Plant Safety/Environmental Manager

Plant Safety/Environmental Manager

Job category: Manager

Job Type: Full Time

San Jose, California

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The Environmental, Safety, and Health Manager has overall accountability for the development and implementation of worker safety and health policy and procedures, and environmental compliance programs at the facility. The Manager is to be the resident expert regarding worker compensation laws, OSHA industrial workplace requirements, and federal/state/local environmental regulations, and they will be the key facility ISO certification representative.

1. Manage the safety and health process to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations and company standards. Complete annual reviews of each program, including review and updates of plant procedures. Complete employee exposure surveys throughout the plant as necessary. Encourage health/wellness programs and assist with injury/illness prevention and correction. Track and reduce worker’s compensation costs, absenteeism, and turnover by ensuring quality health care is provided following incidents involving plant workers. Review and monitor all accident investigation reports through to completion, including participation in claim reviews, mediations, and hearings. Key Measurements: Number of OSHA violations, Employee Turnover Rate, Number of Accidents, Costs and Number of Worker’s Compensation claims, FSRMP/EIPMS/SCAP audit results.
2. Develop and maintain environmental programs that meet all permit requirements, including timely renewals, field inspections and documentation, field sampling such as wastewater sampling, and all required permit recordkeeping. Programs include: solid waste, hazardous waste, air permitting, wastewater pretreatment, water conservation, storm water compliance. Generate and encourage facility wide sustainability projects, and submit projects for consideration of environmental awards. Key Measurements: Monthly report, WEBEMS entry, annual American Meat Industry project entry, Sustainability project entry, Number of Notice of Violations
3. Insert all environmental, ISO, Process Safety Management/Risk Management Plan and plant Sustainability program documentation into company electronic management systems. Lead/facilitate plant ISO certification management teams, process safety teams, and documentation control requirements. Key Measurements: WEBEMS, SMS, ISO PSM entries updated and action items complete, few or no internal and external audit findings
4. Train production employees and management staff as required by OSHA, environmental permits and environmental/emergency response regulatory programs, and company standards. Key Measurements: Training completed by annual or other established due dates.
5. Review capital expense requests, new chemical purchase requests, and other plant changes (i.e., refrigeration system changes, land disturbance, equipment modification) prior to implementation, so environmental, health, and safety program impacts are discussed and required permits/notifications are made to regulatory authorities.
6. Key Measurements: Permits received prior to project initiation
7. Understand and facilitate the Process Safety Management/Risk Management Plan program requirements for the ammonia refrigeration system. Lead internal and external release reporting requirements for ammonia and other chemicals to the environment. Key Measurements: proper release reporting policy followed, successful PSM audits, both external and internal

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in a related field and 5+ years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
• Meat production facility experience, preferred.
• Experienced air, water, waste permitting for industrial plant setting.
• Working knowledge of OSHA regulations, Process Safety Management requirements for ammonia refrigeration.
• Knowledge of the worker’s compensation processes and injury investigation requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively work on a personal computer, access company programs and files, work in and learn Windows-based database systems, Excel worksheet navigation, word processing programs, Human Resource electronic systems, SAP (preferred), Internet software; manufacturing software.
• Math skills to calculate efficiencies, % reductions, air emissions on a rolling 12-month basis.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in English.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
• Good decision maker and ability to perform in stressful situations, including leading emergency response efforts.
• Detail oriented.
• Self-motivated, result-oriented, focused on meeting deadlines.
• Able to adjust work schedule to cover evening/night shift training of employees, troubleshoot production problems, as determined necessary by Plant Management.
• Travel 10-15% of the time.
• Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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