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EHS Manager

Company: KCO Resource Management
Location: Visalia
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Environmental, Health, & Safety ManagerAn exciting opportunity awaits you to join a reputable food and beverage company as an Environmental Health and Safety Manager at their Central Valley production facility. Partnering with site leadership, you'll lead the Environmental Health & Safety Programs, ensuring compliance with OSHA regulations and enhancing employee safety awareness. Don't miss out on this chance to make a meaningful impact - apply today!--Location: Tulare, CA--Job Responsibilities:Partner with the Corporate Director of EHS to establish and execute an effective portfolio of strategies and plans that promote employee awareness, reduce/eliminate accidents, and risks, and actively monitor overall safety performance in the organization to achieve excellence in safety.Partner with site teams to implement company EHS programs; engaging and involving all workers to understand and employ safety, environmental, and security policies, and programs.Provide counsel and floor support to site teams for safety, health, and environmental questions, concerns, identification, and control of hazards, recommending best/better practices.Lead the development of risk assessment methods/systems for anticipating, identifying, evaluating, and reducing hazards.Partner with the Corporate Director of EHS on the prioritization or reduction of TF1 and TF2 incidents through appropriate education, training and rigorous safety measures.Lead and manage the incident management and near-miss program, investigating incidents, determining root causes, and implementing corrective and preventative actions.--Facilitate the safety committee team, providing guidance, and overseeing safety inspections, meetings, and task list follow-up.Responsible for the administration of the workers' compensation program at the plant. Ensures completion of First Reports of Injury and other records, maintains contact with workers' compensation carrier, and ensure reports are submitted timely. --Proactively conduct ergonomic assessments and make recommendations to reduce risk. Collaborate with HR on accommodations and return-to-work programs.Involved in chemical and hazardous materials management programs (i.e., Process Safety Management, Ammonia Refrigeration Management Program, etc.).Lead environmental programs established within the organization to include recycling of all office wastes per program guidelines, and initiate power conservation techniques by turning off lights and computers when not in use.Partner with the Corporate Director of EHS to implement the environmental control strategies at the plant (Wastewater Treatment, Particles Emission and Filtration, Dust Hazard Control, Ammonia Systems Controls, and Process Safety management. Serves as the primary point of contact for all Local, State, and Federal EH&S-related inquiries.--Partner with the Corporate EHS Director and legal teams during all environmental investigations involving government agencies (EPA, DEC, OSHA, etc.). Maintain, monitor, and report on all EHS performance metrics.Create, audit, and implement necessary programs and projects across the site in support of permitting & compliance (i.e., OSHA, EPA, site/occupancy planning, chemical storage, noise surveying, air quality, wastewater discharge, SPCC, etc.).--Own and manage the plant safety audit program, ensuring audits are performed as scheduled and data is captured, monitored, and used to drive improvements.Partner with the Corporate Director of EHS to develop, implement and maintain all EHS written programs/policies/procedures (such as LOTO, Confined Space Entry, etc.) Ensure all policies and procedures are fully deployed and maintained within the plant.Responsible for EHS reporting which includes performance against targets and goals, regulatory reporting, corporate and customer required reporting. Share trends and suggestions with the plant leadership team to proactively correct and improve EHS performance when targets are not met.Collaborate with site teams and HR on annual training plans and required EHS training. Ensure training records are maintained and per Company procedures.Manage, train, and develop EHS team members through mentoring, coaching, and coordination of individual development plans. Provide performance feedback on an ongoing basis. Partner with HR on--employee relations issues.Required Skills/Qualifications: ----Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety and/or Environmental concentration preferred; an advanced degree is a plus.5+ years of experience in safety and environmental management is required. Food manufacturing experience is preferred.5+ years of experience leading direct-reporting team members.Proven track record of implementing effective EH&S programs with positive results.Knowledge of appropriate federal, state, county, city, and institutional regulations regarding food processing operations.Strong knowledge of Workers' Compensation claim management, including managing internal processes and procedures.Strong knowledge of OSHA, EPA, ISO 14001, Federal, State, City, and County standards and regulations.--Good problem-solving techniques including knowledge of LEAN and/or Six Sigma methodologies.Strong ability to communicate across all levels of an organization.Effective training techniques for diverse audiences.Entrepreneurial and hands-on - committed to innovation, continuous improvement, and moving beyond the norm.Self-starter, takes initiative, a driver for change, personable and approachable, collaborative, and passionate about their work.Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a changing, complex environment.Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel.------

Keywords: KCO Resource Management, Visalia , EHS Manager, Executive , Visalia, California

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