Environmental Health and Safety Manager - EHS (m/f)



Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit for more information.


The EH&S Manager leads Guardian Thalheim in the pursuit of 10,000 % compliance with all relevant EH&S regulations. This position, with support from EH&S global and regional teams, provides the technical knowledge and expertise needed by all site personnel to maintain and safe and productive work place. 



  • Lead plant leadership on incident investigations to ensure proper root-cause analysis, follow-up, and incident notification (knowledge –sharing)
  • Drive the follow-up and closure of EH&S action plans
  • Prepare various EH&S reports, including collection and review of metrics on a monthly or as-needed basis
  • Maintain compliance with existing and emerging EH&S regulations
  • Actively promote the Guiding Principles and MBM culture with a primary focus on 10,000% compliance, incident prevention, risk management, open communication and knowledge sharing
  • Promote knowledge sharing and implementation of operational best practices
  • Provide leadership of the plant’s various Environmental Health and Safety initiatives such that the plants’ performance maintains and builds upon the Company’s reputation as a proactive best-in-class corporate citizen
  • Assure that the plant continuously improves performance in Environmental Health and Safety innovation while maintaining compliance with all Local, State, and Federal Environmental and Safety regulations.
  • Understand any/all potential safety and environmental hazards used/present on site, take steps to reduce the use and/or mitigate any potential safety and environmental health hazards.
  • Ensure Safety and Environmental Health certifications, accreditations, and compliance efforts are developed and continuously improved. (Could include ISO and other voluntary accreditations).


  • Minimum 5 years of experience within the Environmental Health and Safety function, performing duties related to this position required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Safety & Health, EH&S Management, or a related field required.
  • Leadership/managerial experience in the Environmental Health and Safety function is preferred.
  • German and English are requirements for this position

Preferred Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with office automation/communication software and tools (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Possess highly effective written and verbal communications skills that can used with people of various backgrounds, experience, and education levels.
  • Ability and willing to be trained as crisis manager and assume role of incident commander as needed.
  • Experience interacting with and training all levels of employees regarding regulatory and company EH&S requirements
  • Broad-based knowledge of Environmental, Occupational Health, and Safety regulations in the region
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodations

What do we have to offer?

Guardian companies are committed to offer a competitive compensation package and an opportunity for you to maximize your potential. We pride ourselves in promoting career opportunities in an open environment, which encourages individual development and gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge and work as part of a global team. We offer a unique professional experience in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. If you are interested in finding out more about our culture, please visit us on our website:




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