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Plant EHS Manager


Solon, OH, US

REQ ID:  31831

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.

Position Title:

Plant EHS Manager

Position Description:

This position is responsible for leading and driving the corporate and site-level EHS strategy, culture, and compliance for the Solon, OH manufacturing facility as well as utilize lean manufacturing practices to make process improvements.   The EHS Leader will lead and drive EHS performance, compliance, develop and implement systems and standards. Additionally, this person will support the site with the development and execution of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing projects that support the location's EHS and operational excellence strategy.

Essential Duties:

  • Lead and drive Environmental Health and Safety strategy and execute action plans.
  • Implement and drive sustainability of EHS management systems, regulatory programs, and processes to support compliance and management systems.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects using lean manufacturing processes such as 5S, Kaizen, and other tools.
  • Manage EHS compliance programs at the location with a heavy emphasis on critical safety programs such as lock, tag verifies, fall prevention, electrical safety, mobile equipment, etc.) as well as critical environmental permits (air, water, waste, etc.)
  • Implementation of corporate EHS standards to assure compliance with internal standards and consistency across locations.
  • Work directly with site leadership to drive a values-based EHS culture and ensure clear EHS roles and responsibilities are assigned to all employees.
  • Develop, manage and conduct EHS training
  • The lead incident root causes analysis process and develops corrective actions.
  • Conduct industrial hygiene assessments and sampling as needed.
  • Manage environmental compliance and operating permits such as Tier II, Storm Water, and Waste management.


  • Minimum of 5 years of EHS experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Knowledge and application of lean manufacturing principles are highly desired
  • Certified safety professional degree or another applicable degree strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge and application of OSHA/EPA requirements
  • Excellent leadership and people skills
  • Must have excellent communication both written and verbal.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Self-motivated with high energy, ability to lead projects with minimal direction
  • Ability to adjust to change in a fast-paced environment
  • Advanced computer skills and ability to analyze data and use all Microsoft platforms
  • Sound knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and codes/standards
  • Excellent communication skills

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: Cleveland

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