EHS Leader

Weldon, NC 27890, USA Req #1098
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

EH&S Leader-Patch Rubber, Weldon NC

This vital staff position, reporting to the Distribution Operations Vice President and the Patch Rubber Company General Manager, leads the Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S), activities of Patch Rubber and the Weldon, NC location. This role establishes and maintains an environmental health and safety program that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and ensures a safe work environment. Provides effective leadership to drive towards a zero-injury culture utilizing a behavior-based approach.

The position deploys site-level EH&S objectives, strategies, policies and metrics consistent and aligned with Myers Industries overall goals and objectives.

The position also assures that appropriate investigations, documentation and software systems are updated in a timely manner in support of the environmental control and personnel safety systems.

This includes achieving production, delivery, cost, safety, quality and organizational effectiveness goals for the plant site and corporation.




  • Develop and implement systems and procedures to ensure that plant operations are in compliance with OSHA and corporate environmental, health & safety (EH&S) standards and policies.
  • Develop and implement site EH&S strategies consistent with corporate long-term plan initiatives.
  • Manage the site EH&S budget, identify, communicate supply chain cost management and Myers plant financial improvement opportunities.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance to all regulatory standards and plant safety policies and procedures.
    • Aids plant manager in facilitating all third party, regulatory, and customer required audits.
    • Identify and address operational and product EH&S issues and improvement opportunities. This includes taking corrective actions and implementing preventative measures.
  • Manages plant self-inspection program, documents and assigns corrective actions accordingly.
    • Utilizes formal safety inspections and surveys to identify risks and opportunities.
    • Participate in plant behavioral safety observations as well as document and trend plant results.
    • Initiates Root Cause Analysis (RCAs) related to environmental control and employee safety.
    • Works cross-functionally with other department heads to complete investigations, RCAs, corrective actions, and other problem solving as needed.
  • Lead site safety review activities for new product and process introductions. Includes project management and management of change processes to ensure successful, safe introductions at plant site.
    • Lead ergonomic assessments of equipment and workstations.
    • Participate in the management of change process for new or modified equipment/processes and in the assessment.
  • Manages facility workplace safety employee training program:
    • Develop and deliver safety training presentations and training for hourly and salaried.
    • Manage and lead EH&S orientation program for new and temporary associates.
    • Ensure proper training and compliance to plant EH&S policies and procedures involving contractors.
  • Manages the site’s hazardous and non-hazardous waste programs.
    • Works directly with chemical suppliers to maintain current list of all processing, maintenance and janitorial chemicals, SDSs, and chemical usage training documentation.
  • Ensure robust personal protective equipment program including equipment selection, requirements, proper use, maintenance and storage.
  • Develop leading indicators for safety performance and lead efforts to improve these key performance indicators.
    • Review and analyze safety related data for trends and identify opportunities to initiate corrective actions.
    • Maintain annual safety improvement plan and action items focused on achievement of the plan.
    • Maintain data associated with EH&S Department and Plant EH&S initiatives.
    • Complete plant EH&S reports on prescribed frequency.
  • Assist in workers compensation claim management and return to work programs.
  • Stays current on regulations and industry standards as it relates to environmental control and occupational health and safety.



  • Associates or bachelor’s degree; required
  • Three years’ experience in managing environmental health and safety in manufacturing environment; required 
  • Three years management experience; required
  • Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills; required
  • Possess strong leadership and managerial skills; required
  • Proficient computer skills and an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office; required
  • Lean Manufacturing experience; preferred





  • Technical Skills:  Able to assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities for self and others; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to author routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

·         Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment varies but is usually moderate.

·         Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general office environment. The employee is occasionally exposed to heat and cool in the production environment. The noise level in the office environment is normally low; and the production environment is normally loud.

  • Travel:  Must be able to travel 10 - 20 percent; more on exception basis.



  • Ability to recognize present, envision future, and develop and implement tactics to get there.
  • Communication skills to express ideas and concepts verbally, visually, and in writing.
  • Proven leadership of cross-functional teams delivering sustainable process, financial, and operational results.
  • Team orientation, communication, presentation, and people skills.
  • Systematic-process approach, analytical skills, problem solving and decisiveness.
  • Proactive, results focused and striving for continuous improvement.
  • Use of financial and quantitative information to optimize results and meet financial commitments. Strong financial skills.
  • Planning and organization to set targets, milestones and follow through on commitments.
  • Ability to motivate others to an elevated level of performance without administrative authority (work through others)


Other details

  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Weldon, NC 27890, USA