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Title:  Mgr., HS&E Compliance & Projects

Requisition ID:  10897-159

Clarksville, TN, US, 37040

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  94


The Safety and Environmental Manager is the leader of the Environmental and Safety programs, policies and procedures for the plant.  The Safety and Environmental Manager is responsible for program design, implementation, and ongoing management of related day-to-day activities associated with safety, fire protection, and environmental compliance. The plant manager also leads in the management of the workers compensation program and site security activities.  This is a lead team position reporting directly to the Plant Manager.  They must ensure close coordination with resources at all levels of the organization and will interface directly with community leaders and regulatory agencies to represent the plant. This role will lead all safety efforts for this plant that is approx. 450K sq. ft. in size with approx. 77 pieces of equipment, 6 operational departments / processes, and approx. 231 employees.


They understand and align business operations and corporate HSE as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Ensure the plant complies with all applicable EHS laws and regulations and corporate policies.
  • Manage all regulatory reporting requirements, permitting processes, and response to regulatory activities, inspections, and citations.
  • Support incident investigation processes, including support for the injured employee during medical evaluations and treatment, follow up visits, reviewing investigations, and tracking corrective action implementation.
  • Work with plant and local care facilities to manage health care examinations, assessments, incident follow up and treatment activities.
  • Work with the third-party administrator (TPA), HR, corporate risk management, and other workers comp resources to actively manage all facility workers compensation claims.
  • Liaise with local health care facilities to partner with the plant for treatment services.
  • Develop, implement and maintain effective systems and procedures to achieve an accident and environmental incident free plant.
  • Implement plant and company health and safety programs to identify and reduce risk.
  • Manage safety initiative process and tracking systems, including LIFE and critical safety inspection process.
  • Drive strategic planning and tactical initiatives to identify and develop processes for continuous improvement.
  • Provide visible and active leadership in delivering excellent safety results.
  • Coordinate with Operations to optimize Department performance.
  • Coach plant leadership to ensure HSE alignment and performance goals are met.
  • Provide support for capital project development and implementation.
  • Implement systems to improve/sustain results in environmental and safety systems.
  • Ability to actively manage department HSE budget.
  • Facilitate HSE Team Meetings
  • Attend Lead Team Meetings
  • Conduct Weekly Safety Walk-Around
  • Compile Required HSE Reports and Metrics
  • Manage Incident Report Entry into Corporate System
  • Review and Manage HSE-related Corrective Actions to Completion
  • Participate in Corporate-level HSE Initiatives and Calls
  • OSHA report posting and electronic submission
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills


  • Ten years post college experience in EHS with minimum five years’ experience managing EHS in a complex regulatory environment is preferred.



  • Four-year degree preferred or;
  • Compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.



  • Must have demonstrated success in the management of Safety systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, solve problems, and be results oriented



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

Nearest Major Market: Clarksville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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