QEHS Manager - Kildare

Kildare, Ireland


Production Equipment Europe is a leading industrial distributor supplying over 50,000 products to customers across Europe.

We are looking for a QEHS specialist to manage and drive improvements in our Quality, Environmental, and Health & Safety (QEHS) management systems.

Primarily based in our Galway & Kildare sites, flexibility to travel nationwide to other client sites when required is essential. 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive quality culture across both sites in accordance with quality, environmental, health & safety policies, guidelines and processes.
  • Maintain existing EHS management system, improving where required and roll out of same across multiple sites. 
  • Ensure correct safety processes & procedures are in place and are being followed by all, with ability to create and implement new procedures where necessary
  • Ensure all required records are being generated and saved accordingly.
  • Identify areas of risk, assess, and develop measures to reduce and control.
  • Investigate accidents/incidents & track actions to closure.
  • Provide advice and support to colleagues on EHS and Quality matters.
  • Carry out regular safety walks/inspections/audits to measure EHS compliance with site procedures and legal requirements.
  • Manage customer, and internal audits across all sites including management reviews. 
  • Manage internal activities programme with corrective and preventive actions recorded and educated to relevant departments. 
  • Manage the customer complaint procedure, investigation of quality problems, identification of causes and development of cost-effective corrective and preventative actions in order to ensure the integrity of quality management within the business.
  • Manage good save program ensuring quality of saves raised and subsequent closure and roll out of same across all sites. 
  • Carry out regular audits of company supply chain to ensure high standards of quality are maintained and Implemented
  • Keep accurate documentation and perform statistical analysis
  • Support the Operations Excellence manager in driving quality through continuous improvements. 
  • Provision of training to new hires and existing staff on QEHS related topics
  • Other projects and responsibilities as defined. 

Skills and Experience:

  • 3rd level qualification in EHS &/or Quality required
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role desired 
  • Quality Management systems experience would be a distinct advantage
  • Driven individual with ability to work on own initiative
  • Good communicator, with strong people skills required
  • Experience in working within a regulated environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Good organisation and administration skills, with high attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Ability to engage others and implement new processes and procedures where required
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office tools and ERP systems
  • Strong team player with collaborative approach toward achievement of goals and tasks
  • Certification to provide Manual Handling training and Ergonomics assessment is desirable.
  • Must be highly proficient in use of IT systems, with experience using technology to manage and streamline QEHS functions
  • Full Irish drivers licence 

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