Plant EHS Manager

Date: Nov 14, 2022

Location: Mukwonago, WI, US, 53149

Company: Aptar Group


At Aptar, we use insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for our customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world.


Every day, Aptar creates “a-ha moments” for its customers and their consumers and patients by continually bringing innovations to market that convert non-dispensing packaging into breakthrough product-dispensing systems, including those that give people more effective ways to put on their favorite fragrance, kids the opportunity to pour ketchup without making a mess and patients connected technologies that help them more easily adhere to treatment.


We have manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America and over 13,000 dedicated employees in 18 different countries.




  • attract and develop high performing people.
  • promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • allow for failure by allowing people to make mistakes through an open and trusting environment.
  • invest in the development of employees through local, regional and global career opportunities.
  • contribute to the communities where we reside.




Represent the OE EHS&S pillar in a site(s) with a focus on safety. Ensure that local, regional and national regulatory requirements are met and that initiatives are implemented, utilized and developed within the site(s). Support the local management and local OE EHS&S Environmental Leader responsible in implementing defined initiatives and transformation towards a regional and global Aptar EHS&S approach.


The Plant Safety Manager provides leadership and direction to achieve the safety workplace vision through management commitment and employee ownership.   Establish a behavioral based safety culture and leads employees and management to implement and execute safety culture. Ensure safety and environmental health systems effectively address facilities risk profile.  Independently takes actions to drive continual improvement in both Safety and Health performance and practices, while managing complex problems and coordinating the implementation of innovative solutions.



  • Implement Aptar’s global EHS Management System and corresponding Global, Regional and site-level Strategies.
  • Ensure communication is effective and timely; that EHS&S reporting is made according to Aptar policy and that the site(s) communication EHS&S information as requested.
  • Facilitate standardization in a site(s).
  • Collaborate with other OE functions and key stakeholders to create and support internal and external networking
  • Maintain and improve upon existing safety and health related programs and activities
  • Leads the implementation of behavioral based safety programs
  • Identify and abate hazardous conditions or actions at plants that may cause injury, illness or property damage.
  • Advises plant management to establish changes in safety objectives and plan programs to achieve objectives and integrate safety into the culture of the organization.
  • Assist the region in managing safety programs, planning, organizing, budgeting, training and tracking execution of activities to achieve safety objectives or to implement administrative or technical controls that will eliminate or reduce hazards.
  • Develop and empower safety committees at each facility to support the plant safety program
  • Support the plant leadership in meeting their safety obligations
  • Conduct EHS audits at various facilities within the region Ownership for site-level EHS&S compliance audits, findings through to closure and corrective action planning to maintain conformity.
  • Ensure that mandatory safety and health standards are satisfied.
  • Maintain safety metrics for organization. Coordinate site representatives and support them in reaching measurable targets; provide technical training and support
  • Work with engineering to control hazards such as noise, chemical exposures, or biological hazards that can create harm.
  • Ensure that any dangerous chemicals and other products are procured, stored, and disposed of in ways that prevent fires, exposure to or harm from these substances.
  • Ensure that there are procedures in place to protect from any undesirable releases of harmful materials into the air, water or soil. Remain aware of the regulatory landscape, alerting Aptar corporate and other affected sites to changing regulations before they happen.
  • Perform accident investigations to determine the facts related to an accident or incident based on witness interviews, site inspections and collection of other evidence, and report findings.    Take necessary actions to eliminate hazard or unsafe work procedure in the future. Ownership of safety-related reporting and recordkeeping, proactively addressing incident root cause with corrective and preventative action plans and corresponding initiatives.
  • Organize, train and coordinate skilled employees with regard to emergencies such as fires, accidents, rescues, natural disasters, first aid, CPR or other incidents.






  • Bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience required. A degree in safety, Safety and Environmental Management preferred.



  • Management experience in leading teams.
  • Current knowledge of emerging EHS legislation regionally and experience proactively responding to legislation changes
  • Significant and proven experience in auditing against EHS management systems
  • 5+ years’ experience in managing safety, health, and environment issues and conducting accident investigations.
  • Must have working knowledge of Federal OSHA and EPA regulations.
  • Experience in ISO 14001 and/or 18001 preferred.



  • Strong ability to influence non-direct reports
  • Capability to train people in EHS&S methodologies
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to translate complex information into simple action
  • Thinks regionally and globally, beyond site responsibility
  • Strong results orientation, leadership capabilities and overall structured way of working
  • Ability to collaborate with and influence others without a direct reporting relationship
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to convert informational data into action plans
  • Strong understanding of key financial metrics
  • Strong customer service and responsiveness to others
  • Sense of urgency and ability to achieve results
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills


What we offer:

  • An exciting, diverse and value based working environment
  • Award-winning corporate university offering personal development and training opportunities.
  • Competitive base salary and performance-based bonus plan.
  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.
  • Innovative benefits plan, which includes 401k plan & Retirement Savings plan, vacation, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, pet insurance, wellness plan, and generous paid maternity/paternity leave.



Be You. Be Aptar

Aptar is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that a diverse workforce is key to our success. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee