Environmental Health and Safety Specialist III in Essex, VT at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

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Job Description



As the EH&S Specialist III, you will have responsibility for the overall safety and environmental programs with a primary focus on the manufacturing environment of Keurig Dr Pepper. You will sit on the site Leadership Team and play an influential role in developing a culture of safety and continuous improvement. You will play an integral role in supporting the mission of technology transfer and ensuring operational readiness of new processes and systems with a focus on safety and the environment. You will oversee, develop, and implement best-in-class safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental programs for a manufacturing operation to ensure compliant, safe, and incident-free work environment. You will also promote organizational safety and continuous environmental improvement by working with all departments to analyze current situation and recommend safety and environmental improvements. You will provide strategic directions and initiatives for safety and environmental improvement by analyzing and addressing root causes while reducing corporate liabilities and costs.

What you will do:

  • Responsible for safety and industrial hygiene plans, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with local, State, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. Maintains a system for reporting, monitoring, and correcting serious safety problems
  • Responsible for environmental plans policies and procedures to ensure compliance with local, State, and Federal environmental rules and regulations, and conformance to corporate policies for continuous environmental improvement.
  • Supports the NPD & Technology Transfer Process by helping to define the essential EH&S functional requirements and to validate that the CQV criteria for successful tech transfer are met, including but not limited to ergonomic standards, equipment safety standards, hearing conservation, industrial hygiene, environmental regulatory compliance, standard operating procedures, training and documentation requirements
  • Oversees health & safety, environmental, and DOT audits/assessments of the EPC and recommends preventative measures
  • As needed, ensures that corrective action is initiated by Management, and provides assistance to establish priorities
  • Educate Management on Safety and Environmental best practices, prevention and how to work around/with hazardous substances.
  • Responsible for Worker's Compensation program and compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies
  • Implements training programs which will increase proficiency in safe practices, promote safety consciousness, ensure environmental compliance and advance continuous environmental improvement.
  • Develops appropriate guidelines to ensure legal compliance and formulates recommendations for implementing applicable best practices consistent with the company's strategic safety and environmental objectives
  • Drives implementation of strategic EH&S initiatives to achieve corporate EH&S objectives; identifies elements of change required to support the EH&S strategy; encourages management team to balance short-term demands with long term benefits of strategic EH&S programs; and inspires commitment and involvement with safety objectives and programs
  • Drive EH&S initiatives, which reduce incident rates and environmental impacts while also reducing company costs (e.g., amount of workers' compensation, etc.); establishes order of priority for EH&S initiatives and drives their implementation in cooperation of other managers, safety teams, and other key personnel
  • Establishes specific safety and health goals and objectives for the company and departments ensuring the targets are consistent with corporate strategies and objectives
  • Analyzes safety processes throughout the company; proactively seeks areas of opportunity for improvement; identifies root causes of accidents; recommends changes to work flow, equipment or other process elements; and develops and implements support systems/processes (such as safety rewards and recognitions, safety communications, etc.) to achieve safety objectives
  • Communicates and celebrates successes to maintain and foster company-wide commitment to safety and continuous environmental improvement; and provide recommendations for corrective direction when EH&S programs deviate from strategic plans and objectives
  • Serves as primary liaison between applicable regulatory and government agencies. Files and or posts reports as required by external legal and convening agencies such as OSHA 300/300A Logs, SARA Tier II, etc.
  • Formulates, maintains and executes Keurig Dr Pepper emergency plans and responds to safety and employee emergencies
  • Ensures all significant near misses, injuries, and safety events are investigated and abatement measures implemented
  • Monitors and controls industrial hygiene, which relates to the long-term effects of factors such as chemical exposure, noise, lighting, heat, and humidity. Manages hazardous and universal waste storage and disposal in compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Monitors activities where accidents could occur, halting any operation or activity that constitutes an imminent hazard to personnel or equipment
  • Follow all Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures


Requirements

What you must have:

  • 5 to 7+ years' experience applying environmental, health & safety and DOT regulations and programs in a manufacturing environment, or equivalent experience preferred
  • B.S. in safety, environmental, or equivalent field preferred
  • Experience in ISO environmental management systems preferred
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist preferred
  • Strong background in ergonomic risk reduction
  • Ability to research and apply regulations
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately imperative
  • Proven ability to develop safety and continuous environmental improvement as part of the Company culture
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose solutions to problems
  • Ability to positively and comfortably handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, changing, and high-growth work environment with focused attention for detail
  • Must be able to travel occasionally, work in a team environment, occasionally work a flexible schedule, and adhere to and explain Keurig Green Mountain policies and procedures
  • Ability to uphold Safety/Environmental standards, participates in Continuous Process Improvement on the job, and follows our Manufacturing best practices
  • Ability to be on call 24/7 for emergencies


Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.