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Plant EHS Manager


Fallon, NV, US

REQ ID:  35216

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

EHS Professional 

Fallon, NV


This position is responsible for leading EHS compliance and strategy for a single manufacturing location.  The Site EHS Professional will develop EHS site goals, in conjunction with Corporate EHS and the site manager, as well as lead the site EHS strategy. This person will ensure EHS compliance, develop and implement systematic processes, and direct continuous improvement projects that will steadily improve EHS performance at the site.


Essential Duties

  • Utilize the corporate Environmental Health and Safety strategy and implement an aligning location strategy with specific site plans and objectives with the location leadership team. 
  • Implement and drive sustainability of systems, regulatory programs, and processes to support compliance and management systems.
  • Drive improvement of management-based safety system and location culture with the leadership team.
  • Monitor progress against EHS objectives and communications to site manager and employee population.
  • Facilitate implementation of systems supporting the Kennametal’s Management modernization as part of an integrated EHS Management system.
  • Manages the development and implementation of EHS programs to assure compliance with all Kennametal and applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Coordinates Compliance Programs, Industrial Health Sampling, Training, and collects and reports Kennametal’s EHS data.
  • Interfaces and advises manufacturing leadership regarding programs and practices to address areas of concern.
  • Plans and implements programs to train managers at the location and employees in work site safety practices, environmental management tasks, chemical management, DHS, etc.
  • Reviews current programs at the location and implements actions needed based on assessment.
  • Investigates incident causes through root cause analysis and submits electronic reports according Kennametal policies.
  • Inspects the facility to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Schedule and execute regulatory compliance training in-house and through third-party vendors. 
  • Lead the Hourly Safety Committee Team across all shifts.
  • Develops and sustains systems to drive compliance, fatality prevention, injury reduction, and environmental performance.
  • Provide daily safety floor support for process and personnel to assist in deployment of best practices, identification and control of hazards.
  • Assist the management team with identification and investigation of safety issues/incidents and development of root cause solutions to drive continuous improvement of departmental safety performance.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of all regulatory compliance obligations and corporate requirements and ensures they are adequately addressed in site plan and therefore satisfactorily met and managed.
  • Year over year continuous improvement of EHS performance




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety, or closely related degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in successful EHS program implementation
  • Strong knowledge of US EHS related regulatory requirements – EPA, OSHA, DHS
  • Excellent leadership, program and project management, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Desired Characteristics


  • Department of Homeland Security Experience 
  • Self-starter with high energy
  • Advanced computer skills with specific expertise in Intelex
  • Managerial Experience 
  • Expert knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and codes/standards



As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer

Nearest Major Market: Reno

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