Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Date: May 22, 2023

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs & Stratton

At the top of our Commitment to Win it reads: "safety and integrity are foundational to what we do" and it's with that emphasis that our next Employee Health & Safety Manager will join the team. This key position oversees multiple local Milwaukee area sites, reporting in to a Director. The position also offers the opportunity to work closely with the Director in leading the function locally while collaborating with EH&S professionals at other non-local sites throughout the organization. 

Position Description

Leads safety, environmental compliance, and relationships with applicable Federal, State, and local contacts for greater Milwaukee locations. Implements Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs that protect employees and reduce risk to the company in coordination with local management. Investigates accidents and employee complaints as necessary and partners with plant leadership to implement preventative measures.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and implements 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.
  2. Leads 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.
  3. Leads site activities with regulatory agencies to verify compliance, resolve situations, and maintain a cooperative working relationship.
  4. Escalates/reports any potential violations and implements corrections as needed.
  5. Conducts 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.
  6. Recommends and implements EHS related capital projects for supported facilities.
  7. Investigates all workplace accidents and environmental incidents through root cause analysis and recommends policies, procedures, and/or other actions to correct problems and prevent future occurrences.
  8. May direct the work of others
  9. Partners with Global Security to implement programs and technology that protect employees and assets.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Skills Requirements

  • 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 environmental, health & safety experience
  • Advanced proficiency in spreadsheet software
  • Ability to travel domestically, minimal, up to 15%, as needed



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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