Element Materials Technology

Business Unit Safety Health and Environment (SHE) Manager

Job Locations US-MN-Eagan


Element has an opportunity for Business Unit Safety Health and Environment (SHE) Manager. 

As a member of the Safety and Health team, this position will partner with the business leaders and workforce to provide strategic employee support and implementation of the company Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) programs. This position reports directly to the Business Unit Vice Presedent and is dotted line reporting to the Region SHE Vice Presedent. The office for this position will be based on the location of candidate and proximity to an Element location.


This position is responsible for:

  • The development, sourcing, implementation, and administration of organizational SHE policies, programs, practices and procedures
  • Grow the awareness of SHE throughout the covered organization via audits and assessments to determine development needs and identified gaps (at both a macro and micro level) and effectuate programs to close the gap
  • Implementing and aligning a company SHE culture with the vision of the company
  • Managing and improving the Biological safety program to include the select agent program
  • Measure and ensure company executes to federal, state and local regulatory requirements
  • Serve as the regulatory liaison for agencies that oversee research involving biohazards. Respond to inquiries, participate and coordinate regulatory inspections, prepare inspection response documents, coordinate with other departments and stakeholders as appropriate, and incorporate inspection results into programs
  • Develop and maintain company and biological safety program metrics
  • Support mergers and acquisitions as necessary
  • Assist with design review of new or renovated lab spaces involving work with biohazards


  • Responsible for the execution of a company focused SHE program.
  • Partner with location management teams (GM, and Operations Manager, Department level) to understand SHE concerns, opportunities, and gaps and provide solutions to close the gaps
  • Develop and deliver SHE training as well as development of SHE programs based on organizational needs.
  • Investigate, determine, and develop a process to track effectiveness of safety programs.
  • Support locations to maintain general regulatory compliance
  • Advise and assist managers and employees in identifying SHE improvement opportunities and actions.
  • Responsible for the reporting on the performance of the SHE management system, ensuring two way communication to management, colleagues and any other interested parties
  • Support incident and injury investigations and partner with insurance carrier to manage worker compensation and other loss claims
  • Champion the development of the One Element – Safety culture to ensure alignment with company guiding principles, business vision and company values
  • Establish relationships with outside organizations and institutions as required to develop programs, training content, or to refer employees for outside safety training solutions appropriate to their training needs
  • Mentor location safety leaders in the development of those roles
  • Support the safe management of biological and virual laboratory work in a BSL2/3 lab setting
  • Ensure proper handling and discposal of used biological/viral manterial via biohazardous waste management program

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in Risk/Loss Control, Safety Management, Engineering, Occupational Safety, Microbiology or other related fields or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must have a strong understanding of country, local safety health and environmental laws and legislation. Minimum experience level: 5-6years experience in a Safety, Health and Environmental

  • The candidate must have a strong understanding of country/ local safety, health and environmental laws and legislation
  • Minimum experience level: 5-6 years experience in a Safety, Health and Environmental leadership role with management experience
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, customer testing specifications, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to calculate figures, statistics and amounts such as safety and health data as well as exposure limits
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructtions, data and details furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must have valid Drivers License


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe.
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing.
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do.
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers.

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY. We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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