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Environmental Health & Safety Leader

Company:  Ball Corporation

Golden, CO, US, 80403

Date:  Mar 19, 2023
Job Category:  Product Development/Innovation
Req. ID:  26727

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging and aerospace solutions. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Position Description
The position of EHS Leader is a key role towards our goal of Zero Accidents and you will have overall responsibility for the company's compliance with both legislative and corporate requirements and standards related to health, safety and environment. You will be in charge of running and following up on all programs related to certification, internal procedures and KPIs for the area as well as being the driver in the implementation of new behavior, procedures and methods. Reporting to the Plant Manager you will be part of the Management Team working closely with all functions to achieve our goal of Zero Accidents. You will also work in close cooperation with EHS Managers from other Ball plants across North and Central America.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe/secure work environment.
  • Leads/implements the development and administration of plant environmental, health and safety processes, such as accident investigations, corrective actions, safety inspections/audits, lockout/tagout, confined space, hot work permits, etc.
  • Drive best in class safety culture change initiatives and behavioral based safety programs with a zero incident focus.
  • Partner with BPNCA Leadership and Corporate EHS team to drive IS0 14001/OHSAS 18001 plant level initiatives.
  • Manage environmental programs and activities associated with regulatory compliance in accordance with Ball policy. 
  • Develops and facilitates training on EHS initiatives, Department of Transportation compliance topics, and required OSHA/ environmental training.
  • Drive procedures regarding labeling, storage, spills or disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
  • Understands and remains current on environmental requirements.
  • Compiles data, prepares and submits required regulatory reports.
  • Provides, maintains and monitors all environmental, health and safety management activities including, but not limited to, SDS files, hazard communication program, environmental educational programs, hazardous waste program, hazardous materials program, air program, storm water program, wastewater discharge program, etc.
  • Timely and effectively communicates with Ball personnel and federal, state, and local authorities on environmental, health and safety compliance issues.
  • Serves as point of contact for agency, company, community environmental, health and safety inquiries,. 
  • Maintains thorough familiarity with all aspects of the facility’s emergency contingency plan.
  • Leads/implements the development and administration of plant environmental, health and safety processes, such as accident investigations, corrective actions,  safety inspections/audits, lockout/tagout, confined space, hot work permits, etc.
  • Ensuring full compliance with both regulatory and corporate EHS requirements and standards
  • Contributing to building a culture where people are self-motivated and solution-oriented
  • Creating clear and concise communication, sharing of knowledge and being a visible member of the plant management team
  • Acting as project manager on all relevant projects (e.g. compliance initiatives, risk assessments, audits, etc.)
  • Implementing and optimizing corporate and local EHS policies and procedures
  • Preparing, monitoring, collecting and maintaining all environment data required by the company and external regulations
  • Cooperating with external stakeholders (e.g. Federal, State & Local municipalities) as well as third party advisors and auditors
  • Continuously monitoring and improving employee behavior and EHS processes
  • Being an active and constructive member of the Management Team - with commitment, sense of ownership and willingness to challenge and improve methods and ways of doing and thinking in the company
  • Increase staff safety awareness through regular awareness campaigns
  • Responsible for ensuring that all employees receive suitable environmental, health and safety training
  • Continued expansion of plant physical EHS risk assessments
  • Develop and lead the Plant’s annual EHS plan and safety & environmental management program.

What are we looking for?

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an industrial setting
  • Significant experience with OSHA and EPA regulations and principles.
  • Strong experience with relevant regulatory compliance and EHS Management Systems such as ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 9001
  • Experience with managing, maintaining and developing EHS programs and processes
  • Ability to identify and implement KPI goals
  • Ability to understand and be a visible part of a highly automated production environment
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and in writing
  • Good IT-skills – daily use of Excel and ERP-system
  • Previous experience working in a Senior EHS position an advantage
  • A constructive and problem-solving “can-do attitude”
  • A clear, motivating and guiding communication style
  • An analytical and structured work style with high focus on planning and processes
  • A distinctive hands-on approach to your work with great focus on execution and completion
  • Able to keep focus and stay calm in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrate the elements of the Inspire Connect Achieve Leadership Framework
  • Ability to work well in a team environment

 Compensation & Benefits


-  Hiring Salary Range: $90,400 - $138,000 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
-  This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
-  Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.


Ball Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody. All qualified job applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, age, political affiliation or any other non-merit characteristic.


When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 22,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottles to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe.


Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging.


Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.


Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.
No agencies please.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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