Newell Brands Environmental Health and Safety Manager in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Position Title: Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Reports to: Site Director

Location: Spirit Lake IA

Job Summary:

The EHS Engineer will be a leader in the development, deployment and continuous improvement of programs and systems that support environmental, health and safety excellence. Foster a culture of proactivity, accountability, engagement and sustainability through robust programs and processes with the primary goal of reducing loss and liability. This key role will lead EHS matters to ensure the Company meets or exceeds legislative, corporate and industry requirements, as well as best practice standards.

Job Duties:

  • Provide support to the development, implementation and management of safety programs (LOTO, Hazard Communication, Emergency Response, Fall Protection, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation, etc.) to ensure compliance with OSHA and applicable environmental standards.

  • Investigate accidents, prepare and maintain required reports. Identify countermeasure to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Provide new hire orientation outlining the Company’s high expectations regarding safety rules and regulations.

  • Integrate and partner with the EHS team to promote a proactive safety culture focused on incident prevention and regulatory compliance.

  • Organize and participate in safety committee activities.

  • Develop specific EHS objectives and create actions plans to meet those objectives.

  • Maintain, review and report EHS performance, identifying opportunities for improvement along with implementing preventative and corrective actions as required.

  • Conduct internal EHS audits to ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Work with site leadership team to ensure all key EHS operational controls are in place and EHS action items are resolved on a timely basis.

  • Develop, deliver and/or coordinate EHS training and training tools.

  • Manage and maintain site specific internal EHS systems and reporting tools.

  • Assure appropriate countermeasures are properly identified to prevent reoccurrence utilizing a robust incident investigation process including 5-Why root cause analysis.

  • Ensure timely coordination of all regulatory or Company required testing and training, including industrial hygiene testing as assigned.

  • Participate in and lead Lean Six Sigma activities.

  • Provide engineering support for Lean Six Sigma Activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health/Environmental Engineering/Chemical Engineering or equivalent preferred.

  • 5-7 years’ experience in EHS within a Manufacturing environment

  • Ability to actively participate in team-oriented processes influence team engagement and to drive team decision making to conclusions/solutions.

  • Must possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of all state and federal regulatory standards.

  • Knowledge of current safety and loss control practices is essential.

  • Effective leadership and management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Analytical problem solving and decision making abilities.

  • Strong focus on results and continuous improvement.

  • Proven experience creating and measuring goals

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.