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Starr, South Carolina, United States

EHS Leader

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Job ID 54804


The EHS Leader provides leadership, mentoring, and direction for the Starr Plant. This responsibility includes development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety and environmental process and procedures to achieve a zero-incident environment.  This position leads and applies technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization to sustain these safety and environmental processes and procedures.

Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500®. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe.  A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.

Reports to:  Plant Leader


Environment, Health & Safety

  • Live the Safety Stand: adhere to the environmental health and safety responsibilities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to employee health and safety, particularly through a commitment to zero injuries, awareness of hazards, and a strong understanding of legislative requirements in all aspects of the operation

EHS Strategy and Support

  • Set strategic direction to cultivate a positive safety culture, drive prioritization, implementation & continuous improvement of EHS programs & tools and ensure Company and compliance goals/requirement are achieved
  • Lead functionally the EHS staff to maximize organizational impact by fostering collaborative interactions, clearly communicating goals, objectives and expectations, and providing opportunities for professional development
  • Develop and implement policies, standards, and guidelines that support Owens Corning business needs
  • Leads or supports sustainability initiatives targeting reduction of the company’s footprint in energy consumption, waste, water, air and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Evaluate regulatory trends to determine operational, financial or other business impacts, and implement industry best practices 
  • Set goals for key EHS indicators and report progress

EHS Program, Polices and Procedures

  • Proactively drive and sustain a strong safety culture throughout the plant by promoting, developing and implementing OC EHS policies and standards
  • Direct and manage EHS compliance through program implementation and procedural development. Creating, implementing and auditing EHS training programs, directing department personnel to provide EHS expertise in support of the business, and reviewing and interpreting global regulatory requirements 
  • Provide leadership and guidance for EHS programs and compliance, supporting planned expansions or modifications of facilities or production processes, and developing behavior based safety programs
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams to meet EHS & business objectives

Direct Audit and Risk Management

  • Identify potential risks to prevent or mitigate losses as appropriate (e.g., catastrophic, workers comp, environmental, and property loss protection)
  • Perform due diligence in appropriate business transactions to protect the company from past, current or future liabilities
  • Support & coordinate EHS site audits and ensure regulatory compliance and policies/standards at operating facilities through surveys of physical conditions, observed activities, record reviews, and status of EHS Owens Corning programs
  • Enforce compliance with EHS regulations and policies



  • Bachelor’s Degree required (occupational safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, science or equivalent preferred)


  • Professional certification preferred (CSP, CIH, etc.)
  • Experience implementing or managing a strong safety culture, in a matrix & multi-site environment
  • Demonstrated success in coaching and leading teams
  • Managing and delivering results through projects and initiatives


  • 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


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.

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