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EH&S Manager Job


Middleton, MA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Health / Environment / Safety
Posting Date:  Jun 14, 2022

Site EHS Manager


Reports to Plant Manager with dotted line to Director of EHS & Security


*Open to relocation* 


Job dimensions 

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, federal and company regulatory standards and policies related to environment and industrial safety at Middleton, MA facility.
  • Acts as company technical resource for environmental, industrial and process safety challenges
  • Create an environment to implement culture and behavioral changes in EHS performance at the site.
  • Ensure the EHS programs and activities are sustainable.



  • Actively leads and manages EHS program, including Emergency Response, EHS training, incident management, waste management and minimization, environmental reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with PSM program in general, as well as specific elements with direct responsibility, e.g. employee participation, training
  • Lead site behavioral based safety program and hazard recognition program to ensure engagement and ownership at all levels of the organization.
  • Foster a positive site safety culture through personal example and leadership of site Safety Committee
  • Participate on and coach management teams with regard to EHS issues/activities
  • Interface with regulatory agencies, as needed, on compliance and/or enforcement issues
  • Develop and manage the EHS Management System, including translation of regulatory and company requirements into effective procedures, communications and training programs.
  • Lead site environmental program to ensure compliance with permits and State and Federal regulations, including all required sampling monitoring, inspection, and reporting requirement for Air, Water, RCRA, EPCRA programs.
  • Lead/participate on incident investigation teams consistent with the level of EHS expertise needed
  • Lead/participate in process hazard analyses (PHAs) and other process safety activities
  • Acts as EHS technical resource for EHS information and regulatory compliance related to capital project/new product reviews
  • Monitor, track and report on EHS KPIs and develop action plans to lead targeted improvement in Environmental and Health and Safety performance
  • Champion Energy/GHG reduction and waste minimization efforts to support the company sustainability goals.


Context and environment

  • Ability to drive desired behaviors from site leadership team through to the operators on the floor
  • Ability to provide clear EHS leadership and vision for the site and navigate in a highly complex matrixed organization.
  • Must be able to manage a large number of complex EHS activities
  • Ability to identify, assess, prioritize, and manage risk appropriately.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and effect site culture to reduce risk tolerance.
  • Must be capable of effectively communicating in management meetings, plant meetings, and in training sessions. 
  • Must be capable of technical interaction with executive management through operators on the floor
  • Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects, often on short or changing timelines
  • Must be capable of occasional company required travel
  • Must have a technical background to understand the specific site operations and EHS challenges, likely gained by working in a similar industry and/or through schooling.



  • Educate, facilitate, and support the organization in implementation of a Continuous Improvement Culture that has a never ending focus on improving business results
  • Actively identify, communicate and implement improvement initiatives in EHS


Qualifications / experience required

  • Preferred four year college degree in occupational safety, or other related discipline(s) OR at least 7+ years commensurate work experience in chemical/processing/coating/extrusion industry
  • PSM experience is preferred
  • Experience with Mass DEP TURA ad UST programs preferred.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to influence change at all levels
  • Strong project leadership skills and history of successful completion
  • Demonstrated computer skills associated with databases, web-based tools, spreadsheets, etc…
  • Likely a subject matter expert in one or more EHS areas (e.g. manual handling and ergonomics, BBS etc)
  • Ability to work independently and accomplish company goals & targets

A career with Bostik offers a collaborative work environment and supportive development to reach your career goals, with benefits starting day one as part of our competitive total rewards strategy.  Bostik, an Arkema company, is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. diversity of our employees is an asset we value and commit to from recruitment through career management.  Bostik is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.  The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications

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