Senior Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Work State/Province, City, Location
May 04, 2021
Jun 03, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

We are recruiting for a Senior Environmental Health and Safety Manager for our Longview, Texas operations. Komatsu offers an excellent benefit package, competitive pay, bonus potential, annual merit increases, and more.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Support Longview Operations to create a sustainable and significant improvement in EHS results.
  • Provide EHS leadership and support on all aspects of EHS strategic and tactical deployment.
  • Ensure that workplace conditions comply with all applicable federal and state occupational safety and health standards and provisions of any contractual agreement, ensuring that all required records are prepared and maintained.
  • Work as part of a global team of EHS leaders to develop globally standardized programs, policies and procedures, tailored to each regulatory framework within which Komatsu operates.
  • Act as the global champion in area of industrial hygiene, contributing to the development of a global EHS strategy.
  • Provide effective leadership and direction to the EHS teams, increasing the level of capability and results.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with all internal / external stakeholders including regulatory bodies, customers, and industry partners.
  • Oversee all investigations into incidents to ensure root cause is understood, corrective actions in place and all steps taken to ensure there is no repetition.
  • Work closely with the operational leaders to ensure a tactical safety improvement plan that will generate sustainable improvement in EHS results.
  • Coach and influence operational leaders and EHS teams where changes are required in order to achieve desired results.
  • Establishment of a safety culture in the facility which translates into each employee demonstrating a genuine commitment to their own safety and that of each and every colleague.
  • Ensure ISO 4501 compliance


Education & Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in EHS or related field.
  • Technical training and / or qualifications in Industrial Hygiene.
  • Demonstrated commitment to their own continuing learning and development
  • Successful leadership within an EHS function.
  • Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygiene or related certification would be valued.

Technical Skills & Experience
  • 15 plus years' experience in a manufacturing or other relevant industry dealing with EHS.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deploy strategy which aligns with overall business objectives and priorities.
  • An acute understanding of EHS regulatory standards, interpretations and directives including OSHA, EPA, DOT.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating a safety culture based on leadership, accountability and a systematic approach to continuous improvement of EH&S outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead a capable and high performing team of functional experts.
  • Global experience and exposure to different regulatory frameworks and cultures.
  • Ability to effectively manage EHS continuous improvement in work environment.
  • Experience with ISO 4501 a plus

Performance Behaviors

  • Qualified candidates will have the desire and ability to contribute to the global strategic plan and ensure it is deployed at a tactical shop floor level.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication and influencing skills which allow for effective engagement of senior leaders, operational leaders, employees and external stakeholders.
  • Strong achievement drive which translates into results.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong business management and financial acumen are required.
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interface with a wide range of personnel including hourly, engineers, and management personnel.
  • Strong management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Extensive problem solving leadership skills, as well as highly skilled with interagency coordination, enforcement procedures, and workers compensation.
  • A responsive, fast-paced decision maker who is highly driven to achieve business expectations.
  • Exhibits a fact-based, management style aggressively addressing business and customers' tactical issues and strategic needs.
  • Record of excellent relationship management with peers, customers, suppliers and regulatory agencies.
  • Must possess the inherent skills to drive change, must be strategic yet tactical, and creative yet fundamental, and able to work in a difficult and timely situations as well.

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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