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Environmental, Health and Safety Manager - RCCB

Company: Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This position develops and implements Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) programs, and may also include Sustainability related programs in support of overall company strategy.  This may be a multi-site support role working in conjunction with site management to build capability and provide EHS subject matter expertise and functional support for manufacturing and/or distribution facilities.  The EHS manager is responsible for leading and managing employee health and safety, environmental activities, and this position may also be responsible for facility sustainability, which may require Process Safety Management, Wastewater Operations, Hazardous Materials Shipment, and other Compliance program tracking.

This role reports to EHS Director, dotted line to the Plant Manager, and will partner with other support functions within the company to implement and manage EHS programs, trainings, and may support sustainability efforts.  This position will support and drive continuous improvement of key performance metrics through project management and facility initiatives.  This role will coordinate with site leadership team and functional management, HR, support return to work programs, and other corporate initiatives.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

  • Develop and implement strategies to reduce workplace injuries and accidents, to ensure continued compliance with regulatory and internal policies.
  • Implement, evaluate and/or certify effectiveness of company EHS programs and systems through inspections and audits.
  • Provide SME guidance & leadership to assist organizational compliance with EHS related rules & regulations.
  • May help to improve energy/water/recycling efficiency of facility operations.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and then capture, deploy & share best practices.
  • Implementation and management of on-going ergonomic, asbestos, ammonia, wastewater, storm water and other compliance programs.
  • Work with facility and Fleet personnel to ensure RCRA, OSHA and DOT operational compliance.
  • May assist site Operational Excellence (OE) and Management Systems Facilitator (MSF), conduct or respond to health and safety assessments/analyses in plants and/or distribution facilities (e.g.,  worker exposure,  defining drug/alcohol testing protocol) to minimize health and safety risks.
  • Conduct risk assessment by identifying and assessing potential magnitude of risk (e.g., environmental, safety, regulatory, production feasibility and quality) and creating contingency plans.
  • May participate in worker’s compensation claims reviews.
  • May coordinate & direct internal recycling programs.
  • Gather & analyze EHS data, develop goals/targets & manage scorecards, databases, and dashboards for EHS related programs & metrics.
  • Assist with site gap assessments & corrective action plan development.
  • Develop and deploy EHS awareness and compliance training programs as appropriate to all levels of operations and management.
  • Support environmental site clean-up projects as needed (USTs, superfund sites, etc.)
  • Work with Legal concerning permit applications, compliance queries and responses to OSHA, EPA & other regulatory bodies.
  • Prepare for plant emergency situations in plant by establishing emergency response organization including assistance of injured workers
  • Ensure provision of timely EHS awareness and compliance training programs as appropriate to all levels of operations and management
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ensure programs meet all Federal, State, country and local regulatory & licensing requirements and policy requirements, and includes assessed site EHS risks and management of compliance calendars and actions
  • During times of serious incident, serve as a site member of the crisis management team by directing efforts when requested, offering recommendations, interpreting regulations, and completing communication, including government regulators or agencies.
  • Other projects or duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 6+ years of related experience in safety, risk management and/or environmental or High School Diploma with 9+ years of related experience in safety, risk management and/or environmental.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to design, develop and implement effective safety systems for continual improvement and risk reduction.
  • Knowledge of local, state or federal environmental, health and safety regulations; how to access resources (e.g., regulatory agencies, consulting firms, web-based information); and evaluate resources as applicable to facilities within Company system.
  • Technical Communication to Non-Technical Audience: Ability to break down or modify complex technical information as needed to communicate it orally or in writing to non-technical Company staff (e.g., senior managers, customers, or consumers).
  • This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the Food & Beverage industry.
  • Leadership and/or supervisory experience is a plus..
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma methodologies a plus.
  • Technical knowledge and progress towards one or more industry certifications: licensed CSP (BSCP), CIH (ABIH).
  • Ability to design, develop and implement effective environmental management systems for continual improvement and risk reduction.
  • Industrial Hygiene: Knowledge of procedures used to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control physical, chemical, biological and ergonomic hazards.
  • Safety and Environmental Management System (ISO 18001 & 14001)
  • Safety: Knowledge of food/beverage industry practices and programs used in the reduction or elimination of workplace hazards.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions.  Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reyes Holdings companies will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our Practices and Procedures, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Government. Drug Free Employer.

Keywords: Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, San Leandro , Environmental, Health and Safety Manager - RCCB, Other , San Leandro, California

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