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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST

Company: HP Hood
Location: Oneida
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Are you a self-driven person looking to advance your career as a high-impact player on a team? If so, we have an exciting challenge for you and your future! At HP Hood LLC, we celebrate our differences. Our diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and perspectives are fostered to create an inclusive work environment. We are at our best when we respect and value each other - One Team One Company. Our culture is built on value commitments to innovation, quality, results, integrity, community, people, and collaboration that fosters a strong employee engagement, teamwork, safety and wellness. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, wellness programs, employee discounts, 401k matches, tuition reimbursement, ongoing development, advancement opportunities and more. This position is also eligible for our bonus program.Founded in 1846, today HP Hood is one of the largest and most trusted food and beverage manufacturers in the United States. Our portfolio of national and super-regional brands and licensed products includes Hood, Heluva Good, Lactaid, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Planet Oat and more.For candidates based in NY this position typically pays between $68,100-$75,600 annually.Job Summary:This is a broad-spectrum Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional position that provides technical and professional support services to operations staff, with guidance and direction from the Senior EHS Manager, and is an on-the-floor (high visibility/floor presence) position.The Specialist will primarily oversee and maintain all environmental programs and compliance obligations for the HP Hood extended shelf life (ESL) plant in Oneida, New York.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate and manage environmental permitting such that all required permits are in place, current, and properly managed. Oversee all environmental regulatory programs for the plants, including but not limited to:
air, stormwater, wastewater, boilers, water usage, energy usage, waste hauler permits, hazardous materials, hazardous waste disposal and tracking, universal waste disposal and tracking, spill prevention, control, and countermeasures (SPCC), recycling, sustainability reporting, greenhouse gas tracking, and Tier II / Form R reporting. Maintain a compliance calendar, and issue regular reports on the status of all environmental programs and permits. Identify opportunities to (1) optimize energy and water usage and (2) minimize waste, in accordance with Hood sustainability priorities and targets, and manage all aspects of tracking and special projects to that end. Serve as coordinator for the plant's Process Safety Management (PSM) program for anhydrous ammonia. Update, maintain, and implement the provisions of the plant's Integrated Contingency Plan. Work with and become a representative on the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Madison County. Give direction and training to all affected employees with regard to all environmental programs and permits. Work with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, including but not limited to: Madison County, NY DEC, US EPA, US DOT, and US Department of Homeland Security, to ensure that all environmental aspects, impacts, programs and permits are accepted and understood to be compliant. Other projects and duties in support of the EHS department, as needed.
Education and Experience:
Requires a minimum of a BA/BS degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline, plus 3 to 5 years of related experience.
A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations required. Experience in manufacturing setting preferred, food & beverage is a plus.
Skills and Competencies:
Displays knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulatory programs. Able to work with and give direction to all departments affected or impacted by EHS programs. Partners with Packaging, Processing, Quality, Sanitation, Warehouse and other affected departments to ensure that EHS compliance obligations are aligned with Food Safety and GMP requirements. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Seeks feedback to improve performance and exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills. Self-disciplined and highly motivated, with a passion for excellence and a strong drive for success.
HP Hood is an Equal Opportunity EmployerFemale/Minority/Veteran/Disabled "VERVRAA Federal Contractor"

Keywords: HP Hood, Utica , ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST, Other , Oneida, New York

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