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Company Name:
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Blair, Nebraska
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Food & Beverage
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental, Health and Safety Professional

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive — a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of
ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience

From frosting on birthday cakes to the fuel in your car, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America (Starches & Sweeteners NA) is a part of your life in more ways than you would imagine. Leading national brands choose Starches & Sweeteners NA to develop, manufacture, and deliver ingredients that differentiate their food and beverage products in the marketplace. In addition, Starches & Sweeteners NA unlocks the goodness of the common corn kernel to create ingredients that are used in cattle feed, plastics, food packaging and medicines. Starches & Sweeteners NA also markets its own national brands, such as Truvia®, a zero-calorie sweetener, and Sweet Bran®, a value-added cattle feed. BIOasis™ is a feedstock co-location partnership program that offers over the fence product to bio-processing and biotechnology companies. Starches & Sweeteners NA employs more than 2,400 people and operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Position Purpose
The Health and Safety Professional will provide facility-wide coordination in all safety and environmental arenas including personal safety, safety system development and compliance, safety training, air, water, and waste program management as well as assisting in compliance strategies for these programs. Coordination of the facility environmental health and safety (EHS) data management, processes, program development and implementation. This position will influence operational decisions with regard to capital expansion, and modification to existing operations to support continued compliance with Business Unit (BU), Corporate and regulatory agency requirements.
Principal Accountabilities
  • 40% Support facility leadership by providing coordination, and assist plant operations in EHS compliance by ensuring proper record keeping of requirements. Responsible for reporting obligations as required by local, state, federal and corporate requirements. Provide EHS technical assistance to the facility.
  • 25% Develop, maintain, and monitor compliance tools at the facility for EHS compliance, and communicate and implement EHS requirements/regulations for the facility to support plant operations and the business unit. Development of a sustainable proactive EHS compliance culture at the location.
  • 10% Assist and verify thorough pre-job planning for employees and contractors, including, but not limited to documented job safety analyses and procedures, pre-job hazard assessments (PJHA), planning, documenting, and gaining.
  • 10% Train plant personnel on EHS subjects and perform internal assessments of EHS compliance systems.
  • 10% Implement and champion existing programs (BBS, HOP, etc) and ISO standards and help support Starches and Sweeteners North America (SSNA) employees' understanding of them.
  • 5% Promote Cargill through involvement in community activities and professional organizations. On-call ability outside normal business hours to assist when needed and any other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) or related Technical field
• 3 Plus years’ experience in the EHS field or 3 Plus years’ experience in the EHS field in an industrial setting
• Demonstrated experience with safety
• Knowledge of OSHA regulations such as, but not limited to, process safety management, process hazard analysis, hazard recognition/control, behavior based safety (BBS) principles and application
• Demonstrated experience in Program development and implementation of new or changing regulations
• Microsoft Office Suite experience
• Ability to travel as required by the business
• Ability to be on-call outside normal business hours to assist when needed
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Individual must be able to build strong relationships with both internal and external customers and participate effectively on cross-functional teams without direct supervisory responsibility of the team
• Effective at interacting with regulatory agencies (low contact), facility leadership (high contact), plant personnel (high contact), attorneys (low contact) and consultants (medium contact)
• Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment
• Ability to manage multiple priorities
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to work with large amounts of data on multiple spreadsheets including formula writing
• Ability to work independently
• Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills
• Professional certifications such as Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Professional Engineer (PE)
• Negotiations experience with regulatory agencies
• Six Sigma Kaizen Lean Tools
• BBS process implementation and management
• Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development and training
• Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) experience
• Experience with facility response plans (FRP)
• Experience with process implementation of EHS Policies and Systems
• Auditing experience
• Database application experience (MS Access, Oracle, etc.)
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