The Environmental, Health and Safety Manager-Site Level, reporting to the Plant Manager, will be an integral part of the management team accountable for accomplishment of business objectives consistent with Alcoa values. The EHS Leader's primary responsibilities are to proactively foster the improvement and execution of EHS systems including Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental, and Medical programs for a manufacturing facility with more than 750 up to 2,000 employees.
Incumbent's Challenges Include:
Interfacing, coaching and influencing the plant’s leadership to integrate and manage EHS consistent with the risk and other aspects of the business.
In conjunction with Corporate, Group and Business Unit EHS which establishes broader organizational goals, this role will have direct accountability to establish EHS specific goals and objectives at the plant level, tracking progress vs. goals and the reporting of results internally and externally. Examples of goals include fatality and injury and illness prevention goals, health & wellness goals, waste, water, energy and air emission goals, targets linked to internal and third-party audit performance, regulatory compliance, etc.
Staffing, developing and sustaining the plant EHS organization’s capability and capacity sufficient to support the facility’s needs.
Coordinating EHS regulatory reviews, interpretations, evaluations regarding impacts on the plant and its operations. Examples of regulatory agencies include OSHA, EPA, MSHA, DOT, TSCA, etc.
Developing, maintaining, and communicating operational controls, standards and work practices to meet legal, regulatory and Company requirements.
Ensuring risk assessment techniques are in place and capable of identifying situations that can lead to systemic organizational failures in the location’s EHS Management Systems. Risk assessment proactively anticipates the opportunity / probability for a risk to occur and takes preventative measures against the risk occurring, such as a fatality. Multiple processes are utilized for determining and tracking risk assessments.
Maintaining the plant’s EHS information systems such that they are accurate and capable of providing the data needed to meet its’ strategic, legal, financial, and social reporting needs.
Directing and overseeing the plant’s EHS incident reporting and investigation process.
Monitoring practices across Alcoa in conjunction with EHS Audit, Ethics and Compliance to identify gaps in EHS performance, legal or other requirements and intervening to address them.
Leading location strategic and tactical teams and providing sponsorship for technical or problem-solving teams to support the plant’s EHS &S Plan.
Networking with EHS peers both internal and external to the location and the Company.
Working effectively with union safety and health representatives at the location and international level may be required depending on the location.
Specific responsibilities include:
Implement the Business Unit’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Policies, Procedures and
Ensure the location’s EHS incidents are reported, investigated and entered into the Alcoa Incident Management System in a timely and accurate manner.
Ensure the location’s EHS Alcoa Self Assessment protocols are updated on an annual basis and action plans to address gaps to closure completed.
Facilitate integration of error prevention and human performance tools as part of the overall incident prevention strategy.
Coordinate the activities of the location’s Strategic and Tactical EHS Teams.
Responsible for the timely and accurate filing of necessary records to demonstrate compliance with applicable federal, state, and Alcoa programs.
Management of air, water and waste disposal air programs including Title V Federal Operating Permit, Prevention of Significant Deterioration PSD Permit, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and RCRA Large Quantity Generator. Develop and implement standard safe work instructions appropriate to the location’s various EHS programs.
Maintain chemical inventory/MSDS's (material safety data sheet) for materials at the location.
In conjunction with BU personnel, Corporate EHS, other location EHS managers and Corporate Procurement, this role would be the gate keeper for coordinating the selection and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the plant location.
Coordinate the location’s Contractor Safety Program.
Oversee the EHS training needs assessment and deliver EHS training consistent with the plant’s needs. This includes developing and delivering plant-specific training for all levels of employees, including refresher training. This role will liaison closely with the Corporate EHS Training manager on broad level training programs and will specifically focus on and be accountable for Plant-specific training programs, monitoring the needs assessment for training programs and delivering training or identifying a vendor to deliver the specific training.
Oversee and maintain the location Emergency Response Plan. Liaison with community medical providers in maintaining and executing this emergency plan.
Assist line management with the incident investigation, causal factors analysis and corrective action plan.
Oversee occupational medical services including return to work programs.
Depending on location assignment the role would manage 3-5 EHS professionals, in some cases as many as 8-10 employees.
Varies – Currently positions available in North America. This is a general job description which would span the 3 business units. Ideally, this positing is representative of roles in one of the larger operating facilities across the Alcoa enterprise.
This position may be filled at a job grade range of 19-21 depending on individual candidate qualifications and location assignment.
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