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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Paris, Kentucky
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Chemicals, Medical Equipment/Instrumentation, Pharmaceuticals
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)

Job Summary:
Maintaining EHSS compliance and advancing EHSS programs ensures the plant continues to operate in a highly regulated environment and make efficient use of resources. The result is the facility remains viable, supporting the business direction and is viewed as a positive community citizen, providing a safe work environment for our employees and neighbors.

Manage the implementation of EHSS policies and systems that meets the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements while supporting the direction of the business. Audit effectiveness of policies and regulatory compliance and collaborate on continuous improvement actions. Assist in product stewardship requirements and sustainability efforts. Set strategic direction in collaboration with other Avantor leadership team members.


  • Plant safety process leader – accountable for providing guidance and expertise to all departments to assure a safe and healthy workplace and compliance with all applicable EHSS policies via training, auditing, and enforcement.  Must be able to effectively manage within a matrix organization. 
  • Site environmental compliance and stewardship leader – provide guidance and direction to all departments to assure compliance with all applicable permits and regulations and commitment to conservation and environmental protection. 
  • Manage/coordinate the required audits of areas and systems to verify compliance with all existing EHSS policies. 
  • Plans, develops, and initiates policies and programs to ensure the safety and health of employees, contractors, and visitors at the facility and to conform to the requirements of the site EHS Management Systems (e.g. ISO 14001). 
  • Manage the development of the plant EHS training curriculum. 
  • Manage all EHS permits and reports required by corporate mandate or regulatory agency. 
  • Accountable for ongoing operations associated with the on-site wastewater treatment plant. 
  • Manage environmental remediation programs as required by agencies and corporate protocols 
  • Accountable for managing and providing leadership to Company/Union joint Health and Safety programs. 


  • Accountable for the output and effectiveness of direct report team members and for building and sustaining an effective team capable of producing those outputs. 
  • Aligns direct reports’ work to enable the effective flow of work. 
  • Utilizes performance management tools routinely to establish the right conditions for productive work. 
  • Exercises leadership to gain willing commitment to work in the direction set. 
  • Develops strong, two-way, trusting relationships with each employee.  
  • Integrates the work of the team across the organization to enable cross-functional working. 
  • Participates productively as a team member, contributing actively to the team process and executing tasks as required. 
  • Works collaboratively across the organization, enabling the work of others that one interacts with. 


  • Monitors and meets budget commitments in the EHSS areas. 
  • Integrates the work of the team to enable optimum outcomes. 
  • Supports Operational Excellence initiatives.


  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodations. 


  • BS Degree in a related technical field is required 
  • Advanced knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations 


  • 10 years of experience with environmental management, including areas of air, waste, wastewater, EPCRA, remediation, and other applicable industry and regulatory standards. 
  • Demonstrated success in implementing environmental management systems such as ISO14001 
  • Demonstrated success at project management  
  • Experience with the following will all provide for preferential consideration:
  • Chemical manufacturing 
  • Title V air permits 
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations 
  • Risk Management Planning   
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 
  • Experience in PSM ( Process Safety Management and Ergonomics) 


  • Demonstrated ability to resolve disagreements 
  • Ability to clearly communicate the intended message 
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective teams, set direction and get commitment from employees 

Other Skills:  

  • Demonstrates commitment, initiative, optimism, and a strong drive for results 
  • Demonstrates trustworthiness, conscientiousness, adaptability, and ability to innovate 
  • Demonstrates ability to assess personal strengths and is confident in personal capabilities 
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain good emotional control in difficult circumstances 


  • Reports to the Director, EHS&S. 
  • Member of the Plant Management Leadership Team ( PMLT). 
  • Direct reports are: Environmental Manager, EHS Coordinator, Compliance Assurance Specialist, DOT & Security Coordinator, Plant Nurse, TOPS Coordinator. 
  • This position collaborates strategically with Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, and the Principal Process Engineer.   

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

EEO Statement:
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please Privacy Policy(Links to (1) EEO is the Law poster and any supplements, (2) pay transparency nondiscrimination statement, and (3) if desired, Company EEO/AA Statement

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