Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

EHS Lead

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Job ID 53330


The EHS Lead leads the safety and environmental functions at the Edmonton facility. The successful candidate in this role works on implementation of critical processes, programs, and procedures to achieve goals, objectives, and continuous improvement related to environment, health and safety. The EHS Lead must spend significant time on the plant floor, engaging and coaching employees, front-line leaders, maintenance, and contractors on a daily basis. As an integral part of the plant leadership team, the EHS Lead will provide information and guidance for activities relating to the site-wide safety and operating objectives.

REPORTS TO:   This position reports to the Plant Leader with a dotted line report to the Senior Safety Leader located at the Toronto facility.

SPAN OF CONTROL:This position provides direction and support for the Safety and Training Coordinator(s).


  • Ensure that all permit terms and conditions are met with a compliance calendar or other formal tool. This will include oversight of or actually performing such activities as routine sampling, reporting, recordkeeping, and auditing.
  • Report all environmental nonconformities in a timely manner through the appropriate channels
  • Develop skills and grow capabilities in the assigned facility, including:
    • Coach, mentor, and guide plant leadership from a safety perspective
    • Conduct training programs in a coordinated effort with appropriate plant personnel
    • Continually reinforce the company’s stand on safety and always recognize employee accomplishments and contributions
  • Identify at-risk conditions from incident investigations, trend data, collaboration with employees, and new equipment design review, and apply appropriate hazard analysis methodologies to these conditions
  • Aggressively and proactively drive overall risk reduction metrics through data collection and analysis of risk
  • Establish and accomplish aggressive personal, and facility goals that align with division and Owens Corning corporate goals.  These goals must reflect our commitment to enhancing our safety culture and achieving a world-class safety management process.
  • Participate as a member of the site’s leadership team and drive company-wide and BU EHS initiatives at the site.
  • Implement OC safety programs/standards and site-specific safety programs designed to reduce employee injuries and illnesses and improve site productivity.
  • Ensure that occupational illnesses and injuries are immediately reported, thoroughly investigated (root cause analysis) and promptly addressed, consistent with corporate and BU standards and requirements.
  • Manage WCB processes
  • Participate in or lead other plant specific activities as required or assigned

  • Bachelors degree required, preferably in a field related to EH&S
  • Eligible to work full time in the Canada

  • 2 years safety leadership experience preferred. Hands-on safety leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Working knowledge of  health and safety and environmental regulations and industrial hygiene protocols
  • Ability to identify gaps and develop appropriately prioritized action plans
  • Ability to effectively engage primary employees
  • Ability to promote a team environment and must be able to initiate, lead and drive cross-functional team projects to successful completion
  • Adept at delivering safety training
  • Highly ethical:  Can be trusted to do only the “right thing” for the employees, shareholders and others.  Follows a balanced approach without compromising integrity.
  • Results-oriented:  Energetic, resourceful, with a strong service orientation and positive can-do attitude.  Fully committed to the job and to deliver outstanding work.  Never satisfied with the status quo, continually striving for excellence.
  • Enjoys working hands-on
  • Change agent:   Able to anticipate risks and propose practical plans to mitigate them.  Appreciates safety organization’s impact and is able to convey how safety is an integral part of the Plant’s business strategy.
  • Team Orientated: Has no hesitation to help the plant team by doing work outside of normal job responsibilities in order to meet customer and plant expectations


About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with approximately 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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