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EHS Manager

Company: AAK USA
Location: Richmond
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

EHS MANAGERRICHMOND, CA, USAOur story goes back more than 150 years, to the chilly southern coast of Scandinavia. From our early success in Sweden and Denmark, we've grown into the world's leading specialist producer of plant-based oils, employing more than 4,000 people all across the globe.We work with our customers to make the products you love even better. The oils we produce go into making your chocolate extra-creamy or putting the crunch into your croissant. And it's not just food - we work across industries to make products that are higher quality, healthier and better for the planet.Everything we do is about Making Better Happen---.Richmond, CA About the role We have an immediate need for an experienced EHS Manager for our facility in Richmond, CA.This position is responsible for technically advising and leading EH&S practices and programs to protect the employees, customers, and the environment, championing comprehensive oversight for safe, compliant operations for manufacturing facilities, offices, laboratories, and pilot projects, meeting government safety regulations and industry standards, inspecting and evaluating the equipment, environment, and processes. Critical to this role is knowledge and experience identifying and implementing best practices aligned with San Francisco Bay area environmental regulations. This role is also the site leader as it relates to wastewater and shipping port operations.This person is also responsible for implementing corporate Process Safety policies, standards, and guidelines, and facilitating and/or overseeing process hazard analyses and revalidations. Participates in and conducts audits to ensure compliance with OSHA General Duty and Process Safety Management, EPA and other federal, state and local regulations.Responsibilities Responsible for all hands-on Environmental, Health and Safety activitiesReviews and implements corporate EH&S programs, policies, procedures, training, and reporting.Champions organizational compliance, evaluating workplace environments, equipment and practices of all safety standards and government regulations.Guides management of hazards associated with process safety management, ensuring comprehensive program is maintained to integrate technologies, procedures, and management practices.Conducts chemical and SDS risk assessment as well as operations risk assessments to specify engineering controls and other regulatory requirements are applicable.Develops and implements environmental strategies in the workplace, auditing and analyzing environmental practices for sustainability (including workplace pollution control, waste management and recycling) for assigned location(s).Undertakes regular statutory compliance audits, PSM, JSA process reviews, and QA assessment of safety management systems.Directs accident investigation programs, reports or reviews findings, notes trends, and develops programs for improving performance.Provides and communicates employee safety training and communication programs, Contingency Planning, Emergency Response, and H&S evaluations / implementation.Sets environmental and safety priorities and goals consistent with corporate objectives.Specifies EH&S guidelines and directives for internal governance and internal controls.Acts on quantitative measurements and coordinates solutions, presentations, and detailed reporting on safety performance and continuous improvementsEstablishes cross functional teams to coordinate delivery of compliant, safety performance.Defines solutions which support EHS policy integration into facility operations.Determines improvements which provide reliable, successful EH&S programs.About you ---
10+ years multiple site EHS leadership experience in a plant manufacturing environment.---Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering, Occupational Health and Safety or other related field of study---Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification is preferred---Knowledge of food processing, packaging, GMP, mechanical engineering, vegetable oil and hydrogen plant operations helpful---Experience in leading and directing the work of others with strong team orientation, ability to influence, and collaboration with all levels of leadership---Strong analytical, critical thinking, interpersonal and communicative skills---Proficient in Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and ERP applications---Working knowledge of regulatory requirements for federal, state, and San Francisco Bay area programs, processes, and program implementation strategies.---Experience and judgment to perform a variety of complex tasks---Skilled in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail---Ability to coach and work directly with plant managers and supervisors at each location providing support at the level they need to fulfill their EHS responsibilities.---Must be able to speak, read, write English fluently, in order to perform the essential job functions. Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish is highly desired.---Ability to work in the USA without the need for current or future work visa sponsorshipIn return AAK offersAnnual salary of $140,000 to $150,000Career paths, training and development, e-learning and tuition reimbursement programs offering potential for you to progress your future careerComprehensive health insurance (medical, dental and vision) starting date of hireHealth Savings Account with AAK annual contribution of $1,000-$1,500401(k) Plan with match up to 4.5%Free Life and Disability insuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramSupplemental Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection and Legal Insurance PlansDiscounts on travel, amusement parks, concerts, movies, and moreCelebrations, events, and activities on site and supporting our communitiesAmazon AwardCo recognition incentives for service and peer to peer recognitionAbout AAKEverything AAK does is about Making Better Happen---. We specialize in plant-based oils that are the value-adding ingredients in many of the products people love to consume. We make these products better tasting, healthier, and more sustainable. At the heart of AAK's offer is Customer Co-Development, combining our desire to understand what better means for each customer, with the unique flexibility of our production assets, and a deep knowledge of many products and industries, including Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Plant-based Foods, Special Nutrition, Foodservice and Personal Care. Our 4,000 employees support our close collaboration with customers through 25 regional sales offices, 15 dedicated Customer Innovation Centers, and with the support of more than 20 production facilities. Listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malm, Sweden, AAK has been Making Better Happen--- for more than 150 years.AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.

Keywords: AAK USA, Richmond , EHS Manager, Executive , Richmond, California

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