Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager

Location : 3200 Fruit Ridge Ave, Walker, MI 49544


Who We Are:

Challenge Manufacturing is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier to a growing portfolio of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Since 1981, Challenge Manufacturing has grown from a very small shop in Walker, Michigan to 12 locations across North America with 4,000 team members supported by 1,500 industrial robots.   


What Makes Us Different?

Challenge Manufacturing is an employee-owned company and is currently ranked in the top 50 largest employee-owned companies in North America. Being an employee-owned company enables the Company to maintain a collaborative and teamwork-oriented work culture. Additionally, over time as the company grows, employees will share in that upside financially through ESOP retirement benefits.


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Position Summary:

This position has primary responsibility for managing the Corporate Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) function. Promotes EHS&S awareness with the emphasis on preventing incidents and protecting the environment. Responsible for recognizing and assessing hazards in the work place and recommending corrective measures. Works with plant personnel and Corporate EHS&S to ensure compliance with applicable regulations (OSHA, EPA, etc.) and implementation of best practices. Manages internal EHS&S systems and completes required reports and notifications. Conducts EHS&S training and coaching as necessary. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and /or Safety Engineering and Management or closely related science/engineering field is required. Advanced Degree or EHS related Professional Certification (CHMM, CIH or CSP) preferred, but not required
  • Five plus (5+) years’ experience in manufacturing environment with emphasis on environmental and safety management
  • Must have ability to work without direct day-to-day supervision
  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of EHS&S compliance (local, state/provincial and national) regulations that are applicable to the facility
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply EHS&S regulations to site operations. Must be capable of managing and leading all EHS&S functional activities
  • Thorough knowledge in relation to develop processes and practices related to the following key areas: HSE Management System implementation; Behavior Based Safety; Ergonomics (including office); Risk Assessment and Reduction; Industrial Hygiene; Accident/incident investigation; and core Safety.




Benefits We Offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, Company-Paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.