunities that will transform your career today. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com .

    A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

    Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

    Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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