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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Jun 5, 2024
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Human Resources
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


Heliene is a fast-paced entrepreneurial company growing rapidly in a highly desirable industry, with a mission to be part of the solution to climate challenges and contribute to a better planet. 

Heliene has taken the challenge to help the world reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, by striving to be a leader in renewable energy. We are a manufacturer of high efficiency and high-quality solar modules. Our modules are produced on state-of-the-art solar manufacturing lines in Ontario-Canada, Minnesota-USA, and at manufacturing partners around the world.

Customer First is more than a slogan. It’s the guiding principle of our business, a core value, and the cornerstone of our company culture.


We are looking for talented and motivated people that want to help us shape the solar industry. Under an experienced leadership team, we provide growth opportunities, intellectual challenge and a flexible, collaborative company culture.


We offer comprehensive benefits, including competitive salaries; paid time off; health, dental, vision and life insurance; as well as retirement plans.

Job Title:

Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Position Status:

Permanent, Full Time


Human Resources

Supervision Received:

Director of Human Resources

Supervision Exercised:

Health and Safety Coordinators, Contractors


Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (with frequent travel to Mountain Iron, MN)

Date Posted:

June 3, 2024

Application Deadline:

June 23, 2024


A. Establish and Maintain Health and Safety Programming 40%

B. Leadership and Mentorship 25%

C. Training and Development 15%

D. Establish and Maintain Emergency Preparedness Programming 10%

F. Other Duties as Assigned 10%

TOTAL 100%


Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Environmental Health and Safety Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe work environment for all Heliene Facilities. The Senior Environmental Health and Safety Manager is required to know and comply with State, Provincial, and Federal laws as they apply to Health and Safety in the Workplace.  They will be responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining policies and procedures related to health, safety, and environmental concerns. They will be required to continuously shift priorities to meet the position's changing demands and are expected to display a high standard of diplomacy, professionalism, and confidentiality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, administers, and maintains applicable health, safety, and environmental programs.  
  • Develops and implements accident investigation programs and procedures to ensure work related injuries are reported and investigated to prevent reoccurrences. Including performing accident investigations as required. 
  • Support the H&S Team during onsite investigations and identify possible causes of the accident and find plausible solutions to avoid future accidents. 
  • Oversees and manages environmental programs, including record keeping and hazardous/special handling waste programs. 
  • Audits existing safety, health and environmental programs and updates programs as legislation changes occur.  
  • Leads the EH&S Team to ensure strong communication and ability to support the entire organization across both Canada and the US. 
  • Develops and facilitates (as required) health, safety, and environmental training as required by state, provincial or federal legislation.  
  • Ensures training records are maintained as a means of assuring compliance and providing a safe work environment. 
  • Leads the implementation of emergency response programs including life/safety, fire protection and emergency evacuation procedures. 
  • Act as a liaison between management and external safety agencies, such as fire, police, Ministry, and insurance personnel as required. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety or a related field, health, and safety certification, with five (5) years’ experience working within state, provincial, and federal safety requirements, at least four (4) years of supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience required. 

  • Excellent understanding of OSHA and OHSA, including experience working closely with external inspectors and regulators
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to speak and present to the public as required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time while meeting deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective professional relationships with employees and project managers 
  • Understanding of how to read blueprints and other construction plans preferred 
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to train, motivate and provide constructive feedback as required
  • Ability to problem solve and assess and mitigate risk as required  
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Excel and auditor safety software 
  • Experience working at an automated manufacturing facility is an asset 
  • Must have a valid passport and ability to travel internationally
  • CSP, CHSM, CHD, RIOH, or other professional designation is a strong asset  


Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 23, 2024

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

Heliene is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our organization and is an equal-opportunity employer. Heliene invites and encourages applications from all qualified candidates from equity-deserving groups and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Currently, Heliene USA is not accepting applicants that require sponsorship.

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