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Title:  Safety & Environmental Manager

Requisition ID:  11120-159

Kendallville, IN, US, 46755

Category:  Administrative Support
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  94

We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Kendallville, IN team.  

BENEFITS: We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, including health spending accounts and a progressive healthy lifestyle program, as well as 401-K with a company matching component and standard supplemental company contributions. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tabaco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.



  • Plans and coordinates the implementation of plant safety and health programs in support of corporate-wide safety and health guidelines and standards in order to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and financial losses
  • Provide on-site leadership, guidance and assistance to plant staff in achieving superior safety, environmental and health performance.


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

  • Work within and adhere to GPI’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork.
  • Identifies and appraises conditions which could produce safety incidents and financial losses and evaluates potential extent of injuries resulting from safety incidents.
  • Inspects machinery, equipment, and working conditions in industrial or other setting to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations
  • Develops and implements safety incident-prevention and loss-control systems and programs (such as Job Safety Observations) for incorporation into operational policies of organization.
  • Coordinates safety activities of department managers to ensure implementation of safety activities throughout the organization.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets data related to exposure factors concerning occupational illnesses and incidents and prepares reports.
  • Serves as a liaison with outside organizations, such as fire departments, OSHA, and health care providers to assure information exchange and mutual assistance.
  • Manages service accounts such as fire protection, first aid supplies, audiometric testing, industrial hygiene testing, and PPE suppliers.
  • Services as liaison between Corporate Health and Safety and the plant.
  • Arranges for periodic testing of working areas for noise, toxic, and other hazards, using decibel meter, gas detector, and light meter.
  • Manages safety incident investigation process to ascertain root cause(s) - for use in recommending preventive safety measures and improving the safety program.
  • Develops, conducts, and/or coordinates training to promote health and safety, safe operation of equipment, and compliance with precautions and control hazards.
  • Develop and implement safety and health programs to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local safety & health standards.
  • Develop, implement, and track employee safety/health training in support of written programs.
  • Handles all environmental reporting and systems to ensure compliance to Environmental Federal Regulations.



  • Manufacturing experience required.
  • Three – five years of Safety and Environmental Management.
  • Ability to work overtime (greater than 40 hours per week)


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Environmental Compliance Training / Certification required
  • Bachelor Degree preferred



  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

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.

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