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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

EHS Manager

EHS Manager

FPC of Decatur

FPC of Decatur

Position: HSE Manager

Direct Reports: Individual contributor

Reports To: Plant Manager

Salary Range: $105k to $130k

Bonus: 15% annual bonus

Relocation: Yes

Job Responsibilities: The Health, Safety & Environmental Manager will lead and direct the HSE efforts for this food production facility. As an integral member of the Plant Management Team the HSE Manager will provide leadership and strategic direction, will support, and advise site management about the HSE implications of the business activities. Responsible for formulating a proactive, local HSE strategy that drives the location to become an environmentally sustainable, healthy, and safe operation.

  • Support the business strategy to ensure all EHS directives, policies, and initiatives are effectively incorporated at site level.
  • Develop, implement, and execute EHS annual objectives & improvement plans in conjunction with site operations management and Director of EHS.
  • Develop appropriate strategies for implementation of new or revised policies and regulations in conjunction with site operations management and Director of EHS.
  • Lead management of site ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and drive sustainability improvements.
  • Enhance and enrich existing site EHS training programs.
  • Serves as primary contact for regulatory agencies such as OSHA and the EPA.
  • Prepares and submits periodic state and federal EPA reports and prepares operating permits for location and related state.
  • Coach site leaders with the investigation of EHS incidents at the site to identify root case and drive corrective and preventative actions.
  • Partner with Human Resources to monitor the status of all open Workers Compensation claims and coordinate activities to minimize lost and/or restricted workdays.
  • Conduct proactive safety audits and inspections to identify strategic improvement plans
    Develop, monitor, and analyze safety KPI’s and drive strategic actions to achieve the pursuit of zero incidents.


  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering, or other closely related degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years previous experience in EHS management; in manufacturing environment (preferably food).
  • In depth knowledge of EHS regulations including OSHA, EPA, and local requirements.
  • Demonstrated success in developing/implementing continuous improvement initiatives and accountability programs.
  • Proven ability to drive process improvements, adhere to budgets, and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant consensus standards such as ISO 14001 a must.
    Strong problem-solving skills, CAPAs, RCAs.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills within all levels of the organization.
  • Technically proficient in tools such as (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and other EHS Enterprise Solutions.
  • May be required to travel domestically to various sites up to 10% annually.

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