EHS Safety Manager


Grand Rapids, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Safety/Health/Environment 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 45.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 13945 

Benefits: 401(k) Match || United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!




  • Responsible for most SHE related areas at the plant site (e.g. safety, health, waste, water protection, hazardous goods, maybe incl. fire protection & energy management)
  • Personal liability



  • Coordinates roll-out of SHE strategy on plant level
  • Implements global/regional SHE requirements such as SHE management system, SHE qualification program, concepts and standards and drives continuous optimization of processes within the plant
  • Ensures legal compliance; reviews legal changes with respect to plant specifications and adapts accordingly
  • Ensures the effective and efficient use of resources (except of energy) and fosters working conditions with respect to health and safety
  • Sensitize employees for SHE topics
  • Ensures accurate and timely KPI and performance reporting on plant level; derives and initiates permanent corrective actions in case of deviations and monitors the implementation and effectiveness 
  • Promotes a respectful work environment and recruits, develops and retains human resources to maintain a qualified, motivated and productive workforce. Leads by example and lives up to Benteler’s mission, values and global leadership principles. Uses standard HR tools e.g. the appraisal process to provide regular feedback and agree upon tasks and goals with respective employees
  • Program management of LOTO, ergonomics, job safety analysis, confined spaces, roof safety, powered industrial truck safety
  • Workers compensation management
  • Accident and injury investigation
  • Behavior Based Safety program experience
  • Evaluation of new equipment design and responsible for safety sign off and release
  • Liaison between BENTELER Automotive and any visiting regulatory agencies (MIOSHA, EGLE, etc.)



  • Education would include Bachelors of Occupational Safety and Health, an ASP or CSP certification would be ideal but not required
  • Storm water operator license
  • Underground storage tank operator (or able to obtain within 3months)
  • Experience in MAERS, FORM R, TIER II, and Storm Water reporting
  • Experience with ISO 14001 Environmental Management System






Your contact

Robert Rushing 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 616 246-5468 


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The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in nearly 30 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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