Health, Safety & Environment


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Henderson, NV

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Description:

Perennially, Mars has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work. Our associates make this happen and we believe that they are our best asset, therefore protecting their safety and the communities in which we operate are paramount. As such, at Mars, Safety and Environmental Stewardship are primary business values of which the company prides itself. Through development of an overall Safety, Security and Environmental Management System Mars has driven this value into the organization. The site HSE Manager plays an essential role in this Management System through hands on execution of the Global HSE Standards, developing a winning HSE culture and driving associate involvement.

The Site HSE Manager reports to Site Manager, is a member of the Site Senior Management Staff and is responsible for the overall management and direction of Safety, Environmental & Security within the confines of the site. This critical role understands the interworking relationship between safety, environmental risk, productivity, profits, associate engagement and retention. As a site leader the HSE Manager sets the overall site HSE vision of excellence and ensures overall Mars HSE programs are vital and relevant. This role is also responsible for proper escalation of HSE incidents to ensure Mars incident escalation and learnings are provided by the site. Lastly, this role is responsible for proper functional development of themselves and the site HSE team to ensure understanding and expertise of Safety and Environmental regulatory requirements and Mars’ HSE standards and ask act as site expert resources in risk management to all site functions.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science (ex. Occupational safety, Environmental, engineering, chemistry, IH, etc.)
  • 5 years’ experience in implementing safety, environmental and/or industrial hygiene programs in a manufacturing arena
  • Strong safety regulatory knowledge and expertise, required including EPA, OSHA and DOT
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including a high level of comfort developing and delivering training and motivational presentations to all levels

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with hazard recognition, behavioral-based safety, job hazard analysis and Process Hazards Analysis
  • Basic knowledge of food manufacturing and GMP
  • Experience in management of Security functions

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Provide leadership to ensure site maintains continuous “audit ready” state of compliance with company and governmental HSE Standards and reduces risk to the business resulting from non-compliance.
  • Responsible for the development, deployment, and management of all Company HSE Standards as they specifically apply to the site.
  • Develop and Deploy the site specific HSE Strategies, Programs and Plans to position the site as a best in class organization
  • Develop, coach, recruit and lead site safety, environmental, and security team(s) to ensure a robust succession plan of safety and environmental professionals to properly support the site.
  • Delivers training and coaching to establish clear understanding by all site associates on HSE expectations.
  • Sets the overall HSE vision of the site; executes the proper motivational techniques required to enliven this vision.
  • Leads the effective implementation and utilization of risk assessment and risk prediction processes at the site and drives for appropriate mitigation measures to lower associate risk. Ensures effective communication and understanding by all affected associates.
  • Develops a prioritized, multi-tiered risk based prioritization plan. Works with site and central resources to execute on plan.
  • Accountable for the execution of all site Environmental Permit Compliance, including Air, Stormwater, Water, Spill Control, and Wastewater. Ensures all testing required through permits and company standards are met on time.
  • Executes proper management of the sites hazardous waste management activities to ensure 100% compliance with federal, state, local and company regulations and standards.
  • Maintains the onsite environmental manuals and updates according to Mars standard and schedule
  • Ensures all shipments of hazardous materials and wastes are in done in compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Ensures investigation of all HSE related incidents utilizing specific tools to drive to root cause and identify actions to prevent recurrence. Drives completion of recognized corrective actions to prevent incident recurrence are effectively implemented, this includes execution of corrective actions developed from other site incidents.
  • Collaborates with Occupation Health and Wellness Management team to ensure effective injury case management process is fully implemented, well understood and functioning as desired.
  • Serves as the site level HSE technical expert, providing technical expertise/coaching as needed in all areas and initiatives of the function including capital project review and risks management associated with non-capital modifications.
  • Must have the tact, motivational managerial skills to achieve desired results though a manage-by-influence model where direct lines of authority do not exist.
  • Manages and uses a data driven approach to manage, modify and prioritize site HSE direction. Shares and uses data to influence, motivate, measure and drive continuous improvement. Upwardly communicate performance toward company goals for safety and the environment.
  • Provides and collaborates with onsite temporary labor management to ensure HSE goals are mutually met
  • Develops, delivers and participates in risk reduction reviews of process hazards and combustible dusts. Drives and participates in projects aimed at lowering risks associated with these activities.
  • Leads and ensures the site Site Emergency Organization has the tools, skills and knowledge to effectively respond to Site HSE emergencies.
  • Leads site efforts to measure and improve Industrial Hygiene Risk. This includes but is not limited to ergonomics, respirable dust, noise and chemical exposure. Coordinates all necessary IH and audiometric monitoring.
  • Coordinate 100% Employee Engagement Committees for improving safety and environmental performance. Ensure HSE systems are implemented and maintained effectively. Champions the site Behavior Based Safety effort. Although this program is associate lead, the site HSE manager will provide the team with the needed influence and guidance to be successful. Also uses BBS data to shape the overall site HSE strategy
  • Owns the overall site Contractor Safety program to reduce risk associate with construction and trade contactor activity. Ensures project managers are accountable for proper management of contactors.
  • Manage the overall site HSE Budget to ensure proper fiscal stewardship of department funds. Understands budgetary processes and pressure, but also can articulate and justify HSE spending.
  • Owns and executes site security requirements in order to meet corporate standards
  • Execute training on site security for all associates and manage overall system to insure proper operation
  • Maintains all aspects of site security system – generates badges, oversees general access rights, access point drawings, etc.
  • Supports the Mars Global Security Program by implementing standards and best practices.
  • Manages overall activities of site security staff.
  • Manage Risk Management activities associated with asset conservation and property loss control. Drives timely corrective actions to third party loss risk assessments and audits.
  • Works with third party risk control experts to ensure compliance with company standards on new projects. Supports audit efforts to maintain and improve favorable insurance ratings.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.