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EH&S Manager - Packaging Multi-site

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Abilene, TX, US

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The EHS Manager will develop and implement programs to meet and

exceed EHS performance standards.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement corporate EHS policies, procedures and programs to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Submit new environmental permit applications and/or renewals on time with the correct supporting documentation.
  • Lead compliance with OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Program.
  • Accompany regulatory agencies on all routine audits, incident investigations, and/or employee complaint visits.
  • Implement an incident investigation process including robust root cause analysis.
  • Prepare EHS related training material for site trainers.  
  • Address concerns and implement best practices previously identified by EHS gap analyses.
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.
  • Regional leadership responsibilities for: EHS clerks, Coordinators, Specialists & Supervisors as applicable.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or other related EHS field
  • 5 years of EH&S experience showing progressive responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and implementing EHS programs and systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Capable of leading and implementing programs that impact key performance indicators.
  • Strong leadership, organization and project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated understanding of standard EHS reporting methods and metrics.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Up to 50% of travel as needed.
  • Must be legally authorized to work for a company in the U.S. without sponsorship.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Environmental, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or other related EHS field.
  • Food and beverage industry experience.
  • Direct implementation experience and subject matter expertise in some of the following disciplines; Behavioral Based Safety & Safety Culture, Ammonia refrigeration/PSM, Lock out Tag out, Electrical Safety, Dust Hazard Analysis, Hazardous & Universal Waste, and/or Fall Protection/Aerial Work
  • Experience with permit submittals and environmental compliance in the states where we operate.
  • At least 1 year or more direct experience leading people.

Working Conditions

• Hair nets, ear plugs/muffs, hardhats, and/or safety glasses may be required.
• Occasional exposure to industrial operations including: temperature extremes from approximately 35ºF to 100ºF; noise levels in excess of 85 dB; moisture and moving machinery.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer


Nearest Major Market: Abilene