Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Poplar Bluff, MO, US, 63901

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Job Description

As an Environmental Health and Safety Manager with Briggs & Stratton you will lead safety, environmental compliance efforts and manage relationships with applicable Federal, State, and local contacts for multiple locations. Implement Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs that protect employees and reduce risk to the company in coordination with local management. Investigate accidents and employee complaints as necessary and partners with plant leadership to implement preventative measures.

You will do this by:

  • Coordinating and implementing the application of safety rules, policies, and initiatives that help to create a safe workplace. Maintains OSHA logs, EHS records, and reporting for internal and external use.
  • Leading all plant-level environmental compliance and sustainability initiatives (hazardous waste, air emissions, water, obtaining and maintaining permits, and etc.) both directly and in coordination with internal specialists and external consultants. May include multiple facilities.
  • Leading site activities with regulatory agencies to verify compliance, resolve situations, and maintain a cooperative working relationship.
  • Escalating/reporting any potential violations and implements corrections as needed.
  • Conducting frequent safety and environmental inspections and procedural audits in the field and has the skills, knowledge, and ability to take immediate corrective action if required.
  • Recommending and implementing EHS related capital projects for supported facilities.
  • Investigating all workplace accidents and environmental incidents through root cause analysis and recommending policies, procedures, and/or other actions to correct problems and prevent future occurrences.
  • May direct the work of others
  • Partnering with Global Security to implement programs and technology that protect employees and assets.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

You are the kind of person who is/has:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of applicable EHS regulations ensuring facility compliance with government agencies (i.e. OSHA, EPA, DNR, etc.) and safety regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing environment safety (i.e. industrial hygiene, ergonomics, machinery guards, interlock systems, industrial vehicle training, PPE, and etc.).
  • Experience in implementing comprehensive safety, environmental, and sustainability projects.
  • Ability to investigate and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and use sound judgment to draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Computer skills, data analysis and reporting tools, and other applicable applications.
  • Ability to work independently to carry tasks/projects through to completion while meeting established deadlines.
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location



Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Environmental Engineering or related Science disciplines

Experience Requirements

Minimum 5 years of EHS experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

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