The RequirementsTo be a good fit for Senior Manager of Environmental Health & Safety for our stone division, you should have:
- An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene or another related field
- 5+ years of safety experience in an industrial work environment or in an industrial consulting capacity, ideally across multiple locations and a large-scale environment
- An understanding of how to manage safety in a low-automation industry that requires highly manual processes (including a strong understanding of ergonomics, safety equipment, air and noise personal monitoring equipment, etc.)
- Experience leading teams and/or managing safety programs, with the ability to come into the role ready to drive the programs immediately
- Strong knowledge and understanding of EH&S regulations, including OSHA regulations
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and strategic thinking ability
- Proficiency with technology, including familiarity with MS Office programs and some experience with SAP enterprise software
- Effective communication skills to include clear and concise business and technical writing ability, and the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with customers, managers and all levels of employees to provide clear direction and explain technical or legally complicated information in layman’s terms verbally and in writing
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well with conflicting priorities and deadlines
- The ability to be self-directed and work independently with a strong work ethic
- A high level of professionalism and the ability to keep information confidential (confidentiality agreement required)
- A valid driver’s license to visit local sites on a regular basis
- Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist
- Bilingual, English and Spanish, would be very helpful
The RoleWith the recent acquisition of Headwaters by Boral, we are bringing two great companies under a single umbrella. This position has been created as a single overall manager for the safety needs for our stone division, bringing all sites into the same framework, developing a safe working culture throughout all levels of the organization, managing safety programs and guiding leadership on implementation of safety programs for this area of the business.
Reporting to the Division President, you will be the voice of safety to all of our 10+ sites (located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, California, Mexico, and the Philippines), frequently traveling to visit the North American locations. Our larger plants have 250+ people (the largest has 530), and the rest have fewer than 150 (the smallest has about 30). We expect you’ll travel quite a bit to visit the plants in the first year, but once everyone is settled under the same procedures travel may be reduced.
Safety culture is important to us, and we’ve already reduced incidents by 50% over the last two years, but we want to be proactive in ensuring this continues through the transition period where we’re combining the two companies. We already have many sophisticated safety processes, policies and procedures, so most of your time will be spent around pulling together the procedures from both companies and smoothing out the cultural differences as we standardize programs across all locations, providing training, increasing safety awareness, and expanding the adoption of best practices.
You'll train the designated safety manager at each plant, and work closely with plant managers and line supervisors. You’ll communicate with these 10-12 people at each plant on a regular basis, building strong relationships and following up to ensure the safety measures have been implemented and the programs are moving forward. As the technical expert on the topics of environmental, health and safety, you’ll evaluate plant operations and make recommendations to the plant leadership, advise plant and company leadership on safety matters, and provide training to all levels of the organization on these important topics.
In addition to the health and safety part of your role described above, you may spend about 20% of your time on environmental duties. You’ll need to be knowledgeable about the applicable regulations and communicate with officials who monitor this. Many of the environmental tasks will be handled by the Plant Managers, but you’ll keep them informed about regulatory updates and be accountable to ensure they completed necessary action items.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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What's in it for you?Critical role, broad influence
The focus on safety is number one in our business. In this role, you’ll have an opportunity to make a large and lasting impact by helping us through this time of transition to set the company up for safety success well into the future. You’ll be highly visible, and your successes here will translate into future opportunities with the company.
Though we are looking for an experienced EH&S leader, there will be new things to learn in this role. In addition, we will pay for you to gain certifications, if needed or desired, to improve your skills. The company is large enough to have many possible avenues for professional growth once you spend the time to find success in this position; for example, your next step could be a director role, or you may find a broader role across multiple divisions.
Setting you up for success
Your supervisor's goal is to improve people’s lives and careers, and he is available to be your coach and mentor. He expects everyone on the team to help each other as well, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to both learn from and to teach others. To begin with, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside another Senior Manager of EHS who is already making a positive difference in her division, and then we’ll get out of your way, giving you the elbow room to get moving and drive your position.
Our people are our most valuable resource
If you’re looking for a place where you can make a home, be challenged and grow your career, you’ve found it! We run collaborative teams, respect individual and team contributions and we know people enjoy working here, as demonstrated by employee longevity.
Great place to live and work
San Marcos is a beautiful community less than 35 miles from San Diego, and here we enjoy the warm summers and mild winters for which Southern California is famous. The town is only about 15 miles from attractive beach communities like Carlsbad and Oceanside, and not far from the Temecula Valley wine region. San Marcos has a reputation for being home to some of the best restaurants in northern San Diego County, as well as being North County’s educational center, with California State University, San Marcos; Palomar College; a great school district; and more. The community features lots of open spaces and parks, with hiking and biking trails. Relocation assistance may be available to highly qualified candidates.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including all you’d expect, such as a range of insurances, PTO, and a 401(k) with company match.
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Keys to SuccessThe right fit for this role already has strong experience and is ready to hit the ground running to help bring everyone under the same standardized guidelines and procedures. To excel here, you’ll also need to be personable and a great communicator, able to encourage people to work differently than what they may have been doing, make enthusiasm for safety contagious, and gain buy-in for the right way to do things. You’ll need to be tactful, diplomatic, and empathetic to bridge gaps of understanding in a sensitive way.
In addition, our ideal candidate is self-motivated, able to work with minimal direction from the supervisor, but also flexible, able to adapt easily to our changing conditions, requirements, and environment as we go through this time of transition. If you have a strong passion for and commitment to safety, and you’re an experienced professional who is ready to be given the autonomy to do your job and drive your function, then we want to hear from you.
Build something greatTMBoral is an international building and construction materials group headquartered in Sydney, Australia. With some A$4.3 billion worth of sales, Boral had 8,334 full-time equivalent employees working across over 550 operating sites as at 30 June 2016.
Boral produces and distributes a broad range of construction materials, including quarry products, cement, fly ash, pre-mix concrete and asphalt; and building products, including clay bricks and pavers, clay and concrete roof tiles, concrete masonry products, timber, plasterboard, and lightweight trim and siding. Boral primarily serves customers in the building and construction industries with operations concentrated in three key geographical markets - Australia, the USA and Asia.
Boral North America has national fly ash and concrete block businesses and a Denver construction materials business. The fly ash business processes and distributes coal combustion products nationally in the USA, including operations at electrical utility plants, fly ash terminals, and sales offices. With cementitious properties, fly ash is used as a cement substitute in the construction industry.
The concrete block business manufactures products in Texas and Louisiana for commercial and residential construction. Boral has a number three market position in the Denver concrete market with five operating concrete batching plants and three sand and gravel deposits.
Boral North America has a leading portfolio of building products manufacturing and distribution operations across USA and Canada. Boral has market leading positions in manufactured stone veneer for residential and commercial cladding markets, with manufacturing and distribution across the USA.
Boral has a full high-end roofing offering, including concrete and clay roof tiles, composite polymer roofing products and stone coated metal roofing.
The Light Building Products business comprises Boral TruExterior® Siding and Trim, which is based on Boral’s patented fly ash and polymer composite technologies, as well as PVC or vinyl trim and siding products, including shutters, decking and railing. The Windows business manufactures vinyl trim windows for the new residential construction market.
Formed in November 2016, Meridian Brick is a 50:50 joint venture between Boral Bricks and Forterra Brick, two of North America’s most respected brickmaking organisations. Meridian Brick serves construction organisations and suppliers throughout the USA and Canada with a comprehensive portfolio of brick and masonry solutions for commercial and residential structures.