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EHS Leader – North America

  • Current & GE Lighting
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/8/2017 3:50:23 PM
  • 3022010
  • Job Function: Environmental Health & Safety
  • Business Segment: Current & Lighting GE Lighting
Location(s): United States; Ohio; East Cleveland


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At GE Lighting, we’re bringing the future to light through a new generation of lighting that is as different from Edison’s first light bulbs as smartphones are from the first telephones. We’re innovating ultra-efficient, high-quality and affordable LEDs for every socket and every room in the home. Plus, we’re unleashing the ultimate living experience through a suite of connected lighting products that enable homeowners to do more, be better and connect simply.


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GE’s C by GE brand unleashes the ultimate living experience through a suite of connected products that enable homeowners to do more and be better. Part of the GE Lighting portfolio, C by GE products build on the company’s century of innovation, invention and imagination at work. Our deep understanding of the home and our expertise in the connectivity of things results in simple, connected designs to help people thrive.

In the US, GE continues to be the most recognized, respected, trusted and preferred lighting brand.

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.

Role Summary:
The EHS Leader will lead EHS across North America to world-class Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) performance. The successful candidate will have exceptional technical and communication skills and the ability to influence leaders across all functions.

Essential Responsibilities:

The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer with dotted line responsibility to Vice President, Environment Health and Safety. The scope includes EHS responsibilities for all Lighting functions and locations in North America and high-level security oversight for the NELA campus. Success will be assured through building positive, effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities Include :


  • Develop the Global EHS strategy and coordinate the implementation and communication with European counterparts
  • Develop and implement EHS strategy to lead the North America operations to world-class EHS performance
  • Work cross functionally to understand the needs of the business and implement programs that support business needs and are responsive to the external environment
  • Drive metrics development and facilitate progress toward goals; oversee heat map process and participate in audit planning and prioritization within region; establish priorities and coordinate efforts with the Regional EHS shared services teams to meet objectives
  • Actively participate in Regional reviews; team with the Regions and Enterprise Standards to share Best Practices and improve business EHS performance
  • Coach and develop site EHS Representatives to identify growth opportunities and meet their career potential; ensure retention of key talent
  • Manage North Americas EHS and NELA campus Security budgets; set priorities and review EHS programs
  • Leads and facilitates the Session E program
  • Provide leadership on regulatory agency interactions related to operations and legacy sites, as needed
  • Assure correct reporting of all incidents according to regulatory, Lighting and GE requirements and procedures
  • Review and evaluate root cause incident analysis as needed; ensure appropriate follow up and communication are complete
  • Lead Americas site teams for Session E and similar reviews; work with operations leadership to develop and implement a mini-Session E or similar interim review plans
  • Provide high level leadership to the NELA campus Security function
  • Support information and customer requests within Americas region

    Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years of EHS experience in a professional EHS role

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of global compliance regulations and industry practices
  • Knowledge of GE's EHS management systems
  • Hands-on attitude, analytical skills, coaching capability
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and drive multiple programs
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills


    GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.



    Locations: United States; Ohio; East Cleveland

    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 conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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