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Manager, Environmental Health & Safety

Hamilton, Ontario Job ID 115937
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. and Canada employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Hamilton, Ontario
As a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies and within the Integrated Mission Systems Segment, the WESCAM division develops the most advanced optical sensor and targeting systems for global defense and military sectors, National Security, Search & Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies. From long-range covert surveillance missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, produce stabilized high-magnification electro1-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see first and act first.
About the Role
L3Harris is seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager to support our WESCAM division, with locations in Waterdown and Toronto, ON as well as field locations domestically and internationally. The successful candidate will be a subject matter expert with comprehensive knowledge of environmental, health, safety and sustainability programs, experience setting up and managing EHS programs in industrial and engineering settings and have a strong project management background.
The EHS Manager will lead a team of professionals and be responsible for implementing, and maintaining the policies, programs, and procedures within the L3Harris EHS management system, and will ensure compliance with all federal, provincial, local, and customer EHS requirements across the division. The EHS Manager must serve as a change agent and demonstrate the ability to guide operations leaders in implementing EHS programs, building a zero-injury culture, and minimizing impact on the environment.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Participate actively with the organization’s leadership to establish policies and directions to achieve the targets and objectives within the EHS program.
  • Lead and cultivate a team of EHS professionals to support actions and meet the site and company EHS goals and compliance obligations.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring company environment, health and safety (EHS) programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, provincial and local EHS regulations.
  • Works with stakeholders in the organization during space planning, building expansions and/or other changes in facilities or work areas to ensure EHS requirements and regulations are met.
  • Focuses on continuous improvement of EHS programs in processes, systems, and products.
  • Conducts workplace surveys, safety audits and assessments. Advises management of conditions requiring corrective action.
  • Provides/supports EHS briefings and training sessions as appropriate to fulfill regulatory requirements and foster a safe working environment.
  • Leads EHS committees and engages all employees to take ownership of EHS.
  • Use problem solving skills and risk assessments during investigations into the root cause of injuries, events, or near misses. Ensures appropriate actions are taken to correct and prevent recurrence of unsafe conditions and/or behaviors.
  • Supports pollution prevention and sustainability project identification and execution.
  • Uses common EHS tools and platforms (Gensuite) to meet corporate reporting requirements and enhance employee engagement and commitment.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • Flexible to support off-shift or weekend activities and response measures, when needed.

Required Capabilities 
  • Clearance preferred
  • EHS-related professional accreditations 
  • Experience in Canada and Ontario EHS regulatory requirements
  • Strong root cause analysis skills
  • Experience using and leveraging EHS common tools and systems, such as Gensuite
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal, problem-solving, and analysis skills
  • Exhibits sound judgment and professionalism in all situations
  • Self-directed, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assess priorities effectively
Desired Education and Experiences 
  • Requires both advanced business knowledge and highest level of technical mastery in functional area.
  • Leadership capability to guide teams.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 9 years of prior related experience.
  • Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
  • Strong technical understanding of occupational health and safety and environmental regulations and practices.
  • Experience developing and authoring risk assessments, policies, and training programs.
About L3Harris Technologies
In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.
Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next.  We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead.
As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve. In a world of ever accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster, delivering industry-leading value.
Organized into four segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 130 countries with annual revenues approximately $17 billion.
Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee
  • Brand new, custom-built 330,000 sq ft Engineering and Production facility atop the Waterdown escarpment in Hamilton
  • Close to hiking paths along the Bruce trail
  • Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
  • 18000 sq ft subsidized Café including 12 mini- Café areas throughout the complex
  • Free10,000 sq ft  on-site gym
  • Free wellness programs
  • Free fruit, bagels and coffee
  • Remote/hybrid work options, hoteling stations providing flexibility and multiple work options
  • Wellness rooms – first aid, prayer, mother’s room and quiet zones
  • Work/Life balance
  • Real opportunities for growth and development
  • A diverse and inclusive working culture
  • Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin your career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.  
This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.
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