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Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator

Job Number:  8972
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  LMV Automotive Systems
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Liberty, MO, US, 64068

Group Description


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.



Role Summary

This position contributes to the success of LMV by ensuring regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA), and accident prevention. This person is responsible for deploying, implementing, and leading the HSE agenda, at the division, by working together with the Leadership team with the integration of Safety, Environmental, prevention, and regulatory compliance into everyday work life.

Role Summary II

The Division HSE Coordinator has responsibility to analyze accident data, develop and implement actionable safety solutions. The ideal candidate is a subject matter expert in HSE and can clearly articulate, develop and implement actionable plans. The candidate is expected to provide collaborative, proactive, and creative problem solving ability to develop best-in-class HSE programs for the improvement of the overall HSE strategy within the division.

Key Responsibilities

(This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions or to perform other job duties requested by their manager.)

  1. Implement, execute, ensure compliance with the Cosma/Magna International HSE policies and procedures, and all federal, state, and local OSHA/EPA regulations (i.e. Lockout, HazCom, Machine Safety, SARA, RCRA, etc.)
  2. Lead the development and implementation of the HSE Annual Operating Plans and HSE Action Plans for the Division; develop and track KPI HSE Metrics for the division
  3. Achieve annual targets rates for Lost Time, Recordable, Severity, and Environmental
  4. Develop, implement, execute, and manage strategies to prevent workplace injuries, and environmental incidents
  5. Demonstrate solid employee relations experience, interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  6. Demonstrate professional maturity and ability to act as a change leader by influencing all levels of the organization to drive continuous improvement in safety performance and environmental protection
  7. Conduct HSE activities such as training/auditing/assessing to ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory agency requirements, Cosma/Magna standards, and internal LMV HSE procedures
  8. Perform risk assessments and assist in the implementation of effective physical and/ or behavioral control measures. Recognize and verify the effectiveness of in-place control measures
  9. Identify unsafe equipment operation and conditions while demonstrating knowledge of appropriate corrective action for unsafe conditions or equipment use
  10. Exercise a leadership, coordination, and communication role with the location leadership to drive continuous HSE improvement across the location


Key Responsibilities II
  1. Complete root-cause analyses and develop corrective action plans to address root basic causes and management system weak-spots through the use of industry-recognized cause analysis techniques (5-Why, 8-D, etc.)
  2. Ensure compliance of all external contractors as part of the Contractor Management Program
  3. Manage environment aspects of the work site; (e.g. waste disposal, recycling, air emission approvals, spill control, etc).
  4. Develop, maintain, and communicate HSE procedures/work instructions/processes to applicable team members and leadership.
  5. Identify, maintain and control all HSE records.
  6. Lead the investigation of HSE nonconformities as appropriate and follow up on corrective/preventive actions to ensure closure.
  7. Prepare information required for Management Review of the integrated HSE Management System and participate in the review.
  8. Follow and adhere to requirements of current customer quality, safety and environmental management systems standards.
  9. Participate in the approval process for new products.
  10. Develops, implements, maintains and coordinates the health and safety management system (eg. JHSC, EPRP, PPA) for the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards.
  11. Manages and administers professional health and safety services, respecting confidences and advises honestly.
Key Responsibilities III
  1. Coordinates external services for annual and biannual air and noise sampling.
  2. Ensures and maintains accurate records to provide documentation and accountability in support of findings and conclusions.
  3. Provides HSE training of personnel as it pertains to their position in the company and the health and safety management system.
  4. Chair of JHSC; and makes recommendations as required.
  5. Reviews investigation of accidents/incidents and follows up to ensure completion of recommendations.  Cooperates in the preparation of material/evidence for use in hearings and insurance investigations.
  6. Promotes/recommends continuous improvement suggestions including environment, people, processes and equipment/machinery
  7. Abides by all plant health, safety and environmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  8. Follows and adheres to requirements of current customer quality (TS 16949), safety (OHSAS 18001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management systems standards.
Key Responsibilities IIII
  1. Follows and supports LMV Automotive Systems’ and Magna’s operating principles, including:


    1. Magna Employee Charter – Operating under its principles by treating all associates equally, fairly and with dignity and respect.
    2. Open Door Policy – Solves issues with two-way, open and friendly communication.
    3. 5S – Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy “Everything has a place. Everything in its place”.
    4. Safety First - Obey the plant’s safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns.  Promotes an environment where zero injuries is the expected standard.
    5. Company quality and environmental policies.
    6. Core values – Treat all employees equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism in accordance with company values.


  1. Performs other related duties as required.
Key Qualifications/Requirements

Qualifications: (These qualifications represent the minimum requirements of the position. Employees will be required to possess the ability and aptitudes to perform the duties proficiently.)

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Post-secondary education in safety engineering or related certification
  • 5+ years of work experience in the Health, Safety, and Environmental disciplines with proven success in the overall program management
  • Direct job related experience with OSHA, EPA, DNR, and DOT
  • Direct job related experience with HSE Management systems and their deployment
  • Direct job related experience in HSE auditing.
  • Knowledge in CFR 1910 General Industry
  • Practical experience managing ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and TS16949

    Supervisory Responsibilities:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must have good organizational and managerial skills to attend to multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be proficient in computer operations.
  • Ability to positively react to change in environment, process and people
  • Must exhibit high integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret technical procedures, diagrams, requirements and business correspondences.
  • Ability to effectively and appropriately present information and respond to questions from various groups.
Additional Information

Physical Demands:

Demands of a typical office position

Flexible hours to meet customer/project demands

Environmental Conditions:

Office environment with regular interactions with associates in a manufacturing environment

Environmental, Health & Safety:

  • Support and comply with all TS16949 & ISO14001 procedures and work instructions.
  • Support a safe and healthful work environment that is free of recognized hazards for all employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Cooperate with all local, state and federal agencies, such as OSHA or the EPA, in the event of an inspection.
  • Know and follow all applicable EH&S Policies and Procedures.

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