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EHS Director

Position Summary:

The Director, EHS works collaboratively with the management team to help ensure that a robust, continuous-improvement based Environmental, Health and Safety Management System is in place and managed effectively. The EHS Management System includes provisions for establishing EHS related goals and metrics, programs to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations, injury and Illness prevention programs, and Safety Leadership. The Director has dotted line reporting to the Segment HSE leader.  The EHS Director must lead by example to establish and maintain a safety culture where working safely is a company and employee value and a belief that zero is attainable. The position includes hands-on application of technical safety knowledge, risk identification and problem resolution.  The Director supervises the EHS Specialists.  The contract Nurse dotted line reports to the EHS Director.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • This person will be responsible for timely government reporting and compliance with applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Organizes and maintains OSHA/EPA mandated records with EHS team
  • Prepares reports and presentations for Segment and Corporate management
  • Prepares and shares plant safety related messages through multiple channels, establishes and reports performance on key safety metrics (both leading and lagging).
  • Reviews all site capital and new chemical requests for potential EHS impact
  • Facilitates compliance with all EHS requirements noted in the bargaining unit labor contract
  • Develops and delivers effective employee EHS initial and refresher training modules
  • Identifies opportunities for cost and waste reduction
  • Tracks incident corrective actions to closure and shares the learnings across the site and within the Segment
  • Responds to stakeholder requests that are EHS related
  • Market the benefits of EHS across the Americas as well as represent the Americas EHS to corporate

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Strong knowledge of OSHA regulations, particularly those pertaining to lock/tag/try (energy control), machine guarding, and cranes & hoists
  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene risk-based monitoring programs, particularly noise and MWFs
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies and with regulatory audits
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent MS Office Suite skills, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated project management skills. Effective identification and management of identified issues through validated closure.
  • Ability to effectively work with both shop floor workers and senior management
  • Leadership/Managerial experience
  • Knowledge and (preferably) implementation of EHS Management Systems such as OHSAS 18001, OSHA VPP, ISO 14001, etc.

Education and work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Environmental, Chemical Engineering, or related.
  • 15+ years EHS experience in chemicals, metal working, or other manufacturing environments.
  • CSP or CIH preferred.

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Program Manager

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for managing launch of major programs in accordance with Oerlikon Drive Systems (ODS) Project Management process while aligning with organizational goals and objectives set forth for the region. This position reports to Manager of Program Management in the Americas region.

Job responsibilities:

  • Utilize the ODS Project Management process in all phases of program, maintain ongoing communication and interaction with customers and visit customer sites for progress meetings and related discussions. 
  • Manage, oversee, and coordinate all aspects of major program development in accordance with contractual requirements and in concurrence with the company goals and objectives.
  • Interact with all functional areas and groups within the company, including Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, and Purchasing to resolve major problems. 
  • Provide leadership over all aspects of a program from concept phase through production.
  • Work with the BU leadership to allocate and request appropriate resources for the projects
  • Take a leadership role in driving adherence to the ODS PM Process. 
  • Work with Project Management leaders in other regions to drive consistency in reporting and escalation as it relates to major programs.
  • Provide regular program/project updates to the senior management team covering the status of the program, key initiatives underway, major issues and risks, and any recommendations.

Knowledge and skills summary:

  • Ability to effectively interact at all levels of the customer and ODS organizations.
  • Demonstrated effective conflict resolution and team building skills.
  • Direct related experience in gears and gearboxes is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project, MS Project Server Web App and MS office products.

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or bachelor’s degree in manufacturing technology related field with equivalent experience in Manufacturing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of program management experience.

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Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise met lab operations and lab technicians
  • Conduct studies of metals and alloys to determine their physical characteristics for manufacturing purposes or determine compliance with manufacturing specifications and standards
  • Apply knowledge of metallurgy to recommend engineering and manufacturing changes to attain design objectives in the most economical manner possible
  • Consult with engineers to develop methods of manufacturing at minimum costs
  • Work with customers to make sure their expectations are being met and exceeded
  • Conduct failure analysis
  • Provide support to Sales and Purchasing departments  - Interpreting standards, proposing materials and processes, qualifying new suppliers, resolving material or quality issues, etc.
  • Perform other projects or responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Previous experience in ferrous heat treating/manufacturing preferred
  • Supervision experience desired, but not required
  • Statistical knowledge, knowledge of PPAP and FMEA would be highly valuable
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing would be ideal
  • Experience with AS 400 system helpful
  • Ability to communicate well with suppliers and coworkers
  • Ability to identify and resolve discrepancies
  • Ability to travel to customer sites (infrequently)

Education and work Experience:

  •   BS degree in Metallurgy or Materials Science

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• Experience working in a manufacturing plant or job shop is desired:  lathes, CNC equipment, assembly experience, hobbing/shaping/shaving/grinding/heat treating equipment, machining centers, etc.

•          Basic math and English speaking/writing skills

•          Entry level machine/mechanical experience a plus

 Qualified candidates, depending on experience, can start with wages up to $20 per hour plus shift premium.  Individuals will move through a progressive wage procedure until they achieve the maximum wage rate of the classification.

 Benefits include:  health and dental insurance, life insurance, paid holidays and vacation, 401(k) with match, disability coverage, full year climate controlled factory, and tuition reimbursement.  

 As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

 Interested candidates should apply at WorkOne. 


823 Park East Boulevard

Lafayette, IN 47905

Phone: 765-477-1906

fax:  765-474-7036

You may also apply using the link below, however will be directed to WorkOne for WorkKeys Testing.




As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, Religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,National origin, veteran or disability status.

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