Environmental, Health, and Safety Coordinator Job in St Johns, MI, US – Glanbia

Location: St Johns, MI, US, 48879

Company: Glanbia

Supervisor’s Title:              Director of Environmental, Health and Safety

Department:                        EHS

Exempt Status:                   Exempt

Location:                             St. Johns, Michigan



Job Summary

Provide daily guidance and direction to the facility managers concerning safety program implementation, safety training, recordkeeping, and reporting. Manages, plans, and implements programs to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and financial losses. Directs and coordinates activities of environmental programs and the operation and treatment of water and wastewater by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate personnel.



Essential Functions

  • Manage site safety, security, environmental and sustainability programs
  • Develops accident-prevention and loss-control systems and programs for incorporation into operational policies of organization.
  • Manages and coordinates safety activities through subordinate supervisory personnel to ensure implementation of safety activities throughout the organization.
  • Identifies and appraises conditions that could produce accidents and financial losses and evaluates the potential extent of injuries resulting from accidents.
  • Conducts or directs research studies to identify hazards and evaluate loss producing potential of a given system, operation, or process.
  • Directs and coordinates, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of operations department to obtain optimum use of equipment, facilities, and personnel.
  • Compiles, analyzes and interprets statistical data related to exposure factors concerning occupational illnesses and accidents and prepares reports for the information of personnel concerned.
  • Maintains liaison with outside organizations, such as fire departments, mutual aid societies, and rescue teams to assure information exchange and mutual assistance.
  • Devises methods to evaluate safety program and conducts or directs evaluations.
  • Evaluates technical and scientific publications concerned with EHS management and participates in activities of related professional organizations to update knowledge of safety program developments.
  • May store and retrieve statistical data.
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health  Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)
  • Conducts audits, analyzing and collating environmental performance data and reporting information to internal staff, clients and regulatory bodies.
  • Manages environmental strategy budgets and capital expenditure projects
  • Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Monitors changes to environmental legislation and initiatives at Federal, State and Local levels to ensure compliance.
  • Compiles, stores, and retrieves production and regulatory data.
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of MWC non-negotiables.
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health  Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)



Delivering on Glanbia’s Values:

“Showing Respect” – Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners, and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.

“Find a Better Way” – Work with internal and external teams to implement process improvements and/or procedural changes that eliminate non-value added activities and drive more business value.

“Winning Together” – Assist with the training of new team members.  Facilitate or oversee training and standard operating procedure reviews to ensure new hires develop proficiency of role.

“The Customer’s Champion” – Proactively engage in supporting our customer needs on an end to end basis and strive to meet or exceed SLA timelines.  Take ownership of customer requests and engage with internal teams as needed and within a timely manner.

“Performance Matters” – Meet or exceed all key metrics in line with expectations for role.  Continually update knowledge of products, product changes, processes, and services offered to deliver a dynamic customer experience.


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure after hours response in the event of plant outage and emergencies


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 6-8 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  •  Understanding of TPM and similar continuous improvement methodologies
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Necessary personal computer skills including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, HMI
  • Comply with all EHS policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or the Facility Safety Manager.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.


Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently involves sitting, standing and walking, and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally involves stooping, crawling or kneeling and climbing, or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily operations of a productive/technical nature.
  • Should possess close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to bring objects into sharp focus.


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e., manufacturing equipment).
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, poor lighting, and/or above ground with a danger of fall.
  • May be exposed to air-contamination, toxic chemicals, wet/humid environment, extreme heat (non-weather), and outdoor weather conditions.

Travel Requirements

Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.

Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


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