AAF Flanders EHS Manager in Smithfield, North Carolina

EHS Manager

About the Organization

AAF International offers the most comprehensive clean air solutions available across the globe. Selling under the American Air Filter- and the AAF International- brand names, AAF International has been an industry pioneer since 1921 and has since grown to operations in over 22 countries with over 3000 employees. Our products are the industry benchmarks for quality and performance, and delivers clean air solutions in residential, commercial and industrial air pollution control, gas containment removal, power generation, and other stringent clean room environments.

We are a member of the Daikin Group, the world's largest air conditioning and clean air solutions provider with over $15 Billion in sales and 56,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1924, Daikin has grown into a diversified industrial manufacturing company offering solutions in clean, air, air conditioning, refrigeration, chemicals, oil hydraulics, defense systems and electronics. AAF and Daikin are powered by our investment in people, products, and our processes.

Our culture of continuous improvement, safety, and world class operations is powered by our people centered management philosophy. This philosophy is built around mutual selection: that while AAF seeks top talent people to join and deliver on our team, we also want each team member to receive job satisfaction, growth & development, and continued happiness in being a long term member of the AAF family. This is fueled by our belief in treating our people, our supply partners, our customers and our environment with the trust and respect we each require, and our passion to give back to our community for our success.

Read more about our philosophy at: http://www.daikin.com/about/corporate/philosophy/index.html

AAF International is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


This position provides environmental, health, and safety leadership to the site. Individual is accountable for: directing EHS activities at his/her location(s); establishing EHS objectives and targets; internal reporting of EHS performance; communication of national, area, and local regulatory requirements, and; ensuring documents are available in the local languages. Position is responsible for: maintaining site ISO/OHSAS certifications (as applicable); assuring accurate and complete EHS reporting of metrics; assuring closure of company and regulatory agency findings on a timely basis; completion of required training for EHS personnel; managing interfaces with the public and governmental authorities with adverse findings and enforcement actions; directing actions during crises; creating a strong EHS culture that engages employees throughout the site in EHS teams and processes.

  • Manages and directs site in achieving EHS targets & objectives. Directs development, maintenance, and achievement of goals in support of corporate and business group EHS strategic initiatives.

  • Facilitates risk assessment at the location to identify critical EHS hazards and aspects. Works with leadership team to create targets and objectives based on key EHS risks.

  • Determines appropriate leading and lagging indicators to track performance against targets and objectives

  • Supports creation of EHS goals for the site based on goals for the leadership team, functional managers, and front-line supervisors to drive EHS culture, compliance, and results

  • Works to assign EHS element champions and facilitate their engagement in ownership of the TMS elements

  • Drives and promotes zero incident EHS culture throughout site

  • Creates and facilitates EHS engagement through EHS teams and committees needed to accomplish the established targets and objectives for the year

  • Works with leadership team and EHS element champions to complete an annual evaluation of compliance for EHS country, state, and local regulations.

  • Pursues third party recognition for programs that establish the site and AAF EHS program as world class.

  • Uses established EHS data processes such GKAR process to manage data such as injuries and illnesses, environmental metrics, risk assessments, EHS action items and other pertinent information.

  • Create training matrices to ensure that all training is defined and tracked to completion

  • Work with site leadership team and facilities to ensure that all key EHS operational controls are in place, on a PM program, and that EHS action items are resolved on a timely basis.



EEO Job Category

First Level Supervisor

Position Requirements


Education and/or Experiences

  • Four (4) year degree in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, industrial engineering, environmental discipline or equivalent.

  • Advanced degree or professional certification (Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager).


  • Strong team-building skills

  • Strong organizational skill

  • Adept at utilization of company-wide system for reporting EHS data and information

  • Ability to demonstrate managerial courage (e.g., managing varied interests representing potential conflicts)

  • Ability to lead and support cross-functional EHS teams

  • Prior experience or education with an emphasis in environmental, health and safety program management and employee training.

  • Proficiency in local languages.


  • Communication Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Customer focus

  • Decision Making

  • Analysis/Problem Solving

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Information Monitoring

  • Time Management






ESH Manager




Smithfield, NC

This position is currently accepting applications.