Environmental, Health & Safety Leader - (IC8)

Somerset, PA 15501, USA Req #1980
Thursday, October 27, 2022

SUMMARY: The Environmental, Health & Safety Leader is responsible for developing, planning, coordinating, and directing environmental and health/safety activities to ensure employee engagement, regulatory compliance and implement the EHS system to protect human health and the environment. Wheeler Fleet Solutions is a multi-site company with operations in Somerset, PA, Grand Prairie, TX and Olive Branch, MS employing over 450 personnel.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishes a culture that is aligned with Wheeler’s EHS goals and objectives, with continuous EHS improvements
  • Manages, directs, coaches, leads, and motivates facility personnel to achieve EHS goals and objectives in a timely and safe manner, while continuously striving to improve safety skills & awareness
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates EHS compliance activities through functional teams
  • Key EHS liaison with location distribution and maintenance organizations assisting in the execution of their strategic and tactical EHS plans
  • Develops and implements Environmental, Health and Safety program and activities for the facility to achieve, maintain and exceed compliance with relevant regulatory laws and regulations
  • Responsible for directing incident investigations identifying root causes of EHS Incidents and executing sustainable corrective actions.
  • Identifies and develops good working relationships with federal, state, and local authorities (i.e., safety agencies, fire departments, etc.) as well as their appropriate internal Environmental, Health and Safety contacts
  • Develops, coordinates and/or conducts EHS training programs
  • Coordinates and assists in the execution of capital EHS projects to ensure compliance with requirements and completion on a timely basis. This includes recommendation of EHS capital equipment purchases and other equipment to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Leads and assists safety teams to understand and own safety and compliance to the lowest level.
  • Assists in providing information for Workers Compensation requests (incident investigations)
  • Responsible for driving processes that will result in a reduction of accidents and injuries and the identification of hazards present in the workplace.
  • Advises, develops, and facilitates safety training to employees and supervisors.
  • Develops and maintains Emergency Evacuation Plans and train the corresponding team members.
  • Schedules annual fire drills to test the plan and coordinate with internal and local authorities.
  • Maintains the Pure OHS database, compliance management software.


  • BS in Safety Science or related field with at least 5+ years of EHS experience in a manufacturing/distribution environment.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Associate Safety Professional (ASP) credential.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health Safety Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated professional with passion for change and relentless focus on execution.
  • Must be highly organized; able to prioritize and meet target dates in a very fast-paced environment.
  • Strong human relations skills.
  • Results driven and accountable for actions.
  • Ability to work independently yet sees others as partners and essential team members.
  • Strong organizational and systems implementation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Travel up to 25%.


  • The selected applicant will be subject to a background check and drug testing.
VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required No
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  • Somerset, PA 15501, USA