Barnes Group
Health, Safety & Environmental Manager
At a glance
Location: US-MI-Lansing Map
Posted: 05/11/2021
Closing: 06/10/2021
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: 4 to 6 years
Barnes Group
Job description

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Manage all health, safety and environmental programs for the division to assure compliance with Barnes standards and all applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. At least 50% of time is spent on the shop floor working directly with employees, supervisors, engineers assessing and mitigating risks, coordinating HSE activities and driving new HSE initiatives.
  • Conduct risk assessments including job safety analyses (JSAs), machine guarding and confined space assessments, annual program assessments required by regulation, PPE assessments, etc.
  • Partner with employees, supervisors and managers to improve hazard recognition skills and foster a proactive safety culture.
  • Establish procedures and train affected employees to ensure compliance with site permits; prepare and submit all environmental compliance reports, plans and documents according to established deadlines (e.g., NPDES/SPDES, NESHAPS, Tier II, Form R, P2 Plans, Biennial Reports, SWPPP, SPCC, etc.).
  • Analyze the site’s carbon footprint, water usage and waste streams; identify and implement projects to reduce them and achieve the company’s 2025 targets.
  • Investigate workplace incidents to determine root cause and assist in identifying and implementing corrective actions. Manage elements of the Worker’s Compensation program, including initial investigation and reporting, claims management, and safe return to work.
  • Actively participate on site Safety Committee and in Division activities including self-audits, continuous improvement events (Gemba, Kaizen, 3P, etc.), and awareness and recognition programs.
  • Develop and conduct employee HSE training in collaboration with the BA HSE team.
  • Drive the Management of Change process to ensure HSE impacts are identified and addressed proactively.
  • Track and report all HSE data in accordance with Barnes standards and federal, state and local regulatory requirements.


  • 4-6 years’ HSE experience in a manufacturing environment, with emphasis on health & safety.
  • Experience in identifying and abating critical risks, such as machine guarding, electrical safety, and lock out tag out program.
  • Demonstrated experience in HSE management systems and process improvement. Requires understanding of state and federal regulations and standards.
  • Proven track record of success in working with government agencies and preventing regulatory non-compliance.
  • Strong leadership and people engagement skills; leads by example using leadership effectiveness (EI).
  • Develops effective working relationships which foster integrity, trust and respect.
  • Effectively communicate and share information, knowledge and expertise with all levels of the organization.
  • Substantial functional experience with successful track record of results.
  • Must have the ability to be resourceful and collaborate to foster continuous improvement.
  • Must have the ability to inspire the team to drive productivity increases and standardization.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Competent in all areas of chemical management including chemical lines and clean rooms.
  • Experience leading ISO14001, OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) or MSHARP desirable.
  • Working knowledge of homeland security programs.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Health/Industrial Hygiene or Safety related field. MS degree a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Health, Safety & Environmental Manager