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Director Environmental Health and Safety

Company: Emerson Electric Co.
Location: Racine
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

If you are an Environmental Health and Safety professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our Racine, WI location, you will be responsible for the anticipation, identification and evaluation of hazardous conditions including the prescription of appropriate and effective counter measures. Regularly review InSinkErator safety & health programs and policies to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and Emerson standards. Facilitate and coordinate plant safety initiatives, actively engage with manufacturing personnel. Evaluate safety and worker's compensation measurements to gauge the effectiveness of the business unit's safety and health programs.


  • Be responsible for full range of health and safety duties for all InSinkErator facilities, including Racine, Mount Pleasant & Sturtevant locations, International sites, and satellite sales offices.
  • Utilize data driven solutions to implement ongoing compliance efforts, improvement plans and continuous improvement strategies to create a zero-injury safety culture. Create and track Safety & Environmental KPIs to evaluate results and perform root cause analysis for all Safety measure effectiveness.
  • Collaborate and build strong partnerships with operations management and hourly employees to ensure accountability related to safety policy interpretation, application of plant safety rules and safety discipline.
  • Coordinate development and documentation of corrective actions including new/revised policies and procedures.
  • Lead the investigation process for all recordable, near-miss and property damage accidents & incidents; determine root causes, and recommend changes in procedures, practices, and methods to prevent recurrence. Ensure all documentation is complete and thorough.
  • Coordinate and facilitate all Business Unit environmental, safety and health training, including but not limited to confined space, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Laws, and machine guarding.
  • Partner with Emerson and other Business Units to understand internal best practices and implement updates of Emerson Environmental, Safety and Health standards.
  • Drive in-house safety and ergonomics committees to identify issues and implement corrective solutions related to ergonomics.
  • Manage worker's compensation program.
  • Manage Environmental permitting, compliance, and sustainability efforts.
  • Conduct Industrial Hygiene exposure assessments, conduct sampling, and communicate monitoring results.
  • Ensure total compliance with Federal, State and Local Regulatory agencies.
  • Provide supervision and leadership for Environmental, Health & Safety team through coaching and counseling and by developing annual goals and performance measurements.


You deliver messages in a clear, compelling, and concise manner. You are decisive and make high-quality decisions, even when based on incomplete information or in the face of uncertainty. You anticipate conflicts before they happen, based on knowledge of interpersonal and group dynamics. You anticipate conflicts before they happen, based on knowledge of interpersonal and group dynamics.

Flexible Work Schedule - Remote Work Option and Core Hours

This role has the flexibility of a remote work option up to three days a week and a core hour schedule. You can choose to flex your start and stop times given you are working during the core hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm. Our teams work together to ensure our chosen work schedules enable our creativity and productivity as we serve the needs of our customers.


  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A/B.S) from four year college of university in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene/Safety, Environmental/Safety, Safety engineering or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing setting required
  • Prior people leadership experience
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of all applicable OSHA and related safety and environmental regulations
  • Demonstrated soft skills:
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Planning and prioritization - manage multiple projects and activities
  • Analytical skills - ability to analyze data, define trends, and develop conclusions and recommendations
  • Willingness to travel (less than 10%)
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship will not be provided for this role.


  • Master's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene/Safety, Environmental/Safety, Safety engineering or related field with 8 or more years of relevant work experience

  • Knowledge of mechanical power presses, machining and automated equipment


Our Commitment to Our People

We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership.


Here are the top benefits of working for InSinkErator:

  • You get more than just a paycheck:
  • Tuition Reimbursement- decide to go back to school and we can help pay back your tuition costs
  • Mentorship Program- be paired with someone who wants to see you grow
  • SOAR- take your career to new heights with this employee resource group
  • Profit Sharing- you'll share in the profits since you are part of this company.
  • Activities to engage employee interaction (BBQs in the summer, Donut Days, company picnic, community outreach, wellness contests), which helps create and maintain a fun and interactive corporate culture. You should enjoy your time at work.

Why Work in Racine, WI

Our facility is located in Racine, WI which is conveniently located within driving distance to Milwaukee and Chicago. The area's generally low costs of living and is a great family friendly area. The area is home to several growing communities with restaurants, festivals, shopping, and lakeshore beaches that make them exciting places to live and work.

About our Location

Headquartered in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, InSinkErator is the world's largest manufacturer of garbage disposals and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use. We recently moved into our new modern headquarters and state-of-the-art lab space that will facilitate continued InSinkErator innovation and growth, enabling us to showcase the leading technologies that we're developing here in Wisconsin. For over 80 years, the company has delivered long-lasting innovative products, with superior grind and sound performance, trouble-free operation, fast, easy installation, and a We Come To You In-Home Limited Warranty.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company's values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.

Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by sending an email to idisability.administrator@emerson.com.

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