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EH&S Manager - Mundelein, IL

Mundelein, IL, US, 60060

APG Central


Job ID:  221539


Northfield, a CRH company, is a division within Oldcastle APG.  APG is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete masonry, dry mix, and hardscape products. With over $2B in sales, APG operates across 36 states and 5 Canadian provinces through a network of over 195 operating locations and more than 6,500 employees.


Job Summary


Partnering with the President and the company leadership team to develop a strategic Environmental Health & Safety program that achieves world class environmental and safety results.  The company EH&S Manager will also help implement procedures and programs to minimize environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements by performing the following duties:


  • Develop both a short term and long term environmental and safety strategy that drives significant positive cultural change.
  • Manage environmental project activities including, scheduling, tracking and planning for environmental assessments, site investigations, feasibility studies, and remedial action plans.
  • Provide guidance and technical expertise on requirements of EH&S regulations, keeping management informed of legislative updates and the necessary actions to remain compliant including potential impacts of pending rules.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all Corporate EH&S policies.
  • Drives continuous improvement in EH&S activities, programs, behaviors and culture to reduce risk.
  • Drive the Northfield Oldcastle site wide process to identify risks, actions being taken to reduce the risks. 
  • Identification of trends in incidents and near miss reports and ensures actions are completed to address root causes in a cost effective and timely manner. 
  • Identify and or conduct EH&S related training to improve site EH&S performance.
  • Interprets data and observations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines and advises management accordingly.
  • Participate in workers compensation claims with Management, HR and carriers.
  • Negotiate settlements of all citations and responses to OSHA and environmental compliance issues.
  • Develop and implement sampling and monitoring plans which may include installing, operating and maintaining equipment which monitor air, land, and/or water pollution levels.
  • Work with Maintenance, Engineering and any other related department on equipment guarding, design, installation and compliance.
  • Develop strategies to obtain environmental operating permits for new installations and modifications to existing installations.
  • Prepares and submits to the relevant regulatory agencies permit applications to obtain operating permits for new installations and modifications to existing permits.
  • Evaluate current and proposed codes, standards, regulations and guidelines to determine the impact on current and future programs and activities.
  • Coordinates professional development opportunities for Plant Managers, General Managers and EH & S Coordinators.
  • Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis as needed.




  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred in Science field, plus five to ten years related experience and/or training in related functions; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must have ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite, web-based data management tools and Internet applications.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and article for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.
  • Must have ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.
  • Must have the ability to define problems, collect data establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must have ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematic or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Physical Environment


  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds.
  • Regularly required to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • May require traveling 50 to 75% of the time.  (travel restrictions apply during Covid-19)


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Northfield, a CRH company,  is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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