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Turlock, CA, US

Function:  Quality & Operational Development
Job Category:  Support Functions

QEHS Manager

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality.

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.  Want to join the ride?

 

QEHS MANAGER

 

LOCK-N-STITCH Inc. (LNS) – a subsidiary of Wärtsilä, North America, Inc. is looking for an experienced and energetic Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental team player with a passion for collaborating with all stakeholders to safeguard employees and the company from risk.  In this role you will “Be The Bridge” among our internal stakeholders, business lines and people to ensure our QEHS risks are identified and effective control measures are in place and well understood. The successful candidate will be a qualified QEHS professional with experience in the maritime or energy industries, or both. The role requires someone who is self-motivated to stay abreast of an ever-evolving QEHS regulatory environment and motivated by the desire to support and safeguard our people. A true team-player mentality is necessary for success in this role.  

 

This position will report to the LNS Director, Operations and Control with a dotted line to the QEHS Manager, North Region Americas (Wärtsilä, North America, Inc.).

  

The QEHS Manager will have the following duties and responsibilities:

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance of local, state (Cal-OSHA and Cal-EPA), and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. 
  • Review daily submittals of WeCare cases including: Near Misses, Incidents and Injuries, Hazard Observations and Safety Walks.
  • Engage with employees to acknowledge and discuss submittal of above reports.
  • Plan and lead Safety Walks. Drive engagement from employees.
  • Manage the Quality Environmental Health and Safety Management System Process including internal audit, accident investigation, corrective/preventive actions, document/records control and external audit.
  • Internally promote the goals of QEHS to LNS employees.
  • Train LNS employees on the use of QEHS tools to prevent accidents.
  • Manage the Quality Environmental Health and Safety Management System Process including internal audit, accident investigation, corrective/preventive actions, document/records control and external audit.
  • Seek new, creative alternatives to keep employees engaged and learning.
  • Participate in working groups to support improvement in all areas of QEHS.
  • Provide support, as needed, to employees in efforts to ensure their health and safety. This includes after-hours and weekend support to our field service teams who are on the job 24/7.
  • Lead investigations and develop corrective actions for injuries and other incidents (non-personal injury).
  • Maintain LTIR and TRIR for both OSHA and company requirements, as these metrics are closely monitored.
  • Maintain current QEHS customer requirements.
  • Support Top Management in relation to travel security when asked.
  • Implement requirements as communicated by WNA QEHS and serve as liaison for WNA QEHS.
  • Analyse incidents to identify trends to provide focused-training and other mitigation and prevention efforts.
  • Strive to continually learn and grow to improve the support your team provides. Wartsila provides plentiful opportunity for learning.

  

Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Relevant bachelors or master’s academic degree (e.g. In emergency or safety management, maritime transportation/environmental engineering).
  • 7 – 10 years’ experience working in the health, safety and environmental sector for maritime or energy industries.
  • ISO Lead Auditor certification for 9001 is desired.
  • Cal-OSHA and Cal-EPA regulatory experience.
  • Safety Certification (CSP, ASP, NEBOSH) a plus.
  • Understanding various regulatory requirements and being able develop simplified company procedures to comply.
  • Initiative and an inherent concern for others’ well-being is a necessary characteristic for success in this role.
  • You will support teams who face EHS hazards daily and you will need to be humble to understand their challenges and connect with them, in order to collaborate on solutions.
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills, virtually and in a global environment.
  • Positive, hands on and solution oriented working style and an excellent ability to build and maintain trusting relationships with peers and stakeholders.
  • English proficiency.
  • Ability to travel within North America region as needed.

 

Successful applicants must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.

 

We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.

 

Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer.

 

We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.

 

Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 

 

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Last application date: 31/12/2021
 

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.
 

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more:  www.wartsila.com .


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