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Environmental, Health & Safety Manager - Panama City, FL

United States
Work Location:
Panama City
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

What you’ll do

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

It is the responsibility of the GKN Environmental Health and Safety Manager to manage and coordinate facility activities and responsibilities associated with EHS issues and ensure compliance with applicable OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc. regulations for assigned facility and GKN’s ThinkSafe Program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, update and maintain the EHS manual and ensure it contains all required written programs.
  • Provide guidance, leadership, and training on EHS issues.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate regulatory required training as necessary.
  • Maintain the facility emergency contingency plan
  • Manage the ergonomics program and coordinate EHS related activities in the Continuous Improvement Workshops.
  • Coordinate waste management programs, including any required training, and ensure compliance with applicable EPA regulations.
  • Maintain and update EHS charts/graphs for facility metrics.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of the workplace for safety issues and concerns.
  • Review all new equipment and processes for regulatory compliance, includes involvement in the concept, design, and build phases.
  • Participate in monthly EHS Coordination Committee meetings  
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations including, but not limited to air quality, water quality, wastewater discharges, NPDES permits, hazardous waste management, and hazardous materials management and emergency response to hazardous material spills.
  • Conduct preliminary permit determinations of all new equipment or process modifications. Evaluate all new processes for applicability with specific air quality standards including MACT, NSPS and NSR.  Complete and file air construction permits with MDNR and obtain necessary air operating permits. 
  • Ensure Title V compliance through periodic audits and oversight.  Performs all required record-keeping and reporting including semi-annual compliance certifications, exceedance reports, and annual emission inventory (EIQ). Preparation of Title V permits/revisions/renewals.   
  • Maintain and analyze all required monitoring data, including continuous emissions monitoring systems data, chemical consumption data and operating data for relevant MACT and NSPS standards.  Complete and submit required MACT and NSPS compliance certifications.    
  • Maintain waste programs; analyze waste streams and waste generation for applicability with RCRA. Evaluate treatment and disposal options and technologies.  Complete and submit all required generator reporting requirements.
  • Provide regularly scheduled status of compliance reviews to upper management.  Prepare reports, studies and recommendations for improvement to facility compliance programs.
  • Evaluate workplace/employee and environmental exposures to hazardous and physical agents by using technical knowledge and monitoring equipment.
  • Respond to EHS emergency situations and develop/improve hazardous materials response capability.
  • Through inspections and audits, assure the maintenance of accurate records and permits required by local, state and Federal regulations relative to environment, health or safety. 
  • Coordinate, supervise and assure regulatory compliance by contracted environmental service suppliers.  
  • Provide advice and consultation for production and facilities on environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Serve as point of contact for regulatory inspection, insurance visits, and external audits. Respond to regulatory agencies, auditors, etc. on complex subject matter. 
  • Maintain a working knowledge of applicable safety, industrial hygiene and environmental regulations through professional associations, technical and government agency publications, workshops and seminars.  Expand expertise to provide assistance for environmental or safety programs and issues. Participate in cross-location & cross-division initiatives.


About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial/ Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Engineering or Environmental Engineering, Nursing, or related field and 3 years of EHS experience – OR – Associate’s degree in Industrial/ Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Engineering or Environmental Engineering, Nursing, or related field and 5 years of EHS experience.
  • Must be a US Citizen. Must comply with ITAR regulations and site SSA requirements.

Additional Qualifications:

  • GKN Experience
  • Active Secret Clearance preferred or the ability to obtain one.
  • Proven ability to interact with a variety of professions and disciplines in a facilitation role. Good oral and written presentation skills with demonstrated leadership capabilities.  Strong computer skills needed. 
  • CEMS data acquisition software, MDNR Emissions Inventory System and Microsoft Office applications. 
  • General knowledge of HAZWOPER, Lead and Asbestos regulations. 
  • Working competence with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Must be able to leverage business understanding to the EHS strategies for the organization (responsibility shared with Matrix Manager).
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent listening, consultative and negotiation skills.
  • Ability in development policies proposals and procedures implementation, and interpretation and application of policies and standards.
  • Must understand and be able to apply principles, theories and practices of environmental, health, and safety legal regulations (e.g.OSHA).
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and demonstrated abilities in leadership, communication and planning.
About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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