Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Our client, a leading food manufacturing organization, is seeking a Site EHS&S Manager to oversee all Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability programming at the site level. Reporting to the Plant Manager, this role involves administering occupational safety programs, ensuring compliance with Federal and state OSHA and EPA regulations, managing state workers' compensation and medical case management, and overseeing environmental stewardship, reporting, and physical security measures.


Essential Functions/Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the site leader responsible for implementing and sustaining the Company’s EHS&S management system.
  • Is the company’s Operational Excellence (MOE) Safety Pillar Champion for facility.
  • Coordinates the facility’s Behavior Based Safety program, including analysis of data collected from observations.
  • Coordinates and consults with other companies EHS&S management teams regarding compliance and policy matters.
  • Ensures regular and on-going hazard identification and abatement efforts in the facility.
  • Represents company’s interests, along with enterprise leaders, in compliance enforcement actions and any litigation.
  • Responsible for accident investigation, conducts root cause analysis of incidents, and oversees abatement of causation.
  • Performs routine EHS&S inspections and assessments for continuous improvement. Prepares for and hosts third parties during their EHS&S audits of company’s operations.
  • Administers workers’ compensation claims management, documentation, medical treatment, follow-up and record retention.
  • Coordinates EHS&S required training for employees and maintains required documentation for plant training programs.
  • Maintains accurate OSHA Recordkeeping and worker’s compensation required documentation.
  • Works with Human Resources to administer all location EHS&S certification training and compliance data as required.
  • Maintains close working relationship with other functional staff, including operations, supply chain, engineering, maintenance, operational excellence, quality, and sanitation. Responds to deviations from standards immediately.
  • Provides analysis of trends and costs associated with EHS&S oversight to facility management and corporate EHS&S.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and company policies.
  • Manages physical security, including access control systems, cameras, fencing, guard stations, and alarm systems.
  • Assists with compliance to quality, food safety and HAACP support programs where applicable; assures conformity to all company, customer, and government standards.
  • Ensures compliance to all safety requirements, environmental permitting, reporting, and EHS&S related policies.
  • Provides and coordinates training, direction, development, evaluation, coaching and leadership to subordinates.
  • Maintains good employee, corporate and community relations.
  • Coordinates with department managers and shift supervisors to foster a zero-harm mindset.
  • Compiles and submits information for all required site-level and corporate reports.
  • Maintains company standards for cleanliness, housekeeping, and safety in the plant area.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned by management, including environmental sustainability tasks.


Qualification Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
  • Bias for action and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to drive the EHS&S program forward and engage associates within all levels of the organization.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good understanding of operations.
  • Experience with Safety, Security, U.S. OSHA and EPA, & Worker’s Compensation administration in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the food industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred, with five (5) years of experience in EHS&S profession necessary.
  • Preferably credentialed in the EHS&S field (i.e., ASP, CSP, CIH, CHMM, REM, etc.)
  • Ability to travel to other locations 20% or less of the time.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and results of the EHS&S function at the facility. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, training, scheduling, appraising, and investigating incidents; planning, assigning, and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints/grievances, resolving problems, and interpreting policies.

Working Conditions/Environment

  • Works in an office and manufacturing environment where the Team Member is regularly required speak, read, and comprehend, stand, walk, reach, lift, grasp, climb, and bend while working in a fast paced production environment.
  • May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed.
  • The employee is regularly exposed to heat, fumes, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment and non-toxic industrial waste and scrap.
  • SLIP-RESISTANT/Steel-toed SHOES, Earplugs, safety glasses, hairnets, beard nets (if facial hair exists) are required to be worn/used in accordance with company GMP and Safety standards. Condition of these items must be inspected by employee daily and be replaced when no longer providing the optimal protection of the Team Member.