Environmental Health & Safety Director

Location: Newington, NH

TITLE: Environmental Health & Safety Director

COMPANY

Our client, the hiring company, is a well-established industry leader with a 250-year history. They are known for their high-quality products and innovation. Their operations include arms manufacturing, tactical training, and retail shop, as well as ammunition manufacturing, optics, and sight manufacturing.

PROVIDED

We offer a competitive salary, including a strong bonus, 401k match, excellent benefits, an employee discount, and opportunities for growth. This is an onsite position. Relocation assistance is available for candidates outside the local area.

LOCATION

The position is based at the company's global headquarters in Newington, New Hampshire, located along the Seacoast Region. Newington offers a charming residential district with historic homes, open fields, and beautiful views of Little Bay and Great Bay. Despite being a small town, Newington provides a range of amenities typically found in larger cities.

HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

  • As the Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), you will provide full-time leadership and direction in environmental, health, and safety to support all U.S. facilities of the company, including multiple facilities in New Hampshire, Oregon, and Arkansas.
  • You will strategically lead various EHS initiatives to ensure the company maintains its proactive industry leadership and reputation.
  • You will ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal environmental, health, safety, and radioactive material regulations.
  • Additionally, you will be directly responsible for overseeing workers' compensation programs and insurance for all U.S. facilities.
See below for a partial list of job responsibilities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Safety Engineering, or equivalent
  • Current experience working as a Director in a similar role. (10 years as a Director OR 5+ years as a Director with a total of 10 years as Director or Senior Manager)
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with one or more of the following hazards: Explosives (preferred), Radiation, and/or Laser.
  • Prior experience working for a Defense contractor (DOD) is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of NFPA practices, codes, and standards is desired.
  • Familiarity with the Agile project management approach
  • Exposure to using ERP applications, preferably Oracle
  • Ability to travel to other company locations at least once per quarter (NH, AR, OR).
  • Reside within a reasonable commute to the Newington, NH area, or be willing to relocate upon hiring and work onsite.
  • Due to government regulations, this job is open to U.S. citizens only.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure continuous improvement of the company's EHS performance while maintaining compliance with all regulations.
  • Manage two direct reports (one at headquarters and one in another location) and their respective teams (9+ members).
  • Chair or collaborate with internal and external teams/committees to develop evolving EHS-related missions, policies, programs, and goals, such as the Company's DOT Compliance Committee and Offsite Range Safety group.
  • Act as a representative/liaison to various external entities, including federal, state, and local EHS agencies, customers, suppliers, industry groups, military, law enforcement, and government entities.
  • Develop and implement environmental, health, and safety programs and policies for small arms, ammunition manufacturing, and other company activities in compliance with EPA, OSHA, and state/local regulations.
  • Provide technical expertise, leadership, and support on regulatory compliance issues in EHS for all company locations and departments.
  • Mentor EHS team members at different levels, ensuring standardized protocols, procedures, and recordkeeping.
  • Provide insight on the EHS aspects of new acquisitions, processes, and equipment before purchase or implementation.
  • Conduct periodic audits of EHS programs and policies, and establish a system for tracking their effectiveness.
  • Analyze investigation data to determine root causes of incidents and collaborate with stakeholders to implement corrective actions.
  • Ensure collection and maintenance of internal and regulatory reporting data.
  • Act as the primary contact for all regulatory agency inspections, audits, permitting, and reporting.
  • Stay updated on relevant EHS regulations and changes.
  • Administer workers' compensation program and provide reports on claims, loss experience trends, and program costs to upper management.
  • Maintain required injury and illness records for loss runs. Monitor industry-specific and competitor injury/illness rates.
  • Manage the Return-to-Work Program.
  • Represent the company in litigated workers' compensation cases with legal counsel, insurers, and third-party attorneys.
  • Ensure proper management of the in-house emergency medical response team.
  • Act as the corporate Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), ensuring compliance with NRC and State Radioactive Materials programs regulations.
  • Review and maintain State and NRC radioactive materials licenses.
  • Develop and request amendments to Sealed Source Device Registration and Radioactive Material Licenses.
  • Ensure compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations for hazardous waste management.
  • Lead emergency coordination for fire, smoke, spills, and medical incidents.
  • Serve as the EHS point of contact for the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).
  • Coordinate facility-wide industrial hygiene monitoring and evaluate the effectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Oversee EHS training programs and recordkeeping.
  • Track costs associated with EHS implementation and seek cost-effective solutions.
  • Implement the Company's environmental management plan as required.
  • Lead data collection for the authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in compliance with OSHA and customer requirements.
  • Promote the Company Performance System (SPS) Safety Lean Key as part of the management team and ensure EHS team participation.

Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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