EHS Manager

Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Pleasant Prairie, WI, US, 53158

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, utility products, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, electrical components, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. The company also offers digital solutions including contractor planning and utility grid resiliency as well as field services including cable testing, rejuvenation and replacement to support our customers as a value-add partner. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement and unlimited growth opportunities. Our more than seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the well-being of the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what’s possible?  

Location: Pleasant_Prairie, WI

Southwire Job Description

Job Summary/Objective:
This position is responsible for providing safety leadership through best-in-class strategies, programs, and processes, in support of a diverse workforce. In leading our Culture of Zero, the EHS Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, directing, and enforcing EH&S procedures, programs and processes and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements and to eliminate or minimize EH&S risks to the Company, its employees, the environment, and the communities in which the company operates. 

The duties for this position are leading environmental, safety and health matters, education/training, execution and auditing of safe work procedures, coordination of incident investigations, injury prevention plans, EHS audits/inspections, safety/security projects, contractor safety, communications, and reporting as required to the EHS Director and regulatory agencies as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create synergy and lead the Environmental Safety & Health and OPS culture at your site.  Develop and monitor effective EHS management strategies, provide recommendations and technical expertise on regulatory compliance.
  • Develop, implement, and communicate policies, programs, procedures, and initiatives that impact the safety and well-being of employees, property, and equipment.
  • Perform worksite assessments to determine and evaluate risks, assess potential hazards and controls, investigate incidents, maintain, and evaluate incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans.  
  •  Audit and monitor activities to ensure all safety and health regulatory requirements are being met. Includes but not limited to:  Key Performance Measures (KPIs), TTIs expectations, identify opportunities for improvement and provide recommendations based on findings.
  • Perform and oversee the investigation of incidents, injuries, and unsafe working conditions including interfacing with workers compensation claims and communication with injured workers and the return-to-work strategies.
  • Lead the incident reporting process and maintain required records related to workplace issues and incidents, as well as health, safety, and loss control investigations, working collaboratively within the organization.
  • Provide direction and support to achieve zero recordable incidents through behavioral-based safety, injury-free events (IFEs), safety interventions, human performance principles (Pre-Job Brief), hazard identification/elimination, work practice controls, employee engagement and other company.
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance in risk-related matters, including ergonomics, industrial hygiene, safety, environmental, incident investigation, business resiliency and occupational health processes and regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct monthly and or annual training of employees in matters related to environmental, safety, health compliance, behavior-based safety principles, and energy-based safety components
  • Partner with operation leaders to ensure compliance with Company and regulatory requirements. Analyzes key EHS metrics to assist operations in the execution of continual improvement plans. Identifies budgetary needs to address risk reduction and compliance assurance. Ensures key performance metrics, including occupational injury/illness and environmental sustainability results are accurately reported and communicated.


  • Bachelor's degree in occupational safety or a related degree
  • 10+ years of experience within a construction, manufacturing, installation, or related field
  • Professional certifications in safety desired.




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Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching
  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) 
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays 
  • Long & Short-Term Disability 
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities  
  • Parental Leave 
  • & More 

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Kenosha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee