Spring Grove, IL


Position Summary:

Our company is seeking a highly experienced Senior Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager for our Spring Grove, IL location. The main responsibility of this role is to develop and implement programs that aim to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and financial losses. You will be tasked with identifying potential hazardous conditions, evaluating the extent of resulting injuries, and creating accident-prevention and loss-control systems to be incorporated into operational policies. Collaboration with plant managers and compilation and analysis of statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents will also be part of your duties. Ultimately, your main goal will be to lead safety continuous improvement efforts and ensure that every employee returns home injury-free to their families.

To fulfill this role, you will maintain liaison with outside organizations, such as fire departments and rescue teams, and participate in activities of related professional organizations. Additionally, you will be responsible for overseeing a professional safety staff.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with company leaders to develop and implement a strategic plan and initiatives aligned with the company vision
  • Implement strategic initiatives to improve safety and environmental performance across three manufacturing locations and one corporate location
  • Communicate the vision to the organization and enlist all levels of the organization to work towards achieving it
  • Develop and promote culture change activities and awareness building tools to foster an injury-free work environment
  • Create corporate safety policies and standards
  • Establish proactive relationships with regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA, and DNR
  • Mentor front line supervisors and empower employees to understand and prioritize safety
  • Conduct regular shop floor visits to reinforce safety critical behaviors and address at-risk behaviors
  • Collaborate with all employees to resolve safety issues
  • Lead safety continuous improvement teams and projects
  • Conduct regular audits of safety and environmental processes
  • Manage audit and incident investigation corrective actions, ensuring their completion and sustainment
  • Maintain required safety and environmental documentation and file reports to regulatory agencies accurately and on time
  • Deliver training and presentations internally and externally
  • Establish and track leading safety performance indicators/metrics and communicate them to employees
  • Develop relationships with local medical care providers and emergency response organizations to ensure efficient and high-quality care for employees
  • Manage the random drug and alcohol testing program and 2nd chance program
  • Oversee the worker's compensation and return to work process for injured employees
  • Lead emergency response actions for first responders

Closing Statement:

  • Other duties as assigned
  • This position is on-call for any emergency related incidents


  • Bachelor of Science required, preferably with a specialization in occupational safety or equivalent experience
  • Preferred: Post-graduate degree in safety, business, environmental science, or a related field
  • Minimum 7 years of experience leading plant/corporate safety culture
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification and/or Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA)
  • Understanding of Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Working knowledge of applicable OSHA and EPA standards, regulations, and guidelines
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Dynamic public speaking skills
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of plant level safe work practices and procedures
  • Willingness to be hands-on in the shop environment
  • Self-starting attitude with dedicated follow-through to complete projects on time
  • Strength in managerial courage
  • Willingness to learn new job skills

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