• Plant Operations - North East, PA
  • North East, PA, USA
  • Full Time

When people think of Welch's, they think of our great tasting juice and jelly and a trusted, iconic brand. People also think we are a big company. We're not. We're a co-operative, owned by the family farmers who grow our delicious and nutritious grapes. Our work allows our farmers to maintain an agricultural way of life, send their children to college, and hand their farm down to the next generation as was done for almost 150 years. 

At Welch's you'll find people who are genuine and talented, and a collaborative community.  We think like farmers  - we're agile, we're resilient, and we're passionate about our grapes and our brand. We're real and honest people with a shared purpose. And we're building a team that's playing to win and daring to try new things.

We're looking for an Environmental Health & Safety Manager to join our team and provide organizational leadership for the safety and security of our people and products within Welch's four manufacturing and processing plants (Located in MI, WA, NY, PA). The EHS Manager takes action to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and advises plant leadership on best practices regarding environmental hazards.

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for directing and administering the plants safety and environmental programs, policies and procedures to ensure the plant complies with all applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations
  • Develop, implement and maintain effective systems, procedures and training to achieve an accident-free and environmental incident-free facility
  • Manage all regulatory reporting requirements and permitting processes, including:
    • Air emissions standards and reporting
    • PSM and RMP
    • Wastewater standards and reporting
    • Waste management standards and reporting
    • Storm water and Spill prevention programs
    • Environmental Training
    • Collection and analysis of environmental information to quantify and report environmental impacts and performances
    • Interpretation of environmental regulations, policies and company standards
    • Safety performance and overall loss control performance
    • Internal and regulatory audit processes
  • Actively participate in capital planning and equipment installation to insure safety is considered in all plant equipment modifications and facility expansions
  • Observes work practices and equipment to ensure that employees conform to safe operating standards
  • Develops competence in CI, Lean, and Total Productive Maintenance principles.
  • Assisting in the investigation of accidents and ensuring corrective actions to eliminate root causes are completed
  • Conducts employee training to improve employees' expertise and knowledge in equipment safe operations, work safety procedures, and teamwork, including all regulatory training (i.e. LO/TO)

Who You Are:

  • Proven safety leader with a history of managing effective safety programs in a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to clearly communicate to and influence across multiple departments and through multiple levels of the organization
  • Keep up with, and navigate the company through changing regulatory matters in safety and environmental health
  • Experience working with Continuous Improvement/Lean methods and tools


What You'll Need:

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Able to work closely with city and local community leaders to present the plant as a good corporate citizen for safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (such as Environmental Sciences, Health and Safety Management)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Safety role in a manufacturing environment required, 3 years in an environmental health role preferred
  • Technical and working knowledge related to various regulatory agencies/issues, including but not limited to OSHA (General Industry and Construction), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Life Safety Code, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch's products


Welch's believes diversity makes good business sense and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran

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