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Principal Environmental Health and Safety

Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Purpose :

Oversee EHS performance within the Mechanical Power Transmission group and drive improvement.

Focus is to:

  • Ensure business EHS goals are aligned with Corporate EHS strategy
  • Advise and influence leadership team on EHS standards
  • Provide EHS technical support to facilities
  • Identify improvement opportunities through assessments, data analytics, and problem solving
  • Capture knowledge through the use of processes and enhancement of learning programs
  • Optimize resources including improved collaboration between business functions and facilities
  • Promote the sharing of good practices and implement standards throughout the business


Essential Responsibilities :

Strategic Planning

  • Work with Directors and Corporate EHS to ensure alignment on EHS strategy – consider KPIs, results of risk assessments/audits, and compliance obligations when developing business EHS goals.  Support company priorities to work safely and advance corporate social responsibility
  • Ensure involvement in capital planning around EHS related improvements
  • Inform/engage Directors on areas needing attention -  participate in meetings with Directors.   Advise and influence leadership team on EHS goals, trends, and emerging issues, provide guidance and propose actions

Technical Support

  • Support and monitor the implementation of Corporate EHS programs
  • Work with Corporate EHS to monitor compliance/regulatory requirement changes and understand the impact to facilities
  • Provide technical support to facilities to help comply with EHS requirements  - assist with developing process/systems
    • Travel to site locations as needed

Monitoring Performance and Driving Improvement

  • Improve Data Analytics – review/analyze EHS data to identify discrepancies in data, systemic issues and focus areas
  • Conduct audits/assessments to verify compliance with EHS requirements/expectations
  • Monitor KPIs relating to EHS performance (i.e. scorecard), monitor timely completion of action plans
  • Review incident investigations – coach facility EHS leads on problem solving
    • Provide feedback on responses to CEO on serious incidents and fatalities (SIFs)
  • Monitor completion of action plans from audits, incidents and improvement initiativesTraining/Education
  • Identify training and development needs for facility EHS leads – provide or arrange for training
  • Facilitate/lead EHS meetings and workshops
  • Share good practices and continuous improvement initiatives throughout the business and with Corporate EHS


Technical and Functional skill

  • Strong leadership competencies (e.g. problem solving, team skills, communication, etc.)
  • Experience leading audits, identifying systemic gaps and communicating results to leadership teams
  • Ability to lead learning and coaching programs through written and oral communication, training, workshops, support visits and good practice sharing.
  • Ability to apply and coach others on Timken’s problem solving process, data analysis, and help provide solutions.
  • Experience in strategic planning and project management
  • At a minimum, basic EHS technical skills with an aptitude and willingness to develop those skills


Minimum Qualification:

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and safety with at least 7 Years of experience with Environmental Health and Safety.

Project management :  3 to 5 years Project management experience


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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