EHS Manager, DeKalb IL


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 other curious, creative 3Mers.

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 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager ( Dekalb,IL), 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 both the 3M DeKalb Distribution Center Campus and the USAC EHS Logistics.
  • Participate as part of the DeKalb Site Operating Committee.
  • 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 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 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 requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years’ experience with Environmental Health and Safety programs and procedures within a private, public, government or military environment
  • Three (3) years of combined experience in a leadership and/or supervisory role 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
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience working in an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) role in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working on a cross-functional team
  • QEP, CSP, or CIH certification(s)

Work Location: Dekalb,IL

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized