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3M Environmental Health Safety (EHS) Supervisor* in Ames, Iowa

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Environmental Health Safety (EHS) Supervisor

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“At 3M, we excel by combining our talents while leveraging creative and curious minds. This is most impactful when we center our objective at improving the customer experience. It’s a privilege to work for such a great company, with amazing people, and leadership that cultivates a growth-mindset.” – Eric Hammes, executive vice president of Enterprise Operations at 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As an EHS Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Providing environment, health and safety leadership and direction, in consultation with the leadership teams for the 3M Ames location.

  • Setting short and long-term strategic direction, site EHS priorities, and assign resources.

  • Maintaining full responsibility for results of functional discipline, including worker and process safety assurance, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, fire protection, etc.

  • Supporting and communicating with site management, who have accountability for site EHS performance.

  • Managing to site performance targets, coach, and lead salaried and hourly employees.

  • Ensuring operational Environmental, Health and Safety performance through comprehensive delineation of health and safety requirements, active and visible leadership, and effective coaching to assure employee engagement.

  • Ensuring compliance to all applicable standards and regulations, and conformance to all 3M environmental, health and safety expectations.

  • Elevating site EHS culture through an expansion of standard work, employee engagement, mentoring and coaching, assuring effective and efficient resources (people and capital), and a pervasive, full compliance mindset.

  • Pro-actively engaging division personnel and business team to advocate for long term strategic objectives.

Your Skills and Expertise To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) years’ experience with EHS programs and procedures within a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a science, engineering, or environmental health and safety (EHS) discipline from an accredited institution

  • Experience in implementation of comprehensive EHS management systems

  • Experience with hazard and risk assessments and experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with state and federal regulations including (e.g, OSHA, EPA, etc)

  • Self-directed, detail oriented, good interpersonal, communication, prioritization, and organizational skills

  • Analytical, leadership, project planning, program development and deployment skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely with all employees within the plant

  • Seven (7) or more years of experience working in an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) role in a manufacturing environment

  • Two (2) combined years experience in a leadership and/or supervisory role

  • Experience working on a cross-functional team

  • Applicable EHS certification(s)

  • Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/internationalRelocation Assistance: Is authorized

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws. U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens. To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s). The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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