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EHS Manager - Van Buren

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Date: 04-Jan-2019

Location: Van Buren, AR, US

Company: Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle has no higher priority than to protect our people, the environment, and our business. It is one of our core values and influences every business decision we make. Tate & Lyle has made significant progress when it comes to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) performance. Tate & Lyle is on a Journey to EHS Excellence (J2EE); a strategy developed for the next 3 – 5 years to further improve our EHS culture.

The Safety Manager will primarily drive and support site EHS management initiatives at the Van Buren, Arkansas facility, in line with the global Journey to EHS Excellence. Together with the operations, engineering and maintenance teams the Safety Manager will improve overall safety performance of the Van Buren plant.

This position will have broad range of responsibilities within the Environmental, Health and Safety Area for the Van Buren site.  The position will interface with all levels of the plant organization providing technical environmental, health and safety support including the development and implementation of programs and objectives and day-to-day hands-on support for environmental, safety and health initiatives.  The position requires the candidate to spend extensive amount of time (50-70%) out in the plant. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Champion / lead the overall site environmental and safety program.
  • Develop and establish an effective EHS program that will yield year-on-year improvements.
  • Work with site management and corporate EHS to create/develop a strong safety culture at all levels of the site organization.
  • Lead Process Safety Management (PSM) and Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) Compliance activities
  • Provide technical assistance in helping with hazard elimination, prevention & mitigation and the resolution of other safety issues.
  • Coach and assist Managers / Leaders in the development and implementation of effective safety programs.
  • Assist and participate with department and site-wide safety teams.
  • Inspect, audit and monitor equipment, work areas and work practices and procedures for compliance with established health and safety rules and regulations.
  • Lead the efforts to ensure action items stemming from incidents, near misses, audits, inspections, and observations are prioritized and followed-up to completion.
  • Develop safety training, policy development and safety promotion.
  • Develop and help administer eLearning courses.
  • Assist with new and modified processes/equipment/product development to ensure safety is included at all levels of design through implementation.
  • Participate in safety & industrial hygiene reviews, routine safety inspections and incident investigations, making appropriate recommendations.
  • Assist with the Contractor Safety program.
  • Maintain accurate plant safety statistics, incident rates, progress against corporate and plant objectives and provide routine updates to Global Safety utilizing the safety data management system.
  • Participate in the T&L Americas Network Committee meetings and be the conduit for communication and information between the plant and the committee.  Lead the roll out of new committee initiatives at the plant.
  • Develop the budget for the site Safety Cost Center and manage spending to stay within budget.
  • Work with local area Safety professionals to share ideas within the Van Buren community and participate in drills and emergency response.
  • Prepare and submit all the environmental regulatory reports to the City of Van Buren and ADEQ.
  • Receive environmental inspections / audits from the City and EPA.




Education and / or Experience

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in related field, CSP 5 to 7 year’s relevant experience in heavy manufacturing or construction environment.
  • Ability to focus on details and understand the overall impact of events and decisions.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated competency in the technical and training skills required to fulfill the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State OSHA regulations and desire to continue education on Safety.
  • Ability to effectively motivate people, to enlist needed cooperation in implementing effective safety programs.
  • Ability to communicate with regulatory agencies, consultants and other contractor personnel.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work with personnel at all organizational levels.
  • Strong Computer Skills (data management systems, word processing, spreadsheet, SAP, etc.).

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