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Environmental and Safety Manager

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Posted: 10/07/2019 Industry: Manufacturing/Production Job Number: 00005Y8Z
TRS Consulting & Executive Search is supporting a national company with its search for an accomplished and driven Safety and Environmental Manager to join their Cottage Grove manufacturing team. This is a permanent position within a collaborative organization that strives for continuous improvement and growth.

The EHS Manager will ensure alignment with Corporate Safety/Environmental and manufacturing operations objectives and procedures. Lead continuous improvement efforts to reduce work related injuries/illnesses and related cost reduction strategies at the business unit level. Achieve compliance obligations with applicable safety, health and environmental standards with direction from Corporate Safety.


Leads prioritization of work activities between Corporate Safety and Company Leadership to identify safety initiatives and action plans. Serves in an advisory capacity to business unit management in regard to safety, environmental health related issues.
Oversee and/or provide site specific safety training programs as necessary and/or as directed by Corporate Safety.
Develops and initiates projects in partnership with Corporate Safety based on identified business unit needs in order to implement processes/procedures/best practices that reduce safety and environmental risks to associates.
Works with site leadership to conduct safety assessments of new or modified equipment/processes in accordance with the company's Safety Assessment Procedure.
Participates in problem solving/resolution exercises.
Seeks direction from Corporate Safety in standards interpretations and challenging situations.
Aligns corporate business strategies with Company objectives to effectively develop and deliver site-specific safety programs.
Ensures site-specific environmental compliance activities are being met in partnership with Corporate Environmental leadership.
Manages worker's compensation program for the site and works closely with the Corporate Disability Management Services team to ensure compliance and consistency with process and policy.
Leads efforts to build and sustain a behavior-based safety culture.


Minimum of Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in Safety Engineering or related, discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 5+ years' experience in the safety field, preferably within manufacturing.
Technical knowledge/experience of OSHA, NFPA, NEC, ANSI code regulations and compliance.
Minimum 3 years of formal leadership experience managing direct reports.
Proven track record of successfully delivering outstanding results.
Experience leading behavior based safety programs.
Ability to develop a strong team through ongoing coaching and development.
Strategic planning and aligning organizational goals with safety initiatives.
Ability to develop a strong team through ongoing coaching and development.
Strategic planning and aligning organizational goals with safety initiatives.

TRS Consulting is a division of THE RIGHT STAFF. We are a multi-specialty search firm and align well-qualified candidates to successful companies. Our success is achieved through analyzing a company's culture, corporate strategies, and future growth and then fit these to a candidate's skills, professional background, and life experiences. For more information about our services, visit www.Trscon.Con

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