EHS Manager

Job Locations US-WI-Rothschild
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Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!


Leading to better, together. 

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Description and Responsibilities



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.   The essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring compliance with the Safety Action Plan (SAP).
  • Collaborating with management, production employees and others, to ensure compliance with related regulations, policies, procedures and processes.
  • Facilitating related training to employees and others to compliance with regulatory standards, increase safety proficiency and promote safety consciousness.
  • Inspecting safety supplies and other outsourced safety products for compliance with company and regulatory requirements.
  • Facilitating plant safety committee meetings, SAP and EMP meetings.
  • Facilitating all incident investigations, insurance inspections and O.S.H.A. investigations and inspections.
  • Ensuring corrective actions are tracked and completed in a timely manner.
  • Inspecting facility to detect existing or potential accident or health hazards and recommend corrective or preventative measures.
  • Facilitating the updating of Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for each operation as needed.
  • Facilitating unannounced safety audits/inspections on all shifts and in the office.
  • Maintaining all environmental/safety-related records required by corporate, regulatory, or other entities.

  • Ensuring compliance with Environmental Management Plan (EMP), including all duties directly related to waste treatment plant operation and compliance, such as monitoring waste treatment flow, sampling, testing, analyzing and optimizing process, recordkeeping, regulatory reporting and inspecting. 

  • Collaborating with the Maintenance Department to maintain a comprehensive preventative maintenance program and maintain records of major repairs on equipment.

  • Supervising land spreading activities including performing quarterly audits and field inspections.

  • Ensuring compliance with approved sanitation SSOPs, including development and training as needed, appropriate work with contractors, coordinating sanitation efforts and recordkeeping.

  • Overseeing CIP chemical use, activities and inventory.

  • Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the workplace.
  • Timely and accurate completion of duties.
  • Occasional travel, up to 33% of the time.







Computer Skills: Ability to operate all information technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing and reporting as it applies to this position, with some knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).


Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals, company policies and various documentation.  Ability to write routine reports, correspondence.  Ability to communicate effectively with employees, patrons, haulers, state and federal agencies and others.  Ability to effectively present information to employees and others.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to correctly add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to correctly compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.  Demonstrates good judgment in decision-making and problem solving.


Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Must attend appropriate DNR training and obtain required certifications.  Must have, or be able to obtain wastewater certifications: General Waste Treatment, Basic Activated Sludge, Phosphorus Removal, and Mechanical Sludge and Tertiary Filtration or the ability to obtain within a reasonable time.
  • Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines.  Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license and maintain any certificates or licenses required by the work performed.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Demands Employee is frequently (more than 75% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear.  The employee is occasionally required (up to 33% of the time) to walk and stand.  The employee must frequently (34% to 66% of the time) lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally (up to 33% of time) lift 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 


Work Environment Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne participles and high precarious places, outdoor weather conditions, wet, and humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Protective Equipment According to the work being performed employee will be required to use PPE, which includes the use of a hair net, hearing protection, laboratory coat and apron, gloves, and appropriate level of eye protection.




This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Enviromental Hygiene, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related field of study, or related technical certifications and three to five years of job-related experience.









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