EHS Manager

Location Eugene, OR

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager is responsible for supporting the implementation of risk reduction, injury prevention, and safety and environmental compliance initiatives for the plant. This position is responsible for the planned execution of regulatory compliance efforts and shall emphasize and promote a safety culture in an environment that’s continuously improving. Position duties are in the following functional areas; safety and environmental regulatory compliance, safety training and education, safety inspections, incident analysis, environmental reporting, emergency preparedness, worker’s compensation / claims management, and management of the established Safety and Risk Management Process (SRMP).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining quality parameters for areas of responsibility
  • Practice safe working techniques and re-enforce EHS policies, procedures, and guidelines as set out by state OSHA, 8th Avenue Foods, Post Holdings, and other regulatory agencies
  • Manage environmental compliance and communicate closely with regulatory agency representatives. Submit all permit applications
  • Maintain and update SOP’s as needed for all safe work practices and equipment. Utilize SOPs in staff training
  • Be an active, on-the-floor, resource concerning employee health and safety. Leverage existing “safety scan” and audit processes to proactively identify unsafe conditions and behaviors. Develop and deploy training for facility leaders and employees to improve risk and hazard identification
  • Provide guidance and direction in EHS programs to employee, supervisor, and managerial levels to ensure common competencies and effectiveness
  • Oversee employee trainings related to OSHA regulations, environmental topics, and 8th Avenue Foods rules for health and safety awareness. Present safety training at New Employee Orientation
  • Document, record and report out on all health, safety and environmental issues at plants.
  • Serve as SME on incident investigations, and provide guidance to leaders. Develop and maintain incident investigation procedures and training and deploy training to all leadership positions. Serve as lead incident investigator into significant safety incidents.
  • Track and report incidents through the appropriate system. Report incidents to OSHA as required. Maintain OSHA 300 Log for plant. Perform incident analysis, track trends, and partner with operational leaders to develop and deploy solutions to significantly reduce incidents
  • Act as Champion for company Safety Committee activities
  • Coordinate Post Holdings’ SRMP program on behalf of 8th Avenue Foods. Work with Element Team leads to ensure goals are being met. Responsible for participating in and conducting the annual SRMP Health and Safety Audit
  • Ensure that contractor personnel working on the property are in compliance with local policies and safety requirements
  • Review near misses, accidents and incidents that occur, investigate, and report. Administer corrective actions accordingly, with the support of line supervision and HR. Collaborate with HR to complete the initial 801 form
  • Responsible for the identification of possible losses; evaluating the risks; developing and implementing a plan to correct or prevent a loss
  • Collaborate with HR to maintain employee Health and Safety files
  • Act as Food Defense and Facility Security team member
  • Responsible for supporting and maintaining Food Safety and Quality programs.
  • Other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health, Safety, Risk Management, Loss Control or related EHS field OR equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years in environmental health, safety management or a related field
  • Experience with industry standards and best practices with LOTO, Walking-Working Surfaces, Confined Space, Electrical Safety, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding
  • Experience with Root Cause Analysis and Hazard Identification
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulatory compliance requirements
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and extra hours, as needed
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10%

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar professional certification
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Labor laws and regulations
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with Workers’ compensation and claim management
  • Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA and other regulatory agencies
  • Effective verbal, written, interpersonal and instructional skills
  • Credibility and effective leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities



  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well


  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization