EHS Manager

US Silica Vale , OR 97918

Posted 2 months ago

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a performance materials company with core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science. As a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the Company is a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry, and in a wide range of industrial applications which enables us to continue to build on our 119-year track record as a large-scale producer and innovator by expanding our end markets and delivering great service to our customers.

Our 27 geographically dispersed production facilities controlling an estimated 627 million tons of reserves of commercial silica and 56 million tons of reserves of diatomaceous earth, perlite, and clays - we produce and cost-effectively deliver over 400 diversified products to customers across our end markets. U.S. Silica's wholly-owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics. EP Minerals is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays, and non-activated clays. SandBox Logistics is a state-of-the-art leader in proppant storage, handling and well-site delivery, dedicated to making proppant logistics cleaner, safer and more efficient.

With over 2,800 employees world-wide, we operate on a platform of ethics, safety and sustainability. As we change and grow, our core values remain constant:

  • We ensure the safety of our people and the environment

  • We act with honesty and integrity

  • We treat each other with respect and dignity

  • We operate in our communities as good neighbors

The Company is headquartered in Katy, Texas and has offices in Reno, Nevada and Chicago, Illinois.

Manages and directs the plant's safety, health and environmental programs. The Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager provides professional leadership and direction for the plant through the use of industry best practices. The EH&S Manager is responsible for compliance of safety, health and environmental programs, and coordination between operations, support groups, and senior leadership. The role embraces a strong commitment to safety as a core value and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal/State Regulations and EP Minerals HSE practices and procedures.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Working safely is the first priority

  • Responsible to be the Safety leader for the Vale Operations

  • Follow all Federal and State safety regulations, and company safety policies and procedures

  • Report potentially unsafe conditions; aid in correcting unsafe conditions; Use equipment and materials properly.

  • Accompanies all MSHA inspectors during any plant or mine inspections

  • Maintains MSHA certification & fulfills the role of primary on-site MSHA instructor

  • Manages behavior-based safety (BBS) observations at both plant and mine and heads up the employee-driven BBS team

  • Oversees detailed area safety inspection programs at the mine and plant

  • Maintains, plans, and implements safety policy objectives that are aligned with corporate objectives

  • Maintains required compliance documentation as required by company policy, state, and federal laws, MSHA quarterly and annual reports

  • Performs random inspections of mine & plant work areas to identify & correct hazards that adversely affect operational safety

  • Performs quarterly dust sampling to detect concentrations of nuisance dusts and/or crystalline silica & test employees' noise exposure for compliance with permissible exposure levels

  • Helps design and implement company-wide safety training programs to be used by key personnel for training of mine or plant personnel

  • Gives instructions & training to mine and plant personnel in safe working practices, first aid, and strives to promote and maintain safety-mindedness of workers

  • Investigates accidents; reports causes and recommendations for remedial action to insurance companies, mine management, and state authorities

  • Publishes hazard alerts pertaining to plant accidents/incidents in a timely manner to other EP plants

  • Manages random drug testing program

  • Processes accident reports and initiates worker's compensation reports and manages claim through claim closure

  • Schedules annual employee health testing (audiograms, chest x-rays, & pulmonary function)

  • Reviews all process changes entered as part of the Management of Change process and performs Job Hazard Analyses when appropriate

  • Orders all safety supplies

  • Oversees company's contractor safety management program at plant and mine sites

  • Responsible for the Hazardous Chemical management through company on-line system

  • Ensures all training records for all employees are up to date.

  • Tracks all plant and mine scorecard safety metrics and ensures they are represented correctly in plant and mine scorecards.

  • Follow all statutory, regulatory and organizational procedures to protect the environment from hazardous waste exposure.

  • Maintain air quality management systems to ensure Title V air permit compliance

  • Work with Corporate Director of EHS on submission of air permit modifications and renewal applications for plant and mine

  • Maintains an upset log on all unplanned emissions & informs Oregon DEQ whenever excess emissions occur or if there are problems with any readings

  • Accompany State & Federal inspectors during plant and mine environmental inspections.

  • Method 9 observer certification for stack emission compliance and fugitive dust compliance

  • Maintains filing system to document plant compliance

  • Maintains management system for hazardous waste ensuring proper storage, disposal, labeling, monthly inspections, and recordkeeping

  • Trains all affected personnel on hazardous waste generation

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with all universal waste and all other wastes, such as, solvents, used antifreeze, etc.

  • Ensures that the spill prevention plan is being followed and training is covered with all employees.

  • Maintains radioactive scale compliance with permit conditions and required testing

  • Perform ground water monitoring in support of mine's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and ensure all environmental requirements of its associated Records of Decision (ROD) are met.

  • Directly supervises EHS Administrative Assistant and seasonal groundskeeper.

Required Education, Experience,

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Environmental Health or Safety and/or work-related experience for a minimum of five (5) years training pertaining to safety management, or regulatory reporting.

  • Method 9 emissions certification, CPR/First-Aid Instructor Certification, herbicide application certification (for weed control), UST (underground storage tank), hazardous waste management, HAZ COM & radiation safety officer.

  • Valid driver license with qualifying DMV driving history.

  • Good computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office and ERP applications.

  • Exceptional organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (written and verbal).

  • Good attention to quality and detail.

  • Good people management skills.

  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy.

  • Good reasoning ability.

  • Ability to perform root cause analysis as needed.

  • Manufacturing experience preferred

  • Requires Valid Drivers' License & Liability Insurance

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