Director - Environmental Health & Safety

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CURRENT ASSOCIATES OR TEMPORARY ASSOCIATES: Please apply via your internal Workday career account.

As Hypertherm's Director - Global Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), you will join us as a visionary leader responsible for increasing our "Culture of Safety" across Hypertherm's global footprint with a focus on risk mitigation through re-engineering of manufacturing processes, new health and safety program development and deployment, environmental compliance and safety performance management.

Hypertherm has five VPP Star locations in New Hampshire and is nationally recognized as a workplace safety leader and a best place to work both regionally and nationally.

Some of the benefits you can expect with a career at Hypertherm:

  • Global, 100% employee-owned company for over 50 years

  • Stable, growing organization with a no-layoff philosophy

  • Profit-Sharing & Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP)

  • Four days/year Community Service Time

  • Strong commitment to Environmental Stewardship

  • Gym facilities open 24/7 with free fitness classes

  • Onsite primary health clinic

In this role, you will be responsible for strengthening our "culture of safety" by:

  • Developing a rolling 5-year global safety strategy to support our corporate strategy and safety vision in collaboration with regional, functional, and business teams.

  • Leading a team of highly-talented EH&S Engineers responsible for maintaining adherence to all applicable environmental, safety, and occupational health standards and providing required safety training and certification to associates globally.

  • Identifying and implementing innovations in the deployment of safety initiatives and practices using data-driven insights and trend analyses to inform operational decision-making related to process and capital investments.

  • Leading our Global Safety Council. Embrace and grow our network of Safety Champions across our organization through experiential learning and formal training.

  • Developing and implementing safety management systems, increasing the integration of Environmental Health and Safety programs and policies into our organization's daily operations.


  • Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) in a related field (engineering preferred), and 10+ years of progressive, strategic Environmental Health and Safety leadership

  • Experience leading and expanding "culture of safety" programs within a multi-site manufacturing company

  • Proven experience implementing and using Safety Management Systems

  • Experience progressively leading companies and the ability to lead through impact & influence

  • Experience interfacing with all levels of regulatory agencies

  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities

  • Strong analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15 years of progressive experience in safety management, including the senior leadership of the safety organization at a global, multi-site manufacturing company

  • Ergonomic injury prevention experience

  • OSHA VPP Star certification experience

Location: Lebanon, New Hampshire (relocation assistance available) Open to considering hybrid (onsite/remote) to individuals within a drivable distance.

Hypertherm is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all applications. All employment decisions are based on business need, job requirements and our values as an associate-owned company without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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