Environmental, Health, & Safety Manager in Shreveport, LA at Welbilt

Date Posted: 9/8/2021

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Consider joining the Welbilt family! We are looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for excellence and the inspiration to drive the future of the food industry!

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

The EHS Manager supervises para-professional employees and performs work related to environmental health and safety including the broader community impacted by environmental hazards. Activities include developing and implementing policies and practices to identify/mitigate hazardous conditions in the workplace and external environments, investigating accidents and environmental incidents, and liaising with engineers, management, and health and safety authorities to identify causes of accidents and prevent their recurrence, providing advice and training on safety protocols and conducting audits to ensure compliance with organization/government standards related to environmental health and safety, maintaining relationships with the community, environmental groups, and other stakeholders impacted by environmental performance of the organization. The Responsibilities include setting day-to-day operational objectives for team and ensures policies, practices and procedures are understood and followed by direct reports, customers and stakeholders.

Reporting directly to the Director of Operations this position is based in Shreveport, Louisiana*.

Major Accountability:

  • Implementation of the Welbilt Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Orientation and training related to environmental safety programs and policies
  • Foster value/behavior based EHS with all employees
  • Develop a culture that results in zero accidents/incidents

Essential Job Functions:

  • Partner with plant management and employees to comply with Safety Management System and applicable federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for the development of site EHS plans including budgetary requirements.  Implement plans including completion of assigned actions, assisting others to complete assigned actions, monitoring plan status, updating related documents, communicating issues to site management and reporting plan status to site management and corporate monthly.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for employees to become involved in the safety program (e.g., teams, inspections, training).  Provide training, coaching and communication to develop employee awareness, engagement and accountability.
  • Provide technical EHS support and direction for operations, evaluation of new equipment and processes, contractor services, etc.  Conduct inspections and audits to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and EHS policies and procedures.  Identify and correct deficiencies and track corrective actions to completion. Identify opportunities and implement actions to reduce risk and drive to zero incidents.  Assist with worker's compensation administration and the Return to Work program. 
  • Maintain current, accurate records ensuring regulatory & organizational requirements are met (e.g., postings & distributions).
  • Lead or assist in incident investigations (e.g. injury, property damage, near miss) to ensure root causes and effective corrective actions are identified and completed. Ensure investigation reports are prepared and notifications submitted per requirements.
  • Coordinate yearly safety audit.
  • Partner with leadership in regards to Worker's comp claims and preventative measures against future claims.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Health, and Safety with 4-7 years of relevant experience is preferred, but will consider candidates with a High School diploma and 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of environment permits
  • Good interpersonal skills to influence team members
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes and hazards
  • Knowledge of manufacturing safety standards, procedures, and documentation. 10-Hour OSHA Certification is a plus.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

Working Conditions:

  • Mainly plant setting with some office setting work.
  • Requires routine mobility throughout the facility.
  • May be required to work off-schedule hours to meet goals and objectives and be on-call.
  • Must be able to wear all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

*Frymaster in Shreveport, Louisiana is an industry leader in the manufacturing of commercial fryer, fryer  filtration equipment (built-in and portable), foodservice equipment computers, water-bath rethermalizers and pasta cookers. The facility in Shreveport is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem™, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by two service brands: FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,800 employees and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 3,500 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.welbilt.com.


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