Job description


Environmental Health & Safety Manager (0770)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber & Composites

Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites (MCCFC) is composed of several companies, but at its core there are two. In April 2013, two California Companies, Grafil, a carbon fiber manufacturer in Sacramento and Newport Adhesives and Composites, a prepreg manufacturer in Irvine, were merged to create Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites (MRCFAC); then in 2017, we re-branded to MCCFC. Since our merge, we have made multiple acquisitions within the United States. In addition to these acquisitions, we have continued to improve and expand our current facility’s capabilities. We are a company with a dedicated focus on responsiveness, quality, and customer support, we are working hard to match the growing global and domestic demand for these advanced materials.


Job Purpose

Ensures that an effective Environmental, Health and Safety compliance program, is established, administered, and maintained to continued compliance to Health, Safety and Environmental regulation/requirements. Performs essential functions to oversee compliance and third-party audits by (local, state & Federal) govt. agencies, insurance carrier etc., including development and maintaining safety improvement metrics. Perform Job safety Analyses (JSA), ensures regulatory & environmental compliance in EH&S meet company and govt. agency requirements and mitigate/eliminate risks. Performs inspections and investigations while maintaining employee medical privacy to the extent required under HIPPA laws, determines corrective actions arising from accident/incident investigations. Responsible for arranging periodic industrial hygiene monitoring (as needed under risk mitigation activities). Performs, audits and revises documentation related to overall EH&S requirements, (as related to production activities), AS-9100 Quality Management System. Prepare monthly reports for management meetings.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for overall auditing and compliance to Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance initiatives and State, local and Federal regulation requirements, while minimizing risk/loss to employees and facilities due to accident or incident. Must possess a strong knowledge of OSHA.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance of existing and new products against domestic regulatory requirements as well as international regulation(s), (such as GHS, REACH, RoHS, etc.).
  • Approve and/or establish best practices and methods within plant to ensure JSA/5S objectives are maintained in equipment installations and process development, ergonomics, evaluation of new raw materials, etc.
  • Establish safety trainings and employee safety mindset in CMD (Irvine/Poway) facilities.
  • Position will also maintain EH&S training records and related documents, as well as provide guidance and oversite of the safety committee for both facilities.
  • Performs investigations for accidents/incidents, develops metrics and meaningful improvement programs based upon needs in CMD (Irvine/Poway) facilities.
  • Performs or coordinates industrial hygiene/ergonomics evaluations. Responsible for initiating periodic industrial hygiene studies as needed (such as introduction of new equipment, changes in PPE requirements) to ensure engineering controls are effective and new materials are properly evaluated against new or changing regulatory requirements and also to ensure that R&D is not evaluating materials that cannot be safely used in the plant or other facilities as management can require.
  • Anticipate, identify, evaluate and isolate safety hazards/risks of all types. (I.e. chemical, electrical, mechanical, heat, cold, etc.).
  • Determine regulatory/certification/compliance measures and procedures. Ensures reports are filed in a timely manner.
  • Participate, report, and advise in management meetings.
  • Create, update, and take accountability of work instructions (WI), procedure (SOP), forms, and logs for keeping environment, and safety standards.
  • Participates in educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and seminars/webinars.
  • Establishes strategic goals by gathering/reviewing pertinent safety, environment, and operations information.
  • Handle and/or participate in different projects assigned by management.
  • Participate in meeting with contractors and revise the documentation according to EH&S requirements and company budget.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and support the EHS team/employees assigned in CMD (Irvine/Poway).
  • Responsible for coaching, developing, training, hiring/interviewing candidates, monitoring performance, giving corrective/disciplinary actions with employees.
  • Prepare and revise the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) / GHS labels of finish goods and intermediate products. Trains formulators and production operators regarding safe use of materials in labs and factory.
  • Participate in review (transportation, handling, storage, and regulation compliance) and approval process of new raw materials for R&D and production.
  • Review the product shipment for product shipment for compliance of regulations according to final destinations - local, nationwide, or worldwide.
  • Planning and advising other departments about safety and environmental regulations compliance for risk elimination or mitigation.
  • Advise and share information with Mitsubishi Chemical America (MCA), affiliates and other Mitsubishi companies about local and/or federal regulations. Liaisons with affiliates as required.
  • Lead the emergency response team for any emergency like; spills, exotherms, first aid, etc. in CMD.
  • Support for, and interaction with, other Mitsubishi companies (tech transfer, etc.).
  • Follows safety and regulations to ensure a safe working environment, utilizing continuous JSA (Job Safety Analysis) and other risk-management strategies to minimize risk from injury, repetitive motion, or poor ergonomics.
  • Always exhibits exemplary conduct in working with other MCCFC CMD / ACM employees including any outside contacts. Contributes to the establishment and attainment of a positive, safe, and team-oriented environment.
  • Support and execute the deployment of other EHS duties and projects as assigned/as required by top-management.
  • Follows safety rules and regulations to ensure a safe working environment.
Knowledge / Skills / Experience


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Industrial Safety or related EHS field is required. Safety Certifications.

Work Experience: 5 to 10 years related experience and/or training in Industrial, Manufacturing, and Safety.

Industry Knowledge: Experience in building progressive safety culture within all levels of a manufacturing environment, including promoting safety awareness, maintaining and improving policies, written programs and procedures. Experience with OSHA/Cal OSHA, EPA and/or other regulatory specifications.


Education: Master’s Degree and multi-lingual skills are a plus.

EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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Irvine, CA
1822 Reynolds Avenue., Irvine, CA , USA , 92614-5714
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