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Environmental Health Safety Business Leader in Bolingbrook, IL at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 6/14/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007013-Bolingbrook



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for a Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Business Leader at our Bolingbrook, Illinois facility.

Job Summary:

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Business Leader is responsible for maintaining compliance of all EHS laws and regulations at the assigned facility.  This position will be the environmental management representative, champion of the facility ISO 14001 and Landfill Free initiatives and lead the Health and Safety initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

* Implements and develops procedures with management that effectively identifies and controls hazards to prevent injury and manages environmental and landfill free programs.
● Assist management to develop processes and procedures that will help eliminate or reduce OSHA and EPA violations.
● Aides in the development of new managers in the organization in areas of environmental, safety and health and drives change as needed.
● Administer EHS programs and procedures for the facility.
● Responsible for accurate and timely reporting of incidents to appropriate governmental agencies and risk
management personnel.
● Assist in conducting training for team members, supervisors and sub-contractors as needed.
● Assist in conducting incident investigations, corrective actions, completing recordkeeping requirements, and
ensures appropriate governmental agencies have been notified.
● Responsible for Workers’ Compensation program including injury management and oversight of Health Services.
● Managing costs for the department.
● Monitor daily activities to ensure a safe work environment, through training, audits, inspections, and enforcement.
● Lead internal EHS teams and related activities and projects.
● Maintaining compliance with all environmental laws and regulations including permits and any reporting requirements.
● Ensure compliance and continued recertification of the ISO 14001 and Landfill Free certificates for Bolingbrook and Liberty Cold, including facilitating corrective actions and continual improvement for the facility.
● Partner with Human Resources, management and team members to promote EHS.
● Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

● Bachelor’s Degree in EHS or related field is preferred.

* Basic First Aid Certification, EMT licenses and knowledge of Worker’s Compensation is preferred.

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
● Ability to lead a team of resourceful and skilled team members.
● Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
● Must be able to problem solve.
● Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
● Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
● Advanced computer skills including Google Suite.

* Knowledge of Kronos or other timekeeping system.

* Coaching and performance management experience a plus.

* Ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
● Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
● Strong analytical and problem solving skills including root cause analysis.
● Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test and background screen.

 West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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