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Function: Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Location: Lafayette, IN
Job holder: Operations
Position Summary:The EHS Director partners with the management team to ensure that a robust, continuous-improvement based Environmental, Health and Safety Management System is in place and managed effectively. This EHS Management System includes provisions for the establishment of EHS related goals and metrics, management reviews, programs to help ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations, injury and Illness prevention programs, Safety Leadership, and Environmental Management. Works with the Management Team, Safety Committee members and others to establish and maintain a safety culture where working safely and within a safe working environment is a company and employee value. Supervises EHS Coordinator and others engaged in Environmental permitting, compliance, monitoring and reporting programs. 

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Leads and/or assists in the implementation of comprehensive environmental, safety and health programs, policies and procedures.
• Monitors regulatory arena for new/changing regulations and rulemaking; adjusts programs/procedures accordingly.
• Leads risk identification programs (to include for various inspection programs); acts as a technical resource for the sharing of regulatory requirements and best practices.
• Leads safety related audit and inspection processes and open-issues tracking.
Serves as technical resource for incident investigation and causal factor/root cause analysis; may lead investigations.
• Liases with and provides recommendations to executive management, communicates with divisions and global colleagues
• Establishes key safety metrics (both leading and lagging) and communicates with plant.
• Ensures proper regulatory records are kept and reports/notifications made as required.
• Communicates with all areas of Fairfield plant pertaining to EHS using multiple channels consistent with site Communication program.
• Ensures environmental sampling and testing for special wastes, non-hazardous waste, hazardous waste, wastewater, storm water, drinking water and machine fluids (hydraulic oil, cutting oil, and metalworking fluids), floor cleaners, Tier 2 & Form R and air permitting.
• Ensures the provision of training on various environmental, health and safety topics, to include: machine guarding, hazard communication, energy control, industrial hygiene concepts and testing results, fall protection, confined space entry and other safety and hygiene related subjects, environmental inspections and awareness, hazardous/other waste handling and manifesting, others as required.
• Reviews EHS concerns and safety committee recommendation & audits, helps ensure closure of identified issue through the management team.
• Identifies and communicates (S&H related) training needs for use in training management system; helps ensure that training is conducted as required or needed.
• Evaluates, selects, purchases and/or reviews drawings/invoices for safety services, equipment/machine/device/products and equipment to be installed or moved within the facility premise.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:
• Working knowledge of requirements from Federal and State OSHA, EPA, DOT and/or any other agency that pertain to the metal working or machining industry. Strong knowledge of, especially, EPA waste stream reporting requirements and OSHA regulations pertaining to lockout/tagout/tryout (energy control), machine guarding, recordkeeping and reporting.
• Ability to influence
• Team player with passion, drive and the ability to self-start
• Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking abilities
• Experience in programs related to organizational behavior
• Track record for decreasing injuries and improving safety performance
• Effective supervision of multiple employees on a daily basis.
• Knowledge of basic monitoring techniques for noise, oil mist, solvents is helpful.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills. Has the ability to communicate key issues and liabilities, together with proposed solutions, to other members of the management team. Has the ability to communicate why safe decisions and work practices are essential, to all employees.
• Excellent MS Office Suite skills, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Demonstrated project management skills. Effective identification and management of identified issues through validated closure.
• Knowledge and (preferably) implementation of EHS Management Systems such as OHSAS 18001, OSHA VPP, ISO 14001, etc. 

Education and work Experience:
• BA/BS degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university.
• Experience in the following areas: supervision, machine shop, metal cutting/working, chemistry/environmental/safety, or combination of all
• Has conducted management system and regulatory compliance audits
• Has conducted regional, divisional and/or plant-level EHS conferences
• Knowledge and supervision of workers’ compensation laws and best management practices
• At least 5-10 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably with batch processes
• CSP and/or CIH preferred. Additional certification as CHMM desirable. 

Function: Lean Manufacturing Manager
Location: Lafayette, IN
Job Holder: Operations
Position Summary:
In this role, you will ensure that the organization improves its value stream performance by leading its Lean Transformation and its lean management office.  You will manage these programs to drive higher levels of organizational performance, customer satisfaction and meet strategic objectives.  You'll have the opportunity to define, lead and manage an effective program that drives results and influences our continuous improvement culture.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Lean Management
Establish & maintain appropriate Lean policies, standards and supporting documentation to support effective and consistent deployment of continuous improvement across the organization.  Create an effective Lean Leader environment to improve operational effectiveness, reduce expenses and grow continuous improvement competencies across Oerlikon Fairfield using Lean methods and practices.
• Leadership
Promote a proactive change environment by educating employees on Lean requirements and concepts.  Effectively communicate and influence in a variety of settings to achieve buy-in and results necessary for success.  Establish and maintain relationships with Lean resources, functional areas and employees to assure appropriate support and understanding of continuous improvement requirements and practices.   Develop plans, lead workshops and train employees in lean methodology and tools.
• Assessments & Critical Analysis
Conduct value stream assessments and studies on quality, costs, productivity and business process effectiveness.  Perform data analysis and statistical studies to understand current issues, trends and opportunities for fact based decisions and improvement plans.  Provide reports and updates to various levels of the organization on progress to desired results.
• Training & Development
Develop & conduct training programs to grow the Lean competency across the organization. Serve as mentor and Subject Matter Expert for employees and the organization regarding Lean. 
• Planning
Lead and develop improvement plans for Operations to support year over year improvement objectives.  Work with department leaders to establish appropriate goals and improvement plans.  Draft project charters and manage schedules, resources and deliverables to a successful conclusion.  Validate performance gains of projects.  Resolve implementation issues as appropriate. 
• Staff Management
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the lean program.  Develop and empower employees to reach company, team and individual goals.  Address complaints, resolve problems and promote safety.  Carry out leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:
• Certified Lean Manager preferred
• Demonstrated ability to apply critical thought to develop, recommend and implement strategies and programs that address company and departmental objectives.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills for internal and external customer contact.
• Demonstrated leadership skills with direct reports and influence those with whom there is no reporting relationship.
• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the company executives, managers, and staff.
• Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict effectively and problem-solve.
• Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment; experience with an ERP (e.g., IFS).
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities
• Ability to travel on occasion; may include international travel.

 Education and work Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing or equivalent education and experience.
• Five - Ten years of experience leading Lean Transformations in industrial manufacturing; educating others on Lean principles and deployment planning.
• Experience with lean projects and methodology including projects with significant impact on the business.
• Five years of supervisory or management experience in project management.
• Strong project management, organizational, analytical and presentation skills.


Oerlikon Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To view the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, click here.
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Oerlikon Fairfield
2400 Sagamore Pkwy South
P.O. Box 7940
47903 Lafayette, Indiana
United States
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