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Position: Health, Safety and Environmental Manager

Location: Plymouth, MI

Position Summary:

An HSE Manager should with use extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local HSE regulations and demonstrate leadership, communication, and team building skills with the ability to interface with employees at all levels, outside contractors, vendors, insurance companies and regulatory agency representatives to ensure the safety and compliance of operations.


  • Maintain compliance with HSE laws and regulations as well as Oerlikons policies.
  • Generate corrective action plans using root cause analysis and mistake proofing techniques for workplace accidents, incidents, hazardous conditions and near misses.
  • Proactively identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices to ensure Oerlikons “zero harm” policy.
  • Facilitate development and deployment of applicable HSE programs.
  • Ability to develop strategic plans for department activites, and be able to track progress towrds goals.
  • Train, mentor and engage with employees in behavior based safety program elements.
  • Chair safety committee meetings.
  • Actively participate in the facility management team and be able to form and lead cross functional work groups to meet a variety of safety related goals.
  • Provide HSE oversight and drive Management of Change for operations and facility related projects.
  • Lead the development of ISO-14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems.

We expect

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 7-10 years’ HSE experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of Gas atomization powder production, or NFPA 652 and NFPA 484 a plus

  • Have a good understanding of business operations (business acumen) including project management skills.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed, with strong influencing and leadership skills
  • Ability to effectively listen, coach and provide guidance to different levels of the organization.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, energy, oil & gas, automotive, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Metco to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Metco is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.