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General Electric Auburn EHS Leader in Auburn, Alabama

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Job Description Summary

The Auburn EHS Leader will provide EHS operational support to the site to ensure first and foremost that we are keeping our team members safe. Additionally, this leader will be working closely with the business to drive implementation of programs to ensure all federal, state, and local EHS regulatory and GE management system requirements are met. The successful candidate must be a proven leader, facilitator, and coach to bring focus, efficiency, and accelerate our preventative program execution.

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Essential Responsibilities

The EHS Leader will:

  • Conduct learning teams in response to EHS events and conduct/validate accident investigations to determine root cause and proactive solutions.

  • Perform EHS audits in support of compliance assurance activities, including internal audits and provide recommendations to improve audit scores

  • Provide tactical issue resolution.

  • Work closely with operations team to identify and address EHS issues related to site operations, equipment and site design, installation, and commissioning.

  • Lead EHS training strategy, provide training materials, and identify improvement opportunities.

  • Assist with EHS program implementation, identify gaps, and provide guidance on improvement opportunities.

  • Assure site meets all regulatory obligations for environmental, employee, and building safety

  • Manage EHS Specialist & EHS technician. Oversee part-time contracted physical therapist and environmental consultant

  • Ensure that all employees are informed of, comprehend, and comply with EHS policies and procedures as well as local regulations

  • Assist with preparing for unannounced audits and inspections by government entities, including but not limited to federal, state, or local municipalities

  • Manage OSHA incident and injury reporting within specified guidelines, including the management of the Workers’ Compensation Program within the team

  • Experience in manufacturing, ergonomics, VPP, process safety knowledge, and working with EHS consultants and contractors a plus

  • Ensure that all EHS training is up to date for all personnel,

  • Assist with accident investigations and analyze root causes to determine and implement safety measures which prevent future incidents

  • Manage employee safety certifications to ensure compliance

  • Other leadership responsibilities as required


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED with a minimum of 4 years EHS experience)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in EHS with a focus in a manufacturing/industrial environment

Desired Characteristics

  • Environmental experience in hazardous waste management, Industrial hygiene, SWPPP, Title IV

  • Strong knowledge of OSHA regulations.

  • Prior electrical safety background

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Background working with Musculoskeletal Disorders, ergonomic injury prevention programs

  • Ability to form, lead, motivate, and direct a strong and effective team

  • Strong organizational, research skills, analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to prepare accurate reports containing findings and recommendations

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy under time sensitive deadlines

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes