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Manager - Environmental Health & Safety

Brand:  Memorialization
Company:  The York Group, Inc.
Line of Business:  Funeral Products

York, PA, US, 17406


Matthews Memorialization York, Pennsylvania wood plant has an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced EHS manager.

This role is available due to an internal promotion.  This person is responsible for planning, establishing, implementing and maintaining a variety of environmental, health and safety programs to ensure the highest possible degree of safety and regulatory compliance.  Your active role in our safety culture assures that all our employees return home safely each day.

Our plant is a modern woodwork facility that contains a mix of state of the art equipment including sophisticated robotics coupled with time-honored craftsmanship skills to create industry-leading wood caskets.  Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company.



•    Responsible for promoting a culture of environmental and safety excellence and awareness with all employees, visitors and outside contractors.
•    Educating, training and enforcing all EHS policies and programs in a consistent manner in line with Matthews core values.
•    Participating in lean manufacturing, kaizen and other continuous improvement initiatives as appropriate with a focus on ensuring employee safety.
•    Developing and implementing programs and policies for monitoring and preventing physical hazards at the facility.
•    Establish and monitor key leading and lagging indicators to ultimately improve safety performance.
•    Providing technical guidance to management and all hourly employees regarding health-related conditions as well as preventative actions
•    Developing and facilitating training for workers on issues related to health, safety and injury prevention.
•    Reporting and managing workers’ compensation claims
•    Completing, submitting, and maintaining all required environmental, government and company reporting requirements.
•    Maintaining a working knowledge of new developments in industry and government regulations.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health or equivalent.
•    8+ years progressive experience in implementing successful programs to reduce injuries and improve the working environment.
•    Ability to work with and influence people at all levels of the organization.
•    High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
•    Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
•    Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
•    Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
•    Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
•    Ability to work with and influence peers and management
•    Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting



  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.
  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • * Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions



Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.