Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Posting Date 11 hours ago(11/24/2020 7:05 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Less than 10%
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc.


The Cook Incorporated Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local environmental, health and safety regulations; ISO 14001 and 180001 Standards; and Company Policies. This position develops and implements programs, strategies, policies, training and procedures to reduce/eliminate risks; and to drive a culture of continuous improvement. The EHS Director is the primary liaison with external environmental, health and safety regulatory agencies. The scope of this role covers all Cook Inc. sites in Bloomington, Ellettsville, Spencer, IN and Canton, IL.


• Lead the drive to make Cook Inc. a best-in-class company for safety
• Coach employees, supervision and local leadership to improve the technical skill base in environmental, health and safety related areas
• Develop and monitor programs to ensure regulatory compliance with OSHA's General Industry Rules & Regulations
• Develop and implement programs and procedures to assure site compliance with applicable federal, state and local environmental, industrial hygiene and safety regulations
• Assist operations in planning for compliance of new and modified processes
• Assist regulatory agencies in the preparation of permits and application renewal in compliance with environmental regulations
• Manage and provide technical guidance to the EHS staff at all Cook Inc. sites
• Conduct and manage risk assessments to reduce job and facility risks
• In collaboration with senior management, develop and implement site policies and procedures that drive improvement in the facility environmental, health and safety performance
• Proactively conduct audits and inspections to detect existing or potential health and safety hazards, identify risk behaviors, determine corrective action or preventative measures to prevent reoccurrence
• Negotiate and secure contracts for hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal
• Primary contact for inspections, permitting and reporting to regulatory agencies
• Develop and implement safety and environmental training programs for current employees, newly hired personnel, and contractors
• Responsible for regulatory and company performance reporting according to environmental permits, RCRA, community right-to-know and company policy 
• Oversee contractor safety programs
• Stay current on any changes in the regulations and sharing of best practices
• Provide technical guidance to manufacturing, engineering and quality control groups through participation in safety committees
• Act as Incident Commander for facility chemical emergency response team for clean-up of hazardous material spills, which involves 24-hour on-call status 
• Manage the EHS Department budget and control spending to meet budget forecasts


• Bachelor’s Degree required in Environmental, Safety or related field required. Master’s degree preferred
• 5 years hands-on Safety Management & Environmental Management experience in a manufacturing environment
• Minimum of 5 years related experience which should include leadership experience through direct supervision or indirect leadership roles (project management, leading teams, mentoring)
• Must be knowledgeable in EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations
• Professional certification in the environmental or safety field (i.e. CHMM, CSP, or CIH)
• Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work within regulatory guidelines, with both internal and external contacts of varying levels of expertise and authority, and to achieve goals to the benefit of the organization
• Intermediate computer skills and proficient in MS Office, Outlook, Word, Excel
• Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills


Physical Requirements:

• Works under general office environment conditions
• Utilizes close visual acuity for working with computers and equipment
• Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, and communicate
• Occasionally lifting with moderate exertion during shift


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