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EH&S Manager

Date: Aug 3, 2018

Location: Kankakee, IL Illinois, US, 60901

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EH&S Manager  
Internal ID: [[id]]
Job: EH&S
Primary Location: Kankakee, Illinois
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%
Pay Grade: 12 


Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) has an opportunity for an EH & S Manager at our Kankakee, IL facility.  The EH & S Manager will serve as the subject matter expert and ensure that all aspects of production operations are compliant with internal and external EH&S requirements.  This manufacturing plant level position supports a 350,000 square foot plant that manufactures residential and commercial floor tile and operates 3 shifts a day employing 300 employees. 


This is a great opportunity for a qualified candidate to become a key contributor and member of the Plant Leadership team. In this role you will be asked to take the leadership role and be responsible for: 


EH&S Program Administration:

  • Manage plant's environmental and safety reporting including regulatory OSHA, EPA, and IEPA reporting and record keeping requirements.
  • Prepare and submit all environmental permits.
  • Create and manage budgets for EHS activities including consulting and testing, waste removal, safety training and equipment, safety recognition activities, etc.
  • Management of the workers' compensation process in cooperation with a third party administrator to ensure that employees having legitimate claims expeditiously receive required benefits while protecting the company's assets from illegitimate claims.



  • Develop, implement, and coordinate the safety program for the operation and monitor the work processes and procedures to drive team performance toward departmental and organizational goals
  • Facilitate training for all personnel on safety processes and practices, new initiatives and injury and accident avoidance
  • Administer and monitor Behavior Based Safety initiatives. Serve as the champion for changing and fostering a robust safety culture
  • Facilitate two-way communication with leadership & employees, regarding safety performance, incidents, and other related information
  • Perform internal audits to identify non-compliance, hazardous conditions & unsafe behaviors; audit scope includes processes, facilities and equipment. Conduct site safety audits as necessary
  • Evaluate plant's compliance with environmental regulations and identify areas of improvement
  • Manage improvement opportunities & any non-compliance issues from concept through conclusion
  • Mentor operational management in safety process
  • Be available to directly interface with employee and medical treatment personnel (Company Medical Representative or Emergency Room Physician) to insure proper level of care is provided for any medical treatment case
  • Perform accidents/incidents investigations and facilitates the development of root cause corrections
  • Conduct hazard assessment, including identification of hazards and corrective action plans
  • Lead and facilitate safety committee meetings and activities
  • Implement environmental solutions and drive changes in manufacturing processes / systems that lead to reduction in environmental waste streams
  • Lead investigations on any environmental regulatory non-compliance incidents and provide urgent response to operational issues
  • Provide project support for corporate EH&S initiatives
  • Manage the plant's safety and industrial hygiene programs and ensure compliance with internal and external safety and health regulations and policies



  • Oversee all operational training and ensure requirements are satisfied.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, formal & informal training in support of on-going initiatives
  • Develop and deliver monthly, quarterly, annual training programs
  • Partner with operational managers to identify specific training needs and work with Corporate EH&S Manager to design required training.
  • Lead plant environmental and safety training programs
  • Provide technical expertise to plant personnel on key governmental regulations pertaining to environment, health and safety


Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Management or closely related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated EHS experience in a manufacturing environment, including both environmental and safety experience.
  • Solid experience with permit administration and management, including Title V.  Air permit experience is especially important.
  • Experience preparing and delivering EH&S training (BBS or Safe Start® experience strongly preferred)
  • Background and expertise in EHS recordkeeping, reporting, and compliance.
  • Experience with incident Investigation, including Root Cause Analysis and Five Why Analysis.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to form and develop effective relationships at all organizational levels.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Training in Ergonomics and as a First Aid Responder
  • Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist
  • Computer proficiency in Minitab or similar statistical software
  • Greenbelt certification

About the Location (Kankakee, IL)


Kankakee, Illinois is located along I-57 approximately 60 miles south of Chicago. With our close proximity to Chicago we can offer all of the cultural, sports, and educational opportunities of a major urban city but with all of the benefits offered by a smaller town environment. The beautiful Kankakee River winds through town serving as a backdrop for year-round recreation and relaxation activities.


Why Armstrong Flooring?


With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Competitive 401(k) with company match
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. 


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


Armstrong Flooring partners with Scout for all direct hire search firm activity. 


Armstrong Flooring has a partnership with Scout for all of our direct hire search firm activity and as such, all inquiries and resumes must be submitted through Scout. Scout is an easy to use recruitment marketplace integrated within Bullhorn, PCRecruiter or accessible via Scout Connect. Accordingly, we respectfully ask agencies not to solicit our business managers or Talent Acquisition team directly and to reach out to Scout at

Nearest Major Market: Kankakee
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradley

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