The RequirementsTo be a good fit for Senior Manager of Environmental Health & Safety for our Light Building Products Division, you should have:
- An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene or other related field
- 5+ years of safety experience in an industrial work environment or in an industrial consulting capacity, ideally across multiple locations and a large-scale automated environment
- An understanding of how to manage a safety program including a strong understanding of safety equipment, air and noise personal monitoring equipment, etc.
- Experience leading teams and/or managing safety programs, with the ability to come into the role ready to drive the programs immediately
- Strong knowledge and understanding of EH&S regulations, including OSHA regulations
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and strategic thinking ability to craft a vision for EH&S for the division
- Proficiency with technology, including familiarity with MS Office programs and some experience with SAP enterprise software
- Effective communication skills to include clear and concise business and technical writing ability, and the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with customers, managers and all levels of employees to provide clear direction and explain technical or legally complicated information in layman’s terms verbally and in writing
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well with conflicting priorities and deadlines
- The ability to be self-directed and work independently with a strong work ethic
- A high level of professionalism and the ability to keep information confidential (confidentiality agreement required)
- A valid driver’s license to visit local sites on a regular basis
- Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist
- Building products experience
The RoleWith the recent acquisition of Headwaters by Boral, we are bringing two great companies under a single umbrella. This position has been created as a single overall manager for the safety needs for our light building products division, bringing all sites into the same framework, developing a world-class safety culture throughout all levels of the organization, managing safety programs, and guiding leadership on implementation of safety programs for this area of the business.
Reporting to the Division President, you will be the voice of safety to all eight manufacturing sites for the light building products division (located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Michigan), frequently traveling to each location. Our largest plant has 250 people, five have 100-200, and two small plants have fewer than 50 people. We expect you’ll travel quite a bit to visit the plants in the first year, but once everyone is settled under the same procedures travel may be reduced.
Safety culture is important to us, and both companies have worked hard to achieve a high level of EH&S performance. But we want to be proactive in ensuring this continues through the transition period where we’re combining the two companies. Our mantra and goal is to achieve “zero harm today,” every day.
We already have many sophisticated safety processes, policies and procedures, so most of your time will be spent around pulling together the procedures from both companies and smoothing out the cultural differences as we standardize programs across all locations. You will bring something more, building on the strong base to create a high-level EH&S vision for light building products that pushes us even further towards our world-class goal. You’ll also provide training, increase safety awareness, and expand the adoption of best practices.
You’ll train the person who is designated as safety manager at each plant (this designation may be handled by someone with another role in some locations), and work closely with plant managers and their staff. You’ll communicate with 8-10 people at each site on a regular basis, building strong relationships and following up to ensure safety measures have been implemented and programs are moving forward. As the technical expert on the topics of environmental, health and safety, you’ll evaluate plant operations and make recommendations to the plant leadership, advise plant and company leadership on safety matters, and provide training to all levels of the organization on these important topics.
Part of the training you’ll provide will be to help plants learn to conduct informal self-audits, teaching them to do some of their own policing so they can come to you for help before issues get out of control. You’ll consult with them, provide them options to be effective, and make sure they’re consistently getting to “zero harm today.”
In addition, you’ll constantly be looking forward, considering changes that might impact the business, such as news that there will be new OSHA regulations. Then you’ll take steps to ensure our plants meet the updated standards before they become requirements so we’re always ahead of the curve in terms of health and safety.
In addition to the health and safety part of your role described above, you may spend about 20% of your time on environmental duties. You’ll need to be knowledgeable about the applicable regulations and communicate with officials who monitor this. Many of the environmental tasks will be handled by the Plant Managers, but you’ll keep them informed about regulatory updates and be accountable to ensure they completed necessary action items. You’ll also help coordinate between Plant Managers and the corporate environmental team if issues arise.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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What's in it for you?Critical role, broad influence
The focus on safety is number one in our business. In this role, you’ll have an opportunity to make a large and lasting impact by helping us through this time of transition to set the company up for safety success well into the future. You’ll be highly visible, and your successes here will translate into future opportunities with the company.
Though we are looking for an experienced EH&S leader, there will be new things to learn in this role. In addition, we will pay for you to gain certifications if needed or desired to improve your skills. The company is large enough to have many possible avenues for professional growth once you spend the time to find success in this position; for example, your next step could be a director role, or you may find a broader role across multiple divisions.
Setting you up for success
Your supervisor's goal is to improve people’s lives and careers, and he is available to be your coach and mentor. He expects everyone on the team to help each other as well, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to both learn from and to teach others. To begin with, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside another Senior Manager of EHS who is already making a positive difference in her division, and then we’ll get out of your way, giving you the elbow room to get moving and drive your position.
Our people are our most valuable resource
If you’re looking for a place where you can make a home, be challenged and grow your career, you’ve found it! We run collaborative teams, respect individual and team contributions and we know people enjoy working here, as demonstrated by employee longevity.
Great place to live and work
Wixom, Michigan is a suburb of Detroit with about 14,000 residents. If you enjoy a small-town feel but want to be close enough to Ann Arbor and Detroit to enjoy larger events and venues, Wixom could be the perfect place for you. There are plenty of community programs, a community newsletter, a farmer’s market in the summers, and much more. Relocation assistance may be available to highly qualified candidates.
In addition to a competitive salary we offer a comprehensive benefits package including all you’d expect, such as a range of insurances, PTO, and a 401(k) with company match.
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Keys to SuccessThe right fit for this role already has strong experience and is ready to hit the ground running and establish credibility with site leadership to help bring everyone under the same standardized guidelines and procedures. To excel here, you’ll also need to be personable and a great communicator, able to encourage people to work differently than what they may have been doing, make enthusiasm for safety contagious, and gain buy-in for the goal of “zero harm today.” You’ll need to be tactful, diplomatic, and empathetic to bridge gaps of understanding in a sensitive way.
In addition, our ideal candidate is self-motivated, able to work with minimal direction from the supervisor, but also flexible, able to adapt easily to our changing conditions, requirements, and environment as we go through this time of transition. If you have a strong passion for and commitment to safety, and you’re an experienced professional who is ready to be given the autonomy to do your job and drive your function, then we want to hear from you.
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About UsBoral is an international building and construction materials group headquartered in Sydney, Australia. With some A $4.3 billion worth of sales, Boral had 8,334 full-time equivalent employees working across over 550 operating sites as at 30 June 2016.
Boral produces and distributes a broad range of construction materials, including quarry products, cement, fly ash, pre-mix concrete and asphalt; and building products, including clay bricks and pavers, clay and concrete roof tiles, concrete masonry products, timber, plasterboard, and lightweight trim and siding. Boral primarily serves customers in the building and construction industries with operations concentrated in three key geographical markets - Australia, the USA and Asia.
Boral North America has national fly ash and concrete block businesses and a Denver construction materials business. The fly ash business processes and distributes coal combustion products nationally in the USA, including operations at electrical utility plants, fly ash terminals, and sales offices. With cementitious properties, fly ash is used as a cement substitute in the construction industry.
The concrete block business manufactures products in Texas and Louisiana for commercial and residential construction. Boral has a number three market position in the Denver concrete market with five operating concrete batching plants and three sand and gravel deposits.
Boral North America has a leading portfolio of building products manufacturing and distribution operations across USA and Canada. Boral has market leading positions in manufactured stone veneer for residential and commercial cladding markets, with manufacturing and distribution across the USA.
Boral has a full high-end roofing offering, including concrete and clay roof tiles, composite polymer roofing products and stone coated metal roofing.
The Light Building Products business comprises Boral TruExterior® Siding and Trim, which is based on Boral’s patented fly ash and polymer composite technologies, as well as PVC or vinyl trim and siding products, including shutters, decking and railing. The Windows business manufactures vinyl trim windows for the new residential construction market.
Formed in November 2016, Meridian Brick is a 50:50 joint venture between Boral Bricks and Forterra Brick, two of North America’s most respected brickmaking organisations. Meridian Brick serves construction organisations and suppliers throughout the USA and Canada with a comprehensive portfolio of brick and masonry solutions for commercial and residential structures.