EHS Specialist

Number of employees

840

El Segundo, CA, United States

Posted on: 2024-04-12

Category: food

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Expired

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

WE BELIEVE THERE’S A BETTER WAY TO FEED OUR FUTURE.

By shifting from animal to plant-based meat, we can positively affect the planet, the environment, the climate and even ourselves. After all, the positive choices we make every day – no matter how small – can have a great impact on our world.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.

Beyond Meat is focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.  The Operations Team is a matrix organization within Beyond Meat that is dedicated to creating food products that are leading the gold standard in plant-based proteins. They are looking for an outstanding individual to join the team located in El Segundo, CA as an Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist.

The EHS Specialist is responsible for supporting improvements to Team Member’s safety performance by providing training, coordinating safety programs, and targeted EHS assessments in a Research & Development and corporate environment. They are responsible for working with team members and EHS Manager(s) to conduct EHS related training and implement SOPs. This role is a valued member of the Operations Team, working under the direction of the Manager, Facilities and Maintenance (HQ). 

Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

For all U.S. based roles: Applicants must be authorized to work for a U.S. employer. This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship at this time.

TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical assistance on EHS compliance and EHS projects in a range of areas such as Machine Guarding, Equipment Safety, Lock Out Tag Out, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Preparedness and Response, EHS auditing, and more
  • Manage, supervise the implementation, training and maintenance of Beyond Meat’s Workplace Violence Plan and Injury, Illness and Prevention Plan
  • Manage and supervise all compliance training for California and Remote Team Members in connection with EHS matters and as required by law, including, but not limited to Beyond Meat’s Workplace Violence Plan and Injury Illness and Prevention Plan
  • Assist the Manager, Facilities and Maintenance in developing compliance procedures, plans, permits, and reports. 
  • Assist the Manager, Facilities and Maintenance in developing content and conducting safety training for Team Members, contractors and visitors
  • Coordinate and implement safety programs in support of Operations and Quality
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with Quality, Facilities, Commercialization and Innovation Team Members
  • Coordinate employee PPE programs to include boots and headgear
  • Assist with incident investigations and contribute toward identifying and implementing root cause countermeasures
  • Assist with job safety analysis to proactively identify potential hazards and implement countermeasures- Identify follow-up corrective actions to close audit findings
  • Assists with EHS SOP implementation, document updates, and internal safety and compliance audits
  • Assist in managing external vendors in support of projects and programs such as CPR training, ergonomic assessments, and first aid
  • Assist with creating, implementing, and managing programs associated with Employee Health and Safety Review company-mandated and regulatory records for completion, accuracy, and adherence to internal processes
  • Works with site leadership team on proactively improving the EHS Department and Corporate/R&D facility, EHS related site operations, and safety program needs
  • Adhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely manner
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety or Related Field (An equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience in safety, environmental, and hazardous material may be considered)
  • 3+ years of experience working in an EHS role in a laboratory or food manufacturing environment 
  • 3+ years of leadership experience with training and SOP development
  • Experience with Cal/OSHA, Hazardous Waste Management, and Behavioral Based Safety Programs mandatory
  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA and EPA requirements
  • Leadership skills, focused on results, employee engagement, decision making, and teamwork
  • Ability to quantitatively review technical procedures and representative regulations Strong analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and attention to detail, with the ability to efficiently organize information, analyze large datasets, and present data in a clear and impactful manner High-level ability to build strong relationships and influence technical, business, and operational decisions
  • Strong multitasking skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Strong Microsoft and/or Google experience; experience utilizing EPA website
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Onsite 5 days a week at our El Segundo, CA Corporate and R&D Headquarters
  • Position requires the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, step, balance, crouch, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, occasionally lift heavy objects up to 30 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations, reach above shoulders, or as needed to complete tasks
  • Must be able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete tasks
  • Position located in a combination of production, laboratory, and office environments and requires a tolerance for consistent cold work environments (-10-40˚ F), high worker traffic, loud noises, odors, dust, and varying room temperatures
  • Fast paced work environment; multiple work sites
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