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Exide Technologies Director, Health & Safety Operations in Milton, Georgia

Overview

Executes Health and Safety (H&S) programs and activities in partnership with the Plant Health and Safety staff. This position reports to the VP, Operations.

Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility for implementation of Exide H&S standards ensuring compliance with all applicable legal requirements (e.g., OSHA), including all associated policies, procedures and tools required for proper implementation;

  • Work closely with the operations team, including the Director of Safety Compliance to ensure H&S compliance programs are followed at all Exide facilities;

  • Establish tools to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations, audits, DOT, DHS, etc.

  • Communications to sites, to ensure the tracking and implementation of H&S regulatory-required reporting and recordkeeping requirements, including accident reporting, medical monitoring programs; and, assist with obtaining information related to workers compensation cases;

  • Support sites regarding proper industrial hygiene sampling protocol and monitoring requirements to ensure compliance with applicable OSHA (or other applicable H&S) regulations;

  • Responsible for communicating to operational leaders regarding programs supporting H&S compliance requirements. Partner with Operations leaders to ensure receipt of proper instruction and understanding of legal requirements to implement corporate requirements;

  • Provide processes and training to operational leadership and site personnel to meet all regulatory-required H&S training requirements;

  • Review facility H&S process and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations;

  • Conduct H&S mock reviews in partnership with the Plant and Director, H&S Compliance or audits of plant performance to ensure compliance with Exide program requirements and applicable H&S regulations;

  • Develop and manage H&S operations projects and remedial activities, as required to ensure focus on safety;

  • Assist facilities in obtaining or maintaining qualification and registration to OHSAS 18001 Safety Management Systems;

  • Stay abreast of new or emerging H&S regulations, and ensure Exide standards are updated to reflect changes to regulations;

  • Maintain effective relationship with plant managers, H&S personnel, and corporate management;

  • Supervise and manage work of outside H&S consultants, vendors and service providers as needed;

  • Development of Divisional Health and Safety-related goals in concert with the Director of Safety Compliance; and

  • Development of Health and Safety-related strategic initiatives in concert with the Director of Safety Compliance to ensure continuous improvement and goal achievement.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Occupational Safety, Business, Engineering or relevant discipline;

  • 10+ years of experience with Health and Safety regulatory compliance in the manufacturing industry (or consultation of industry). Ability to translate regulatory knowledge into policies and procedures;

  • SME on H&S rules and regulations applicable to Exide operations, including, but not limited to OSHA regulations (29 CFR 1910- General Industry standards);

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and persuasively with all levels of the organization to influence change;

  • Ability to analyze and develop reports regarding site H&S regulatory compliance;

  • Expertise in applying safety knowledge, data analysis and facilitation skills to develop solutions to variety of problems;

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, outside agencies and the general public; and,

  • Ability to wear required personal protective equipment, including a respirator, and move throughout a manufacturing facility in the performance of work responsibilities.

Travel and Other Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel to Exide facilities in the US, approximately 25% of the time (up to 50%).

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EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Job Locations GA-Milton

Requisition ID 2019-2553

Category Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS)

Position Type Regular Full-Time

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