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Title:  Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

Requisition ID:  10127-159
Location: 

Hamel, MN, US, 55340

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  95

Develops and administers plant safety and environmental programs and policies.  Assures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to worker safety and environmental protection.

  • Manages the facility’s safety program to prevent injury through involvement of management group, employee training, communication of goals, procedure/policy development.
  • Manages the facility’s environmental programs of storm water pollution prevention, SARA, SPCC, RCRA, CERCLA reporting, hazardous waste and waste minimization program, wastewater permit.
  • Development and maintenance of Title V operating permit (permitting changes, visible emissions evaluation, monitoring emissions, record keeping, and semi-annual reporting).
  • Manages property insurance loss activities and programs required by factory mutual (loss prevention fire suppression systems, FM inspection recommendations).
  • Remains informed in changes to regulatory issues to assure continued compliance (corporate does not provide regulatory oversight).
  • Manages activities for Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certification (develops procedures, employee training, coordinates other activities.).
  • Liaison between Graphic Packaging and personnel at regulatory agencies (city, state and Federal Air Pollution Control, Division of Solid Waste Management, etc.).
  • Manages facility Workers Compensation program.
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies and procedures including product safety (GMPs)/Sanitation policies and procedures. Employee must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area in support of SQF/5S and other company standards.
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Must be supportive and involved in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Quality Mode Owner for Functional Control.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting food safety requirements.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements.

Required Skills

  • Five years’ experience in managing safety and environmental programs dealing with air emission and hazardous waste issues.
  • Working knowledge of safety and environmental regulations and agencies
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-directing – organized
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but requires some exposure to a noisy manufacturing environment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.


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.