Director Of Environmental Health And Safety

Fairfield Manufacturing Company Inc Lafayette , IN 47901

Posted 5 days ago

Oerlikon Fairfield Drive Systems, a member of the Oerlikon family of companies, is recruiting for a Director of Environmental Health and Safety located in Lafayette, IN.

Founded in 1919, Oerlikon Fairfield creates innovative industrial solutions for a better life as a leading supplier of complete drive systems as well as gear systems and single components for transmissions. Oerlikon Fairfield strives to be your most reliable business partner worldwide by providing engineered gear and drive systems for off-highway and industrial original equipment manufacturers. We increase value through high-quality innovative solutions, continuously. We engage highly qualified professionals.

Position Summary:

The Director, EHS works collaboratively with the management team to help ensure that a robust, continuous-improvement based Environmental, Health and Safety Management System is in place and managed effectively. The EHS Management System includes provisions for establishing EHS related goals and metrics, programs to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations, injury and Illness prevention programs, and Safety Leadership. The Director has dotted line reporting to the Segment HSE leader. The EHS Director must lead by example to establish and maintain a safety culture where working safely is a company and employee value and a belief that zero is attainable. The position includes hands-on application of technical safety knowledge, risk identification and problem resolution. The Director supervises the EHS Specialists. The contract Nurse dotted line reports to the EHS Director.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • This person will be responsible for timely government reporting and compliance with applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Organizes and maintains OSHA/EPA mandated records with EHS team

  • Prepares reports and presentations for Segment and Corporate management

  • Prepares and shares plant safety related messages through multiple channels, establishes and reports performance on key safety metrics (both leading and lagging).

  • Reviews all site capital and new chemical requests for potential EHS impact

  • Facilitates compliance with all EHS requirements noted in the bargaining unit labor contract

  • Develops and delivers effective employee EHS initial and refresher training modules

  • Identifies opportunities for cost and waste reduction

  • Tracks incident corrective actions to closure and shares the learnings across the site and within the Segment

  • Responds to stakeholder requests that are EHS related

  • Market the benefits of EHS across the Americas as well as represent the Americas EHS to corporate

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong knowledge of OSHA regulations, particularly those pertaining to lock/tag/try (energy control), machine guarding, and cranes & hoists

  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene risk-based monitoring programs, particularly noise and MWFs

  • Experience working with regulatory agencies and with regulatory audits

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent MS Office Suite skills, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated project management skills. Effective identification and management of identified issues through validated closure.

  • Ability to effectively work with both shop floor workers and senior management

  • Leadership/Managerial experience

  • Knowledge and (preferably) implementation of EHS Management Systems such as OHSAS 18001, OSHA VPP, ISO 14001, etc.

Education and work Experience:

  • 15+ years EHS experience in chemicals, metal working, or other manufacturing environments.

  • CSP or CIH preferred.

  • To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to

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Director Of Environmental Health And Safety

Fairfield Manufacturing Company Inc