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Manager – Safety, Heath & Environmental Affairs
Title:Manager – Safety, Heath & Environmental Affairs
Location:Chicago, IL


The Manager – Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs (SHEA) is responsible for oversight of all environmental requirements and initiatives at all Northstar facilities. This position will be focused on day-to-day support of our Chicago and Windsor facilities, and from a coordination support of our Phoenix facility.  Duties include all compliance activities, safety programs, accident investigation, risk recognition and abatement and training. This includes ensuring compliance with all federal, state, provincial and local HS&E requirements, recordkeeping, health and safety statistics reporting and the leadership to ensure SHEA activities get the proper attention at all facilities.


The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with facilities to ensure that safety programs and procedures are implemented and operating as planned
  • Oversight of Northstar’s SafeStart program.
  • Coordinate and file all required regulatory reports (including all Environmental and Safety reports with appropriate agencies).
  • Obtain all required operating permits (Federal, State, and local) for the facilities:  Air, Water discharge, Hazardous Waste, etc.
  • Ensure internal reports are distributed as required, including waste stream reporting, training status, accident investigation, and risk identification and reduction.
  • Work with facilities to ensure that all employees have the proper health & safety procedures training
  • Maintain and coordinate all required SHEA recordkeeping across sites. 
  • Coordinate with vendors to ensure that all waste is properly & legally disposed of from the facility in the required time schedules.                     
  • Escort all city, state and federal inspectors/auditors throughout the site when they appear for scheduled or unscheduled visits.             
  • Maintain proper first aid supplies on site in Chicago and Windsor. 
  • Ensure personal fire protection equipment is inspected within scheduled time table and that the equipment is operable.
  • Tracking of all chemicals used and stored on site.
  • Assure that employee exposure to chemicals/air contaminants is below permissible exposure limits, that employees using the chemicals are medically tested where necessary.
  • Investigate Lost Time Accidents& Medical Aids with the objective of zero lost time accidents.
  • Reduce Hazardous Waste costs.
  • Actively identify and reduce risks related to safety, health and environment
  • Maintain the Northstar safety program at all sites, including on-going gap assessment for additional program requirements or modification needed. These programs include:
    • SafeStart
    • Approved foot & eye protection.
    • Hazard Communication
    • Factory Safety Plan (Safety Monitors)
    • Bloodborne Pathogens,
    • Material Handling procedures.
    • Forklift Training,
    • First Aid/CPR training.
    • Fire Prevention Training
    • Employee Medical monitoring for chemical exposures including OSHA Vertical standards, Environmental Management, SHEA related training
    • Emergency Evacuation procedures and training.
  • Inspire the employees to work in a clean, safe, and environmentally friendly atmosphere


This position will not direct the work of others.


The physical requirements of this position are listed below.   This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

  • Frequent walking
  • Occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds
  • Occasional reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, twisting, bending and repetitive motion
  • Occasional exposure to moderate to heavy noise
  • The ability to wear proper personal protective equipment, including earplugs, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED                                                                                            

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, environmental affairs, or related field  
  • 10 years of relevant experience. 
  • A CSP certification is a plus. 
  • Experience in an industrial 24-hour setting is preferred.
  • Experience being a sole contributor supporting multiple sites is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


The knowledge, skills and abilities required and/or preferred for this position are listed below.  This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Professionalism: approaches others in a tactful and respectful manner; calm under pressure
  • Adaptability: adapts to changes in priorities and unexpected events
  • Attendance/Punctuality: consistently at work per schedule and on time
  • Dependability: follows instructions, meets commitments
  • Able to effectively manage people to ensure timely completion of task while building a team environment
  • Able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
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