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Environmental Health Safety and Security - Manager

Date: Jan 14, 2023

Location: Chicago 71st, IL, US, 60629

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20983 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We're hiring a Manager of EHS&S (Environmental, Health, Safety and Security) Manager to work at our Chicago 71st manufacturing site. The EHS&S Manager will manage the development and implementation of environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) programs. This position will report to the Plant Manager·and be an integral member of the  Plant Leadership Team, along with supervisory responsibility of one direct report (Environmental Coordinator).


  • Will oversee and manage Hazard Materials to include evaluating and improving processes and protocol to ensure efficiency and compliance.
  • Conduct Incident Investigations and drive employee participation
  • Participate in Compliance Audits, Emergency Planning and Response, and Training of employees.
  • Ensures alignment with Corporate EHS initiatives and objectives. Maintains close communications with Corporate EHS for collaboration and guidance as required.
  • Manages communication with all local, state and government regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees and manages Title V Permit Process
  • Ensures all environmental compliance and permitting are current.
  • Manages the safety training programs including providing direction and continuous improvement to meet safety, environmental and operational training requirements.
  • Oversees health and industrial hygiene programs (health screening, hearing exams, IH monitoring).
  • Manages EHS Tracking system; finds areas for improvement and includes other EHSS programs as needed; tracks corrective actions and works with supervision on timely closure.
  • Tracks EHS&S data to find areas of improvement and implement actions accordingly.
  • Manages EHS&S budget, tracks costs and communicates to management; finds opportunities for cost savings (Six Sigma & Lean).
  • Reviews all plant maintenance and capital modifications to ensure compatibility with the overall EHS and PSM compliance.
  • Identifies, interprets and reviews EHS&S legal and other requirements and implements programs/procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Works to ensure the mechanical integrity of the fire safety system and plant infrastructure.
  • Oversees the Contractor safety program

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft.
  • Must be willing to wear PPE (Personal Protective equipment) including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, Level A suit, full face respirator.
  • Ability to work in a high hazard environment, including adverse weather conditions, elevated spaces, confined spaces, extreme temperatures, and noisy surroundings.
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility with highly hazardous materials

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree in Environmental Science, Safety Engineering or related field.
  • 5 years’ experience performing EHS&S within a manufacturing environment.



Preferred Qualifications

Professional safety and/or environmental certifications (CSP, CSSE, OHST, etc.)




  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago