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Regional MSHA EHS Manager

Date:  Nov 23, 2022
Location: 

Mt. Vernon, IL, US, 62864

Req ID:  25583
Onsite or Remote:  Remote Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

  • This position functions within North America and is responsible for both underground customer MSHA regulated sites, underground sales and service operations and small underground warehouse operations within the North America region.
  • This position works from an office setting 50% of the time and at underground customer MSHA regulated sites, underground sales and service operations and small underground warehouse operations setting 50% of the time. 
  • Overnight travel (50%) to service and customer locations is required in performing tasks.  Additionally, occasional travel throughout the United States may be required for training and auditing purposes.
  • Position is one of high visibility among divisional, regional and service management, as well as with all craft employee levels and requires solid management and employee relation skills that range from entry level employee to senior level executive.  This position will also have visibility with customers and government entities such as MSHA and OSHA.
  • Lead by demonstrating the required behaviors, attitudes, and mindset to further develop the regional and North America EHS culture

  • Oversee the implementation of both regional and North America safety and health initiatives, protocols, and best practices throughout the service group and act as a change agent regarding integration into the core business processes.

  •  Lead and support the EHS efforts for identifying and planning new projects and effectively ensuring the early and complete integration of North America EHS initiatives into the operations.

  • Provide the necessary resources, technical guidance, education, coaching, counseling, and mentoring to assist managers, supervisors and employees in the understanding and application of Komatsu North America safety and health requirements.  As necessary, develop and facilitate the successful implementation of project specific policies, procedures and training that address our strategic priorities, regulatory requirements, and customer specific EHS initiatives.

  • Interface with service, operations and EHS personnel to ensure the proper analysis, documentation, communication, and implementation of corrective actions items for all incidents of loss (i.e., injury, illnesses, liability, property and near miss).  Lead investigations related to injuries and other incidents of loss.

  • Monitor Injury and Illness incidents (MSHA regulated sites) and assist with the organizations Worker’s Compensation management efforts to effectively reduce costs and other associated negative outcomes (recordability, restricted and/or lost workday classifications), while demonstrating an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement.

     

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure the successful delivery, implementation, administration and refinement of both regional and North America, MSHA and OSHA Health and Safety (EHS) policies, procedures and best management practices
  • Manage MSHA Health and Safety activities within the operational context and guide operations towards the achievement of compliance with national, customer, and company EHS standards and best management practices.  Ensure that plans are consistent with overall North America EHS strategies and corporate mandates.
  • Deploy and maintain a safety programs to ensure compliance with MSHA, OSHA, DOT and other industry standards.
  • Interface with service, operations and EHS personnel to ensure the proper analysis, documentation, communication, and implementation of corrective actions items for all incidents of loss (i.e., injury, illnesses, liability, property and near miss).  When necessary, assume the leadership role in the investigation of serious or otherwise significant incidents of loss.
  • Collect, record, analyze and communicate key performance metrics on a regular basis (i.e., daily, monthly, quarterly, and annually) to effectively facilitate the advancement of the organization’s EHS initiatives.    
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders (both internal and external) and divisional counterparts in the identification and prioritization of EHS policies, procedures and best management practices. Key external stakeholders include local clinics/hospitals, colleges, local Professional Organizations (ASSE, NSC, IMA) and Customer EHS counterparts.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • B.S. degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Management or related field.
  • Minimum 7 years practical EHS experience in the mining and manufacturing sectors with increasing roles and responsibilities and a minimum of 2 years previous management experience.  Mining experience highly desired.
  • A Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation is desirable but are not required.
  • Comprehensive understanding of all Federal, State, OH&S regulations, and standards as they relate to Mining and General Industry operations (MSHA, OSHA, DOT, etc.).  MSHA part 48, 75 and 77
  • MSHA part 48, 75 and 77 Trainer and additional training expertise in OSHA, Hazardous Communication, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Respiratory Protection, Hoisting and Rigging/Crane Operator Safety Training, Aerial Work Platform, and behavioral based safety management are desired.
  • Knowledge of Workers’ Compensation Claims Management and best management practices.
  • Capability to maintain multiple accountabilities and relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills combined with the ability to influence and coach others to receive and manage change.
  • Considerable ability to plan and prioritize EHS initiatives and work with others to execute strategic priorities
  • Strong capability to lead organization through change and ability to lead multiple projects
  • Proficient computer skills

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Mount Vernon

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