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EH&S Manager

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Date: Jun 6, 2021

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

By joining Bonduelle, you will commit to our mission: inspire transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people’s well-being and planet health. With a long term vision, our family-run company feeds more than 100 countries thanks to our 14,600 associates around the world.

 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us and make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, on others and the planet!

Position Summary

 

Develop processes, systems and procedures to prevent injuries to our associates, lead incident/injury management efforts, obtain/maintain regulatory compliance and champion sustainability efforts at the Irwindale facility. Work directly with plant operations and functional leadership to successfully integrate EH&S process and procedure that promote a safe workplace through communication, training, ownership and accountability. Develop and lead processes designed to identify and resolve unsafe practice and conditions.

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Provide EHS leadership to facility and enable efficient knowledge transfer of key skills to managers, supervisors and associates.
  • In conjunction with plant leadership, develop proactive annual safety plans that provide solutions necessary to build and sustain a world-class safety culture.
  • Continually seek opportunities to improve the knowledge and skill of the facility management associates to positively impact the safe operations of the business.
  • Analyze/interpret plant safety metrics to proactively target and eliminate injury to associates through the development and execution of regional strategic reduction plans.
  • Execute a comprehensive facility inspection process to ensure continuous improvement while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Provide oversight and direction regarding the facility Process Safety Management program by working with plant support functions to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements associated with operation of the facility ammonia refrigeration system.
  • Ensures Regulatory Compliance with all Federal EPA, state and local environmental regulations including the completion/oversight of all permit required air, water, wastewater, stormwater, landspreading, Form R, Tier II, Pollution Prevention Plan, solid/hazardous waste and RMP reports.
  • Implement comprehensive and effective safety and health programs to ensure that facility operations are fully compliant with Local, State, and Federal laws.
  • Maintain or oversee all facility required environmental permitting, plan development, reporting and inspection activities including but not limited to AQMD, RCRA, PSM, RMP, Storm water and SPCC requirements.
  • In conjunction with the senior leadership, develop and implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP) in accordance with company and OSHA requirements.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for facility emergency action and emergency response plans.
  • Identify and lead sustainable practice opportunities and initiatives which support corporate sustainability objectives and targets.
  • Ability to adapt to additional responsibilities or duties assigned by senior leadership team

 

Physical Demands

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

 

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing some duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration when on the production floor where the noise level can be loud. This job will spend 50% on the floor engaging with associates and cross functional departments for various EHS related reasons and 50% in the office.

 

 

Required Education & Experience:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in safety: science, environmental, engineering, or any other industry related field
  • 5+ years EH&S management experience
  • 3+ years leading or actively participating in RMP/PSM compliance teams
  • Ability to develop, mentor, and coach direct and indirect teams
  • Knowledge of OSHA Safety and Regulation standards
  • Knowledge of EPA environmental regulations and compliance requirements
  • Knowledge of GMP manufacturing requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive and effective EH&S compliance and best practice programs
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire and utilize technical skills to penetrate issues and solve them to root cause

 

Preferred Education & Experience:

 

  • Master's degree in safety: science, environmental, engineering, or any other industry related field
  • 5+ years in the food and/or beverage industry preferred
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or other EH&S related certifications

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.