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Owens Corning EHS Leader in Sedalia, Missouri


The EHS Leader is a critical member of the Natural Leadership Team (NLT), providing guidance and coaching in the areas of safety and environmental stewardship to all plant members. This position leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety and environmental process, programs, and procedures to lead toward a zero-injury and zero-NOV environment. The successful candidate provides leadership and applies technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization to sustain world-class safety and environmental processes. The EHS Leader interfaces across the business to provide solutions to safety challenges as well as advances and innovation in Hazard Identification. The position acts as the subject matter expert in the plant and maintains a leadership presence on the plant floor, influences employees, and engages them in all aspects of safety and environmental processes.

Reports to: This position reports directly to the Plant Leader and has functional reporting to the Division EHS Network. This position serves as a member of the plant Natural Leadership Team. (NLT)

Span of Control: The position has 1 direct report. The Sedalia Plant has approximately 180 employees.


Live the Safety Stand; adhere to the safety and environmental responsibilities

  • Adhere to all plant and position-specific safety policies, procedures and standards

  • Educate team members on safe operations of new processes or modifications.

  • Effectively communicate Owens Corning’s stand on safety throughout the Plant to ensure all employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Owens Corning.

  • Transform plant safety and environmental performance to world-class levels that align with division and Owens Corning corporate goals

  • Build and foster a safety culture among all plant employees

  • Reduce the plant’s environmental foot print in the community

  • Incorporate the safety stand and safe improvements into all people-related initiatives.


  • Personal Safety Action Plan (PSAP) - implement and review with leader annually

Develop skills and grow capabilities in the plant

  • Develop and implement training programs in a coordinated effort with appropriate plant personnel

  • Continually reinforce the Company’s stand on safety

  • Recognize employee accomplishments and contributions

  • Grow and develop the plant safety specialist for a future EHS Leader position

  • Build leadership capability within Safety teams


  • Safety Coordinator growth and development apparent and documented through performance management process.

  • Safety team audits confirm team progress and documentation is compliant.

Oversee compliance with governmental regulations and corporate programs

  • Ensure regulatory compliance of all environmental permits and processes

  • Create, maintain, and oversee the compliance calendar for all regulatory requirements

  • Effectively address enforcement actions from local, state or federal agencies

  • Provide expert technical support in identifying and resolving critical regulatory issues.

  • Ensure adherence to corporate policies and programs

  • Maintain the corporate management systems

  • Address deficiencies identified in internal EHS audits

  • Lead and support safety initiatives and processes to drive towards an injury free culture.

  • Lead and support environmental initiatives and process to drive towards zero NOVs.

  • Advise and guide the Natural Leadership Team (NLT) in developing and implementing a risk-ranked strategic plan, prioritize and advocate capital/resource requests, and advise the leadership team on all aspects of environmental requirements and responsibilities

  • Sets and accomplishes critical metrics regularly to ensure continuous improvement in the processes that lead to a 100% engaged safety culture at the plant


  • Safety Metrics – RIR/TIR, First Aids, Minor Injury No Treatments (MINT), Near Misses, SAFE Management, and Critical 6

  • Safety Improvement

  • Increased momentum in Near Miss and Hazard ID Reporting

  • Risk control process / hazard control risk score reduction

  • Safe work plans and JHA’s

Knowing Our Customers

  • Elevates the customer perspective of self and others by knowing our products, manufacturing and selling processes; leverages this knowledge to influence other leaders to make the best business decisions.

  • Works to understand all phases of product distribution, sales, and field use.



  • Bachelor’s degree in safety and environmental management or a related field

  • 3 years EHS leadership in an industrial environment or a graduate of Owens Corning Environmental, Health & Safety Leadership Program


  • Four to six years of progressive manufacturing safety experience

  • Professional certification preferred (CSP)

  • Experience in union environment preferred

  • Leading change management efforts

  • Demonstrated success coaching and leading teams in a high employee empowerment culture, while training and developing technical skills in others.

  • Managing and delivering results through projects and initiatives.

  • Experience utilizing computer programs and Microsoft Office products


  • Ability to travel as required (10-20%).

  • Strong working knowledge of environmental, health, and safety compliance law and industrial hygiene

  • Ability to identify hazards, critical process, and system needs and implement appropriate action plans

  • Ability to establish agreement and consensus with management and engage employees (both union and non-union) is critical

  • Ability to initiate and lead cross-functional teams and management / union committees to achieve objectives

  • Adept at developing and delivering safety training

  • Skillful in driving and managing change

  • Learns concepts and new skills at a very rapid pace and applies learning to the job.

  • Understands deep and complex scientific concepts and can troubleshoot problems based on abstract data.

  • Conducts himself/herself with the highest ethical and moral standards; quality and detail driven; unyielding performance expectations of self and others in living the OC Safety Stand.


About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 66 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com .

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.