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Title:  HSE Specialist (Manufacturing Experience Required)

Requisition ID:  12216-159

Wayne, NJ, US, 07470

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required


We are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Safety Specialist to join our team in Wayne, NJ.  This position has overall responsibilities for coordinating the implementation of plant safety/health programs and plant environmental compliance programs in support of corporate-wide guidelines, standards, and applicable regulations; providing on-site leadership, guidance and assistance to plant staff in achieving superior safety/health and environmental performance; managing worker's comp claims; conducting accident investigations; training new and existing employees on safety practices/protocols; and working closely with other team members for data collection for monthly environmental compliance requirements. They understand and align business operations and the Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.  This position is a member of the plant senior leadership team directly responsible for managing the safety systems ensuring the health and welfare of all employees, vendors, contractors, visitors, etc.


  • Provide safety/health and environmental expertise to plant staff, including consulting with and providing guidance to the Operations Manager.
  • Implement safety and health programs to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local safety & health standards and in support of Graphic Packaging Corporation’s (GPC) safety and health guidelines and minimum safety and health guidelines.
  • Reviews all safety manual sections annually for compliance with current OR-OSHA regulations.
  • Implement environmental programs to assure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations and in support of Graphic Packaging Corporation’s (GPC) environmental guidelines including but not limited to air permitting, hazardous and non-hazardous wastes collection and disposal, NPDES and storm water management.
  • Implement and track employee safety/health training and plant environmental training in support of written programs.
  • Perform periodic safety and environmental audits. Develop recommendations for improvement.
  • Track, analyze, and communicate plant safety statistics and plant environmental reporting and statistics including but not limited to hazardous waste generator status, Title V air emissions, SARA 312 and 313 usage and reporting requirements, etc.
  • Coordinate GPC involvement with OSHA and regulatory inspections.
  • Organize workload so that applicable regulatory guidelines are met.
  • Continue to increase professional environmental knowledge through reading, training, conference attendance, etc. Develop a network of key environmental contacts in regulatory agencies, trade organizations and consulting firms.
  • Provide support for incident investigations and return to work program.
  • Be trained and certified in SQF and HACCP as back up for Lead SQF Practitioner
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in safety/environmental science or related field and/or equivalent experience in a converting facility is preferred
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations
  • Experience (3-5 years) in coordinating and developing safety/health and environmental programs.
  • Experience (3-5 years) in industrial safety, health protection, environmental protections and regulatory compliance.



  • 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.

Required Experience



  • Manufacturing experience required
  • Experience operating hand jacks, electric pallet jacks and forklifts and clamp trucks preferred
  • Leadership skills – ability to motivate people to perform at high levels*
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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.

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