Senior EHS Professional
Cargill - Chicago, IL

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Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities.

Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values.

Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company and employs 142,000 people in 65 countries with annual revenues in excess of $133.9 billion. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and

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Cargill Industrial Oils and Lubricants

Increasingly, manufacturers are looking for naturally-sourced, renewable ingredients to formulate products that are environmentally friendly and appeal to today’s eco-conscious consumer.

Whether your goal is to create a low VOC paint formulation, vegetable oil based esters, a cost-effective hydraulic fluid, or a bio-based adhesive we offer the green chemistries you are looking for.

We also appreciate that functional requirements need to be balanced with reliable supply and reasonable cost. For this reason our customer teams include technical, R&D, and risk management professionals who can:

  • Recommend the optimal chemistries for your applications, from lubricants, base oils, and esters to innovative, renewable low-VOC products.
  • Source product from our own processing plants worldwide to ensure consistent quality, and low cost.
  • Provide inventory and supply chain management tools to maintain consistent, reliable supply
Position Overview

This position will be responsible for leading all EHS activities for the Industrial Oils and Lubricants (IOL) Business Unit (BU). This includes leveraging best practices from Cargill and the industry and implementing in our IOL locations. They will have primary responsibility to support our Chicago facility, but will have the capacity to expand their scope as the business grows including M&A activities. This person will also be responsible for ensuring safe execution of the large amount of capital work going on in the Chicago facility. They will enable BU growth by establishing EHS programs and practices at the Chicago site to then leverage across the rest of the BU.

Principal Accountabilities:
30% - Support plant leadership by leveraging and creating EHS programs and procedures that can be used across the BU at multiple locations in order to support excellence in performance and consistency between locations

20% - Provide EHS technical assistance to facilities as needed

10% - Implement EHS best practices within IOL

10% - Investigate incidents/other EHS data and analyze trends Provide recommendations for preventative action

10% - Provide EHS training as need to implement EHS programs

10% - EHS Performance Tracking and Trend Analysis provide technical insight and recommendations for process improvement to improve metrics

10% - Coordinate and support EHS Due Diligence Efforts and other duties as assigned


Bachelors Degree in Engineering, EHS or related field

5 years EHS experience in manufacturing or processing industry with a focus on safety and health


equivalent manufacturing/processing supervision experience with strong passion for safety

Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and ensure that plans, guidance and advice is accurate, timely and effective

Ability to quickly gather and analyze facts, gain input from all stakeholders, provide clear guidance, build consensus on solutions, and be able to customize for specific locations and unique circumstances

Effective at interacting w/ regulators (low contact), facility managers & supervisors (high contact), other plant personnel (moderate contact), attorneys (low contact) and consultants (moderate contact)

Effective communication and interpersonal skills (written, verbal and listening)

EHS certification/accreditation

Minimum 1 year experience managing EHS for multiple location

Process Safety Management certification/accreditation

Process Safety Management (PSM) program leadership

Behavioral Based Safety program leadership

Experience working with multiple geographies (Brazil in particular)

M&A due diligence experience

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


Safety/Environmental Health

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