Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Manager – TILT HOLDINGS – Garfield Heights, OH

Job Status: Full-Time/Exempt
Organizational Level: Sr. Manager
Division: Headquarters – HQ (centralized services)
Location: Northeast US (MA, NY, OH, PA)
*Direct Supervisor: Director of EHS Risk Management
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*JOB SUMMARY
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The Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Manager (“EHS Manager”) manages Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health (EHS) initiatives at Tilt Holdings facilities. In this role, the incumbent will be responsible to participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive EHS management system with the goal of ensuring 100% operational compliance across all Tilt assets, with a focus on facilities in the Northeast US states of Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The EHS Manager will be responsible for structuring and delivering trainings to Tilt employees on-site and remotely as needed. This individual will be a member of the Tilt Compliance Team.

In this role, the EHS Manager will develop, implement and ensure consistent conformance to EHS policies, Good Manufacturing Practices (“GMP”), compliance-based training programs, written programs and procedures to promote EHS awareness throughout all of Tilt’s assets. The EHS Manager would be, or would be expected to become, an expert in the fields of OSHA compliance and environmental management, and shall demonstrate competency with industrial hygiene sampling techniques, EHS auditing, EHS employee training programs development and presentation, and cannabis industry and/or process safety management.

The EHS Manager will participate in the development and implementation of an EHS Compliance Management System, including the generation and use of compliance-based checklists and audits following an ISO Management system model.

The EHS Manager will be responsible for fostering a safety culture among the Tilt workforce by developing an employee led EHS management system that empowers all Tilt Holdings employees to participate in meeting Company objectives in a safe and compliant manner.

The EHS Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Tilt Director of EHS Risk Management, supporting the development and implementation of company-wide safety and risk-reduction initiatives.

*JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership

  • Proactively drive EHS awareness and communicate best practices related to EHS risk mitigation and safety culture throughout field operations;
  • Effectively and professionally communicates and maintains relationships with both EHS and Cannabis regulators and inspectors in respective States within the NE Region.
  • Coordinates jurisdiction-specific Tilt Safety Committees, including monthly meeting coordination, Safety Committee audits and functions, Safety Committee training and annual certification, and Safety Committee Corrective Action Management Program;
  • Facilitates cross-site discussions, projects and best-practice sharing across cultivation, manufacturing, and retail sites regarding EHS topics EHS risk management at each location.

Compliance

  • Investigates all EHS accidents, incidents and near misses, completes accident investigation in compliance with Tilt policies and identifies necessary EHS corrective action(s) including the assignment of responsibility for each action and follow-through to ensure technical accuracy and completion;
  • Performs routine audits and inspections of facility-level health, safety and environmental procedures and controls and collaborates with location management to report audit results and make audit data available for corrective action management, including the generation of data to a Corporate dashboard;
  • Completes required Life Safety, OSHA, Environmental, and Industrial Hygiene audits for all Tilt regional locations on an assigned and continual basis;
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of applicable local, State and Federal EHS laws, regulations, building, fire and life safety codes, best management practices and industry EHS trends;
  • Ensures compliance with EHS regulations, policies, and procedures and assists in development, implementation and auditing of company-wide and location-specific EHS Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for retail and manufacturing locations.
  • Completes and maintains a Job Hazard Analysis (“JHA”), including Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) risk assessment, for every category of employment at Tilt’s assets, and incorporates the results of all JHAs and PPE risk assessments into Tilt’s EHS Training Needs Qualification Matrix;
  • Coordinates the monthly generation of the EHS Compliance Calendar for use across all Tilt assets and collaborates with other Departments as necessary to ensure dissemination of the calendar to all employees;
  • Continuously monitors the implementation of policies and SOP’s, ensures updates as necessary and conducts regular trainings for all employees;
  • Conducts regular compliance audits at all Tilt-owned dispensaries, growing and processing operations and advises facility-level leadership on the implementation or operation of EHS compliance programs for that location;
  • Ensures the conduct of high quality environmental, health, safety, and risk assessments, health impact assessments, and data/knowledge management, synthesis, and translation to guide and inform corporate policy development;
  • Designs and works with relevant stakeholders to implement improvements in communication, monitoring and enforcement of compliance standards;
  • Conducts industrial hygiene monitoring, analyzes risks, and contributes to corrective and preventative action plans;
  • Develops, schedules and ensures delivery of impactful and interactive training to supervisors, employees and contractors on subjects related to EHS and EHS risk management;
  • Administers, directs or coordinates training process for OSHA Certification, First Aid/CPR, PPE, Ergonomics, and AED programs for each Tilt location in the Northeast.
  • Manages all environmental aspects of Tilt’s NE Regional assets including stormwater, odor management, utilities consumption and waste disposal.

People and Development

  • Manages corrective actions, in partnership with Human Resources, for compliance incidents and observations documented through EHS auditing process and works with Facilities and Operations to identify most practicable means to correct and document all non-conformances.
  • Trains TILT employees at all businesses on appropriate environmental, industrial hygiene and occupational safety and health processes;
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for Compliance personnel in locations to triage issues, answer questions or raise issues the EHS Director.
  • Develops weekly employee EHS communication pieces for posting and release to employees in local jurisdictions and communicates compliance-related issues and guidance to employees in a clear, consistent and effective manner.
  • Collaborates with peers in Operations, Human Resources and Compliance to ensure uniformity of all EHS communications;
  • Consults with the appropriate HR business partner on Workers Compensation-related matters, central to that location and Division;
  • Coordinates cross-functional efforts with Compliance, Human Resources, Operations, and Facilities for thorough analysis of risks and development of mitigating strategies;
  • Collaborates with Human Resources to ensure the implementation of consistent responsive action strategies in cases of EHS compliance violations or EHS disciplinary policy violations;
  • Serves as a confidential point of contact for employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on workplace safety issues or dilemmas, and report irregularities within the work environment;
  • Help to sustain a Company business environment that is welcoming, respectful, equitable and supportive for a diverse range of people.

*QUALIFICATIONS
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Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering, Food Science, or related field required; Master’s degree desirable;
  • Minimum of 6 years of Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental Management, and Industrial Hygiene experience in a highly regulated industry, preferably with GMP implementation experience;
  • Demonstrated experience performing EHS audits and leading corrective actions through to completion;
  • Demonstrated experience in Process Safety Management, ISO 14001/OSHAS 18000, ISO 45001, Lean Manufacturing, 5S or Six Sigma;
  • Experience in horticulture, indoor grow environments, agriculture or cannabis growing experience;
  • Strong Organizational Skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Ability to translate technical requirements into plain language;
  • Ability to aggregate and analyze potentially high volume of information;
  • Ability to have a teacher mentality, ability to effectively communicate and teach to a variety of learning styles;
  • Experience with sanitation processes in manufacturing;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate to all levels within an organization, particularly senior management;
  • Extensive Knowledge of OSHA and workplace safety compliance;
  • Experience managing Worker’s Compensation Cases and OSHA 300 Logs;
  • Versed in emerging environmental management principles including but not limited to risk assessment, carbon offsetting, energy efficiency and energy management;
  • Ability to work in a matrixed, highly collaborative environment;
  • Ability to think critically and strategically align programs and projects to business objectives.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or related software;
  • Clean driving record and ability to use personal vehicle or rental vehicle for Regional travel.

*Preferred Qualifications:
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  • Experience in the development of a comprehensive Quality Management System in a start-up business environment;
  • OSHA Authorized General Industry Outreach Instructor, or capable of being Authorized;
  • Comfort and experience speaking/training in front of large groups;
  • Advanced knowledge and/or experience mitigating COVID19 risks in the workspace;
  • Experience managing EHS affairs with a multi-state operating organization;
  • Experience managing EHS affairs in the Cannabis industry;
  • ISO Lead Auditor or Quality Systems Auditing experience;
  • Professional Certification by a Recognized Certifying Authority;
  • Knowledge of food safety, GMP guidelines, and cannabis laws and regulations;
  • Advanced skills for creating and reporting audit data on a Corporate EHS or Quality Systems Dashboard.

*Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
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  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods and lift up to 20 pounds;
  • Willingness to travel, including overnight up to 40%;
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at desk and working on a computer;
  • Must be able to work in high and low temperature extremes with potential work in both indoor cultivation and greenhouse environments and the exterior environment all times of the year;
  • Must be able to work in tight spaces in and near Cannabis plants;
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required and includes all other duties as assigned by management;
  • Candidates must be prepared to work a fully flexible work schedule that include nights and weekends, as needed, to meet fluctuating business demand.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required and includes all other duties as assigned by management.

TILT Holdings Inc. (“TILT”) manages a portfolio of successful companies that operate in the cannabis industry delivering products and services to businesses and individuals. TILT subsidiaries operate in multiple states, including cannabis grow facilities, dispensaries, distribution networks, and business-to-business sales of vaporizer hardware components.

The TILT team is composed of committed professionals from diverse backgrounds, sharing in the excitement of growing a company in this dynamic field. The opportunities for development and expansion are abundant.

At TILT, we believe that taking care of our people and doing what’s right for the business are complimentary imperatives. Because of this, we invest in our employees, offering a comprehensive compensation package that includes benefits and career growth opportunities. We are passionate about sustaining a business environment that is welcoming, respectful, equitable and inclusive for a diverse range of people.

We offer a culture and life-enhancing careers that TILT in favor of employees.

Location: 14646 Neo Parkway, Garfield Heights, OH 44128

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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