EHS Manager / Leader

Portland, Oregon

The EHS Leader leads the safety and environmental functions at an assigned site. This is an EHS program management role without direct reports. The successful candidate in this role works on implementation of critical processes, programs, and procedures to achieve goals, objectives, and continuous improvement related to environment, health, and safety. The EHS Leader must spend significant time on the plant floor, engaging and coaching employees and contractors on a daily basis.

As an integral part of the plant leadership team, the EHS Leader will provide information and guidance for activities relating to the site-wide safety and operating objectives. The position acts as the subject matter expert in the plant and is accountable for building capability to ensure a plant wide safety culture.


· Complete all required safety training.

· Adhere to all plant and position-specific safety policies, procedures, and standards.

· Educate team members on safe operations of new processes or modifications.

· Effectively communicate Owens Corning’s stand on safety throughout the Plant to ensure all employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Company.

Environmental Health and Safety Leadership

· Lead and support safety initiatives and processes to drive towards an injury free culture.

· Lead and support environmental initiatives and process to drive towards zero NOVs.

· Effectively communicate Company’s stand on safety to ensure employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Company.

· Incorporate the safety stand and safe improvements into all people-related initiatives.

· Maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, influence employee and leadership behaviors, and fully engage employees in the safety process.

· Enhance plant knowledge, engagement, conditions and stability for OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and lead the team to VPP certification through sustainable programs and processes, including a culture of employee ownership, incident reporting / risk reduction and continuous improvement.

· Enroll and engage the entire workforce to build a powerful safety culture.

· Advise and guide the Natural Leadership Team (NLT) in developing and implementing a risk-ranked strategic plan, prioritize and advocate capital/resource requests, and advise the leadership team on all aspects of environmental requirements and responsibilities.

· Grow and develop the safety teams within the workforce.

· Develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of all critical EH&S processes, programs, and procedures including those related to Process Safety Management (PSM).

· Sets and accomplishes critical metrics regularly to ensure continuous improvement in the processes that lead to a 100% engaged safety culture at the plant.


· 3-5 years of experience working in an industrial or manufacturing environment.

· Bachelor’s degree in safety or related discipline required.

· Demonstrated success coaching and leading teams in a high employee empowerment culture, while training and developing technical skills in others.

· Ability to adapt and contribute to plant success in multiple areas (Operations, Talent Development, Project Leadership, TPM).


· Certified Safety Professional (CSP) qualification preferred.

· Leading change management efforts.

· Managing and delivering results through projects and initiatives.

· Experience utilizing computer programs and Microsoft Office products.


· Ability to travel as required (10-20%).

· Learns concepts and new skills at a very rapid pace and applies learning to the job.

· Understands deep and complex scientific concepts and can troubleshoot problems based on abstract data.

· Conducts himself/herself with the highest ethical and moral standards.

· Achieves results fast, individually and through teams – can synthesize data and multiple points of view quickly and creatively to arrive at balanced solutions. Has a strong bias for action.

· Takes business risks, grows from failures and celebrates success.

Quality and detail driven; unyielding performance expectations of self and others in the area of living the Company Safety Standard.