EHS Leader


Minneapolis, MN, US, 55430

Function:  Envir, Health and Safety
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62433



The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Leader is a critical member of the Natural Leadership Team (NLT) providing guidance and coaching in the areas of safety and environmental stewardship to all plant members. The EHS Leader must maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, positively influence employees, and engage them in all aspects of safety and environmental processes.


This position leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety and environmental processes, programs, and procedures to achieve a zero-injury environment. The successful candidate provides leadership and applies technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization to sustain world-class safety and environmental processes.


Span of control: Two hourly direct reports.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


Live the Safety stand, adhere to safety, health, and environmental responsibilities.

  • Transform plant safety and environmental performance to world-class levels that align with division and Owens Corning corporate goals.
  • Build and foster a safety culture among all plant employees.
  • Reduce the plant’s environmental footprint in the community.
  • Support and help build a culture of wellness.
  • Advise and guide the Natural Leadership Team (NLT) in developing a risk-ranked strategic plan, prioritize and advocate capital/resource requests, and advise the leadership team on all aspects of environmental requirements and responsibilities.
  • Implement a personal safety action plan.
  • Manages Plant Safety metrics – RIR, first aids, near misses, SAFE and Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) scores.
  • Manages Plant Environmental metrics.


Develop skills and grow capabilities in the plant

  • Coach, mentor, and re-direct personnel in the plant to develop extraordinary Safety leaders.
  • Grow and develop the direct reports, as well as the safety teams within the workforce.
  • Maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, influence employee and supervisory behaviors, and fully engage employees in the safety process.
  • Enroll and engage the entire workforce to build a powerful safety culture.
  • Assess effectiveness of plant leadership from an EH&S perspective and provide developmental guidance as required.
  • Develop safety programs and incident tracking systems to drive insights on injury prevention and ways to engineer out safety risk.
  • Lead a safety committee of plant employees to create a safe and environmentally conscious workforce.
  • Start and lead Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) EHS programs in support of the overall plant strategy.
  • Develop and implement training programs in a coordinated effort with appropriate plant personnel.
  • Continually reinforce the Company’s stand on safety.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of all critical EH&S processes, programs, and procedures.
  • Set and accomplished critical metrics regularly to ensure continuous improvement in the processes that lead to an engaged safety culture on the floor.
  • Recognize employee accomplishments and contributions.


Oversee compliance with governmental regulations and corporate programs

  • Ensure regulatory compliance of all environmental permits and processes.
  • Foster positive relationships with governmental agencies and work as a partner to improve plant.
  • Create, maintain, and oversee the compliance calendar for all regulatory requirements.
  • Effectively address enforcement actions from local, state, or federal agencies.
  • Provide expert technical support in identifying, and resolving, critical regulatory issues.
  • Ensure adherence to corporate policies and programs.
  • Maintain the corporate management systems.
  • Address deficiencies in internal EHS audits.
  • Continuously elevates the customer perspective of self and others by knowing our products, manufacturing, and selling processes. The E&S Lead applies this knowledge to successfully influence other leaders to make the best business decisions.




  • Strong working knowledge of environmental, health, and safety compliance law and industrial hygiene
  • Ability to identify hazards, critical process, and system needs and implement appropriate action plans
  • Ability to establish agreement and consensus with management
  • Ability to effectively engage employees is critical
  • Ability to initiate and lead cross-functional teams and management / union committees to achieve objectives
  • Adept at developing and delivering safety training
  • Skillful in driving and managing change
  • Ability to integrate resources across the organization
  • Engages and cares for others, starting with safety
  • Achieves results, individually and through teams
  • Enjoys working with people and in teams
  • Takes business risks, grows from failures, celebrates successes
  • Demonstrates strategic planning and thinking



A strong candidate must be able to:

  • Utilize basic computer skills; ability to work in SAP, Lotus Notes, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Dakota EHS and Cority software programs, strongly preferred.
  • Log into and navigate Owens Corning Learning portal to complete required online training routinely



  • Undergraduate degree in any field related to EH&S, such as hygiene engineering, science, or equivalent
  • 6 years of progressive manufacturing safety experience, 3 years of experience working in an industrial or manufacturing environment preferred
  • Professional certification as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), strongly preferred
  • Experience with Minnesota-specific environmental and safety regulations strongly preferred
  • Experience in leading, assessing, and developing talent to deliver results



About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 18,000 employees in 30 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2023 sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.



Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis