EHS Manager

Location: Vale OR Posted Date: September 6, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 470730 Careermine Job Id: 1800445
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a performance materials company with core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science. As a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the Company is a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry, and in a wide range of industrial applications which enables us to continue to build on our 119-year track record as a large-scale producer and innovator by expanding our end markets and delivering great service to our customers.

Our 27 geographically dispersed production facilities controlling an estimated 627 million tons of reserves of commercial silica and 56 million tons of reserves of diatomaceous earth, perlite, and clays - we produce and cost-effectively deliver over 400 diversified products to customers across our end markets. U.S. Silica's wholly-owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics™. EP Minerals is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays, and non-activated clays. SandBox Logistics™ is a state-of-the-art leader in proppant storage, handling and well-site delivery, dedicated to making proppant logistics cleaner, safer and more efficient.

With over 2,800 employees world-wide, we operate on a platform of ethics, safety and sustainability. As we change and grow, our core values remain constant:
  • We ensure the safety of our people and the environment
  • We act with honesty and integrity
  • We treat each other with respect and dignity
  • We operate in our communities as good neighbors

The Company is headquartered in Katy, Texas and has offices in Reno, Nevada and Chicago, Illinois.

Coordinates and directs the plant’s safety, health and environmental programs. The Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager provides professional leadership and direction for the plant using industry best practices. The EH&S Manager is responsible for compliance of safety, health and environmental programs, and coordination between operations, support groups, and senior leadership. The role embraces a strong commitment to safety as a core value and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal/State Regulations and EP Minerals HSE practices and procedures. This individual should have substantial experience in site and/or Company level EHS program development and management

Essential Job Functions:
  • Site inspections and completion of corrective actions
  • Incident investigation and follow-up
  • Employee training
  • EHS recordkeeping
  • Management of change
  • Project support and contractor management. This includes the use of industry safety EHS Management System, MSHA and EPA required record management, implementation of the Core Values believe-based safety program, occupational health (silica and noise monitoring), recordkeeping and implementation of the USS Environmental Management System
  • Coordinate timely implementation of MSHA and company required training/initiatives (New Miner, Annual Refresher, USS Core Values, USS policies, etc.)
  • Participate in regulatory inspections and report in accordance with Company and MSHA requirements. Communicate and coordinate timely corrections as identified.
  • Help lead the site EHS Committee with input from site leadership and employee bargaining units
  • Conduct and leads regular compliance audits (individually and team-based) to reinforce safe behaviors, enforce company policies and optimize workplace exam processes to identify unsafe conditions.
  • Conduct silica/ noise monitoring, schedules occupational health testing and reviews medical surveillance information to systematically detect and control potential safety and health hazards
  • Integrate MSHA compliance needs into site operations and maintain required compliance records
  • Investigate/report EHS incidents in accordance with company, MSHA and worker compensation requirements. Document investigations with report to include root cause and corrective actions utilizing company reporting system.
  • Coordinate activities with company EHS staff, regulatory and insurance inspectors and with local emergency response authorities
  • Provide proactive and timely support to new site projects and to on-site emergency incidents.
  • Serve as an effective team member with other site departments and assist the Plant Manager with the enforcement of all regulations, policies, work procedures, safety rules and instructions.
  • Complete regulatory and compliance tasks needed to meet the requirements/conditions of existing environmental permits and programs
  • Support site expansion through working with corporate on new permit applications
  • Maintain all existing permits by working with corporate on renewals and keeping up with permit fees
  • Support waste management including inspecting and preparing shipments for transportation, maintaining certification to sign HAZMAT manifests, and maintaining required pollution prevention plans
  • Ensure compliance of the NPDES, Clean Air Act, Storm Water, Drinking Water, and other environmental permits by completing assigned tasks such as weekly, monthly, and quarterly inspections/sampling, Method 9 emission readings and reporting to State and Federal departments as required
  • Contribute to pollution reduction and recycling efforts.
  • Manager with Direct Reports (Responsible for Hiring, Discipline, Training, Performance, etc.)

Required Education, Experience, Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree - Environmental Science, occupational health or equivalent science degree
  • At least 10 years at Site and/or Company EHS Management role at a plant or surface mine
  • Capable of working in high places and confined spaces
  • Follow all Federal and State Safety Regulations, and company safety policies/procedures; Report potentially unsafe conditions; Aid in correcting unsafe conditions; Use equipment and materials properly.
  • Collects and researches data; Designs workflows and procedures
  • Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Understands business implications of decisions.
  • Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively.
  • Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Manages project team activities.
  • Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Makes self-available to staff; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • 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.
  • Ability to read and interpret written information.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Travel up to 25%
  • Requires Valid Driver's License & Liability Insurance