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Environment, Health, and Safety Manager

Company: Olam Americas Inc
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Environment, Health, and Safety Manager #652

Las Cruces , NM

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Job Description

We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed and fiber to over 19,800 customers who rangefrom multi-national, world famous brands to small family run businesses.

Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the required specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new opportunities.

Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such asCocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Edible Nuts and Spices.

As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers. We develop ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics.

Position Summary

Reporting to Plant Manager and based in Las Cruces, NM the Environment, Health & Safety, (EHS) Manager will be responsible for managing Environment, Health & Safety of the two locations in New Mexico (Deming and Las Cruces) for Olam Americas Inc. to ensure a safe and accident-free workplace as well as the preservation of the environment. The EHS Manager leads the process to train managers, EHS colleagues and employees in work site SHS practices. This position will inspect the organizations facilities to detect existing or potential accident hazards and determine corrective or preventive measures. The EHS Manager will follow-up to ensure compliance. This position will oversee the investigation of workplace accidents, root cause analysis and monitor corrective action implementation. The EHS Manager will maintain accident reports required by regulatory agencies and will works with corporate EHS leaders to reduce injuries and lost work time. The EHS Manager will maintain environmental compliance and preservation while overseeing the EHS processes at all New Mexico locations.

The ideal candidate for this position will be knowledgeable and well verses in environmental and health and safety. Previous experience having led diverse teams through positive and dynamic change management will be required for success in this position. You will work to lead and influence behaviors of salaried and hourly employees, including senior leadership. Ability to handle multiple competing demands in a fast-paced environment will be required.

Position Responsibilities
Manage EHS programs and defined staff for two locations in New Mexico for Olam West Coast, Inc. (Las Cruces) and Olam Chile Peppers, Inc., (Deming) to ensure a safe and accident-free work environment and provide coaching and mentoring to colleagues within the New Mexico businesses. Oversee EHS processes to provide the road map to zero injuries and world class performance. Plan and deliver programs to train managers and employees in work site EHS practices. Study causes of industrial and agricultural accidents and recommend EHS processes to address areas where the organization may be at risk. Inspect facilities and equipment to detect existing or potential accident hazards and determine corrective or preventive measures. Establish plant EHS policies/procedures to ensure compliance with company policies and federal/state/local regulatory requirements. Promote plant EHS by working with all departments to analyze current situations and recommend EHS improvements. Analyze incident data to identify trends and incident types that can be prevented. Oversee the incident investigation process to determine root cause and timely corrective action. Manage and establish objectives for the overall EHS program. Work directly with the Director Environmental, Health & Safety to ensure alignment across the Olam Americas SHS team. Track progress and publish results on current EHS objectives and metrics. Drive EHS process ownership to the floor level where appropriate. Develop training programs for all levels of operations with the objective to have a safer, more efficient, engaged, and productive plant and field department. Manage and monitor training programs to meet EHS requirements. Assure all records are kept in accordance with State and Federal regulations including OSHA logs and training documents. Develop, implement, and recommend programs and practices designed to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses including but not limited to ergonomic assessments and job hazard analysis. Support Human Resources and Plant Manager on Workers Compensation cases with a focus on returning employees to work following workplace injuries. Perform other duties as assigned
Position Requirements
Bachelors degree is required, major in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, EHS Engineering or another related field is preferred. Ten (10) years EHS management experience in an agricultural and/or manufacturing environment is required. Experience should include: Experience in hazard recognition, evaluation and analysis, and development and implementation of control processes. Experience leading and influencing and collaborating with cross-functional teams. Experience in developing and managing training programs to promote workplace health and safety. Experience with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development and training delivery. Experience working with data, database applications, and reporting (SAP-EHS, TREO, etc.) Knowledge of EHS equipment. Knowledge of safety, industrial and environmental testing methods. Experience in providing technical support to adhere to EHS policies. Applied knowledge and working understanding of OSHA, EPA, regulatory compliance, experience with inspections, incident investigations, remediation, process safety, contractor safety, EHS training, hazard reviews, and job EHS analysis. Ability and willingness to travel and work overnight up to 30% is required. Valid state drivers license and clean driving record is required. Access to reliable transportation is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint is required. Strong organizing, planning, analytical problem-solving and decision making are required. Resilience, persistence, and optimism is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Bilingual, English and Spanish, is required. Ability to speak, read, and interpret documents in English and Spanish such as EHS rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals is required. Ability to train on the use of diagnostic equipment/tools. Ability to write in English routine maintenance reports or correspondence is required.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Olam provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: opens an email client application

At Olam, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Keywords: Olam Americas Inc, Las Cruces , Environment, Health, and Safety Manager, Other , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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