Sr. EHS Manager in Bakersfield, CA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

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Job Description

The Sr. EHS Manager Leads the Implementation and Administration of established health, safety and environmental policies, procedures, and practices to meet requirements supporting short and long-term business needs.  Ensures connection between environment, health, and safety functions and supervises their joint work to assure compliance with organization and government environment, health and safety standards.  Reviews new products, equipment, and processes for potential hazards and recommends modifications before introduction.  Collaborates with employees and supervisors to identify and correct potential environmental, safety and health hazards.
Prepares governmental reports and participates in representation with outside agencies.  Manages, motivates and assesses performance of a small team of health, safety and environmental Specialists.


  • An extensive knowledge of federal, state, province, and OSHA regulations and procedures on a multi-state basis. Knowledge of loss control strategies related worker’s compensation regulations, general liability, auto, property, crime and third party administrators and their operations is essential.
  • Documented history of managing a multi-state safety program that achieved measurable results.  Retail, fleet, and distribution experience is highly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills required, in order to appropriately communicate with individuals of differing knowledge levels (e.g., store associates, management, doctors, attorneys, etc.) Ability to multi task, prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines and multiple requests desired.
  • Strong analytical skills needed to analyze and interpret data trends.
  • Managerial or supervisory experience along with strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of overall store, fleet and distribution operations, to include policies and procedures, use and availability of manuals and guides, employee position descriptions, training and development programs.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Ability to present to, and train both small and large groups.


  • College degree in Safety or Occupational Health, other safety related programs; (post-graduate education) preferred
  • Seven to Ten  years of related professional experience required;
  • Demonstration of prior supervisory / leadership experience is required.
  • Prior distribution center or manufacturing experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with OSHA VPP is a plus. 


  • Associate Safety Professional or Certified Safety Professional certification highly preferred or a willingness to obtain within five years or less. 
  • Understanding of Six Sigma process with a Black or Green Belt certification are a plus.
  • Other professional designations are a plus.