EHS Leader


Russellville, AR, US, 72802

Function:  Envir, Health and Safety
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62753


Job Title: Russellville EHS Leader                    

Location: Russellville, AR



As the EHS Leader for the greenfield startup in Russellville, AR, responsibility will include leadership of the safety and environmental functions at the Russellville XPS Foam Plant.   This role works on implementation of critical processes, programs, and procedures to achieve goals, objectives, and continuous improvement related to environment, health, and safety. The EHS Leader will spend significant time on the plant floor, engaging and coaching employees and contractors on a daily basis. As an integral part of the plant leadership team, the EHS Leader will provide information and guidance for activities relating to the site-wide safety and operating objectives. The position acts as the subject matter expert in the plant and is accountable for building capability to ensure a plant wide safety culture. 

Reports to:  Plant Leader


Span of Control:  This position has responsibility for the EHS Coordinator.



Leading safety, environmental and security for an injury free and compliant workplace

  • Leads with the OC Safety Brand “Safer Together” and leads with all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, working safely is condition of employment.
  • Ensures a safe, clean, and environmentally compliant work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Shows passion and caring for our people.      
  • Complete all required safety training.
  • Adhere to all plant and position-specific safety policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Educate team members on safe operations of new processes or modifications.
  • Effectively communicate Owens Corning’s stand on safety throughout the Plant to ensure all employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Owens Corning.

Environmental Health and Safety Leadership

  • Lead and support safety initiatives and processes to drive towards an injury free culture. 
  • Lead and support environmental initiatives and process to drive towards zero NOVs.
  • Effectively communicate Owens Corning’s stand on safety to ensure employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Owens Corning.
  • Incorporate the safety stand and safe improvements into all people-related initiatives.
  • Maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, influence employee and leadership behaviors, and fully engage employees in the safety process.
  • Enroll and engage the entire workforce to build a powerful safety culture.
  • Advise and guide the Natural Leadership Team (NLT) in developing and implementing a risk-ranked strategic plan, prioritize and advocate capital/resource requests, and advise the leadership team on all aspects of environmental requirements and responsibilities.
  • Grow and develop the safety teams within the workforce.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of all critical EH&S processes, programs, and procedures including those related to Process Safety Management (PSM).
  • Sets and accomplishes critical metrics regularly to ensure continuous improvement in the processes that lead to a 100% engaged safety culture at the plant.
  • Develops, drives, and tracks risk reduction initiatives across all functions.



  • 3-5 years of experience working in an industrial or manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in safety related discipline required.
  • Demonstrated success coaching and leading teams in a high employee empowerment culture, while training and developing technical skills in others.
  • Ability to adapt and contribute to plant success in multiple areas (Operations, Talent Development, Project Leadership, TPM)


  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) qualification preferred.
  • Leading change management efforts
  • Managing and delivering results through projects and initiatives.
  • Experience utilizing computer programs and Microsoft Office products.


  • Learns concepts and new skills at a very rapid pace and applies learning to the job. 
  • Understands deep and complex scientific concepts and can troubleshoot problems based on abstract data.
  • Conducts himself/herself with the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Achieves results fast, individually and through teams – can synthesize data and multiple points of view quickly and creatively to arrive at balanced solutions. Has a strong bias for action. 
  • Takes business risks, grows from failures and celebrates success.
  • Quality and detail driven; unyielding performance expectations of self and others in the area of living the OC Safety Stand.
  • Leading and developing others – is mature, balanced and professional when acting to lead others.  Able to lead and grow talent without direct authority.  Skilled and confident when coaching and advising peers, leaders and primary employees.
  • Collaborator – builds relationships easily with others and collaborates across leadership and technical networks to drive initiatives and results.
  • Excellent communicator – written and oral, including presentation and training skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed. Travel will be heavier during start up as visit other OC plants to learn the business and processes.


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: Little Rock
Nearest Secondary Market: Russellville