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EHS Manager

DanoneWave • DuBois, PA

Posted 22 days ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Management, Professional Services


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Job Description

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O’Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company.  We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

General Summary

This position is responsible for the development and execution of programs to ensure that the Company provides a safe workplace for employees and minimizes impacts to the environment.  This position will lead compliance with all federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations.  The incumbent will implement a sustainable environmental, health and safety management system at a plant level and drive EHS performance improvement and efficiency.

The incumbent is successful through strong leadership, vision, and effective management and ensure these goals in a professional atmosphere that enhances Company economic viability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, implement, and drive cost-effective compliance training, and regulatory safety and environmental programs.

Develop and implement EHS programs, policies, procedures and best practice techniques, implement new regulatory requirements, and provide control measures that reduce or eliminate risks to the Company. Implement and maintain an EHS Management Systems.

Conduct EHS assessments at the facility, identify areas for improvement, lead corrective actions (from plant/ corporate/3rd party audits).  Report EHS results to manufacturing Plant Manager and Sr. Director, Environmental Health and Safety.

Oversee all EHS training programs and requirements.  Lead EHS reviews and identify requirements for engineering projects, new lines/equipment and management of change activity.

Investigate injuries/illnesses, near-misses and environmental incidents.  Determine root cause of incidences and provide corrective action plan. Manage and track injury and illness data and environmental metrics.  Lead reduction in injury and illness rates and environmental impact and costs.  Serve as a champion for Sustainability projects.

Build proactive safety culture at plant.  Create environment where employees and supervision are engaged in working safely.

Prepare, maintain, and comply with federal, state, and local agency environmental reporting and permitting and Corporate EHS Standards.  Advise on all EHS legislation and legal requirements.  Ensure facility maintains ongoing compliance with OSHA/EPA requirements, safety standards, wastewater treatment plant operations, air permits and waste management practices.  Serve as the interface with local, state and federal agencies.

Job Specifications
This section identifies the minimum job specifications required to perform the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional leadership skills and ability to mentor and motivate.
  • Effective management skills.
  • Serves as a change agent to drive process improvements and cultural change.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible.
  • Works well under pressure, effectively handles conflict, strict deadlines and multiple tasks.
  • Ability to assess and implement EHS best practices.
  • Excellent organization, recordkeeping and documentation skills.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelors or Masters in Safety, Environmental Health, Chemistry, or related field.  Must be knowledgeable with OSHA and EPA regulations, Pennsylvania state requirements is a plus.  Must have 7+ years of plant and manufacturing experience.
  • See Appendix – EHS technical skills

Computer Skills
  • Software including: Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office


Typical office and manufacturing environment.
Support of 24/7 operations.
5-10% travel.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Climbing and bending during walkthroughs of the plant.
  • Some prolonged sitting and bending from office work.
  • Normal range of hearing and vision to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.
  • Some exposure to moving parts and machines, chemicals, and slippery environments.
  • Working under stressful conditions or occasionally working irregular hours.
  • Some exposures to extreme temperatures.
  • Some donning of personal protective equipment.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a general office environment where the noise level is usually moderate.
  • Be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Is frequently called upon to handle difficult situations.
  • Be able to deal with a variety of emotions and frustrations in making business decisions.  Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this position. 
  • Be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for the organization at any given point in time.
  • Handle novel and diverse work problems on a daily basis.
  • Be able to communicate and provide verbal feedback in a professional manner.
  • Be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.  Requires public contact and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Help maintain compliance in HACCP, FQP, GMP and Safety.
  • Perform Back-up role in Supervisor absence.

DanonWave offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

DanoneWave is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other unlawful criterion in accordance with applicable law. DanoneWave will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with all legal requirements.
Job ID: REQ0000794
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