Overview / Job Summary
Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.
Our Rolled Products North America (RPNA) division is seeking to add an experienced HSE Manager to its team at our Davenport, IA Casting facility. The HSE Manager is responsible for driving continuous improvement and employee involvement in the facility’s Health, Safety, and Environmental programs. The HSE Manger will lead all aspects of environmental protection and employee health and safety in a manner that supports the Corporate HSE Policy; this includes the development, implementation, enforcement and auditing of HSE systems within the operations.
- Obtain and maintain up-to-date knowledge in aspects of Safety and Environmental regulations and compliance reporting. Prepare and provide regular progress reports to the plant leadership team and to the corporate office.
- Actively drive the plant’s efforts in continually improving the safety performance of the plant by chairing the Safety Committee, lead monthly plant safety meetings, conducting plant safety walk-arounds. Work with the plant supervisors in preparing and conducting monthly crew safety meetings.
- Monitor overall health, safety, and environmental compliance with federal, state, and/or corporate requirements. Communicate issues with site leadership and corporate team as necessary.
- Develop, implement, and manage the necessary training programs and systems to ensure compliance with regulations of State and Federal agencies and company requirements.
- Take a leadership role in the implementation of activities and best practices that focus on the prevention of incidents creating safe working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors to the plant sites.
- Serve as a coach and facilitator to the team for the risk assessment and behavioral observations processes.
- Take a proactive leadership role in identifying and resolving safety and environmental issues that may arise, fully engaging Corporate, Plant Manager and facility personnel in the process.
- Communicate with and maintain professional relationships with environmental agency personnel regarding construction and operating permit issues, negotiating potential compliance issues and enforcement actions. Serve as the company representative during any agency inspections of the facility, coordinating these events with the Plant Manager and the Director, HSE.
- Review and maintain all environmental permits, files, and documents. Understand all permit obligations and assure that systems are in place to meet all permit and regulatory requirements, assuring that all reporting is done on time and that all reports are accurate.
- Actively participate with Corporate HSE on special projects, including training and participating as a HSE internal auditor.
- Request quotes, seek purchase approval and lead plant projects as they relate to any required safety equipment and training activities.
- Perform the duties as the primary contact between State Workers Compensation and facility, responsibilities include providing timely and accurate reports when required and working with Company’s insurance management function.
- Primary contact for environmental and safety consultants/vendors.
- Provide HSE assistance to the capital project managers and sponsors in the preparation of capital requests (AFEs) and complete reviews to assure that all capital projects are compliant with all regulatory and company requirements.
- Assist with maintaining a positive relationship with the local community.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or similar field and minimum of five (5) years related experience in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
- Excellent interpersonal, planning, organizational, time management, and communication skills are required.
- Ability to influence others through coaching and behavior modeling by being clear, open, fair, honest, involving others in decisions that affect them, supplying resources as needed, and listening effectively.
- Possess general knowledge and proficiency in general business and the ability to use computer applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing documents, databases and email programs.
- Possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Creativity and innovation for implementation of new programs and employee involvement.
- Capability of managing multiple projects and deadlines.
- Ability to work varied hours, be on call, and travel occasionally.
Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the positions.