EHS Manager

Springfield, MO, USA Req #1320
Monday, February 6, 2023
Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial and consumer markets. We are also the largest distributor of tools, equipment and supplies for the tire, wheel, and under- vehicle service industry in the United States. Myers Industries was started in 1933, by Meyer and Louis Myers, as a tire supply storefront in Akron, Ohio. In 1946, the Company began manufacturing plastic and rubber products related to the tire industry for distribution. In 1963, Myers Industries, Inc. was established and grew into a diversified plastics manufacturer and tire repair supply distributor. Since then, Myers Industries has expanded to become a leading polymer manufacturer of material handling containers and distributor of tire repair and retread products for both domestic and international markets. 
Role Overview

     This vital staff position, reporting to the Myers Industries, Inc. Director, EHS with a strong dotted line to the Springfield Plant Manager, leads the Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S), activities of the Springfield site. This position may provide EHS support to other Myers Industries, Inc. locations as directed. This role establishes and maintains leadership for an environmental health and safety program at the Springfield site that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and ensures a safe work environment. Provides effective leadership and coaching to drive a zero-injury culture utilizing behavior-based safety principles. The position deploys site-level EH&S objectives, strategies, policies and metrics consistent and aligned with Myers Industries overall goals and objectives. The position assures 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, other applicable and relevant safety standards, 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. 
  • 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 as subject matter expert on 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. 
  • Partners with HR to ensure training sign-ins and materials are maintained. 
  • 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. 
  • Establish and lead a site safety team.
Associates or bachelor’s degree; required
ASP, CSP or other relevant professional certification continuously sustained preferred 
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 

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. 
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. Reasoning Ability: 

Physical Demands: 
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. 

  • 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. 
  • Planning and organization to set targets, milestones and follow through on commitments. 
  • Ability to motivate others to a high level of performance without administrative authority (work through others) 

Myers Industries, Inc.  is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Job Family SG&A
  • Job Function Administration
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Associate Degree
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  • Springfield, MO, USA