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Exide Technologies Environment, Health, and Safety Supervisor in Salina, Kansas

Overview

This position will be responsible to review, evaluate, and analyze work procedures and environments and assist in the design of programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent injury caused by physical, chemical, or ergonomic factors. Duties will include, but not be limited to: Assess and evaluate plant conditions for EHS compliance, conduct or manage inspections and team with management and supervision to enforce adherence to EHS policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Successful candidates will possess the ability to work with individuals from varied backgrounds, skills, and education levels to organize and complete projects in an efficient manner. The EHS Supervisor is expected to develop and maintain proficiency in technical matters related to EHS and in people skills necessary to continually grow the safety culture at Exide.

Responsibilities

  • Develop programs and procedures for safety management including control of hazardous energy, confined spaces, fall protection, electrical safety, powered industrial truck safety, personal protective equipment

  • Inspect the workplace and workers’ practices to identify, evaluate and control hazards, ensure that workers are protected, and comply with Exide and OSHA requirements for periodic inspections and reviews

  • Team with leadership and plant functional leaders to complete periodic EHS program reviews and revise programs as appropriate (e.g. EHS program annual reviews)

  • Investigate accidents, incidents and near miss incidents, collecting and analyzing facts and conditions so that an effective root cause analysis can be completed and causal factors can be identified, and corrective actions can be tracked, assigned and completed

  • Investigate employee complaints related to health and safety

  • Provide assistance to the engineering team for new manufacturing process, construction, demolition and renovation activities

  • Lead Gemba Walks and other proactive EHS efforts to continually drive employee engagement and improve the Exide safety culture

  • Assist in the leading of the plant safety program and drive positive safety culture

  • Conduct ergonomic assessments and implement corrective measures to reduce ergonomic injuries

  • Conduct EHS training, including new-hire employee safety and contractor orientation

  • Work with the Plant Nurse to ensure effective medical surveillance related to respiratory protection, lead exposure, noise exposure, and other hazards in the workplace

  • Work within department budget in support of plant financial objectives

  • Contribute to Exide’s EHS Management System and own selected EHS Standards as assigned by Plant EHS Manager

  • Calibrate, maintain and use air and water sampling equipment

  • Collection of air and water samples as necessary

  • Submission of samples for analysis in accordance with established procedures

  • Recommend sampling methods, strategies and help establish priorities

  • Receive, review and interpret sampling results

Qualifications

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • A Bachelor degree in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Industrial Safety or related field

  • 3-5 years of industrial EHS experience

  • Will also consider Associates degree with 8-10 years directly related experience

  • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA/State Regulations

  • Knowledge of proper protocol for exposure monitoring is preferred

  • Proficient with MS Office Products (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook, and Word)

  • Experience with Google productivity software is strongly preferred (Google Sheets, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides)

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, supervisors, managers

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • EHS Employees are expected to stand, walk plant areas, climb ladders, crouch and bend, sit, squat or crawl with minimal effort as needed to safely inspect confined spaces and equipment as required

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to airborne contaminants and particles, heat and humidity

  • EHS Employees will be required to wear a respirator inside the manufacturing facility and be clean-shaven as required

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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.

Requisition ID 2019-2451

Category Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS)

Position Type Regular Full-Time

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