EHS Manager

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Cary, IL, US

Company: Aptar Group

Notice of Job Opportunity

Regional Environment, Health & Safety Manager

Reports to: Director, Operational Excellence – EHS, Quality and CI

Location:  Cary, IL or Mukwonago, WI

(International relocation not available for this position; all candidates must be authorized to work in the US)



Job Summary

Aptar Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager is responsible for supporting and maintaining compliance with all Aptar and regulatory objectives, policies, and requirements. As a member of the EHS team, the EHS Manager will directly contribute to the creation of a world-class safety environment and assist in the reduction of the environmental impacts of operations across all Aptar North America facilities. This position reports to the Aptar Director of Operational Excellence – EHS, Quality, and CI, and will be based in either Mukwonago, WI or Cary, IL.  This position can be part-time remote (two to three days per week home working).  Travel up to 40%, primarily between Mukwonago and Cary, is expected.



Key Responsibilities


  • Execute current EHS programs and activities, and work with all employees to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Guide and assist sites to report, monitor, and drive correction of environmental, health, and safety concerns.
  • Guide and promote safe work performance by implementing proactive EHS systems, policies, and procedures; develop safety and environmental campaigns, communications, and recognitions in line with Division strategies.
  • Determine training requirements and aid specific sites and departments in completing training. Conduct training for managers and employees.
  • Implement and maintain Environmental Management Systems (Landfill Free, Eco-Efficiency program) and Safety Management Systems as required.
  • Support legal compliance audits; write and update procedures, training, etc.
  • Provide assistance and review all Aptar incident investigations, ensure corrective and preventive actions are appropriate, completed timely, and lessons learned communicated.
  • Assist to ensure all EHS reporting is completed, including monthly reporting, customer prequalification forms, and other requested information.
  • Implement and maintain loss prevention programs to achieve highly protected risk status.
  • Assist sites to achieve environmental and safety goals.
  • Coordinate all energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and waste generation reduction projects. Produce capital expenditure requests and present a business case for all projects.
  • Report EHS performance metrics to measure performance progress and to evaluate EHS and loss prevention program effectiveness within Aptar North America.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Travel up to 40%.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or a related technical discipline is required. Non-degreed candidates will not be considered.



  • Requires 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience, including EHS responsibilities in a manufacturing setting.
  • Strong working knowledge of EHS regulations and requirements (EPA, OSHA, DOT, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 EHS management systems preferred.
  • Experience in manufacturing (any industry) is required.
  • Knowledgeable in the technical fundamentals of safety management and risk assessments and reduction, including machinery and process safety, industrial hygiene, loss prevention, ergonomics and occupational health.
  • Must have experience in the hands-on execution of an EHS plan or strategy.

Required Skills

  • Excellent presentation and training skills.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, hands-on environment while managing multiple assignments with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate with and influence others who may have conflicting priorities or agendas.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • ASP or CSP a plus.


Other requirements

  • Travel: up to 40% - primarily local between Mukwonago, WI and Cary, IL, with some regional travel also required

Nearest Major Market: Chicago