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EH&S Manager - Phoenix, AZ

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Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 85301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54168


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


Scope of Position:

  • This position is responsible for promoting a safe and healthy work environment for all plant employees, visitors and contractors. The Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Manager will help drive continuous improvement in overall EH&S performance while promoting an interdependent organizational culture. The intent of this role is to lead and effectively integrate EH&S processes/programs into the overall plant strategy while maintaining compliance with all applicable federal, state, local, and corporate requirements.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to the Plant Manager on all aspects of EHS performance and improvements.
  • Direct and guide the maintenance of the environmental, health and safety (EHS) management systems including the ISO14001:2015 EMS program
  • Direct and facilitate the development, implementation, maintenance, and improvement of all required EHS programs and processes to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Interacts with federal, state, and local regulators to resolve EHS compliance issues
  • Establishes permit requirements and leads all site EPA, state, and regulatory audits.
  • Leads regulatory and corporate inspections and investigations, including the development and timely closure to any noted actions provided to the location.   
  • Lead and support EHS team members and element owners by providing training, coaching, and guidance to ensure competency and alignment with all federal, state, local, and corporate requirements. 
  • Maintain and coordinate facilities’ annual Safety and Environmental scorecard as required by GES/ GSS/ Division and Plant objectives.
  • Lead/deploy/execute annual Corporate/Division/Plant EHS strategy.
  • Leverage data to develop strategic initiatives to proactively prevent environmental and safety incidents
  • Engage with all levels of the organization to establish both short and long term goals for environmental, health and safety improvements. 
  • Provide guidance and expertise in conducting safety, health, and environmental risk assessments for new or existing processes or equipment.
  • Understand and communicate environmental permit requirements and data generated to prepare permits. 
  • Responsible for submitting state and federal compliance reports for air, waste, water and other programs.
  • Support the introduction of new products and processes into the facility.
  • Ensure effective development and delivery of all EHS related training and education programs to all employees and maintain EHS records as required.
  • Assist with the management of workers’ compensation, and the interaction with doctors and other medical care providers
  • Directly supervise the EHS department, including EHS Engineer and WWTP operators.


Education & Experience:

  • We require a Bachelor’s Degree in occupational health/safety, environmental engineering, or relevant field
  • We are seeking 5+ years of Environmental Health & Safety experience with responsibilities consistent with the job description within a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA and ISO14001:2015 and other relevant regulations and standards.
  • Working knowledge of environmental regulatory programs
  • Understands the principles and execution of the ISO 14001 EMS standards
  • Excellent problem-solving skills (DMAIC, DESGN).
  • Handles time and resources effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Information Utilization and ability to use electronic databases such as Gensuite


Desired Experience::

  • Certified safety professional preferred.
  • Work experience in manufacturing


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent social skills and leading teams in a collaborative environment.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Effective management of completing priorities based on risk.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, relates well to all kinds of people—up and down the company hierarchy, and inside and outside the organization (i.e. regulatory agencies, consultants) 


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

  • Role supports 24 x 7 Production Operations, weekend support periodic.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix