Kaman Corporation

  • Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety

    Location : Location US-CT-Middletown
    Requisition ID
    Kaman Aerospace
    Shift 1
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 months ago(11/26/2018 11:53 AM)
    Additional Locations
  • Overview



    The Environmental, Health & Safety Manager works under the general direction of Vice President Operations, responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of EH&S initiatives in all Fuzing sites, in accordance with federal/state regulations, company policy & procedures. Interact effectively with environmental, health & safety agencies, customers, suppliers, division employees, corporate as well as division management. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement divisional EHS policies and procedures that ensure compliance to federal/state laws, statutes or regulations. Interpret applicable federal and state laws, regulations and orders as they pertain to all environmental and safety issues.
    • Develop and maintain department budget for EH&S compliance, adhering to established guidelines.
    • Develop, implement and maintain an Environmental Management System for division. Create and maintain environmental waste profiles. Coordinate environmental permit administration as required for new processes and equipment. Provide innovative solutions to continually reduce air, water and waste reportables. Direct external environmental and other consultant services needed for technical support, as needed.
    • Ensure necessary and timely environmental and safety record-keeping, and submit report to federal/local authorities and Kaman corporate, as required. Provide safety and environmental audits of new and existing equipment and processes; prepare recommendations and implement, as authorized.   
    • Plan and implement safety training programs for managers and employees in work site safety practices, correct handling techniques for chemicals, equipment and other materials, in compliance with OSHA and environmental requirements. Perform workplace assessments, identify hazardous conditions and take corrective actions. Ensure workplace conditions comply with applicable federal and state occupational safety and health standard provisions.  Maintain, update and ensure Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are up-to-date and employees have the ability to access those needed for their work area.
    • Develop and lead the Divisional Safety Program to reduce OSHA recordables and workers compensation claims. Manage Workers Compensation claims; track and evaluate worker injuries; interface with HR, Corporate, employees and Travelers. Ensure full and immediate visibility to Vice President Operations, Human Resources, VP of Finance and President when, where and how any incidents/accidents regarding EHS occurred.
    • Participate and respond to internal/external inspections and audits by regulatory agencies and Kaman corporate EH&S.
    • Establish and maintain effective communication with internal/external customers to facilitate problem identification/resolution. Act as liaison between Fuzing facilities and Kaman corporate EH&S and Risk Management.   Work with Risk Management and insurance carriers to eliminate any EH&S issues that may lead to increased coverage costs.
    • Publish management updates and metrics designed to initiate management awareness and participation. Maintain OSHA logs; ensure annual postings.  Manage personnel assigned, including evaluating performance, recommending salary increase, promotion, hires and termination in accordance with company policy, state/federal laws.
    • Participate in and support the communication of company philosophy and information throughout the division. Perform special projects, as assigned.  Maintain working knowledge of new developments in the industry and government regulations.  
    • Responsible for compliance with all requirements relating to Explosive Safety and operating requirements for explosives use. Act as a “Responsible Person” for ATF. Determine, develop, implement and assess programs required for compliance with DoD 4145M. Act as Chair of Explosive Safety Committee Chair. Responsible for all aspects of safe operating procedures leading to the safe use, storage and shipment of explosives. Conduct Process Hazards Analysis of explosive operations.



    Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Safety, General Science or similar major is required.



    Broad knowledge of a general technical field such as environmental engineering, safety engineering, industrial hygiene or related field.  Working knowledge of personal computer and related word processing, spreadsheet and database application software required. Minimum of 5 years experience in the environmental, health and safety field. Must have worked in industry and/or consulting for industry.

    All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents ("green card holders") and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position.


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