Director, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Location: Newington, NH

About the Company:

We are representing a renowned company with a long-standing history of 250 years in their industry. They are known for their exceptional quality and innovative products. They are currently seeking an EHS Director to join their team.

What They Offer:

This position offers a competitive salary with a generous bonus structure, along with a 401k match and excellent benefits. Employees also enjoy an employee discount and ample opportunities for career growth. Relocation assistance is available for candidates outside the local area.

Location:

The EHS Director will be based at the company's global headquarters in Newington, New Hampshire. Newington is located in the Seacoast Region, approximately 60 miles northeast of Boston and 60 miles southwest of Portland. The town offers a scenic residential district with historic homes and beautiful views of Little Bay and Great Bay.

How You Will Make an Impact:

  • As the Director of Environmental Health & Safety, you will provide leadership and guidance in environmental, health, and safety matters for the company's U.S. facilities located in New Hampshire, Oregon, and Arkansas.
  • Drive strategic initiatives and ensure the company's compliance with environmental, health, and safety regulations to maintain its reputation as an industry leader.
  • Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as the administration of workers' compensation programs and insurance for all U.S. facilities.
  • You will also serve as a representative and liaison to external entities such as government agencies, customers, suppliers, and industry groups.
See below for a partial list of job responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Safety Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Previous experience as a Director in a similar role, with at least 10 years of Director-level experience or 5+ years as a Director with a total of 10 years in Director & Sr. Manager positions.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with expertise in Explosives Safety. Radiation Safety and/or Laser Safety experience is a plus.
  • Prior experience with Defense contracts and contract administration through the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is desired.
  • Knowledge of NFPA practices, codes, and standards is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Agile project management approach.
  • Experience using ERP applications, preferably Oracle.
  • Ability to travel to other company locations at least once per quarter (NH, AR, OR).
  • Must reside within a reasonable commute to the Newington, NH area or be willing to relocate upon hire.
  • Due to government regulations, this job is open to U.S. Citizens only.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure continuous improvement of EHS performance and compliance with regulations.
  • Oversee a team of direct reports and their subordinates.
  • Collaborate with various teams/committees to develop EHS-related missions, policies, and programs.
  • Represent the company to external entities such as regulatory agencies, customers, and industry groups.
  • Develop and implement environmental, health, and safety programs and policies.
  • Provide technical expertise and support on regulatory compliance issues.
  • Mentor the EHS team and standardize protocols and procedures.
  • Evaluate new acquisitions, processes, and equipment for EHS compliance.
  • Conduct periodic audits of EHS programs and policies and track their effectiveness.
  • Investigate incidents and implement corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Manage workers' compensation programs and provide reports to upper management.
  • Maintain regulatory reporting data and coordinate inspections and audits.
  • Stay updated on EHS regulatory updates and changes.
  • Oversee the proper management of emergency response teams and radiation safety programs.
  • Ensure compliance with hazardous waste regulations and explore waste reduction opportunities.
  • Coordinate industrial hygiene monitoring and evaluate personal protective equipment.
  • Manage EHS training programs and track associated costs.
  • Implement the company's environmental management plan.
  • Lead the authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in compliance with regulations.
  • Promote a culture of safety and engage the EHS team in the Company Performance System.

Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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