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Environmental Health and Safety Generalist I

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Job ID UNI06062 Date posted 03/18/2021 Location : Fort Morgan, Colorado

Early Careers at Cargill:

From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.

Environmental Health and Safety Generalist I Position:


The Environmental Health and Safety Generalist I will provide subject matter expertise that complies with environmental, health and safety regulations. We seek a professional who will help develop, implement and maintain processes and programs that comply 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 monitor and manage up to three highly hazardous processes; low-to-high serious injuries and fatalities, potential serious environmental events or sites with low-to-high maturity.

You'll work under direct supervision and handle basic issues while referring more complex problems to higher-level staff.


    • Create 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 experts internally and externally or regulatory authorities to identify the root cause and help prevent recurrence.
    • Prepare and support execution of Cargill audits, governmental inspections, customer visits, identify data and reports needed to monitor performance and compliance against goals.
    • Understand risks applicable to contractor and external service providers, implement, monitor and evaluate approved processes to control Environmental Health and Safety risks with contractors.
    • Implement and execute controls and programs and ensure they work as planned.
    • Implement and manage processes for environmental health and safety hazard identification and risk management.
    • You will work under direct supervision and handle basic issues and problems, while referring more complex issues to higher-level staff.
    • Other duties as assigned

Associate Program Benefits:

  • Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).
  • Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.
  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.
  • Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.
  • As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.

Professional Networks:

We promote a culture that celebrates differences. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates intellectually diverse employees. Cargill’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and leverage our employees’ unique 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
  • Cargill Women’s Network

Job Location:

  • Fort Morgan, CO

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursing or have earned a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field with a graduation date between May 2020 and May 2021
  • 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 to Fort Morgan, CO
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Solid working knowledge of food safety industry practices and standards
  • Strong scientific and mathematical knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic business acumen and the ability to partner and communicate effectively with business counterparts
  • Proven ability to deliver processes effectively to optimize business resources
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply
  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually 
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral


    • Optimize work process, know the most effective and efficient processes to accomplish work, with a focus on continuous improvement.
    • Manage complexity- make sense of complex, high-quantity, and sometimes contradictory, information to effectively solve problems.
    • Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments.
    • Ensure accountability


    • Proven ability to deliver processes effectively to optimize business resources
    • Strong scientific and mathematical knowledge
    • Solid working knowledge of food safety industry practices and standards
    • Basic business acumen and the ability to partner and communicate effectively with business counterparts
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

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