Axalta Coating Systems

EHS&S Site Leader

Job Locations CA-ON-Cornwall
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/5/2021 2:51 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

We are seeking an experienced, energetic Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security Leader (EHSS) to join our North America Wood Coatings division located in Cornwall, Ontario. The Wood Coatings division manufactures technology leading OEM & distribution coatings for the global furniture, cabinetry, flooring and building products markets. The Site EHSS Leader role reports to the Cornwall Plant Manager and will be coached by the America’s NA-North Regional EHSS Leader.

This position is responsible for the leadership, coordination and implementation of environmental compliance, injury and fire prevention, process safety management, and industrial hygiene initiatives for our Cornwall Wood operations. These operations span across manufacturing, warehousing, and laboratories.


  • Able to navigate local Canadian EHS legislation/compliance.
  • To support process safety and RC14001 programs - will provide expertise on safety, health, and environment to line management. 
  • Experience with PSM implementation and Process Hazard Analysis (PHA).
  • Ability to draft and maintain standards, compile reports, and submit to various regulatory agencies. 
  • Provide technical and regulatory EHSS guidance for programs including non-hazardous and hazardous waste, wastewater management, air emissions, hazard communication, injury and illness prevention, 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 and coordinate the 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 EHSS inspection program and track corrective action items to completion.
  • Support annual environmental permit submissions, assist with preparation of regulatory reports (wastewater, hazardous materials, air compliance, etc.).
  • Participate in EHSS audits as appropriate.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, safety, or environmental management.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of federal, provincial, and local EHSS regulations.
  • Professional Certification: CRSP, Hazardous Materials or other certifications a plus.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in an environmental, health, safety, or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with process safety and RC14001 programs.
  • Experience in implementing and sustaining OH&S programs 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.
  • Have experience with behavior-based safety and root cause investigation techniques as well as delivering safety training and maintaining accurate records.
  • Respirator certified and be able to wear protective equipment required during emergency response to a chemical spill an asset.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and/or overtime when needed.
  • Frequently required to conduct production floor and warehouse visits to perform inspections, drills, EHSS audits and may serve as an incident commander in ERT activities all of which may require prolonged standing or walking, negotiation of obstacles and bending or stooping during.
  • Travel may be required – up to 10% annually.

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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