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Job Title: Manager, Global DOT & Hazardous Materials Compliance

Req ID 21740 - Posted 10/29/2020 - Operations & Supply Chain (D0000028) - Global Supply Chain Management (D0000045) - Supply Chain Management - Mentor - Ohio - United States

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At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

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Position Summary
The DOT and Hazmat Compliance Manager is responsible for assuring STERIS is compliant with global dangerous goods regulations, thereby allowing logistics operations, sales, service, and R&D groups, to transport regulated consumables to STERIS customers.

Additionally, this manager provides internal guidance and assistance during product conception and design, to achieve transportation efficiency in the early stages of product development. This manager also provides transportation leadership to STERIS operations involved in commercial vehicle and commercial driver license programming.

Secondarily, this position has responsibility to support the Corporate HSE team with workplace safety initiatives. The incumbent will regularly monitor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. This individual will play a support role in ensuring STERIS provides a safe work environment to all employees, visitors and Customers.

What We Offer You
This is a great opportunity to join a well-established, global company that will invest in your career growth over the long term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible, talented people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit and bonus plans
  • Business travel and all related expenses paid Training and coaching
  • Medical, vision, dental and life insurance 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement

What You Will Do

  • Provide on-call assistance and expertise to logistics, sales, R&D, customer service and all other global STERIS and subsidiary operations.
  • Evaluate the annual need for and maintain Hazardous Materials Certificates of Registrations for STERIS Corporation, and all wholly owned U. S. subsidiaries, compliant with 49CFR, Part 107, Subpart G.
  • Originate new and maintain current domestic or foreign competent authority approvals or special permits, for any products requiring this. Ensure approvals and permits are used correctly by STERIS logistics operations and in accordance with the approval or permit. Assist in development of new products which may require applying for an approval or permit as applicable, in accordance with 49CFR, Part 107, Subparts B and H, or state competent authority for foreign approvals and special permits.
  • Develop and maintain Corporate DOT and Hazardous Materials Compliance Policies and Procedures Manuals. Ensure these manuals reflect current regulations through awareness of Federal Register updates, modal specific regulations changes, international regulations changes, and use of industry resources.
  • Assist manufacturing, services, and production plants in development and review of hazmat SOPs. Evaluate work instructions for completeness and accuracy and advise on content.
  • Provide relevant information to the departmental Sharepoint site and edit to maintain currency. The Sharepoint site contains hazmat resources for use by internal customers and includes training modules, self-assessment forms, and annual registration documents.
  • Work with facility management to evaluate hazmat training and hazmat security programs and provide necessary feedback. Provide or assist manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and distribution centers in necessary hazardous material training, i.e. DOT 49 CFR, IATA, ICAO, IMDG and other national and international hazardous materials transportation regulations.
  • Work with business unit management and the Security Officer on matters concerning transportation security including developing policy, procedures, training and auditing of transportation security programs.
  • Coordinate remedial actions as a STERIS CHEMTREC contact. Assist in planning any initial emergency response caused by a STERIS chemical product, disposing of materials involved in an incident if appropriate, and communicate these actions to manufacturing, distribution and corporate management.
  • Liaise with domestic and foreign competent authorities, advocating STERIS and its customers needs in promoting fair and impartial hazardous materials transportation regulations.
  • Provide direction, guidance and regulatory support to STERIS business organizations for packaging designed to contain hazardous materials. Coordinate with STERIS packaging engineers in compliance designs, using DOT and internal records to report tendencies in transportation packaging failures.
  • Provide hazmat classification, packaging, marking and labeling, and documentation leadership during new product design.
  • Be familiar with STERIS products, supply chains, and distribution networks, as they relate to hazardous materials regulations in transportation. Use STERIS IT groups to gather logistics data in reporting transportation compliance.
  • Support Lean processes in manufacturing operational environment.
  • Provide workplace / workforce occupational safety support and project management as directed by the Senior Director, Global HSE.

What You Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor's Degree plus a minimum of 7 years of DOT and hazmat compliance leadership and oversight experience, demonstrating origination and design of compliance programming required.
  • Current or prior Hazmat certification required. If prior, must be able to acquire and maintain certification.
  • 3 years of training and training design responsibilities experience.
  • Experience managing Health and Safety programs.
  • Domestic and international experience a must.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both inside and outside the organization with both Senior Management Team members and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to assign priorities in a fast-paced, changing environment, and effectively handle concurrent assignments.
  • Ability to liaise with various domestic and foreign government agencies, as required to obtain new and maintain current permits and approvals.
  • Strong PC skills.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Paula Fluke Reavis
Augusta, MO 63332

Highly motivated hazmat/dangerous goods professional with experience in writing, developing and delivering training to all levels of staff in small and large groups while utilizing various webinar, hands-on and instructor-led methods.  SDS author. Consistent performer with over 15 years of public speaking experience who works well with cross-functional groups to facilitate discussions and learning of complex topics. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Expertise in regulations includes:

US 49CFR Hazardous Materials / IATA Air Transport / IMDG Maritime Code / TDG Canadian Transport / OSHA Hazard Communication 1910.1200 / WHMIS 2015


Regulatory Specialist:

ICC Compliance Center, Home Based.  Main branch in Niagara Falls, NY, Aug 2014 to August 2020

  • Prepare and present training courses for transportation under 49 CFR US DOT, IATA International Air, IMDG International Vessel and Canadian TDG
  • Training courses presented by live webinar and in-person
  • Collaborate with customers to create and provide customized trainings to meet their needs
  • Provide audit services for customer’s modes of transport
  • Work with ICC Regulatory Team to create and improve online webinars
  • Classify products under OSHA 29CFR Part 1910.1200 (Hazcom 2012) and WHMIS 2015
  • Author Safety Data Sheets and Labels under HazCom2012 and WHMIS 2015
  • Write and publish blogs on various industry related topics

Hazard Communications Specialist - Temporary:

Manpower/Monsanto, St. Louis, MO, February 2009 to August 2014

  • Received advanced training in SAP Environment Safety and Health module
  • Responsible for authoring Safety Data Sheets and Labels for Canadian, R&D, and Lawn & Garden products
  • Maintained Global Crop Protection Registration Database within SAP including ongoing updates
  • Data entry of formulations for all Monsanto products using SAP

Test Coordinator:

Lafayette Senior High School, Wildwood, MO, July 2008 to June 2009

  • Managed all state and district level testing including PSAT, PLAN, Advanced Placement and End-of-Course
  • Communicated with all faculty/staff/students/parents about upcoming test schedules and requirements
  • Scheduled in-service trainings with building personnel
  • Ensured the Board approved Testing Security Policy was implemented and followed

Private Tutor:

In-home Tutoring, Kufstein, Austria, August 2006 to May 2008

  • Tutored students in speaking and writing the English language

School Counselor:

Muscatine High School, Muscatine, IA, August 2005 to June 2006

  • Counselor for Freshmen class, their Parents and involved Teachers
  • Managed Section 504 Meetings, Student Records, Current and New Student Scheduling
  • Co-coordinated “Camp High School” for at-risk students entering the high school as new freshmen
  • Visited classrooms for Introduction to High School and Spring Registration

Adjunct Faculty Member:

Muscatine Community College, Muscatine, IA, August 2004 to May 2005

  • Taught Educational Psychology on campus
  • Taught Principles of Speech for Public Speaking at Louisa-Muscatine High School

School Counselor:

Wellcome Middle School, Greenville, NC, January 2000 to January 2004

  • Lead Counselor for Students, Parents and Teachers for grades 6-8
  • Managed all State and Local Testing and Student Records
  • Served as Section 504 Coordinator, Chair of Teacher Assistance Referral Team, Secretary of School Improvement Team, and Mentor to Initially Licensed Teachers
  • Scheduled outside agency visits: Mental Health, Teaching Fellows Tutors, Teacher Apprentices, Project Heart

Secondary Science Teacher:

Farmville Central High School, Farmville, NC, August 1995 to December 1999

  • Taught AP Chemistry and Biology, College Prep/Honors Chemistry, Physical and Earth Science
  • Received training in Latham Clinical Schools Network and Performance Based Licensure and Mentoring
  • Served as Department Chair, Mentor, Clinical Teacher for Student Intern, Member of School Improvement Team, and Science Club Advisor
  • Presented at the North Carolina Science Teacher Association Convention in 1997/98 and 1998/99 school years

Secondary Science Teacher:

Roanoke Rapids High School, Roanoke Rapids, NC, August 1993 to June 1995

  • Taught Inquiry Method and lab-based Physical Science and Biology
  • Served as Freshman Advisor and Member of the Curriculum Committee


  • Chair of Membership Committee for Society for Chemical Hazard Communication – 2013 to 2016
  • Member of Society for Chemical Hazard Communications – 2011 to 2016
  • Member of American Counseling Association 2000 - 2013
  • Co-Chaired Social Activities for Muscatine Newcomers Group – 2007-2008
  • Secretary/Treasurer for Alpha Delta Kappa – International Honorary Society for Women Educators – 2000 & 2002
  • Member of Alpha Delta Kappa – International Honorary Society for Women Educators – 1998 - 2007
  • Member of State Association of Educators - Missouri (2008-09), Iowa (2005-06) and North Carolina (1993 – 2004)
  • Building Representative for NCAE and Pitt County Association of Educators (1998 - 2000)
  • Received Employee of the month with ICC Compliance Center - 2018, 2019
  • Recipient of 3 Monsanto Recognition Awards – 2010, 2013, 2014
  • North Carolina Teaching Fellow Scholarship


  • Nationally Certified School Counselor (2007 – 2012)
  • Masters of Science – School Counseling, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 2000
  • Bachelor Secondary Science Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 1993
  • Minor in Science, Technology & Society, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 1993