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EHS SPECIALIST

Company: HP Hood
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Are you a self-driven person looking to advance your career as a high-impact player on a team? If so, we have an exciting challenge for you and your future!At HP Hood LLC, we celebrate our differences. Our diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and perspectives are fostered to create an inclusive work environment. We are at our best when we respect and value each other - One Team One Company!Our culture is built on value commitments to innovation, quality, results, integrity, community, people, and collaboration that fosters a strong employee engagement, teamwork, safety and wellness. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, wellness programs, employee discounts, 401k matches, tuition reimbursement, ongoing development, advancement opportunities and more. This position is also eligible for our bonus program.Founded in 1846, today HP Hood is one of the largest and most trusted food and beverage manufacturers in the United States. Our portfolio of national and super-regional brands and licensed products includes Hood, Heluva Good, Lactaid, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Planet Oat and more.Job Summary: Broad-spectrum Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional position that provides technical and professional support services to operations staff, with guidance and direction from the Plant Manager and Director, EHS. This is an on-the-floor (high visibility/floor presence) position.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:--- Safety-related responsibilities include:o Implement written EHS programs and policies aligned with federal and state requirements.o Design and deliver safety orientation and refresher training, perform job hazard analysis, and conduct workplace safety inspections.o Administer key programs, such as hearing conservation, hazard communication, industrial hygiene, and contractor safety compliance.o Provide hands-on guidance to facility managers and supervisors regarding incident reporting/investigation to ensure company standards and processes are met.o Partner with department leadership teams to drive the annual Safety Improvement Plan.o Provide internal support for workers' compensation cases, serve as facility contact for claims questions, and interface with insurance adjusters, medical professionals, and injured workers.o Facilitate the plant Safety and Engagement Committee.o Promote a positive safety culture by developing and creating documents, work instructions, and visual aids to support positive employee communications and data delivery.--- Environmental responsibilities include:o Assist with the management of all environmental regulatory programs for the plant, including, but not limited to: air, stormwater, wastewater, hazardous materials, hazardous waste disposal, universal waste disposal, spill prevention, recycling, sustainability reporting, and regulatory reporting.o Work with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, including, but not limited to, City of Portland, MEDEP, USEPA, USDOT, and US Department of Homeland Security, to ensure that all environmental aspects, impacts, programs and permits are accepted and understood to be compliant.Education and Experience: o Requires a minimum of a BA/BS degree and 2 to 4 years of related experience preferred.
--- A degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science,
--- Environmental Engineering, or related discipline may be considered in lieu of related experience.o Proficiency in Microsoft Office required (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).o Knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations required.o Experience in manufacturing setting preferred, food & beverage is a plus.Skills and Competencies:o Displays knowledge of federal and state safety and environmental regulatory programs.o Able to work with and give direction to all departments affected or impacted by EHS programs.o Partners with Quality, Sanitation, Processing, Packaging, and other affected departments to ensure that EHSo compliance obligations are aligned with Food Safety and GMP requirements.o Inspires and motivates others to work safely and shows strong enthusiasm for workplace safety.o Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.o Seeks feedback to improve performance and exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills.o Self-disciplined and highly motivated, with a passion for excellence and a strong drive for success.HP Hood is an Equal Opportunity Employer Female/Minority/Veteran/Disabled"VERVRAA Federal Contractor"

Keywords: HP Hood, Portland , EHS SPECIALIST, Other , Portland, Maine

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