Title:  Plant EH&S Manager

Req ID:  4837
Job Category:  Manufacturing / Truck Driver

Coxsackie, NY, US, 12192



Be Part of the Future of Sleep!


At Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), we're more than a mattress company, we're a leading global sleep company with a mission to help people sleep better so they can live healthier lives. With a 150-year heritage in delivering industry-leading sleep solutions, we own iconic brands including Serta®, Beautyrest®, Simmons® and Tuft & Needle®.


What You'll Do:


  • Following the overall EHS strategy, you will plan, organize, and lead the plant’s environmental, health, and safety management systems and activities
  • Plan and control budgeted EHS expenditures always seeking ways to minimize spending without sacrificing the quality or effectiveness of EHS policies or programs
  • Owns and manages the plant safety audit system, ensuring they are performed as scheduled and data is captured, monitored and used to drive improvements
  • Maintain, monitor and report on all EHS performance metrics
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of EHS-related site-specific written programs/policies/procedures (such as Lockout-Tagout, Confined Space Entry, Mobile Equipment, Fall Protection, Electrical Safety, etc.).  Ensure these policies and procedures are fully deployed and maintained within the plant
  • Effectively manage all EHS-related cases, including injury care, incident investigation, corrective actions, documentation, and reporting to internal/external parties as appropriate for the plant
  • Partner with the HRBP to maintain working knowledge of work-related injury/ worker’s compensation program.
  • Supervise the maintenance of all material safety data sheets (MSDS’s) to ensure they are always up-to-date and readily accessible.
  • Maintain employee industrial hygiene (IH) monitoring and related records for the plant
  • Develop and distribute safety materials for daily meetings as well as classroom/hands-on training.
  • Develop annual training plan based on the needs of each department
  • Manage site compliance with all applicable safety and environmental company policies, regulations and/or permits to minimize risks to employees and the organization
  • Ensure that the facility remains in compliance with City, County, OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations, as well as Serta Simmons Bedding EHS standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned

How You'll Do It:


  • Five years working experience in EHS in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in conducting incident investigation, hazard analysis/assessments, and problem solving.
  • Good working knowledge of regulatory standards (OSHA, EPA, DOT, NFPA fire codes, ANSI standards, etc.).
  • Strong orientation toward data and financial analysis.
  • Familiar with Lean and Quality Management techniques and systems.
  • Ensure that all required reports are submitted to Corporate EHS and government agencies, as needed (EPA, OSHA, etc.).
  • Actively engage in cultural activities within the plant to ensure a positive perception exists within the workforce regarding the EHS department.
  • Assist Human Resource (HR) Manager in new employee orientation process as needed, including, but not limited to, injury reporting, substance abuse program, and employee return-to-work program.

What You'll Bring:


  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health, environmental science, engineering, or another related field.
  • Board certified ASP, OHST, CSP, QEP, CIH or  other recognized certification/diplomas AND Technical/Management expertise in the areas of Human Operation Performance (HOP), Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Machine Guarding, Behavior Based Safety (BBS), ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and EHS related systems are preferred.

Job Factors/Work Environments


Limited travel.  Some travel to other plants and/or Corporate office to support EHS policy and procedures may be required.  Cross functional team environment.    Work environment will include shop floor, outside grounds, office, and training room.


Pay Range: $86,000 - $125,000/year


Why work at Serta Simmons Bedding?


When you join SSB, you become part of a winning and diverse team that is excited and committed to helping people get better sleep. We provide inspiring career opportunities, competitive benefits, employee perks, and the chance to be part of the future of sleep.


Benefits and Perks (USA, Salary non-union- optional):

  • Health, Dental, and Vision (starts on day one)
  • Annual employee contribution to HSA
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • 12 company holidays
  • Sick days
  • Company paid short- and long-term disability
  • Paid parental leave
  • Discount programs including Friends and family discounts
  • Referral Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Employees are required to comply with COVID policies established by a vendor or customer.


It is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment, based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed/religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping or expression), medical condition genetic information (including family medical history), or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.


SSB will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them, as required by law.


The hiring salary range for this position applies to where legally required, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Albany