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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Affinity Executive Search
Berkeley, California, US
Closing date
Jul 21, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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PLANT EHS MANAGER, Food Manufacturing, Berkeley, CA (area)

The Plant EHS Manager technically advises and leads all EH&S practices and programs to protect the employees, customers, and the environment.

  • Reviews and implements corporate EH&S programs, policies, procedures, training, and reporting
  • Champions organizational compliance, evaluating workplace environments, equipment and practices of all safety standards and government regulations
  • Guides management of hazards associated with process safety management, ensuring comprehensive program is maintained to integrate technologies, procedures, and management practices
  • Conducts chemical and SDS risk assessment as well as operations risk assessments to specify engineering controls and other regulatory requirements are applicable
  • Develops and implements environmental strategies in the work place, auditing and analyzing environmental practices for sustainability (including workplace pollution control, waste management and recycling) for assigned location(s).
  • Undertakes regular statutory compliance audits, PSM, JSA process reviews, and QA assessment of safety management systems
  • Directs accident investigation programs, reports or reviews findings, note trends, and develop programs for improving performance
  • Provides and communicates employee safety training and communication programs, Contingency Planning, Emergency Response, and H&S evaluations / implementation
  • Sets environmental and safety priorities and goals consistent with corporate objectives.
  • Specifies EH&S guidelines and directives for internal governance and internal controls
  • Acts on quantitative measurements and coordinates solutions, presentations, and detailed reporting on safety performance and continuous improvements
  • Establishes cross functional teams to coordinate delivery of compliant, safety performance
  • Defines solutions which support EHS policy integration into facility operations

Determines improvements which provide reliable, successful EH&S programs

  • 8 - 10 years management, safety, and/or operational experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety or other related field of study
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of food processing, gmp, mechanical engineering, vegetable oil and hydrogen plant operations helpful
  • Lead and direct the work of others with strong team orientation, ability to influence, and collaborate with all levels of leadership
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, interpersonal and communicative skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and ERP applications
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements for federal and state programs, processes and program implementation strategies
  • Experience and judgment to perform a variety of complex tasks
  • Skilled in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail
  • Ability to coach and work directly with plant managers and supervisors at each location providing support at the level they need to fulfill their EHS responsibilities.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship, now and in the future

Your rewarding career and benefits include:
  • Leadership development, e-learning and tuition reimbursement programs offering potential for you to progress your future career
  • Comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental and vision) starting date of hire
  • Health Savings Account with annual contribution of $1,000-$1,500
  • 401(k) Plan with 100% match
  • Free Life and Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection and Legal Insurance Plans
  • Discounts on travel, amusement parks, concerts, movies, and more
  • Celebrations, events, and activities on site and supporting our communities
  • Amazon AwardCo recognition incentives for service and peer to peer recognition

Candidates must be authorized to work in the US, now and in the future, without sponsorship.

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