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Kearny, New Jersey, United States

Environmental Health and Safety Leader

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Job ID 54962

The Kearny EHS Leader must maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, positively influence employees, and engage them in all aspects of safety and environmental processes. This position leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety and environmental processes, programs, and procedures to achieve a zero-injury and NOV environment. The successful candidate provides leadership and applies technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization to sustain world-class safety and environmental processes.

Reports to:  Plant Leader

Span of Control:  2 direct reports


1.    Live the Safety stand, adhere to safety, health and environmental responsibilities.

•    Transform plant safety and environmental performance to world-class levels that align with division and Owens Corning corporate goals
•    Build and foster a safety culture among all plant employees and lead EHS Pillar for Total Productive Maintenance
•    Reduce the plant’s environmental foot print in the community
•    Support and help build a culture of wellness

2.    Develop skills and grow capabilities in the plant
•    Coach, mentor, and re-direct personnel in the plant in order to develop Extraordinary Safety Leaders
•    Assess effectiveness of plant leadership from an EH&S perspective and provide developmental guidance as required
•    Develop and implement training programs in a coordinated effort with appropriate plant personnel
•    Continually reinforce the Company’s stand on safety
•    Develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of all critical EH&S processes, programs, and procedures  
•    Set and accomplished critical metrics regularly to ensure continuous improvement in the processes that lead to an engaged safety culture on the floor
•    Recognize employee accomplishments and contributions

3.    Oversee compliance with governmental regulations and corporate programs
•    Ensure regulatory compliance of all environmental permits and processes
•    Foster positive relationships with governmental agencies and work as a partner to improve plant  
•    Create, maintain, and oversee the compliance calendar for all regulatory requirements
•    Effectively address enforcement actions from local, state or federal agencies
•    Provide expert technical support in identifying, and resolving, critical regulatory issues.
•    Ensure adherence to corporate policies and programs
•    Maintain the corporate management systems
•    Address deficiencies in internal EHS audits


•    Undergraduate degree in any field related to EH&S, such as hygiene engineering, science, or equivalent
•    Experience in leading, assessing, and developing talent to deliver results

•    A minimum of 6 years of progressive manufacturing safety experience preferred
•    Experience with New Jersey-specific environmental and safety regulations preferred

•    Strong working knowledge of environmental, health, and safety compliance law and industrial hygiene
•    Ability to identify hazards, critical process, and system needs and implement appropriate action plans
•    Ability to establish agreement and consensus with management
•    Ability to effectively engage employees is critical
•    Ability to initiate and lead cross-functional teams and management / union committees to achieve objectives
•    Adept at developing and delivering safety training
•    Skillful in driving and managing change
•    Ability to integrate resources across the organization
•    Engages and cares for others, starting with safety
•    Achieves results fast, individually and through teams
•    Likes people and working in teams
•    Takes business risks, grows from failures, celebrates successes
•    Makes self and others better
•    Demonstrates strategic planning and thinking


About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products, manufacturing technologies, and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2019 sales of $7.2 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 65 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

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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