Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Gas City, IN
American Woodmark
Posted 05/13/2024

With over 10,000 employees and more than a dozen brands, American Woodmark is one of the nation's largest cabinet manufacturers. By partnering with major home centers, builders, and dealers, we spark the imagination of homeowners and designer and bring their vision to life. Across our service and distribution centers, our corporate office and manufacturing facilities, you'll always find the same commitment to customer satisfaction, integrity, teamwork, and excellence.

We are on a journey to encourage an inclusive Woodmark, and are taking meaningful actions to promote diverse representation across every part of the business. Together, every team member contributes to making American Woodmark a place where people can express who they are through what they do.


Coordination of the planning, administration, implementation, and enforcement of the plant environmental, health, and safety policies to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and to meet or exceed established goals.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to excel at the essential functions assigned. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.


* Minimum of 7 to 10 years EH&S experience; manufacturing preferred

* Experience with implementation and administration of a Behavior Based Safety Programs

* Experience in managing workers compensation claims, claims analysis, and cost reduction

* First-Aid, and CPR certification required, EMT a plus

* Must have experience in developing and administering Safety & Health programs and Industrial Hygiene sampling techniques

* Excellent personal computer skills in a network environment; Microsoft products experience preferred - Outlook-Word-Excel

* Track record of successful project management

* Must have experience in working in a team environment leading teams to meet/exceed goals


* Excellent personal computer skills in a network environment

* Strong planning/Organization & Time Management skills a must

* Advanced problem-solving skills

* Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficient with influencing abilities

* Ability to work independently

* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common business and technical journals and financial reports

* Ability to listen and communicate effectively with customers/clients in an effort to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers/clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community and public


* Undergraduate degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Safety Engineering or related discipline; graduate degree preferred


* Align the plant EH&S vision with the corporate EH&S vision

* Develop and implement Plant Safety practices to create a safe working environment

* Develop and implement Plant Environmental practices to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations

* Facilitates incident investigations, root cause analysis, and closure of corrective actions

* Manage Worker's Compensation claims by investigating the circumstances of the claimed injury objectively, while minimizing costs and fraud. Act to prevent reoccurrence

* Accompany employees on initial visits to panel physicians. On occasion, attend follow-up visits as well

* Promote safety awareness; assist in safety and technical training

* Lead the plant's Safety Committee with focus on raising safety awareness and creating an environment free of incidents

* Monitor and enforce environmental, health, and safety regulations

* Work with corporate EH&S on various projects and initiatives

* Work with Corporate Safety to develop, implement, and sustain a behavioral safety based program and serve as a safety liaison with Corporate EH&S to ensure consistency company wide

* Lead efforts to identify, recommend, develop, and implement best practice for AWC safety programs and help ensure standardization company wide

* Provides support and assistance to other locations when EH&S Coordinator/Manager positions are vacant

* Assists with the technical training of new EH&S Coordinators/Managers

* Conduct ongoing safety inspections of facilities, operations, and equipment to insure compliance and a safe working environment for all AWC employees

* Analyze work functions to develop safety, environmental, and ergonomic policies to ensure compliance

* Develop plant Ergonomics program and assessments to address ergonomic issues.

* Work with engineering and perform new equipment safety assessments

* Act as a professional liaison in case of government agency inspections concerning safety, environmental, or ergonomic issues

* Maintain updated OSHA and EPA required written programs and recommend / conduct training as necessary

* Conducts Industrial Hygiene monitoring of hazards including noise and chemical exposure and works to minimize exposure

* Administers and maintains MSDS Programs

* Develop local metrics to support and drive safety performance

* Actively participate on assigned teams and/or project

* Ensures Policies are followed and provides guidance on safety related discipline.

* Support and represent company as a union-free environment

* Conduct and maintain JSA's to help ensure job safety

* Participate in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives

* Perform other tasks as directed by the Director of Manufacturing

* Supervisory Responsibilities:

* This position may be asked to supervise and EH&S Specialist or an EH&S Engineer. T his position will typically give direction to others in ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulations.


* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit, walk, talk or hear.

* The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

* Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.

* Reports to: Director, Manufacturing

* Travel Requirements:

o Minimal travel of up to 10% may be required to other manufacturing locations.

* Recruitment process may consist of any combination of phone, video and in person interviews.

* Offers may be contingent upon successful completion of Background Check, Drug Screen and/or potential Motor Vehicle Check.


* Competitive Compensation

* Health Care Benefits

* Paid Holidays

* Paid Vacation Days

* Paid Sick Days

* 401(k) Match

* Tuition Assistance

* Relocation Assistance when available


The American Woodmark Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, military and veteran status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other legally-protected characteristic; and it will comply with all applicable state discrimination laws. No person will be denied employment solely because of a disability, provided that the person can perform the essential functions of the position for which the person has applied, either with or without reasonable accommodations.


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