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Caterpillar, Inc. Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) in Morton, Illinois

Career Area:

Environmental Health and Safety

Job Description:

At Caterpillar, we work to help our customers build a better world. Without our team of talented, bright and driven individuals, we wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today. Now, this is your chance to join our team and do work that matters. We want you to help us enable customer success, make progress possible around the world and help our communities grow and thrive. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Director of Environmental Health and Safety (Divisional EHS Manager internally). 

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear & Maintenance Components, e.g., Steel Products (Undercarriage and GET) and Specialty Products (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters).

We’re  committed * to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities –  *innovating  to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth. 

Through it all, we are one team (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYIDne7Q5ek&list=PLwAXbfivFg0jmiNqqgFLeQJpRB_i-UVln&index=39)  – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition. 

Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvCYWtWARlk&list=PLwAXbfivFg0jmiNqqgFLeQJpRB_i-UVln&index=25)

The Role:

The primary focus of this position is providing strategic leadership and technical support to champion and execute a comprehensive EHS strategy for 13,000+ people globally. This role will report Human Resources and work with our employees to continue to build a culture that is relentless in its pursuit of a Zero Injury Safety Culture and achieving our Sustainability goals.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Build the Divisional Safety and Sustainability strategy and govern execution plans

  • Lead a team of EHS and Occupational Health Professionals who coach and guide our facilities around the world with both technical and cultural EHS and Occupational Health support

  • Serve as a business partner to senior leadership and facility managers to drive results on divisional and enterprise EHS goals

  • Provide leadership and guidance to a team of Occupational Health nurses. Ensure the delivery of high-quality medical services by building on organizational effectiveness and engagement within the team

  • Build innovative EHS solutions for our teams to achieve Zero Injury, utilizing data analytics, metrics, cultural insights, and other data sources

  • Identify safety/health/environmental hazards inherent in the organization’s operations and establish guidelines for protection from those hazards

  • Responsible for sustainability strategy development and oversight of divisional sustainability goals and projects

  • Drive and report all EHS related metrics at a divisional level

  • Oversee conformance and compliance risks, through Compliance Counsels and assessments.

  • Lead EHS governance, communications and professional development with our internal customers

  • Oversea dangerous goods shipping compliance

  • Mentor and coach facility EHS teams throughout the division

  • Develop relationships and gain understanding of our internal customer needs (manufacturing, logistics and office)

  • Develop and share best-in-class examples of EHS Assurance Manual Requirements (Caterpillar Corporate Requirement)

  • Provide technical EHS leadership, including building and delivering interactive training

  • Act as a liaison between regulatory/governmental agencies, including developing relationships

  • Represents Division in Corporate level projects, as well as in National and International EHS Organizations.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical curriculum

  • 8+ years of previous EHS experience

  • 4+ years of previous leadership experience (direct or indirect)

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety or similar field of study

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization, including executive level

  • Previous experience building and executing an EHS strategy, especially focusing improving culture and capability building

  • Ability to set and execute a vision by inspiring and engaging teams through collaboration and communication

  • Experience with EHS in a manufacturing and/or logistics environment

  • Experience working with a global team

  • Proven ability to drive Safety Culture Change within a large organization

  • Proven ability to evaluate and solve complex technical and cultural EHS related issues

  • Extensive understanding of complex EHS concepts and regulations

  • Deliver Lean processes and solutions to customers (including minimizing waste throughout the division, providing clarity and driving to root cause)

Additional Information:

This position can be located at one of our various work locations in the US.

Relocation could be offered for the right candidate

This position requires 25% or less travel

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website www.Caterpillar.com/careers .

Relocation is available for this position.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.