This position will have broad range of responsibilities within the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management System for the Duluth, MN site. The position will primarily drive and support site EHS management in line with Tate & Lyle's global Journey to EHS excellence. The EHS Coordinator will interface with all levels of the plant organization providing guidance, interpretation, training, communication, enforcement, auditing, and performance assurance including day-to-day hands-on support for EHS initiatives. The position requires the candidate to spend an extensive amount of time out in the plant.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- Be the lead resource to champion and coach the overall site EHS program.
- Work with site management and corporate EHS to develop, instill and maintain a strong EHS culture at all levels of the site.
- Inspect, audit and monitor equipment, work areas, work practices and procedures for compliance with established policies.
- Assist in identifying, preventing, and recommending control measures and eliminating safety hazards.
- Lead site EHS training program, including new hire, contractor, refresher, competence development, and emergency response.
- Be involved in incident investigations, corrective actions, and follow ups.
- Ensure compliance to all Environmental permits and policies including submission of reports, record keeping, data collection, and training.
- Maintain monthly reports including key safety metrics, incident rates, progress against corporate and plant objectives, and provide routine updates to Global Safety. Trend and analyze safety data and report findings and recommendations to Plant Management.
- Assist with maintenance and update of EHS procedures.
- Assist with new and modified processes/equipment/product development to ensure safety is included at all levels of design through implementation.
Education and / or Experience
- 5 year’s relevant experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.
- Ability to focus on details and understand the overall impact of events and decisions.
- Demonstrated organizational, analytical and communication skills required to fulfill the position's responsibilities.
- Ability to effectively motivate people to enlist needed cooperation in implementing effective safety programs.
- Ability to deal with regulatory agencies, consultants and other contractor personnel.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and work with personnel at all organizational levels.
- Strong Computer and written communication skills.