EHS Manager

Effingham, IL

Posted: 03/07/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 92.19JF Pay Rate: 105,000

EHS Manager

The Manager, EHS directs the development, implementation and maintenance of comprehensive EHS management systems for the facility.  The position provides leadership, mentoring and technical expertise necessary to create site capability to achieve corporate goals for EHS and sustainability performance and ensure compliance with all applicable EHS policies and regulations.


  • Provides leadership, guidance and mentoring to the site necessary to create a proactive culture of risk management and capability to identify and manage EHS risks to prevent incidents
  • Develops, implements and manages systems and programs to ensure site is in compliance with applicable EHS regulations and requirements, and company policies and procedures
  • Analyzes site consumption of natural resources and utilizes, generation of waste, and the real and potential impact of site operations on the local community and environment to develop, implement and manage a strategic plan to improve the operational sustainability of the site
  • Provides training and mentoring to site supervisors, managers and management personnel to lead proactive safety efforts in their area of responsibility
  • Provide training, mentoring and direct assistance to site management personnel to build site capability to thoroughly analyze incidents for root causes and contributing factors, also providing quality assurance and oversight to draft incident and root cause analysis reports prior to submission to corporate management
  • Be the technical expert and provide compliance specifications / recommendations to Engineering & Maintenance Resources on the following areas, including, but not limited to:


  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Hazard and Risk Identification
  • Machine Guarding
  • Control of Hazardous Energy: Lockout/Tagout
  • Fall Protection
  • Flammable & Combustible Liquids
  • Fire Protection & Prevention Systems/Techniques
  • Ergonomics & Manual Material Handling
  • Powered Industrial Equipment
  • Life Safety Code
  • Confined Spaces
  • Hazard Communication
  • Chemical Handling, Storage and Disposal
  • Shipping and Transportation of Chemicals and Dangerous Goods


  • Water and Wastewater Systems
  • Air Emissions and Pollution Control
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Response
  • Stormwater


  • Aspect and Impact Identification
  • Consumption of Energy and Natural Resources
  • Emission Sources and Inventories
  • Waste Profiles, Reduction, Recycling and Reuse Assessments
  • Product Life Cycle Assessments
  • Upstream and Downstream Impacts and Opportunities
  • Ensures accurate and timely EHS recordkeeping and document management including the submission of periodic reports to regulatory agencies
  • Prepare, maintain, and as appropriate, submit all records and reports required by the Company and regulatory agencies including the OSHA 300 log and injury records
  • Lead and/or assist emergency planning, preparedness and response activities
  • Leads the development, review, and implementation of site emergency programs (e.g., facilitate site level drills)
  • Interface with regulatory and public sector EHS authorities as appropriate
  • Reviews actual and proposed uses of chemicals for EHS implications, including regulatory applicability and worker safety, ensures compliance with their use and manages Safety Data Sheet (SDS) availability for those chemicals
  • Manages the facility Process Safety Management (PSM) program for ammonia refrigeration as appropriate
  • Manages regulatory requirements and provides technical expertise for pollution controls systems, processes and controls such as water and wastewater treatment plants, air pollution control devices, and waste management
  • Participate in EHS audits, Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs) and other elements of the PSM program integral to site EHS performance
  • Oversee site industrial hygiene programs and activities necessary to ensure a safe workplace and minimize worker exposure
  • Prioritize major hazards and risks across the site, and ensure actions are taken to mitigate or eliminate risks
  • Lead, coordinate, and participate in EHS performance improvement initiatives
  • Lead, support, and guide facility EHS committees
  • Participate in annual budget development process with respective facility managers and corporate managers
  • Partner with corporate EHS leads to develop and implement corporate EHS policies, programs and procedures

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at

JO:  92.19JF



  • Bachelor’s degree in EHS Management, Environmental or Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering, Sciences, or other related degree is required
  • Master’s degree in Safety Management, Environmental or Occupational Health and Safety, or other related degree is preferred
  • Five years’ experience in the environmental, health & safety field
  • Experience managing a budget that varies by size of site and/or site location(s)
  • Food and beverage industry experience preferred
  • Must be knowledgeable of EHS regulations including but not limited to OSHA and EPA
  • Should possess strong leadership, training, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Should have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, research and analytical skills
  • Experience and/or familiarity with OSHAS 18001 & ISO 14001
  • Sufficient computer literacy to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and use of plant specific software systems
  • Ability to prioritize effectively
  • Experience managing a Process Safety Management (PSM) Program
  • Holds or is working toward appropriate professional designation

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at

JO:  92.19JF


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