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Safety Health and Environmental Specialist

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Ralston Purina Company.

Peoria, IL

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Safety, Health, and Environmental Specialist','18000222','!*!PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

In addition to overall input to Site Safety, Health and Environmental (SH&E) initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities include via hands on counsel, supervision, assessment and implementation of:

Compliance – Primarily responsible for implementing systems, procedures, and work practices to ensure “audit ready” state of compliance. Develop and implement processes and procedures (SOP's) to ensure Site compliance with company and regulatory agency policies, including federal, state and local legislation and regulations pertaining to SH&E. Reviews, analyzes, critiques and/or approves engineering design development reports, plans and specifications for compliance with environmental laws and regulations.  Partners with factory PSM/RMP coordinator to ensure compliance with PSM and RMP requirement where applicable.

SH&E Performance – Analyze SH&E conditions and behaviors and recommends changes to continuously improve Site SH&E performance to world class levels.

SH&E Strategies, Programs and Plans – Drives implementation of SH&E best in class programs, systems and processes, including training and coaching to establish clear procedures on SH&E measures and precautions. Drives key effective, sustainable implementation Corporate, Division and Site SH&E initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities via hands on leadership, coaching and team work.  Manages Worker’s Compensation in partnership with Risk Management.

Risk Assessment and Elimination - Understand the safety risks associated with jobs, Site wide.  Understand the aspects of the Site that impact the environment, and optimizes them. Ensures thorough investigation of all incidents, in coordination with Safety and Health Site leadership. Provide expertise and participate to all SH&E incident investigations as conducted by Site Leadership.

SH&E Capability Building – Coordinate/facilitate all environmental training for Site (Hazmat, Waste Treatment, SPCC/SWPP, etc.).  Administer training programs for safety accident prevention and protection, and may support environmental management systems.

Functional & technical expertise –Provides SH&E functional and technical expertise/coaching as needed in all areas and initiatives of the function. Partners with other key functions on initiatives including engineering, HR, Quality, Operations, NCE, etc. to deliver on goals and plans

Supervision – Factory SH&E Specialist provides direct leadership, guidance and coaching to the Site staff and is responsible to help develop the capabilities of this team.  Additionally, incumbent must have the tact and technical, strategic, communications and motivational managerial skills to achieve desired results from those with whom an “authority” relationship would be ambiguous.  Incumbent must be a team player/coach, working with all involved to make things happen. ','!*!POSITION SUMMARY:

The Morton site Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) Specialist position is an important SH&E role at the Site and will coordinate and execute safety, health and environmental programs. This is the key position for environmental sustainability and compliance expertise at the Site. This function is responsible for the coordination and leadership of environmental programs and policies. The position interacts with employees to ensure a culture of caring and where each employee is accountable and responsible for SH&E conditions and behaviors. The SH&E Specialist ensures compliance with regulations and Company policies, routinely interacting with employees on the site floor on a routine basis. Handles difficult, complex assignments involving performance of daily audits/inspections.  Assists Site in maintaining ISO 140001 and OHSAS 18001 certification and daily implementation of those systems. Special technical knowledge and skill in the environmental and compliance is offered by the incumbent. The primary objective of the role is to enhance the environmental aspects of Site operations.


Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Environmental Engineering, or related Engineering or Scientific education and/or safety discipline or related disciplines or international equivalents is preferred but not required.  We will look at candidates with at least a high school diploma who have the hands on experience listed below. Bi-Lingual experience (Spanish/English) is highly preferred.


1 -3 years’ experience in successfully coordinating Safety, Health, and Environmental sustainability activities in a manufacturing setting. Experience with waste water plant management, self-managed work systems, understanding of production management, cost, quality, and personnel. Experience with OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations and local equivalents and their application to Site operations is preferred. Entry level professional certifications in SH&E related fields are considered beneficial and may include CIH, NEBOSH Certificate, ASP, AEM, etc.


Strong analytical, organizational, communication and computer skills required.

Excellent interpersonal interactions.

Ability to build teams throughout all levels and functions of the Site with respect, tact and win-win outcomes. 

Decision-making; must be capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and emergency situations.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are required along with the ability able to communicate with audiences that have a broad range of background and understanding. 

Training & presentation skills. 

Must demonstrate good insight and ability to develop mutual solutions to challenges.

Able to work and lead in a team environment; live the Nestlé Leadership Principles and bring it to life for others.

Ability to organize and prioritize.

Ability to quickly learn Site relevant federal and state OSHA, EPA, DOT requirements.

Technical writing skills (site policies, procedures, reference manuals, and training materials) and coordination with technical training.

Computer skills (Microsoft Office/Windows based).

Reading and comprehension skills/legal & regulatory interpretation.

Initiative to lead continuous improvement efforts.

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Ralston Purina Company.
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Company Profile
The reason we're so invested in the quality of our food is because we love pets as much as you do. You’ll find pets in our homes, and even sitting by our feet as we work in our offices. Our passion for pets goes beyond pushing pet nutrition forward, and into forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need. After all, we've seen firsthand how powerful the bond with a pet can be, and the many unique ways that pets can strengthen our families and bring our communities closer. Because we want dedicated and passionate employees on our team, we make sure that Purina is a great place to work. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that our world revolves around pets, whether you're seeing the art on the walls or the many cats and dogs that employees bring to work every day. Recently, ranked Purina No. 3 on their 2015 Best Places to Work – an Employees’ Choice Award list. For eight consecutive years, we've been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as the "Best Place to Work" and for the past three years, Purina has been recognized as the best place to work in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. We're proud of the fact that we help make our employees happy. Our quest to drive pet nutrition forward and conduct industry-leading research on the wellbeing of pets pushes our company to do more year after year. We work hard for your pets every day, and we love doing it.