Manager, Environmental Health & Safety

Location US-PA-Wellsville
ID 2024-1507
EP - PNX Extruded Product
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Job Summary:  Consider joining the Pennex family as a Manager, Environmental Health and Safety at our Wellsville, PA location.  The Manager, Environmental Health and Safety will perform safety and health activities in manufacturing plants to evaluate and control environmental hazards. This position has one direct subordinate, and the position requires supervision of projects, peers, and higher-ranking staff members as related to OSHA, EPA, DEP and associated governmental agency compliance issues. This position is the focal point for assuring conformity by all staff associates to legal, technical, and ethical issues relating to health, environmental and safety requirements.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Environmental Duties: 

  • Manage the environmental programs, processes, and all mandated environmental reporting. 
  • Develop and implement programs for the safe and legal transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes generated onsite and for the safe and legal discharge of industrial wastewater to the POTW. 
  • Maintain palatable well water through analysis and engineering controls. 
  • Obtain any/all necessary environmental permits. 
  • Perform all functions necessary to satisfy SARA Title III requirements. 
  • Monitor/sample/analyze environmental process systems throughout the plant. 
  • Coordinate any spill response, remedial effort, or environmental field work as needed. 
  • Develop and implement storm water monitoring program. 
  • Recommend changes to process systems to improve compliance. 

Health & Safety: 

  • Provide safety orientation training to all new hires. 
  • Develop and provide ongoing OSHA compliance training to all employees and maintain all records. 
  • Maintain a working knowledge of both new and existing regulations through the review of periodicals, seminar attendance, and the use of consultants. 
  • Implement injury reporting for the purpose of investigation and reduction of injuries. 
  • Maintain master files for all MSDS’s. 
  • Maintain an emergency evacuation program in the event of fire, explosion, etc. 
  • Act as primary 24-hour emergency coordinator for onsite events involving the fire department and/or emergency management agency. 
  • Assess the need for and order all personal protective equipment.  Coordinate specifications of safety equipment and enforces use of safety equipment. 
  • Act as chairman of the safety committee and ergonomic task team. 
  • Coordinate annual audiometric examinations for all employees. 
  • Identify potential causes for accidents and recommends changes in policies and procedures to prevent accidents and illness. Investigate accidents and prepares accident reports.  Work with HR Manager, insurance carriers, and consultants to reduce costs associated with job related injuries and illnesses. 
  • Coordinate industrial hygiene air monitoring as needed to investigate and reduce employee exposure to airborne contaminants. 
  • Maintain and calibrate instruments.  Clean and inspect respirators and coordinate distribution of respirators, including conducting respirator fit tests. 
  • Train employees on safety and health requirements to ensure compliance with regulations. Train forklift operators to qualify for licensing. 
  • Oversee activities and monitor for health and safety violations. Test noise levels and measures air quality. 
  • Issue and monitor hot work permits, confined space entries, and lockout/tag out permits. 
  • Develop and monitor emergency action plans. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 



Ideal Candidate Will Have:


  • Bachelor's degree in Safety Management or relevant field is required. 



  • 3 to 5 years of experience in advanced manufacturing, OSHA, automotive exposure safety administration responsibilities with an understanding of federal, state, and local procedures. 
  • 5 to 7 years of EHS leadership in extrusion or casting manufacturing is preferred. 
  • OSHA 30 hour Certification (current or willing to obtain) is required. 
  • Certified ISO 14001 auditor preferred. 
  • CPR/AED Certified/Instructor preferred.  


Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Manufacturing experience required. 
  • Must be able to problem solve and think outside of the box. 
  • Experience in team building. 
  • Thorough understanding of compliance and regulatory knowledge for environmental, safety, and health. 
  • Clear communication skills. Understanding of OSHA criteria.  
  • Understanding of permits, federal, state, and region.  
  • Understanding of hazardous materials and regulations.  
  • Experience with construction and contractors/vendors.  
  • Understanding of behavior based safety programs.  
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, hands-on manufacturing environment. 
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, and eager to learn and apply new skills. 
  • Attentive to details and follows through on assigned tasks and commitments. 
  • Flexible and driven to meet tight deadlines, handle multiple projects and prioritize them appropriately. 
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to effectively disseminate information in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen. 
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States, visa sponsorships are not available. 


Physical Requirements: 

  • The employee is regularly required to talk, hear, taste and smell.  
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit.  
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 


Posted Min Pay Rate

USD $95,000.00/Yr.

Posted Max Pay Rate

USD $125,000.00/Yr.


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