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Environmental Health & Safety Generalist Associate, Summer 2024 (Multiple U.S. Locations)

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Job ID 273430 Date posted 08/16/2023 Location : Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 157 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Your Role:

Connect to meaningful work. Feed the world. Achieve your higher purpose.

What if your ideas could nourish the world? As an associate, we transfer your knowledge and skills into profound experiences that positively impact our global community. From food to transportation, your innovative solutions, collaboration and dedication will evolve industries to take on tomorrow's greatest challenges. And that's just the beginning. Because when your skills meet our unrivaled network and breadth of opportunity, your career is without bounds. Join our community to realize the impact of your work, help people around the world and connect with something greater.

Environmental Health & Safety Generalist Associate 2023 (Multiple U.S. Locations)

This position will provide subject matter knowledge that aligns with environmental, health and safety regulations. We seek a professional who will help develop, implement, and maintain processes and programs that align with federal, state, and local regulations and requirements. In this role, you will lead in a low complexity facility or support a higher-complexity facility. You will supervise and take ownership for up to three highly hazardous processes; low-to-high serious injuries and fatalities, potential serious environmental events or sites with low-to[1]high maturity. Your purview will be for basic issues, for which your supervisor will support you. For more sophisticated matters you will call out matters to those above you, such as your supervisor or other tenured staff.

Your Work:

  • Build effective emergency response plan, train workforce and coordinate test plans on a defined frequency and validate emergency action plan

  • Support determination of suitable training content and delivery mode, in line with global and regional

  • requirements, conduct gap assessment to identify training needs, adjusting curriculum to reflect site-specific needs

  • Participate in incident investigations based on incident classification in partnership with specialists internally

  • and externally or regulatory authorities to identify the root cause and help prevent recurrence

  • Prepare and support execution of audits for the company, governmental inspections, and customer visits

  • Identify data and reports needed to supervise performance and compliance against goals

  • Understand risks applicable to contractor and external service providers, implement, over see, and evaluate approved processes to control risks with contractors

  • Build and execute controls and programs and ensure they work as planned

  • Implement and own processes for hazard identification and risk management

  • Other duties as assigned

Our Benefits:

No matter who you are or where you are, we’ve designed our plans and programs to meet your needs. We want to help you take care of what’s needed for today and offer protection to help with tomorrow’s what-ifs.  You’ll have access to a wide variety of flexible and inclusive programs to meet your health, financial, and work/life needs to support you and help you thrive. Eligible programs and incentives include:

  • Paid holidays and floating holidays

  • Paid time off

  • Comprehensive health care plans

  • Short term and long-term incentives

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program

  • Digital Learning Library

  • Retirement plans

  • Paid time to participate in volunteer and community outreach opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement programs

  • Relocation benefits for those that qualify

Our Vibrant Community:

At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and enhance our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.

Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:

Asian Alliance Network, Cargill Young Professionals Network, Cargill Ability Network (iCAN), Cargill Ebony Council, Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW), Hispanic-Latino Council, Cargill Pride Network, Veterans & Military Support Network, and Cargill Women’s Network.

Job Locations:

  • Dodge City, KS, (Protein) Eddyville, IA, (CSST) Schuyler, NE, (Protein) Fayetteville, NC, (CASC NA) & Akron, OH (Salt) 
  • Potential business areas: Salt, Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain, North America (CASC NA), Protein, & Cargill, Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers (CSST).
  • Must be willing to work in a plant setting

Required Qualifications:

  • Have earned a Bachelors degree or be pursing a Master’s degree from an accredited program in engineering, ergonomics/human factors, occupational safety, environmental sciences, fire safety, safety, or related degree graduating between December 2023 and Summer 2024

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.

  • Willing and able to relocate

  • Strong communication skills – written and oral

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experiences of interpersonal work with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures

  • Knowledge of food safety standards

  • Knowledge of science and math

  • Communication skills, both written and oral

  • Basic discernment for business processes

  • Build and collaborate on processes, fully utilizing company resources

  • Contribute, as a team member and individual

Key Behaviors:

  • Optimize work process, know the most effective and efficient processes to accomplish work, with a focus on continuous improvement

  • Lead and make sense of sophisticated, high-quantity, and sometimes contradictory, information to seek problems

  • Environmental Health & Safety track with demonstrated leadership experience in this area.

  • Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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