Regional EHS Manager

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Leola, PA, US

Company: Dart Container

This is a nationwide position responsible for managing enviromental, health and safety at assigned locations across the country. The selected individual can reside anywhere in the U.S. so long as it is in close proximity of a major airport.* 

The Regional EHS Manager is responsible for supporting manufacturing operations by assessing procedural adherence, EHS program understanding, implementation status of Core Safety Requirements, safety culture initiatives and behaviors, and development of corrective actions through regular site visits.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Support manufacturing operations by assessing procedural adherence, EHS program understanding, implementation status of Core Safety Requirements, safety culture initiatives and behaviors, and development of corrective actions through regular site visits of at least one per quarter to all locations within assigned region
  • Communicate and assist plants with execution of the EHS strategic initiatives and annual EHS objectives and targets within assigned region
  • Educate and guide Plant Manufacturing Leadership regarding Safety Culture Initiatives and gain their buy-in as it relates to the promotion of positive reinforcement of safe behaviors, shared ownership of safety process, and active employee involvement in region
  • Design and document programs for adherence to Dart EHS policies and local, state, and federal regulations
  • Conduct Corporate Safety Assessment as an audit team member for all plants within region and a percentage of plants outside of region
  • Attend all Plan for Zero Workshops within region and facilitate some outside of region
  • Support and participate in all Regional Manufacturing Director Quarterly Safety Reviews for region
  • Develop and deliver EHS education and training to plant leadership and staff as needed for both the region and corporation
  • Support facilities during inspections, communications, and other interactions with regulatory agencies
  • Participate on project teams to assure appropriate level of EHS review during design, install, and start up process. Includes partnering with Engineering, Operations, and Quality functions to ensure integration of EHS elements into design process
  • Lead or participate in investigations of serious incidents within assigned region
  • Monitor region’s EHS key performance indicators (KPIs) and assist sites in attaining their Performance targets
  • Participate with EHS Sr Director and other Regional EHS Managers in reviewing, recommending and communicating new and established policies, procedures and programs for compliance, effectiveness and consistency.


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years of experience managing EHS issues in a manufacturing environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • In-depth experience of OSHA regulations and requirements
  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable
  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas, approaches and solutions
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, cost analysis and budgeting, people management, and leadership guidance
  • Ability to utilize and train employees on technology, processes and procedures across multiple locations
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams, and to communicate difficult issues
  • Experience in managing/handling compliance issues, permitting for all media, OSHA/EPA programs, regulatory reviews, permit preparation, reporting and record keeping.
  • Experience in evaluating/interpreting OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations and NFPA, ANSI, ASTM, ASME, BOMA and BOCA standards.
  • Experience with Federal, State and local Worker’s Compensation law
  • Prior experience establishing proactive Ergonomics Program
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time domestically


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering or other science field
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience managing multi-shift or continuous operations
  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and packaging industrial experience
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Safety Professional (ASP/CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification


*Dart will be unable to employ an employee who currently lives and expects to work out of any of the following U.S. states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia. This list is not all-inclusive and/or is subject to change. 

Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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