Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Ocean Spray 72 reviews - Wisconsin Rapids, WI

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Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and interpret environmental, health and safety regulatory policy impacts through written information, interface with government officials, and technical knowledge of plant operations. Sound knowledge of federal, state and local legal requirements is prerequisite to developing and managing effective EHS compliance management systems.
  • Anticipate, prepare and submit required regulatory filings to federal, state and local government agencies based on knowledge of requirements and technical data involved. Accurate and timely completion and submittal of the varied forms and reports is necessary to prevent potentially severe penalties against the Cooperative under multiple laws.
  • Play a leadership role in designing and implementing EHS programs, compliance strategies and sustainable management systems through effective communication/planning with plant management and employees, including ongoing dialogue, coaching and reinforcement as needed. These roles will frequently be corporate-assigned and will have relevance across all or many of Ocean Spray locations. Effective and sustainable systems for assuring compliance with applicable EHS laws are critical for preventing potentially severe penalties (civil and criminal) for non-compliance and for preventing harm to humans and the environment. This role emphasizes establishing systems and processes of a corporate-wide significance as well as facility specific.
  • Manage internal compliance assurance activity to be certain of facility adherence to EHS legal requirements, through audits and identifying and overseeing needed corrective action steps. This will also involve participation in corporate auditing of other locations Managing EHS risk requires regular self-assessments of management systems in order to make needed corrections thereby minimizing threats to humans and the environment and risks of civil and criminal penalties against OSC.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by facility management and corporate EHS leadership, e.g. project or personnel management related initiatives; special assignments of varying duration; operational roles; etc. EHS managers need to respond to potential project management assignments affecting EHS interest directly or indirectly and/or non-EHS technical or administrative supporting roles involving production and people management depending on facility and corporate-wide needs and priorities
  • This position requires a Bachelors Degree in science or engineering with 8-10 years EHS experience in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of EHS requirements including wastewater and safety. Knowledge of regularity compliance (i.e. EPA, OSHA, DNR), Project management, Interpersonal Communication: can articulate EHS within a business framework, Desire and ability to learn, Financial/budgetary, Tact and judgment, Undergraduate degree, Dedication to the role and subject matter, Skilled at interfacing with regulators, Interprets regulations within the appropriate boundaries, Organizational skills, People management.


    Compensation and benefits are high on everyone's priority list, so it’s high on our list too. That’s why Ocean Spray provides competitive salaries and a wide variety of benefits - including programs that protect your health and welfare, help you prepare for retirement and truly enable you to balance your work and family life.

    Ocean Spray is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AAP/M/F/V/D.

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    Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and...