HESS Manager – PA

COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 23 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America’s largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP’s product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP’s in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 10 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting®, The Works® branded products, Austin’s A-1 Bleach.

This position is located at our Mars, PA location.

The HESS Manager (Corporate Health, Environment, Safety & Sustainability) drives continual improvement in health, environmental, safety and sustainability performance of the assigned facility and provides guidance and support to site and regional HESS management and/or Plant Manager regarding HESS issues.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide technical guidance concerning site HESS issues – site subject matter expert.
  • Establishment and maintenance of site HESS objectives and targets.
  • Represents HESS on site Leadership Team
  • Development and execution of tactical and strategic plans to improve HESS performance.
  • Manage the HESS training program, including new hire, job-specific, contractor and required refresher training.
  • Manage the site HESS Committee.
  • Manage site HESS communications.
  • Manage site incident and injury reporting, investigation and recordkeeping.
  • Assist in the management of worker’s compensation claims and the site KIK Return to Work program.
  • Manage the site HESS corrective and preventive actions to ensure timely follow-up and implementation.
  • Manage the site waste management program including sustainability initiatives.
  • Ensure the timely completion of all required safety, environmental and sustainability reporting to internal and external interested parties.
  • Maintain the site HESS recordkeeping program.
  • Manage site hazard assessments.
  • Manage site hazard communication program, including SDS management and required training.
  • Manage site Safety Management Systems.
  • Manage site process safety management or E2 program, where applicable.
  • Manage required environmental permits, reporting, monitoring and recordkeeping.
  • Manage the facility leadership & employee safety programs.
  • Manage the management of change process.
  • Manage the site security programs.
  • Manage site emergency response programs.
  • Support hazardous materials transportation compliance.

Management of Employees
Where applicable:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of site HESS personnel.
  • Assist in the identification and selection of site HESS personnel.
  • Manage the training and development of site HESS personnel.
  • Complete periodic performance reviews of site HESS personnel.

Technical degree in engineering, science, safety, industrial hygiene or similar discipline.
Equivalent experience will be considered.
Relevant certifications a plus (CSP, CIH, CHMM, PE) 

5+ years of environmental, health and safety compliance experience in a manufacturing environment.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of federal, state/provincial and local HESS regulations is required.
Experience in the chemicals or consumer products industry is a plus.
Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management Plans (RMP) or E2 requirements is a plus.
Experience supervising employees is a plus.

A Career with KIK Offers:
KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK’s retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.

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James Austin Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, genetics, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. We participate in E-Verify.