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Title:  Safety & Environmental Manager

Requisition ID:  17332-159

Portland, OR, US, 97217

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  No Travel Required


The HS&E Manager is responsible for the environmental, health and safety performance in the Portland plant, creating an injury-free and environmentally sustainable workplace. This incumbent serves as a subject matter expert, partnering with the Corporate EH&S representative to plan and execute at the plant level, the successful implementation of risk-based prevention programs in the following areas: health, safety, and environmental in order to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries. Ensures all related plant level initiatives align with and support the corporate EH&S strategy, goals, objectives, guidelines and standards. Partners with the local plant production team and HR Manager to ensure both team and individual behaviors are aligned with the values and expectations of the Company’s behavior-based safety culture.



Key Responsibilities (job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following):

  • Partner with the Corporate EH&S Representative to develop, integrate and execute Corporate and Business Unit EHS strategies, policies, programs, procedures, standards, training, processes and actions to drive standardization and consistency while ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Develop, align and implement short- and long-term facility action plans, projects, initiatives, goals and objectives that maintain balance between corporate objectives, business needs, and operations, including annual operating plans, capital planning, resource staffing and budgeting.
  • Ensure the adequate assessment, prevention and management of EHS issues and risks arising from operations, incidents, company products and business affairs. Inspects/ assesses, monitors, investigates and/or recommends corrective action; conducts trends analysis; documents compliance with standards; performs technical work, program design and implementation; accountability for outcomes of EHS issues.
  • Function in a leadership role providing facility support for: agency interactions, enforcement actions; permitting applications, reports, issues and negotiations; EHS technical, engineering, and science support; assessment and control of EHS issues arising from operational processes, equipment, or materials.
  • Conduct facility shop floor visits, inspections and audits to ensure compliance with local and regional regulatory, permit and company requirements. Partner with operations to ensure that corrective and/or preventive measures are completed.
  • Support and implement facility initiatives and continuous performance improvement opportunities that align Company EHS, Sustainability, ELS and business initiatives and strategies; promote rapid shared learning of best practices and "lessons learned".
  • Coach and mentor the professional development of facility EHS professionals or support leads; support the business unit in hiring site level EHS personnel.
  • Support the Corporate EHS compliance program owner to interpret EHS regulations and successfully implement the development of company-wide standards, procedures, or programs
  • Provide employees, facility management, and division management with technical guidance, regulatory advice, and training.
  • Ensure that accidents, incidents, compliance deviations and enforcement actions are fully investigated to ensure that corrective and/or preventive measures are taken.
  • Ensure compliance with NPDES, Storm Water, Title V, Radiation, and Hazardous waste permits.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • 10 years environmental or safety experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Previous experiencing working with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (air and hazardous waste), City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (stormwater and wastewater), and other local regulatory agencies preferred.



  • Technical Undergraduate degree (degree in environmental engineering, occupational safety, or related discipline is a plus.) or equivalent experience
  • Advanced certification in environmental is a plus (CHMM or PE)
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements for federal and state programs, process and program implementation strategies.
  • Ability to travel as required at least twenty (20%) percent of the time, local and/or domestic.
  • Radiation safety officer certification a plus.


Specific Skills:

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills to evaluate performance metrics and outcomes and to constructively resolve challenges.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Access
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead, motive and influence others towards change.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop, and conduct training on complex topics in a concise manner, appropriate to the audience
  • Effective interpersonal skills for interacting with people at various levels of the organization and in a variety of functions.
  • Broad understanding of business issues, metrics, organizational linkages, and customer value.
  • Self-confident, ability to accept and respond to challenges in a positive manner.

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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

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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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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