Pinnacle Foods

  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager

    Location US-WI-Beaver Dam
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results: Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


    If you are an individual who has a drive for results, thrives working on highly collaborative, cross-functional teams and demonstrates the agility to work in a lean, fast-paced environment then get to know us at



    The Manager, EHS directs the development, implementation and maintenance of comprehensive EHS management systems for the facility. The position provides leadership, mentoring and technical expertise necessary to create site capability to achieve corporate goals for EHS and Sustainability performance and ensure compliance with all applicable EHS policies and regulations



    • Provides leadership, guidance and mentoring to the site necessary to create a proactive culture of risk management and capability to identify and manage EHS risks to prevent incidents
    • Develops, implements and manages systems and programs to ensure site is in compliance with applicable EHS regulations and requirements, and company policies and procedures
    • Analyzes site consumption of natural resources and utilities, generation of waste, and the real and potential impact of site operations on the local community and environment to develop, implement and manage a strategic plan to improve the operational sustainability of the site
    • Provides training and mentoring to site supervisors, managers and management personnel to lead proactive safety efforts in their area of responsibility
    • Provide training, mentoring and direct assistance to site management personnel to build site capability to thoroughly analyze incidents for root causes and contributing factors, also providing quality assurance and oversight to draft incident and root cause analysis reports prior to submission to corporate management
    • Be the technical expert and have understanding of all relevant EHS and Sustainability issues as necessary
    • Be the technical expert and provide compliance specifications/recommendations to Engineering & Maintenance Resources on the following areas, including, but not limited to:
      • Process Safety Management (PSM)
      • Hazard and Risk Identification
      • Machine Guarding
      • Control of Hazardous Energy: Lockout/Tagout
      • Fall Protection
      • Flammable & Combustible Liquids
      • Safety
        • Fire Protection & Prevention Systems/Techniques
        • Ergonomics & Manual Material Handling
        • Powered Industrial Equipment
        • Life Safety Code
        • Confined Spaces
        • Hazard Communication
        • Chemical Handling, Storage and Disposal
        • Shipping and Transportation of Chemicals and Dangerous Goods
      • Environmental
        • Water and Wastewater Systems
        • Air Emissions and Pollution Control
        • Solid and Hazardous Waste
        • Spill Prevention, Control and Response
        • Stormwater
      • Sustainability
        • Aspect and Impact Identification
        • Consumption of Energy and Natural Resources
        • Emission Sources and Inventories
        • Waste Profiles, Reduction, Recycling and Reuse Assessments
        • Product Life Cycle Assessments
        • Upstream and Downstream Impacts and Opportunities


    • Ensures accurate and timely EHS recordkeeping and document management including the submission of periodic reports to regulatory agencies
    • Prepare, maintain, and as appropriate, submit all records and reports required by the Company and regulatory agencies including the OSHA 300 log and injury records
    • Lead and/or assist emergency planning, preparedness and response activities
    • Leads the development, review, and implementation of site emergency programs (e.g., facilitate site level drills)
    • Interface with regulatory and public sector EHS authorities as appropriate
    • Reviews actual and proposed uses of chemicals for EHS implications, including regulatory applicability and worker safety, ensures compliance with their use and manages Safety Data Sheet (SDS) availability for those chemicals
    • Manages the facility Process Safety Management (PSM) program for ammonia refrigeration as appropriate
    • Manages regulatory requirements and provides technical expertise for pollution controls systems, processes and controls such as water and wastewater treatment plants, air pollution control devices, and waste management
    • Participate in EHS audits, Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs) and other elements of the PSM program integral to site EHS performance
    • Oversee site industrial hygiene programs and activities necessary to ensure a safe workplace and minimize worker exposure
    • Prioritize major hazards and risks across the site, and ensure actions are taken to mitigate or eliminate risks
    • Lead, coordinate, and participate in EHS performance improvement initiatives
    • Lead, support, and guide facility EHS committees
    • Participate in annual budget development process with respective facility managers and corporate managers
    • Partner with corporate EHS leads to develop and implement corporate EHS policies, programs and procedures
    • Develop programs to meet or exceed corporate EHS audit program requirements, ensure audit findings are resolved and closed in line with audit or recommendations
    • Lead the implementation and maintenance of EHS management systems in line with Pinnacle Foods Group LLC policies and standards
    • Track, report, and analyze EHS performance and implement strategies to exceed established targets
    • Leads the development, review, and revision of EHS training programs; Facilitate train-the-trainer sessions; Direct computer-based training activities; Train associates as appropriate on requirements and procedures for EHS compliance
    • Conduct regular reviews with site leadership team to assess site progress towards EHS performance objectives and targets, and develop action plans to meet and exceed targets
    • Lead the coordination and implementation of site EHS projects
    • Manage site security programs and systems
    • Work with Site Engineering & Maintenance Resources to resolve issues identified during Loss Prevention/Risk Management inspections



    • Staff: varies by size of site and/or site location
    • Where applicable may supervise EHS Supervisor, Nurse, Hourly Safety &/or Environmental Representatives, Contracted Services (ergonomist, etc.), EHS Administrative Assistants and Internship employees
    • Responsible for working with Corporate EHS Team to assist in the development and implementation of corporate EHS initiatives, strategies and programs
    • Responsible for working with Human Resources, Workers Compensation, Legal, Security, Engineering, R&D, IT, Quality, and all of Supply Chain
    • External peer relationships include other Pinnacle Foods plant safety and environmental professionals
    • This position requires regular attendance and punctuality in accordance with company policies. Additionally, the ability to interact well with other employees and work overtime, as necessary, is required



    • Leadership skills necessary to drive evolution of site safety culture to be proactive towards risk identification and management, capable of zero incidents
    • The role must be able to handle crisis situations professionally. It may involve working in confined spaces and/or high places
    • The role requires contact and communication with government agencies, non-government organizations (NGO’s) and the community; communication with senior management, Company legal department and Corporate Affairs
    •  This position may require approximately 15% travel and work/maintenance coverage beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays
    • Strong communication, both written and verbal
    • Dynamic training and presentation skills
    • Causal and Behavioral Analysis
    • Influencing Others
    • Driving for Results
    • Creating the new and different
    • Complex Decision Making



    • Candidate minimum qualifications
    • Must be knowledgeable of EHS regulations including but not limited to: OSHA and EPA
    • Should possess strong leadership, training, problem solving, and decision making skills
    • Should have strong oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated organizational, communication, research and analytical skills
    • Experience and/or familiarity with OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001
    • Sufficient computer literacy to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and use of plant specific software systems
    • Ability to prioritize effectively
    • Experience managing a Process Safety Management (PSM) Program
    • Holds or is working toward appropriate professional designation



    • Five years’ experience in the environmental, health, & safety field
    • Experience managing a budget that varies by size of site and/or site location(s)
    • Food and beverage industry experience preferred



    • Bachelor’s degree in EHS Management, Environmental or Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering, Sciences, or other related degree is required  
    • Master’s degree in Safety Management, Environmental or Occupational Health and Safety, or other related degree is preferred



    • There is a 15% travel requirement with this position


    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –

    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to

    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national

    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any

    other legally protected basis





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