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EHS Specialist

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Springfield, MO, US

Company: Glanbia

EHS Specialist

 

Department:                     EHS

Exempt Status:                 Exempt

 

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting the EHS Manager in all aspects of plant safety, security, training and environmental programs.

 

Essential Functions

  • Performs hazard analysis within plant location and assists plant management teams in the development and execution of action plans for the improvement of safety and environmental performance.
  • Responsible for leading all aspects of safety, security, sustainability and environmental including compliance initiatives, training development, risk assessment, reporting, etc.
  • Develops, utilizes and monitors site safety and environmental resources to assure success. 
  • Develops and maintains training programs and an EHS culture that promotes a workplace free of injuries.  This includes but is not limited to developing or refining specific training i.e. emergency response, qualified electrical, PSM, respiratory protection, etc.  Evaluates utilization of corporate training process and material in conjunction with local needs.  In conjunction with plant leadership team, develop and coordinate plan to update and maintain all relevant plant training including work instructions. 
  • Keeps supervisory/management personnel apprised to eliminate hazardous condition and unsafe practices.
  • Works closely with Manager of Environmental Health and Safety to implement company initiative and to lead change.
  • Reviews production and operating reports and supports operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.
  • Develops schemes for recycling, pollution reduction and pollution prevention.
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of MWC non-negotiables such as lead the site waste reduction teams and safety committee
  • Keeps records in accordance with good manufacturing process and local and state laws.
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health  Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)

 

Delivering on Glanbia’s Values:

 

  • “Showing Respect” - Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.
  • “Find a Better Way” - Work with internal and external teams to implement process improvements and/or procedural changes that eliminate non-value added activities and drive more business value.
  • “Winning Together” - Assist with training of new team members.  Facilitate or oversee training and standard operating procedure reviews to ensure new hires develop proficiency of role.
  • “The Customer’s Champion” – Proactively engage to support our customer needs on an end to end basis and strive to meet or exceed SLA timelines.  Take ownership of customer requests and engage with internal teams as needed and within a timely manner.
  • “Performance Matters” – Meet or exceed all key metrics in line with expectations for role.  Continually update knowledge of products, product changes, processes and services offered to deliver a dynamic customer experience.

 

Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience.  Minimum of 3 years of plant experience in related industry/manufacturing, environmental management or utility/waste water operations.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill      
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making ability without oversight / approval.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

 

 

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves sitting, talking or listening and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Occasionally standing and walking.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms and stooping or kneeling.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, and works with the fingers.
  • Involves sedentary physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to ability to identify and distinguish colors and focus on objects and see at 20 inches or less.

 

 

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e. manufacturing equipment).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and areas with possible air contamination, fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.

 

Travel Requirements

    • Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.

 

 

Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

 

 

 

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 

 

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.


Nearest Major Market: Springfield