Axalta Coating Systems

EHS Manager

Job Locations US-NC-High Point
Posted Date 4 days ago(4/14/2021 12:10 PM)
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Environmental Health & Safety/Medical


Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ownership of PSM and RC140001 programs - will provide in depth expertise on safety, health and environment to line management. 
  • Set standards, compiles reports and submit to various regulatory agencies. 
  • Provide technical and regulatory EHS guidance for programs including non-hazardous, biohazardous and hazardous waste, wastewater management, air emissions, hazard communication, biosafety, injury and illness prevention, chemical hygiene, industrial hygiene, lab safety, emergency preparedness, facilities / contractor safety, and pollution prevention
  • Develop, implement, deliver, and track effective training programs
  • Lead job hazard analysis assessments and new equipment and / or process safety reviews. Monitor closure of action items.
  • Implement site emergency response plan
  • Provide effective Incident Response and follow up
  • Oversee and conduct Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis.
  • Ensure injury and illness cases are effectively managed to closure and preventive measures are identified, communicated, and implemented.
  • Participate in EHS inspection program and track corrective action items to completion
  • Support annual environmental permit submissions, assist with preparation of regulatory reports (, wastewater, hazardous materials business plans, air district reports etc.).
  • Participate in EHS audits as appropriate

Working Conditions

Many duties are performed while sitting at a desk or conference room, (operating a computer, using a telephone, or writing and analyzing data and / or reports, attending meetings).

In addition, walking or standing within the office area is required for conducting inspections, drills, participating in agency inspections, conducting EHS audits, assisting and may serve as an incident commander in ERT activities.

Preferably able to be respirator certified and be able to wear protective equipment required during emergency response to a chemical spill.

Travel may be required – up to 25%.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in science, safety, environmental management, and / or sustainability engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in an environmental, health, safety, and sustainability related discipline and technical / practical knowledge of EHS+S regulations, codes, and guidelines.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of federal and local EHS regulations, including OSHA and EPA.
  • Professional certification: CSP, CIH, or other certifications a plus.
  • Must have Process Safety Management (PSM) experience
  • Experience in implementing and sustaining OSHA’s VPP program is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, evaluate, and recommend controls for workplace hazards.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required, including the ability to interact with outside regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and slide presentations required.
  • Technical and practical knowledge of biotechnology, research and development and / or manufacturing is highly recommended, or a willingness to quickly become proficient is required.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to influence others without authority.
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions.
  • Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Greets challenge and change as opportunity.
  • Has courage and confidence to take risks and learn from mistakes.
  • Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others.
  • The ability to effectively shift priorities and work at a rapid pace required.

Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.



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