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Environment, Health and Safety Manager

Schwan's Company
Fargo, North Dakota, US
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Schwan's Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron ®, Tony's ®, Big Daddy's ®, Villa Prima ™ and Freschetta ® pizza; Mrs. Smith's ® and Edwards ® desserts; and Pagoda ® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan's, visit

What we are looking for:

We are hiring an EHS Manager for our Fargo ND facility. This position is responsible for ensuring safe working environment for all employees by implementation and monitoring facility safety programs and developing controls for all areas of property and casualty risks. Oversees the facilities and all contractors/vendors are in compliance with all Federal State and Local Safety and Environmental Regulations.

What you will get from us:
  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. For the right candidate, the Associate Production Supervisor role is a starting point on the path to a Sr EHS Manager or other technical leadership roles.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits

  • Maintains all safety reports, logs and other documentation to ensure compliance with federal, state and local agencies.
  • Facilitates all government safety inspections for designated location(s) and responds in a timely manner in coordination with facility management to inquiries/inspections by loss control service provider and government agencies (OSHA, EPA, Insurance Carrier etc.).
  • Develops, maintains and implements safety/environmental procedures, programs, incentive programs and awareness material to reduce, control and eliminate occupational safety/ environmental and health hazards.
  • Develops and provides direction for Safety Committees.
  • Performs accident investigations, conducts safety audits to ensure compliance with company & governmental regulations, ensures understanding and enforcement of plant safety rules.
  • Provides special training programs, including Supervisor safety training and special employee safety training programs, maintains accident records and supporting documentation.
  • Ensures that facility and all contractors/vendors are in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local safety/environmental regulations and compliance to include timely submission of all environmental reports with the appropriate interface with regulator agency personnel and lost control service providers.
  • Conducts environmental audits to ensure compliance with company and governmental procedures and regulations.
  • Undertakes or directly supervises the undertaking of identification of hazards, evaluation of risk and the design and implementation of hazard control measures applicable to research projects, teaching, fieldwork, purchasing plant equipment and chemicals and service operations.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of procedures and interventions arising from risk assessment, including occupation health and safety considerations in the design specification, purchase, hire, lease and supply of new plant equipment, materials, products and substances used in the work place
  • Ensures the provisions of plant safety systems and personal protective equipment required to control the risk of hazards in the workplace
  • Facilitate the reporting of workplace hazards to the person(s) who can implement corrective action
  • Oversee the implementation of corrective action arising from an accident investigation and hazard reports
  • Manages, trains and develops subordinates if applicable
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct

What we need from you:

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Years of Related Experience:7-9 years related work experience

  • Previous Management Experience in Risk Management/Safety area
  • Working knowledge of Federal and State regulations with respect to OSHA, Workers' Compensation, ADA, EPA regulations, USDA and other applicable Acts and a demonstrated/leadership role
  • Experience in Loss Control, Consulting, or Industrial Health and Safety
  • Experience in Managed Care, Return-To- Work, and/or Claims Management
  • Ability to effectively supervise employees
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct training sessions and give presentations to small and/or large groups of people

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.
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