Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Santa Clara, United States of America


*This position will have high visibility with our leadership team. Great opportunity to get into and if the position is done well, other opportunities for advancement within our company. Will have 2 direct reports, an administrator and an EHS Supervisor. Will have indirect supports comprising of wastewater operators. 280+ employees in the plant. Will report to the General Manager, will need experience in handling permits, enforcing compliance, and handling workers compensation claims. 

*Could potentially be a supervisor wanting to make their next step but would preferably like someone with management experience

Job location: Santa Clara, CA -- Relocation is available. (If relocating, we'd be open to a 2+ year commitment to see if you'd like the area and entertain an option to move elsewhere if desired)

Compensation: $120,000+ is the starting range + annual bonus. But open to discussion. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with match, Tuition Reimbursement; PTO

Experience: 3+ years’ experience in EHS. Must have had experience working in a manufacturing setting. We need someone strong in the environmental side as well as the health/safety side. 

Preferred Experience: Someone with demonstrated success in “follow through” and creating a “sense of urgency”. 3+ years’ experience of Wastewater Treatment.


The Environmental, Health & Safety Manager is responsible for effective implementation of all EH&S activities in the facility. Will manage manages the waste treatment department, including supervision of the waste treatment operators. Works with all workers compensation claims and coordinates closure and resolution of all open workers compensation claims.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with General Manager to define effective injury prevention activities and goals for plant supervisors and managers. Monitors leading and trailing injury indicators and reports to GM monthly.
  • Interfaces with outside regulatory agencies to secure permits and enforcement compliance.
  • Monitors, records, reports and maintains all hazardous waste activities.
  • Environmental department controls the discharge of waste, water and other materials to conform to all federal, state and local regulations.
  • Establish requirements to the facility personnel in the handling of hazardous materials and hazardous waste.
  • Negotiates with vendors for pricing of services, writes CER’s, and creates and implements programs.
  • Trains employees on safety issues, and manages all environmental, health & safety programs within the facility.
  • Facilitates and attends meetings, communicates regularly with managers and supervisors, attends special training, and suggests and composes procedural changes.
  • Hands-on Manager with experience with daily operations and the management of operations personnel.

Ensure compliance with requirements of the following regulatory agencies. Prepare and submit permit applications and reports as required

    • Air Pollution Control District
    • CUPA
    • Title 22 RCRA
    • Regional Water Quality Control Board (Storm Water)
    • CAL-OSHA
    • City of San Jose Industrial Waste Water
    • City of Santa Clara Fire Department
    • DEHS Radiological Health
  • Responsibilities include reviewing all accident investigations, near misses and safety concerns. Establishes safety training requirements and presentations such that co-workers understand and follow the directions identified in Job Safety Analysis (JSA), PPE Assessments, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all Safety Procedures and Alerts.
  • Takes part in routine NA EHS calls with other EHS Managers.  Some minor travel (<5%) to work with other Divisions during benchmarking and best practice activities and to take part in the Annual NA EHS Summit.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Has advanced English and mathematical skills, is able to read, write, and understand procedures, has statistical techniques experience, presentation skills, facilitation skills, negotiation skills, general interpersonal skills, and has an understanding of cultural diversity.
  • Has good reading vision, color discrimination, hearing perception, and is able to speak clearly.
  • Is able to lift up to 25 pounds and move drums weighing up to 500 lbs with a barrel truck. Works up to 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, and is flexible to work on weekends.
  • Awareness of ITAR Regulations and ISO 9001 standards is preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field
  • Minimum of 3 years of EHS-related experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of Wastewater Treatment operational experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

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