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Senior Manager, EH&S

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Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52307

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.


About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances.  Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world. 


Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs.  As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group.  Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine.


Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands.  Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customer and end consumers around the globe.

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior EHS Manager located at Amana, IA.


Environmental, Health, and Safety Senior Manager

  • Provide leadership, guidance and direction to site EHS personnel, including performance assessments

  • Resolve a wide scope of complex EHS situations

  • Provide in-depth analysis of metrics and apply technical knowledge to improve site safety and environmental performance

  • Support Safety and Environmental World Class Manufacturing (WCM) pillar leaders as EHS subject matter expert to implement Whirlpool Production System Evolution strategy

  • Lead WCM Pillars for the function and collaborate across all pillars to ensure EHS is embedded and foundational to the success of Whirlpool Production System (WPS)

  • Work collaboratively with all levels of the organization; coach, train, and mentor Operation Leaders regarding site safety program requirements, expectations and WCM methodology

  • Implement programs, practices and procedures designed to reduce safety risks and environmental impact of manufacturing operations

  • Responsible for successfully managing health, safety and environmental compliance for the operation

  • Maintain fiscal responsibility by operating within budget while continually seeking functional cost reduction opportunities

  • Interface with regional and peer site safety personnel to lead initiatives, share learnings/ best practices and collaborate on execution plans

  • Manage and facilitate EHS local audits and corporate governance programs; site liaison for governmental & agency inspections

  • Manage EHS incident/injury reporting and recordkeeping requirements; ensure timely investigation and corrective action completion

  • Partner cross-functionally to ensure site medical services and return-to-work programs for ill or injured employees are delivered effectively

  • Ensure site hazard/risk analysis program is implemented as required

  • Partner cross-functionally to develop and deliver site EHS training strategy

  • Accountable for maintaining and reporting on key EHS metrics/KPIs for the site

  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable regulations and legislation

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in EHS, Occupational Health, Engineering, Science, or related field

  • 7  years of combined experience in Environment, Health & Safety in an industrial/heavy manufacturing setting

  • Proven knowledge of OSHA CFR 1910 and 1926, NFPA, and environmental regulations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required



Preferred Requirements

  • Ability to form, lead, motivate, and direct a strong and effective team

  • Project management experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of safety and environmental management systems

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Methods

  • Experience in Word Class Manufacturing methodology

  • Strong knowledge of ergonomic principles

  • Communication and support to 24-hour / day assembly processes



Endless Opportunities

Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.

About us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2018. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. 

Additional information about the company can be found at, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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