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Associate Director, EH&S

Company: Carrier
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

United States of America
CAI23: Carrier-Indianapolis, IN 7310 W Morris St, Indianapolis, IN, 46231 USA
Carrier Global Corporation, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions is committed to creating solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. From the beginning, we've led in inventing new technologies and entirely new industries. Today, we continue to lead because we have a world-class, diverse workforce that puts the customer at the center of everything we do.

About This Role

The Associate Director, Environmental. Health & Safety will be responsible for providing direction, planning and oversight of EH&S policies and programs to ensure compliance with applicable local laws and regulations and corporate standards within the Indianapolis manufacturing plant, distribution center, and engineering (R&D) building.

This role will report directly to the Indianapolis Plant Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall EH&S leadership, mentoring and direction to hourly and salaried management team members to ensure employee health and the environment are protected. Conduct and supervise activities to ensure compliance with government regulations (OSHA, EPA, DOT) and corporate policies. This role will directly manage three EH&S Specialists.
  • Provides leadership and builds partnership at site across all levels of the organization to foster EHS culture improvement with strategic action plans
  • Works on cross-functional projects that interface with other groups, external to and within the core EHS team.
  • Develop, implement, and measure success of EH&S programs, strategies, policies, training and procedures in alignment with Corporate and Operations expectations.
  • Continuously improve the EHS management system at the facility
  • Establish strategies and programs to proactively identify facility safety/health/environmental hazards inherent in the organization's operations and develop plans to eliminate or control those hazards.
  • Drive incident and near miss reporting. Perform root cause analysis of incidents and injuries to determine specific actions needed to prevent their reoccurrence, with inclusion of operations subject matter experts, business leadership, business and enterprise EH&S.
  • Oversee workers' compensation program administration including working with all parties to aggressively manage and support modified duty and return to work programs.
  • Facilitate EHS training and orientation as needed. Identify EHS related training requirements for associates and support processes to ensure training effectiveness and compliance.
  • Ensure all EHS related records are accurately maintained/organized and in compliance with local, state, and national requirements or any other regulatory agency rules and regulations.
  • Lead process of reviewing and approving safety data sheets, and new chemical request process.
  • Organize and lead teams/committees to identify and implement EHS and sustainability improvements.
  • Coach/mentor all employees, including leadership, on safe work practices, hazard identification and risk management.
  • Direct risk assessments and recommend control measures for all potential areas of concern.
  • Analyze data to lead and coordinate the safety effort for continual improvement.
  • Conduct EH&S audits; audit compliance to Carrier policies and procedures and regulatory requirements, evaluate effectiveness of EH&S programs.
  • Generate and review all reports for State and Federal environmental (EPA) and safety (OSHA) agencies.
  • Provide pandemic/emergency response protocol management support for unforeseen events.
  • Manage partnership with onsite medical team to ensure resources are available to conduct new hire assessments, provide daily medical support, etc.
  • Establish and communicate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines and manage vendor relationships.
  • Determination and implementation of environmental sustainability initiatives to minimize water use, greenhouse gas generation, hazardous waste generation and increase recycling rate.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • 7+ years of practical environmental health and safety management experience at a medium-large site or field/construction warehouse location.

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Recognized Certification in Environmental, Safety or Health, Risk Management such as CIH, CSP, etc.
      • Master's degree in health and safety, occupational/industrial safety, environmental sciences or related field preferred
      • Previous EH&S experience in a manufacturing environment with a proven track record in leading culture change and improving safety performance.
      • Strong computer experience in MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and EHS related data management systems (i.e. Enablon).
      • Ability to develop training content and deliver in-person and digitally.
      • Demonstrated success in leading, motivating, engaging and influencing others.
      • Demonstrated ability to research regulations, develop a program and successfully operationalize within a business.
      • Demonstrated ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction and strategy.
      • Experience in leading a team, as well as proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
      • Ability to communicate effectively with and work with all levels of the organization and external agencies
      • Demonstrated understanding of standard EH&S reporting methods and metrics
      • Demonstrated success in leading and implementing site and/or corporate EH&S programs and systems.
      • Ability to influence and drive EH&S initiatives while working in diverse, multicultural environment
      • Demonstrated strength in EH&S risk assessment, program evaluation and auditing
      • Strong knowledge, understanding and compliance with Environment, Health and Safety regulations, standard concepts, practices and procedures required.


        Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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