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EHS Manager

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Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58158


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Job Title: Plant Environmental, Health & Safety Manager


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 safety laws and standards.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain close liaison with Corporate Safety Management Services and Corporate Environmental Control.
  • Develop policies, standards and procedures and work with management to ensure uniform compliance regarding safety, health and environmental issues
  • Maintain compliance with applicable laws, policies, codes and regulations, seeking advice from outside agencies, and corporate departments when necessary. Work to ensure that the facility remains current in all external reporting requirements to corporate, state, local and federal agencies
  • Serve as the facilitator of the site EHS Committee, and ensure that the EHS Committee members are authentically engaged in overall EHS management of the facility
  • Work with management on hazard identification, evaluation and control and appropriate risk assessment and risk mitigation
  • Coordinate reporting, tracking, and trend analysis of workplace incidents, injuries and illnesses as well as environmental incidents.
  • Maintain metrics of facilities EHS performance, and ensure that performance data is communicated to the facility employees and the corporate environmental, health and safety organizations
  • Work with management to implement with Corporate SMS and EMS annual initiatives and to set short (annual) and long term (3-5 year) goals for safety, health and environmental system improvements which include suitable reductions in injury and illness and environmental incidents. Facilitate and direct efforts to meet or exceed the goals
  • Direct and facilitate the development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of required safety, health and environmental programs and processes
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of facility emergency response plans and ensure that all affected employees receive training as needed
  • Provide guidance and expertise for all safety, health and environmental training within the facility. Coordinate specialized training as needed in the facility
  • Facilitate and provide guidance and expertise in safety, health and environmental activities such as workplace inspections and evaluations and industrial hygiene surveys and assessments, utilizing outside consultants and contractors when necessary
  • Work with internal and external organizations to coordinate industrial hygiene, safety, health and environmental audits of the facility. Conduct self-assessments prior to scheduled audits, and take leadership in prioritizing and taking action on audit findings and recommendations
  • Provide assistance to those in the facility responsible for the management of workers’ compensation and the interaction with doctors and other medical care providers, insurance providers and other outside agencies
  • Provide guidance and expertise in conducting safety, health and environmental risk assessments for new or existing processes or equipment. Support the introduction of new products and processes into the facility
  • Facilitate and provide guidance and expertise for the development of a world class safety culture within the facility
  • Manage all aspects of the facility’s hazardous waste program.
  • Manage special projects as assigned


Required Education:

 Bachelor’s Degree in occupational health/safety, environmental engineering, safety or related subject


Required Work Experience:

Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience required in a manufacturing or similar industrial environment


Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of OSHA/EPA and other relevant regulations and standards.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills (DMAIC, DESGN).
  • Experience integrating aspects of EH&S management into the overall operation of the plant.
  • Handles time and resources effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Information Utilization and ability to use electronic databases.


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Excellent presentations skills • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective management of competing priorities based on risk


Travel Requirements:



Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

Monday – Friday. Typically 7 AM – 4 PM. Flexibility required to accommodate interactions with manufacturing associates who work a 24 x 7 shift schedule




This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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: Oneonta