EHS Manager

Olam Americas, Inc   •  

Firebaugh, CA

Industry: Food & Beverages


11 - 15 years

Posted 38 days ago

We have ownership or active engagement throughout the entire supply chain including seed breeding, planting, harvesting and processing, providing our customers with unparalleled traceability. This position is responsible for the development, deployment and continuous improvement of environmental, safety and health management systems at the Firebaugh, CA location. This position will be part of the Olam Spices -- North America Operations team and will help to ensure compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements and initiatives for all Olam's business. The Olam Firebaugh location employs about 300 employees and process garlic, onion and parsley through a dehydrating process. We offer the widest range of garlic and onion fractions from chopped to minced to powdered and even offer both organic and specialty products. The plant operates a warehouse for raw materials and finished goods. Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) complexity is driven by Environmental Compliance programs of a large site, combustible dust exposure and activities around a Title Five facility.

Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering or another related field
  • 10 or more years of Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and/or Safety experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Applied knowledge and working understanding of OSHA, regulatory compliance, experience with inspections, incident investigations, process safety, contractor safety, EHS training, hazard reviews, and job safety analysis
  • Experience leading and influencing and collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizing, planning, analytical problem solving and decision making
  • Experience with process implementation of EHS policies, programs and systems
  • Experience with program development and implementation of new or changing systems
  • Experience with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development and training delivery
  • Experience working with data, database applications, and reporting (Enablon, Access, etc.);
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Experience in providing technical support to adhere to EHS policies Preferred Qualifications
  • Management Experience
  • Experience in organizational culture change
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Resilience, persistence, optimism (other key factors from Olam leadership model)
  • Knowledge of EHS equipment
  • Knowledge of safety, industrial hygiene and environmental testing methods