Director of EHS



Tualatin, OR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

The Director of EHS will be an integral part of leading ZincFive’s global manufacturing safety initiatives, including establishing safe product handling procedures both internally and at partner sites, transportation, product design and safety reviews, and supporting our industry marketing, messaging, and involvement in industry forums/groups and trade associations for advancement of battery safety. Reporting to the Sr. VP of Operations at ZincFive, the qualified candidate will develop the global safety strategy along with designing and implementing programs to support ZincFive’s key EHS strategic objectives. This position will work onsite at ZincFive headquarters in Tualatin, Oregon.

Director of Environmental, Health, & Safety Job Duties:

  • Lead, develop and implement strategic health, safety, and environmental programs and initiatives for ZincFive employees and manufacturing safety aligned with ZincFive’s global business objectives
  • Lead, develop and implement the global organization’s occupational safety program working closely with Human Resources and other stakeholders
  • Lead, develop and implement battery safety practices for NiZn battery R&D, battery manufacturing, battery testing and integration, and recycling
  • Advocate for NiZn safety features with external customers and partners
  • Lead, develop and implement hazard analysis programs, investigation techniques and training strategies
  • Build a world class safety team and mentor the staff, encouraging career development
  • Inspect ZincFive workplaces for adherence to regulations on occupational safety, health, and the environment
  • Develop safety documents and policies and procedures while ensuring compliance across the organization
  • Develop and maintain key EHS metrics and consolidate on a monthly ‘scorecard’ for senior management review
  • Maintain an awareness of all developments in the field of corporate safety and health practices
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies such as OSHA, EPA etc.
  • Travel to the battery manufacturing facilities in China as needed

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in safety management, occupational health, or a related field
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) or other relevant safety or hazardous materials certifications
  • Experience leading and mentoring staff
  • Extensive knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices
  • Experience in writing reports and policies for health and safety
  • Experience conducting data analysis and reporting statistics
  • Ability to thrive in a small, fast paced and growing company environment and adaptive to change
  • Ability to travel domestic and internationally as needed
  • Proficient in MS Office; SAP
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills and passionate about driving safety initiatives across a global organization

Preferred Skills:

  • Advance degree in Occupational Health & Safety Engineering or related concentration

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Solid decision-making
  • Customer service oriented
  • Teamwork

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work involves sitting, walking, and lifting up to 20 pounds
  • Domestic and international travel by car, airplane, bus & train
  • Requires close visual acuity, the ability to distinguish color, and the ability to hear
  • Requires the ability to wear PPE when necessary on the face and body
  • Warehouse and office environments

Salary offers will depend on factors that include the location you work from, your level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience and comparison to other employees already in this role.

In addition, the successful candidate for this position will become eligible for a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, paid sick time, paid time off for vacation, paid holidays, paid community service days, professional/personal learning program, and applicable state/federal paid family leave.

ZincFive is committed to employing a diverse workforce. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status. We maintain a safe workplace and perform pre-employment testing. ZincFive is a participant in E-Verify and receives employment authorization of new hires through Social Security and the Department of Homeland Security databases.