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EHS Manager

South Bend, Indiana;

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

H.B. Fuller’s Engineering Adhesives segment develops adhesive solutions for the automotive and aerospace, wood and composite, electronics and energy, glass, durable assembly, and bus, truck, rail and recreational vehicle industries. As these dynamic markets continue to change, and consumers demand lighter, safer, greener and more reliable products, we partner with our customers to deliver highly engineered solutions.

H.B. Fuller was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Midsized Companies for 2023.

The Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager reports to the Global Safety Manager and has primary responsibility for management of the South Bend, IN facility’s EHS program and processes. 

This individual will be responsible for ensuring that effective compliant programs are in place for the facility, meeting company policy and goals, and implementing the corporate EHS program, they will also be heavily involved in program implementation and maintenance. They will spend a significant portion of time walking the manufacturing areas of the facility and interacting with plant and supervisory personnel.

Primary Duties

  • Safety, environmental, and industrial hygiene site responsibilities

  • Understand and assist in assessing facility exposures.

  • Drive and maintain compliance with the site’s Title V air permit.

  • Manage regulated and hazardous waste for Large Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste (LQG) site.

  • Support newly built bottle filling operation at a separate second facility 1.5 miles from the plant.

  • Manage EHS Specialist

  • Budgetary and financial accountability

  • Comply with Federal, State, Local and Internal requirements.

  • Operate in a manner that minimizes safety and health risk and company liability.

  • Use EHS tools - webpage, databases, online training and programs guidance.

  • Implement activities, programs, and training for existing and pending Safety and Health requirements.

  • Recognize and resolve at risk conditions that could potentially lead to significant events, and noncompliance situations.

  • Guide to the facility leadership in the area of EHS

  • Support the completion of facility corrective and preventive actions.

  • Coordinate and support regional and corporate compliance programs

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, environmental, chemistry, or engineering field

  • 5 years' experience in an EHS focused role in a manufacturing environment.

  • OSHA, EPA, NFPA & PSM experience

  • Project management and in-house training experience on a variety of EHS topics in accordance with EHS management objectives

  • Accident and Incident Investigation and analysis experience per EHS management directives and operational requirements

  • Experience encouraging collaboration, trust and cooperation among and within work groups

  • Ability to provide leadership in identifying, prioritizing and ensuring resolution of all EHS non-conformances.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • MS Office experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chemical processing environment experience

  • Union plant experience

Employees are eligible for full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid holidays.  All employees also qualify for an annual cash bonus, based on business performance. Annual raises are rewarded based on company and individual performance.

To all recruitment agencies: H.B. Fuller does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Human Resources. Please do not forward any resumes to Human Resources or any employees. H.B. Fuller is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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