Generac Power Systems

  • Director Global EHS

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(6/5/2018 4:52 PM)
    Ops - Operations
  • Overview


    Job Summary: The Director Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) will be responsible for the development, implementation and communication of the EHS function at Generac. This position will develop the strategy and provide leadership through the management of Generac’s global EHS programs, policies and procedures to improve safety and sustainability performance. This position is also responsible for coordinating and leading the EHS function to meet or exceed company business objectives, working closely with cross-functional teams at all of the Generac facilities. 




    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Oversee all EHS programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory agencies on a continuous basis and revise as appropriate;
    • Develop multi-year strategic EHS programs for the organization that can be communicated enterprise wide;
    • Develop and deliver EHS plans and procedures for maintaining high standards to ensure that all functions conform to local and federal laws;
    • Lead the tracking and assessment of global EHS requirements and metrics; advise business leaders about company impacts;        
    • Select, coach and develop the EHS team, setting objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate;
    • Design and direct processes by which team and individual performance are recognized, feedback is consistently delivered and performance is systematically improved;
    • Develop and administer company safety incentive programs, including the evaluation of the effectiveness of such programs in positively changing employee behavior;
    • Champion the global safety training programs and assess for effectiveness;
    • Oversee the corporate wide accident and incident investigation process;
    • Oversee the preparation and submittal of related agency regulatory reports;
    • Research, develop and implement new policies, practices, procedures, or guidelines;
    • Develop and oversee the site review and audit programs;
    • Represent the company both internally and externally, as the subject matter expert in all EHS issues;
    • Organize and provide leadership to safety teams throughout the organization;
    • Perform other duties as assigned.









    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
    • 10 years of progressive experience with environment and safety responsibilities;
    • 5 years in a environmental and/or safety leadership role 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Implementation experience with ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 programs;
    • Experience with air permitting of major and minor sources and other environmental permits
    • Solid understanding of safety and waste management related regulations and industry standards globally;
    • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment;
    • Proficient in various risk assessment and root cause analysis methods;
    • Demonstrated effective interaction and influence with regulatory agencies and senior business leaders;
    • Strong ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines with detail orientated focus on results;
    • Ability to present to a variety of audiences;
    • Ability to communicate with a variety of audiences with diverse backgrounds;
    • Ability to travel both domestic and internationally 15-25% of the time


    Physical Demands:

    Office Environment:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel – U.S. domestic and International travel 15 - 25% of the time.



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