EH&S Manager

Date: May 8, 2023

Location: Manchester, TN, US, 37355

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The EHS Manager will develop and implement programs to improve EHS performance across one of you largest packaging plants in our GLC network. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement EHS policies, procedures and programs to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, including, but not limited to, site specific permit conditions and reporting requirements as mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Submit new environmental permit applications and/or renewals on time with the correct supporting documentation.
  • Support compliance with OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Program; participate in the management of change evaluations and audits; and assist with program documentation.
  • Accompany regulatory agencies on all routine audits, incident investigations, and/or employee complaint visits. 
  • Coordinate all responses with the Corporate EHS Managers, VP of FQSA, and the VP of HR & Legal Affairs.
  • Drive key EHS programs that result in a safer workplace as evidenced by a reduction in safety incidents and injuries.
  • Implement an incident investigation process which includes root cause analysis, and assist in preparation of material and evidence for organizational use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations. 
  • Conduct regular inspections to detect existing or potential hazards.  
  • Determine the appropriate corrective or preventative measures.  
  • Ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Address all human element findings related to fire prevention from our insurance carrier.
  • Prepare EHS related training material for site trainers.   
  • Support a culture in which EHS compliance is owned at the site level.
  • Implement and/or revise core EHS programs to ensure standardization across the organization.
  • Address concerns and implement best practices previously identified by the Director of EHS.
  • Develop innovative solutions to EHS concerns that can be shared across the organization.
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
  • 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, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, 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 towards 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 10% of travel.
  • Must be legally authorized to work for a company in the U.S. without sponsorship.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Food and beverage industry experience.
  • Experience with ammonia refrigeration and wastewater treatment.
  • Experience with permit submittals and environmental compliance in the states where we operate.
  • Direct working and deployment experience as a subject manger expert Hazardous Universal Waste 
  • Direct working and deployment experience as a subject manger expert Dust Hazard Analysis
  • Direct working and deployment experience as a subject manger expert with PSM/RMP
  • Direct working and deployment experience as a subject manger expert with Electrical Safety
  • Direct working and deployment experience as a subject manger expert with Behavioral Based Safety / Fall Protection
  • At least 1 year or more of direct experience leading people.

Working Conditions

• Must be able to evaluate conditions and behaviors by periodically walking through the plant. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, and work at heights.
• 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: Chattanooga