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Mt. Vernon, Ohio, United States

Environment & Safety Lead

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Job ID 60459


The Environment and Safety Lead for the Mount Vernon Plant is responsible for building a plant culture with an unconditional stance on safety.  The Environment and Safety Lead will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety & health processes, programs and procedures in order to achieve a zero-injury environment.  The successful candidate will provide leadership and apply technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization in order to develop and sustain world-class safety process.

Reports to:  Plant Leader


Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities.

  • The Safety Lead will establish and accomplish aggressive personal, and facility goals that align with division and Owens Corning corporate goals.  These goals will reflect a total commitment to developing a strong safety culture and achieving a world-class safety process.
  • Develop and manage plant or department Strategic Action Plans and deliver on all commitments
  • Translates safety and health strategies into results
  • Responsible for safety of all OC Employees, Temps and Contractors

Developing safety leadership capabilities in our people.

  • Coach, mentor, and re-direct personnel in the plant in order to develop safety leadership
  • Assessing effectiveness of plant leadership from a safety perspective and providing development and recommending changes as required.
  • Develop, implement and assign 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.
  • Possess working knowledge of the plant environmental permits and systems
  • For any safety incidents, ensure proper investigation, root cause analysis, communication and aggressive action planning and execution to prevent future repeat incidents across any OC locations
  • Empowers employees to prevent or stop and correct unsafe acts or work conditions 
  • Builds organizational capabilities through people, technology, and process management
  • Lead site EHS Pillar and partners with Department teams to progress in the site TPM journey
  • Ensuring the safety and security of the plant and plant personnel
  • Acting as 5S Champion
  • Co-leading records retention with HR to ensure the Mount Vernon Plant is up to date in records retention
  • Owning the environmental programs and sustainability efforts
  • Ensure effective management of all safety incidents to avoid litigation, third part and union intervention

Oversee legal compliance and adherence to OC policies and processes.

  • Lead and manage visible risk and the processes for adherence to OSHA regulations.  Provide expert technical support in identifying and resolving critical regulatory issues.
  • Oversee safety policies, systems and processes to ensure State and Federal, ISB business unit and local compliance as required.
  • Ensure effective management of all safety incidents to avoid litigation, third party and union intervention
  • For any safety incidents, ensure proper investigation, root cause analysis, communication and aggressive action planning and execution to prevent future repeat incidents across any OC locations.



  • Bachelors’ degree in any field related to EH&S, such as industrial hygiene, engineering, science or equivalent
  • Professional certification preferred but not required (ASP / CSP). Must be willing to take the professional certification examination within a reasonable time.
  • Prior safety leadership experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus
  • 2 – 4 Years’ Experience

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of health and safety compliance law and industrial hygiene
  • Ability to identify critical process and system needs and then implement appropriate action plans on a global basis.
  • Ability to establish agreement and consensus with management
  • 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 in developing and delivering safety training
  • Ability to integrate resources across the organization

Personal Characteristics:

  • 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:   Capable of creating a vision improved performance and enrolling others to achieve goals. 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.
  • Ability to travel 10-20%


About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 20,000 employees in 33 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2021 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, 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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